Wood Wick Candles Care Guide
1. To light your wooden wick correctly, tilt the candle at an angle and allow the flame to draw across the length of the wick, similar to how you tilt a match after lighting it. Remember that the wax functions as the fuse, not the wood wick, so the wick needs to absorb a bit of wax to stay lit.
2. Ensure you get it right on the first burn by giving your candle enough burning time to develop a melted wax pool that extends to the edge of the jar. This establishes "wax memory" during the first use, which can take several hours. If you don't, the candle may create a "tunnel" of wax on the jar's wall, affecting subsequent burns, possibly causing the candle to overflow, cover the wick, or waste wax.
3. Keep your wood wick trimmed to approximately 0.5mm after each use, and remove any burnt wood from previous burns. Failing to trim the wick sufficiently or leaving burnt wood can prevent the wax from reaching the flame, resulting in a candle that won't stay lit and the creation of black soot.
4. If your candle experiences "tunnelling" due to insufficient time to form a full melted wax pool, you can usually fix it by:
- Allowing the candle to burn for an extended period until the wax melts to the jar's edge, effectively "resetting" the "wax memory."
- If the candle won't stay lit because it's "drowning" in a wax pool, try using a paper towel to soak up the excess wax. Wait a few minutes and relight the candle. Repeat this process until the wick has room to breathe.
By following these tips, your wooden wick candle will reward you with a bright and enduring flame! 😊🕯️