Maintenance Tips for Your New Wood Wick Candle
Wooden wick candles provide a cozy ambiance with their raw illumination and campfire-like crackling. With just a little care and attention, you will be able to enjoy your candle’s gorgeous scent and flame for many hours.
The wooden wicks we use in our candles are grown from native sappy fruit trees from sustainable plantations sourced from FSC-certified mills (Forest Stewardship Council), ensuring responsible global practice. For each 100 wood wicks we purchase from our supplier, a tree is re-planted by local rural communities as part of an ongoing sustainability program. When you purchase a wooden wick candle, know you are consuming responsibly.
To begin, make sure your wooden wick is about 1/8″ – 3/16″ tall. Use a long match or lighter and begin at the corner of the wooden wick to get your first burn started. If necessary, you can slightly tilt your candle to encourage the flame to stretch across the entire wick. Because we use natural soy wax and no additives, it may take a couple tries to get the wick to light, but don’t fret, it will light. Wood wicks use the melted wax in order to fuel the flame.
Once lit, it’s very important to let your candle burn until the pool of melted wax reaches the edges of the vessel. This is called the “memory" burn, and usually takes about 2-3 hours. Doing a proper memory burn ensures you will get the longest life and cleanest burn out of your candle.
After the melted wax has reached the edges, you can blow out your candle and let it cool. It is very important that once cooled, you gently pinch the carbon from the wick, either with wick trimmers or between your fingers, and shorten the wick back to about 1/8″ – 3/16″. In order for optimal burning, the wick must always be trimmed.
If when burning the candle for a long period of time you notice the flame height getting too low, it may be necessary to tap off any excess ash or burnt wood along the top of the wick. The flame will then return to its proper optimal height.
You are now all set to enjoy your new wooden wick candle. We hope you will love them as much as we do!