Wooden Wicks 101

Our new candle collection is made with wooden wicks. We love the gentle crackling sound they make while burning. While generally pretty easy to use, wooden wick candles require a bit of care for best results. 

Here's some tips on getting the most out of your candle:

Trim Your Wick!

This is important for all candles, but particularly for wooden wick candles. Prior to burning, make sure your wick is trimmed to between 1/8''- 3/8".  Be sure to trim your candle prior to burning if your wick is bigger than 1/2''. To trim your wick, ensure that your candle has cooled completely, using a pair of scissors or wick cutters, trim your wick to the desired length and make sure not to leave any debris in the wax.

Your First Burn is the Most Important Burn

Your first burn is your most important burn. You want to make sure you allow your candle to make a full melt pool. That means that the melted wax on top of the candle reaches to the edges of the jar. Your first burn will also be the slowest burn, so this may take up to two hours. We recommend burning your candle to a full wax pool every time you light it.

Don't Burn Your Candle for More Than 4 Hours

It's a hard truth, but it's true! If you burn your candle for too long this can cause build up and effect the wicks performance. For best results, don't burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time.

Stop Burning your Candle when There is 1/2'' of Wax Left

The last 1/2'' of your candle won't burn very well, because the wick is obstructed by the wick clip. Burning it lower then this is really unsafe! It will likely cause the candle to smoke.

Keep Your Candle Clear of Foreign Debris

Keep your candle clear of foreign debris such as matches or wick trimmings. This can cause build up on the wax pool and effect the wick. 

General Tips for the Best Burn & Performance

  1. Burn candles on a heat resistant surface
  2. Never leave candles unattended
  3. Don't burn candles in drafty places such as near a window 

What can I do with my Jar after my Candle is Done?

  1. When there is 1/2'' of wax left in the candle, stop burning it immediately.   
  2. Boil some water and carefully pour it into your candle glass
  3. Allow the water to sit for 1-2 hours.
  4. Remove the excess wax that has collected on the surface and hardened, and dump out the water
  5. Carefully remove the wick clip from the bottom
  6. Wash with Soap and Water and viola! You have new whiskey rocks glass!


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