3 Candle Terms Every Candle Owner Should Know

Whether you are a self-proclaimed candle addict or are just getting started on your candle owning journey, there are lots of candle terms out there that would be beneficial for you to know. Some of them are self explanatory but some of them can take a little more explanation. Here are three of the top candle terms every candle owner should know.

Candle Term #1: Cold Throw

The term "cold throw" refers to the scent a candle emits when it's not lit. Have you ever walked into a room and smelled the scent of an amazing candle but that candle isn't lit? Well, that's because the candle in question has an amazing COLD THROW. 

Candle Term #2: Hot Throw

So, if "cold throw" refers to the scent a candle emits when it isn't lit, "hot throw" refers to the scents a candle emits when it is lit. UGHH, there's nothing worse than not being able to smell a candle when it's lit. Luckily, you'll never have that issue with any of our Jean Gray candles . 

Candle Term #3: Tunneling

Our last term is "tunneling." Tunneling occurs when a lit candle's wax cannot reach a full melt pool, resulting in just the wax in the center of the candle melting, leaving an unmelted ring of wax along the sides. There are a few causes to this problem but luckily, there are also a few solutions too. We'll discuss those in a later blog post. 


Let us know if this list of terms was helpful and if there are any other terms you would like us to discuss.