The flame and the crackling sound of our wooden wick candles are amazing, but wooden wick are a bit trickier to use than cotton wicks. Here’s what you need to know:
The first burn is the most important
Our wicks are custom made to fit our jars perfectly and they all come pre-cut to the perfect height, so no need to trim before your first light.
Remember, our wicks are wood + untreated - so they need a little help to get going. We recommend using a BBQ lighter + leaving it on the wick for about 20-30 seconds to get it going. The wick might not catch right away (just like when you light a bonfire!)... but keep trying until you see a strong flame.
Make sure you let your candle burn for at least 1 hour to allow the wax to melt evenly across the entire candle. This will allow the candle to burn beautifully and evenly every time you light it. If you don’t - you might end up with a candle that tunnels.
Trim those wicks!
Be sure to break off the burnt pieces before each re-light. This helps your wick have a strong burn and allows the wax to melt evenly every time. This is super important - don’t forget!
Also keep in mind, it's not the actual wood burning that maintains the flame, it's the melted wax that continues to keep the flame lit, so keeping the wick trimmed of soot is a must.
Read the warning label under the candle.
That's it. Just read the warning label and make sure your lit candles are always within sight, and out of reach of children and pets.
Do not burn for more than 4 hours at a time
And the candles are considered done once the flame reaches 1/2" - 1/4" from the bottom. But don't worry, we have plenty more candles in stock.
If you have any questions about our candles or any of our products, feel free to email us firstname.lastname@example.org