Candles have been a source of warmth, ambiance, and comfort for centuries, and wood wick candles bring a unique touch to the experience. The gentle crackling sound of a wood wick adds an extra layer of charm to the soothing glow. However, to ensure you get the most out of your wood wick candle, proper care is essential. In this guide, we'll explore the tips and tricks for maintaining your wood wick candle to enjoy a longer, cozier burn.
1. Trimming the Wick
One of the key elements in wood wick candle care is keeping the wick trimmed at all times to the recommended length. Before lighting your candle, ensure that the wood wick is trimmed to about 1/8 to 1/4 inch. This helps maintain a steady flame and prevents excessive smoke.
2. The First Burn
When lighting your wood wick candle for the first time, allow it to burn until the entire surface becomes a pool of melted wax. This helps prevent tunneling, ensuring an even burn for the life of the candle. The first burn sets the tone for the subsequent burns, so be patient. With our 12 oz candles, this may take up to 4 hours.
3. Burn Time
Wood wick candles are designed for longer burn times. It's recommended to burn them for at least 2-3 hours during each use but never more than 4 hours. This allows the entire top layer of wax to melt and promotes an even burn. Avoid extinguishing the candle too soon, as it can lead to uneven burning in the future.
4. Extinguishing Properly
Instead of blowing out your wood wick candle, use a snuffer to extinguish the flame. This prevents smoky residue and helps maintain a clean, even wax surface for the next burn.
5. Avoid Drafts
Wood wick candles can be sensitive to drafts. To ensure an optimal burn, place your candle in an area free from drafts that could disrupt the flame. This helps maintain a consistent and steady burn throughout the life of the candle. Wood wick candles are not meant to burn outdoors.
6. Keep It Clean
Regularly remove any debris or burnt wood from the melted wax pool to prevent interference with the flame. This ensures that the wood wick burns cleanly and maintains its signature crackling sound. If you see dust on the wax, take a dry paper towel an gently wipe out any dust.
7. Storage Matters
When not in use, store your wood wick candles in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. This prevents the coconut wax from softening and maintains the structural integrity of the wood wick.
Proper care is the key to enjoying the full potential of your wood wick candles. By following these simple tips, you can create a cozy and inviting atmosphere while extending the life of your favorite candles. Embrace the soothing crackle and warm glow as you make the most of your wood wick candle experience.
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About Luxe Intuition Wooden Wick Candles & Wax Melts
Luxe Intuition is a wooden wick candle line focusing on the highest quality ingredients providing olfactory bliss with custom blended vegan friendly oils while maintaining sustabilty throughout the line. We are known for our exclusive sustainable coconut | apricot blended wax which provides the longest burn time, highest hot throw, and is an excellent choice for customers with allergies to soy. We do not use soy wax. All candles and wax melts are made in our studio in Colorado.
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