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Scroll down to see our tips and techniques about
preventing mushrooming and excess carbon.

Occasionally soy candles can produce an effect known as 'mushrooming' or excess carbon which causes a mushroom shape to form at the end of the candle wick after burning. This is the result of excess carbon buildup and is also characterised by a flame that burns very bright because it is consuming more wax than it can burn.

The excess carbon can eventually fall off the wick and into the burn pool. This is commonly attributed to a wick that is too large. 



To help prevent mushrooming, one of the most effective remedies is simply using a smaller wick. Experiment with progressively smaller wick sizes. It is also good practice to continually trim the wick prior to burning. 

Check out our wick guide and our wicks FAQ page to help you make a more informed decision about the wicks you choose for your candle. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team. You can call our customer service teams in Sydney on 02 8316 5530 or in Melbourne on 03 8372 1200, use the 'live chat' function on our website or fill out a query form on our 'Contact us' page.



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