wood wicks - a care guide.


 

Wood wicks are a bit different than a traditional cotton wick- they burn longer, cleaner, and create a charming crackling sound. But, they do require a bit of extra care.

Most wood wick problems come from having too long of a wick. Unlike cotton wick candles that should be trimmed to 1/4", wood wicks need to be trimmed to 1/8" or less prior to burning. The shorter the wick, the better the flame. If the wick is too long, it won't pull the wax and will extinguish quickly. 

 

 

The most common problem: wick is too long and won’t stay lit.

 

 
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Alternatively, the wick can ignite but is too long and creates too large of a flame, causing blackening on the candle jar and creating a dangerously hot flame.

 
 

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The ideal length for a wood wick is 1/8” of black wick. The flame should never be longer than 3/4”.

 

 

Here is a short video of how to light, trim, and re-light a wood wick candle.