CARING FOR CANDLES WITH WOODEN WICKS
When it comes to wooden wicks, they're so much fun. They're like a mini fireplace in a candle! Some have a pleasant crackle as they burn, which only adds to the coziness. However, it's important to note that caring for a wooden wick is slightly different than caring for a traditional wick. Here are some best practices to ensure you have a smooth and even burn!
- Trim before each burn. Remove any charred bits, then ensure that the wick is no larger than ¼ inch high. In some cases, you may need to trim as low as 1/8 inch depending on your flame's height.
- Smoking/soot? Trim it down. You may notice black soot occasionally: this is normal, and happens with all candles. However, excessive soot can be disconcerting and is easily prevented by trimming your wick down.
- Flame too small? It's likely been trimmed too low.
- For best enjoyment, enjoy the burn free of drafts and windows, and in an appropriately sized room for the candle. Votives will only scent a small space like a bathroom for an hour or two. 2-4 oz candles will scent the same sized space for longer. 6-8 oz candles will fill a normal sized bedroom. Large (12+ oz) candles will fill a large area like a living room or kitchen.