Did you get a wooden wick candle and not sure how to take care of them.. have a read for some easy how to care for your wooden wick soy wax candles..
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How to Care for your Wooden Wick

How to Care for your Wooden Wick 

At Alena’s, we create Wooden wick candles using  100% Natural Soy Wax, hand-poured candles for your home, naturally, we need to know so here’s how to care for your wooden wick candles… 

First, we need to understand what is a wooden wick. That’s new! 

By the way, did you notice here at Alena’s that our logo is a wooden wick?

What is a Wooden Wick? 

A Wooden wick is distinctive and appealing due to its own set of traits and advantages. Its beneficial impacts on the environment 🌿are amazing in addition to how beautiful it lights. 

It has a superior sound like a crackling fire and aroma qualities that burn more cleanly when compared to conventional candles using cotton wicks. 🕯

So, if you wish to use a sustainable product, then check out our lovely selection of wood-wick candles and choose your favorite scents. 

 You should receive nothing but the best.🥰 

Caring for wooden wick candles is important to ensure a clean and safe burn while maximizing the lifespan of the candle.

Here are some tips on how to care for your wooden wick candles:

1. Trim Your Wick 

A wooden wick should be trimmed before each use to about 1/8”. Before lighting your wooden wick candle for the first time, trim the wick to about 1/8 to 1/4 inch. This helps prevent excessive smoking and ensures a consistent flame

What to use?  You can use Scissors or a wick trimmer be sure to Check out our wick trimmers in our shop. If you need one!

what is the purpose of a wick trimmer

Why is that important?

You must trim the wick before each use otherwise it will not be able to pull the wax up the wick and the flame will diminish and even possibly extinguish.

2. Allow enough proper Burn Time for Your Candle

To get the most out of your candle, we suggest that you:

Always burn your candle for long enough to let the molten layer cover the whole surface. Your candle should burn to the outside of the bowl, this allows the candle to burn evenly – using all of the wax, and not leaving any holes or lots of wax around the edges.   Wax has a memory too – so if you only let it burn to a small diameter, it won’t burn fully again.

Burn Time:

    • Allow the candle to burn until a full melt pool forms across the top. This means the wax has melted to the edges of the container. This prevents tunneling and ensures an even burn.

Burn Time Limit:

      • Do not burn the candle for more than 3-4 hours at a time. Excessive burning can lead to the wick becoming too long and can cause the flame to become too large.

3. Extinguishing The Flame 

Use a wick dipper or gently blow out the flame. Avoid using water to extinguish the flame, as this can cause the wood to swell and affect future burns.

Use a candle snuffer to extinguish your candle, this avoids accidentally blowing any soot particles into the wax – but if this does happen, you can use a cotton bud to remove the soot particles from the liquid wax after the wicks have been extinguished.

Trim your wicks to about 1/8”  before lighting, to avoid making too much smoke.

4. Wooden Wick Candle Safety

Always stay safe, by making sure your candle is on a level, fire-resistant surface, and that it is not left unattended.

  • Do not allow candles to burn unattended or in the reach of children or pets.
  • Keep well away from flammable items.
  • Extinguish all candles if you are going out.
  • Do not move the candle if the wax is still liquid – molten wax burns.

5. Lighting the Wooden Wick Candle

  • Light the wooden wick at the base, near the wax, and hold the flame there for about 5-10 seconds. This helps the wick catch fire more easily.

Photo Of Candle On Wooden Tray

4. trimming the Wooden Wick Between Burns:

After the candle has cooled, trim the wick to 1/8 to 1/4 inch before relighting. This helps maintain a consistent and controlled flame.

5. Trimming the Wooden Wick Between Burns:

After the candle has cooled, trim the wick to 1/8 to 1/4 inch before relighting. This helps maintain a consistent and controlled flame.

6. Avoid Drafts:

Place the candle away from drafts, as they can cause uneven burning and may lead to a larger flame.

7. Wooden wick Container Jar Care:

Keep the candle container clean by removing any debris or trimmed wick remains. This ensures a cleaner burn in the future.

8. Wooden Wick Candle Storage:

Store your wooden wick candles in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to prevent color fading and wax melting.

9. Discontinue Use:

If the flame becomes too high, flickers excessively, or if the wick develops a mushroom-shaped tip, extinguish the candle, trim the wick, and allow it to cool before relighting. If problems persist, discontinue use.

By following these care tips, you can enjoy a longer-lasting and more enjoyable experience with your wooden wick candles.

That’s how you care for your Wooden wick candles. Hope that you found this helpful!  If you did. please pin it for others to see! 


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