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Caring for your Wood Wick Candle..

The gentle crackle and unique flicker of your wood wick candle makes for a super cozy ambience, but they can be a little tricky to burn if you're not used to them. Wooden wicks burn a bit differently than traditional cotton wicks do and there are a few common issues that cause them to not stay lit. But don’t worry! If you remember just a few best practices, it should be smooth sailing and long clean burns from here on out.


1) The first burn is the most important

  • Give your candle enough burning time to develop a melted wax pool that goes all the way to the edge of the container on the first use.

  • Believe it or not, your jar candles have a kind of “wax-memory,” and once a burning pattern has been established, it can be hard to change.

2) Keep your wood wick trimmed short and free of charred bits

  • For optimal burn, clean off any burnt wood from previous use.

  • Remember it’s not the wood fueling your candle’s flame, it’s the wax. The flame is drawing the wax upwards through the wick, so if it’s not short and clean the wax can’t make it to the flame.

  • If you are experiencing any smoke from a wood wick candle it’s because the wick needs to be trimmed and the burnt parts cleared out, or there is a draft interfering with the natural burn.

We hope you found these burning tips helpful!

If you have any other candle questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with us!

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