CANDLE TERMINOLOGY

Chandler:

One who makes and or sells candles.

Cold Throw (CT):

The fragrance emitted from a candle when it is not burning.

Cure:

To allow a candle to set or age to help enhance it's hot throw. Soy candles typically 2 weeks for optimal performance. 

Fragrance oil (FO):
A blend of synthetic and/or natural components used to create scented oil

Fragrance/Scent Load:

Amount of fragrance a wax will hold, usually stated in a percentage.

Hot throw (HT):
The fragrance emitted from a candle when it is burning.

International Fragrance Association (IFRA):

The International Fragrance Association is the global representative body of the fragrance industry. It seeks to represent the collective interests of the industry and promote the safe use of fragrances.

Melt pool:
The wax that liquefies as a candle burns.

Memory Burn:

The most crucial burn to your new candle is its first one! This is what is known as a memory burn. The initial burn is the one that is most vital for a complete melt pool. And, even more importantly a memory burn in the candle is the one that sets the boundaries and scent throw for every burn after that.

Mushrooming:
Carbon build up on the tip of a wick after burning.

Paraffin wax:
Made of refined petroleum; most commonly used wax in candle making.

R.I.F.M.:

Research Institute For Fragrance Materials

Scent throw:

The fragrance emitted by a candle.  (See also cold and hot throw)

Soy wax:
An all natural wax made of soy beans.  A clean burning wax that is a natural alternative to paraffin.

Tunneling:
When a wick does not make a full melt pool and leaves a ring of unmelted wax on the inside of the vessel.