ABOUT WOOD WICKS
Each wick is ethically sourced from US-based Forest Stewardship Council Certified Mills. Wood Wicks create a more sensual, slow burn and are best known for their soothing crackling sound. They throw a lovely wide flame and don't 'mushroom' or produce heavy soot like cotton wicks. Not only are you getting a clean and long lasting burn from wood wicks, but they are the more sustainable, natural, and eco-friendly choice!
BURNING A WOOD WICK CANDLE
The gentle crackle and unique flicker of wood wick candles make for a super cozy ambience, but they can be a little tricky to burn if you're not used to them. Below are some helpful tips to achieve the best burn for your candle!
Prepare to Burn: It’s important to remember that candles have memories. When you receive your candle, the wick will be approximately ¼” tall, do not trim for first burn. That said, as good candle practice - your wick should always be 1/4” above the wax before burning.
For trimming, we’ve always found an old set of nail clippers to work great.
Proper Burn Time: To ensure an even burn, light the wick across the candle from left to right until it produces a nice wide flame across the wick.
It's very important to allow the candle to melt all the way to the sides of the container. Otherwise, the wax will start to “tunnel” around the wick, making it more difficult for the wax to melt around the edges of the jar.
You should only burn your candle for a maximum of 4 hours at a time!
Protect the candle from areas where breezes, ceiling fans, and drafts are present. Also, do not move or handle the candle when it is burning.
Post Candle Burn: After the candle has fully cooled down, trim your wick to about ¼”. It's important that you do not cut off or trim off the entire burnt wick, or you'll be left with nothing to burn.
You can always use a napkin + your fingers to gently break off the burnt parts of the wick. Make sure to let your candle cool before trimming, as you don’t want any bits of ash or wick material left in the wax when you’re done. It’s much easier to clean this up when the wax is hard and cool!
WHY SOME WOOD WICK CANDLES "WON'T STAY LIT"
Relying on the natural properties of wood, means that the flame may vary as the grain may not provide a perfect flow. If your candle goes out, it has likely come across a 'glitch' in the grain, this is normal and won’t always happen. Sometimes 2 or 3 lightings may be required.