Wooden wicks candles are unique and magical. Each wooden wick will crackle like a tiny fireplace when burning, providing a unique and relaxing experience. Proper candle burning and safety is important to make sure you and your home are safe! Simple instructions are given on the label of each candle, but here is the full list of tips and tricks to get the most out of your beautiful candle.
- Burn on a heat resistant, flat surface. Keep away from draft, children, pets, fabric or anything flammable. Always burn within sight.
- Light the wick across and not just at one end. This helps the candle to burn evenly. Wood wicks light slower than cotton wicks.
- The first time you light the candle, allow the melted wax pool to reach the edge of the container. This may take from about 30 to 60 minutes.
- Wood wicks are generally self-trimming, but if the excess burnt wood is longer than ¼”, break off the extra burnt wood before you light it. If the candle begins to smoke, or if the flame height is greater than 1½ inches, gently blow out the candle, allow the wick and wax to cool, and trim the wick by gently running your finger across the top of it. Remove all wick trimmings before relighting.
- The flame height in wood wicks may vary at times and occasionally even appear to self-extinguish, but it does not mean that the candle is not burning! Even if you are experiencing a “low” flame, it will continue to heat, and the flame height will return.
- Keep the candle away from drafts, such as ceiling fans, air conditioners or breezes. Never move or handle the candle while burning. This is very unsafe and pouring or removing liquid wax from the vessel will cause the wick to extinguish and will reduce your candle life.
- When you are done burning, blow your candle, don’t extinguish with the lid or water. Make sure the wood wick is black, like a fire log. For your safety the candle is designed to self-extinguish when ⅜ inch of wax remains. Once you are 100% sure that your candle is fully blown out, don’t forget to cover the candle to lock the scent, prevent hazards or any foreign objects settling in.
- Soy wax candles burn slower and are more temperature sensitive, your burn rate and candle characteristics might be different depending on the temperature of the room you burn it in.
- Never leave a burning candle unattended. Burn for a maximum of 4 hours at the time. Continuing to burn the candle beyond 4 hours is a safety hazard and will reduce your candle life.
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