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All about wooden wicks

All about wooden wicks

You might have seen them around recently, so if you haven't tried them yet, here's our advice.

 Wooden wick candle burning, shot from above with blue hydrangeas

Why you should burn wooden wicks

We came across wooden wicks when we started our candle-making journey back in early 2021, and have fallen in love with them ever since!

Not only are they trendy, they more importantly have benefits you can't ignore. Firstly, they provide a cleaner, more even burn, meaning your candle will last longer, and the scent throw will be more consistent. The wood used is from sappy fruit trees; a sustainable choice for the planet! Last (and not least!), the crackling sound the wick emits when burning is absolutely mesmerising. We promise it will sooth your soul, from inside out! 

How to look after your wick

Just like everything in life, you will get the most out of your purchase if you look after it. Wicks are not different!

Here's the one thing you should do to maximise your wooden wick candles: always trim your wick before each use, removing all charred wood from previous burns. if you don’t, the wick may not stay lit long enough to fuel the flame, causing it to extinguish itself. To trim a wooden wick, remove all charred wood by pinching the charred wood with a tissue.

pinching burn wooden wick

As an added tip, we would also suggest you always make sure to allow the wax to melt across the entire diameter of your candle on the first burn. This will help prevent tunnelling, which can impact how well the candle will burn in the long run.

We recently had a customer tell us they didn't think the crackling wick sounded like a log fire, but more like rain falling on a window. We love that and do agree that it can also sound like it! What do you think? 

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