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Wooden Wick Care

How to properly burn a wooden wick.

The picture is the proper way a wood wick candle should burn. If your candle flame grows to over 1 inch high or the candle begins to smoke, then carefully extinguish the candle, allow the wick and wax to cool, and trim the wick to 1/4 inch. Remove and discard all wick trimmings before relighting the candle. STOP BURNING the candle when you reach 1/4 of wax remains in the jar.


Keep the wooden wick short.

Seriously, this is the most important tip we can give you....keep your wick trimmed. Trim the wooden wick before your first burn to 1/8 inch. Before your next burn, we suggest using candle wick trimmers to trim the wood wick to 1/8 inch again before re-lighting. If the wick is too long, it cannot absorb the wax and burn properly. Most problems with wooden wick candles can be solved by trimming the wick!

Burn in 2 to 4 hour increments.

Your first burn should last 60 plus minutes so the wax can melt evenly. An uneven wax pool can drown the wick & cause problems lighting it. To preserve longevity of the scent in the candle, do not burn longer than 4 hours at a time.