Wooden wick candles are very unique! Our wooden wicks make a soft crackling sound when burning to create a relaxing ambiance. Proper candle burning and safety is important to make sure you and your home are safe!
Burning instructions are given on the label of each candle and on burn cards included in our packaging, but we’ve included these tips and tricks to get the most out of your beautiful candle:
- Burn on a heat-resistant, flat surface. Keep away from drafts, children, pets, fabric or anything flammable. Always burn within sight.
- The first time you light the candle, allow the melted wax pool to reach the edge of the container. For small candles it may only take an hour. For large candles it can take 2+ hours. Candles have a memory – if not allowed to pool completely they can start to tunnel causing excess wax to build up on the edges of the glass.
- Don’t have a few hours to burn your candle? Although nothing can replace the ambiance of a lit candle, our wax melts can be used to quickly fill your room with fragrance and can be turned on or off at any time.
- Wooden wicks light slower than cotton wicks. It is comparable to lighting a fireplace. Hold your lighter (we recommend a stick lighter) close to the wick for 20 or more seconds to fully light the wick.
- Never leave your burning candle unattended.
- Burn for 4 hours maximum. Continuing to burn the candle beyond 4 hours is a safety hazard and will reduce your candle life.
- Do not touch the metal tin or glass vessel while the candle is burning, or while it's still warm.
- Trim your wooden wick to 1/8” – ¼” before each burn. Make sure to break off or trim until the excess burnt wood.
- If you have burned the candle a while and the flame is very low, you may need to remove the extra burnt wood at the top of the wick.
- Burn candles in a well-ventilated non-drafty room. A draft might blow out the candle prematurely or keep it from staying lit.
- When you're done burning, blow out your candle, don't extinguish with the lid or with water.
- Once the candle has reached about 1/2" of wax remaining, stop burning it. Continuing to burn past this point is a fire hazard.
- Soy wax candles burn slower and are more temperature sensitive than paraffin candles. Your burn rate and candle characteristics might be different depending on the temperature of the room you burn it in.