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How to care for your Wooden Wick Candle

Wooden candle wicks have a lot to offer. They last longer, are clean-burning and environmentally friendly. They do require a bit of extra care. Here are our top tips to get the most out of your wooden wick candle:


  • Trim the wick before each use, removing all charred wood from previous burns. A long wooden wick may not stay lit long enough to fuel the flame, causing it to  extinguish itself. Always do this when the candle is fully cooled.

  • Light your wooden wick from the base, closest to the wax, and ensure the full wick is alight. Lighting from the top could result in the wood burning itself out before reaching the wax.

Top tip: Use nail clippers if your finding it tricky to trim the wick.

Candle Safety Advice

I know safety advice can be a little boring. Most of the common sense but there are a few that you might not know so please take a minute to remind yourself how to burn your candle as safely as possible.

  • Don't let the wick get longer than 5mm, trim it if needed

  • Keep the wax free of wick trimmings, matches and debris.

  • Do not burn for longer than 2-3 hours

  • Do not burn all the way to the bottom 

  • Burn your candle away from air vents, draft, and excessive air flows

  • Jars can get very hot, so burn on a heatproof surface and don’t move until fully cooled down

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended

  • Keep away from children and pets

Most of this advice is to prevent your candle from getting too hot, as this can cause the wax to catch on fire. If this does ever happen DO NOT try to blow out the flame or use water. Suffocate the flame by covering the top with something like a metal pot lid or baking sheet, or by pouring salt over it.  

Avoid Tunnelling

Tunnelling usually occurs due to an incorrect wick size. Luckily for you we spend weeks testing wick sizes to get the perfect size. The only thing you need to do is:

  • On the first burn, allow the wax to melt across the entire diameter of the candle (usually takes about 20 minutes)

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