Burning Wood Wick Candles

Posted by Cathie Marck on

I am often asked the "burning" question, how do you burn wood wick candles?

All of our wood wick candles have a burning instruction label on the reverse side of the jar, yet I am dumbfounded at the number of customers that don't read the label.  

Wood wick candles are completely different than your regular cotton or paper wick candle.  Depending on the components of your fragrance oil, some wood wick candles make a very noticeable crackling noise when burning, while others may only create a whisper.  Either way, they offer a unique and stylish way to light a candle.  

The most important part of burning your wood wick candle is what you do between burns.  You must snap off the charred bit (already burned) pieces at the top.  You can use your fingers, a kleenex or wick trimmers but snap it off until the fresh wood meets the wax.  This may mean you only have 1/4" of wax exposed.  Simply hold your BBQ lighter directly where wax meets wick and re-light.  Enjoy the beauty and ambience of your wood wick candle.  

** Always make sure your first burn is long enough for the wax to melt to the edge of the jar, or your dough bowl candle.**