Wood wick candles are not completely the same as traditional wicked candles and need to be taken care of and used slightly differently. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your wood wick candle.
- When you first get your candle and before you burn it each time, make sure to trim the wooden wick to ¼”. This can easily be done with some scissors or nail clippers
- When burning your candle for the FIRST time, make sure to burn it for a minimum of 2 hours so the wax completely melts to the edges of the tin at the top. This will prevent tunnelling. It is recommended to let the top of your candle go
completely to liquid, each time you burn it. 2-3 hours at a time is always best.
- Do not place your candle near a draft or window. This effect the fragrance throw and can cause tunnelling.
- Never move your candle while it is lit and always place it on a heatproof mat/coaster. The containers can get VERY HOT!
- If you find the candle is smoking, this is usually down to a draft or the wick needs to be trimmed as it is too long.
- If there is frosting (Uneven surface, bumps, marble like pattern) on your candle when you first buy it or after you’ve burnt it this is often due to the soy wax and its natural properties. This will not affect the performance of your candle in any way. This is also the case with air bubbles, as soy wax can shrink when it sets. Again, this will not affect the candles fragrance etc at all.
- Wood wick candles are meant to have a soft crackling sound when burning and its part of their appeal. This is not a fault with the candle.