Before lighting your Gold Canyon candle, you should trim the wick to 1/4 inch. When candle wicks are too long the candle will create excessive smoke, turning the jar black. This should be done every time you are going to burn a candle.
Black Jars can also be caused by burning a candle in a draft or near or below a fan causing the candle to burn unevenly. So always burn candles out of a draft.
This five ounce Heritage candle is nearly done. Before it is burned again, though, the wick needs to be trimmed.
An inside view before trimming the wick.
Place the Gold Canyon Wick Trimmer inside the candle, making sure that the wick is in the notched area. Then snip.
A nicely trimmed candle, all ready to be lit.