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Candle Care Tips for Safe & Luxurious Burn for Wooden Wick Candles

Do you want to enjoy a luxurious ambiance while keeping your home smelling great? Look no further than wooden wick candles. Unlike traditional cotton wick candles, wooden wicks provide a crackling sound, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere that will make you feel like you're sitting by a fireplace. However, proper candle care is essential for safe, enjoyable burn time. Here are some tips to help you ensure the longevity and safety of your wooden wick candles.

Trim the Wick before every use

Trimming the wick before each use is a crucial step in ensuring the longevity of a wooden wick candle. It allows for a clean and even burn, thus preventing the wick from becoming too large or for the candle to produce too much soot. It also avoids the wick from dipping into the wax and extinguishing the flame. After letting the wax cool and harden, take a wick trimmer and trim the wick to 1/4 inch before lighting it.

Let the Wax Melt Pool Reach the Edges

For the first use, let the candle burn for at least two hours, or until the wax melt pool covers the entire surface of the candle. This will prevent the formation of a tunneling effect, where wax remains only in the center and doesn't melt evenly, leaving the sides of the candle untouched. Tunneling often shortens the lifespan of your candle because of leftover wax at the side, making it difficult to light the candle.

Keep the Candle away from drafts

Breezes from an open window or running fan can cause uneven burning, so it's best to keep the candle in an area with little to no draft. Moving air can cause the melt pool to move away from the wick or cause the wick to burn too quickly, which may cause the candle to produce more soot, making it harder to clean.

Place the Candle on a Heat-Resistant Surface

To prevent the candle jar from shattering or scorched surfaces from the heat of the flame, you must always set the candle on a heat-resistant coaster or surface. This will ensure that the surface beneath your candle can handle the heat generated from the candle. Never place a candle on wood surfaces, paper, or plastic.

Extinguish the Candle Safely

Extinguish the candle after four hours of continuous burning to avoid overheating and burnouts. Don't blow out the candle as it may produce too much smoke and soot, and it's less desirable compared to snuffing out the candle with a lid or candle snuffer. It's essential to let the melted wax cool and solidify before relighting the wooden candlewick.

Taking care of your wooden wick candle is essential to ensure a safe and luxurious burning experience. Remember to keep your candle away from drafts, children, pets and on a heat-resistant surface away from paper or plastic, trim the wick before use, and let the wax melt pool reach the edges. Always use caution when handling a lit candle; make sure to extinguish it completely before leaving it. By following these simple steps, your candle will provide you with a warm ambiance and a long-lasting burn time, ensuring you get the best out of your wooden wick candle.


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