The thing about candles is that it’s all about the wick. If the wick burns too fast, then the wax will snuff out the flame. That means it’s ultra-important that the wick be prepared properly so it lasts longer than normal. The best way to do this is to craft candle wicks with borax. All-natural 20 Mule Team® Borax helps create long-lasting candle wicks, and they help reduce ash and eliminate smoke problems. It’s super-simple to make, too!
Dissolve 1 tablespoon of salt and 3 tablespoons of 20 Mule Team® Borax per 1 cup of boiling water
Soak heavy twine in the 20 Mule Team® Borax solution for 24 hours
Hang the twine and let it dry two days before using