Let's talk melt pools and why it matters. If you have ever burned a candle, blew it out and then went to relight and burn only to notice that it is not burning completing across the top? Well this blog post should offer some insight. A candle's melt pool is the name for the melted wax in your burning candle. A full melt pool is when the wax fills the entire layer of the candle and means that the wax has been heated long enough to reach the edge of the container.
It is important that you let your candle achieve a full melt pool during the first burn. Consider this your candle's muscle memory!