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Do White Candles Burn Faster then Color Candles?

Ends up color candles burn faster for me. Test it for yourself and let me know what results are?


Have you ever wondered, do white candles burn faster than colored candles? It seems that just about every element of a candle can affect how fast they burn, so it’s no wonder that people are curious about the addition of candle dyes and colors.


Most people seem to think that plain white candles will burn faster than those with added dyes. The reasoning behind this theory is that the plain wax is more pure, and will give a faster burn than candles with additives.


So I wanted to test, do white candles burn faster than colored candles?


In reality, color makes little to no difference in how fast a candle burns. In fact, candle dyes can make a candle burn hotter in some cases, causing the colored candles to burn faster. This is especially true for richly colored candles with a lot of added dye.


Overall, there is so little dye used in candle making that it doesn’t affect the burn time much at all. Only a small amount of color is needed to turn pure white wax into bright, vivid colors.


The two main factors for burning candles is wick size and type of wax. Wider or thicker wicks will burn much faster than thin ones, and the material the wick is made with can also make an impact.


Different types of candle wax burn at different temperatures. Generally speaking, the harder the wax, the longer the burn time. Soy wax, for example, is a softer base for candle making, and these candles will burn more quickly than those made of beeswax or paraffin.


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  • jasmine

    thank you for writting this it helped me

  • Rylee Owens

    Thank you!! I have a science fair on this and this is my source, this really helps me understand. Have a great day!


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