Wood Wick Care
The first burn-
The first time you light your candle please allow the melt pool reach the edge of the jar. This sets the stage for a proper burn throughout the life of the candle and prevents tunneling; which causes wicks to have a hard time staying lit.
If you are having trouble lighting your wood wick try to make sure you are holding the flame at the base of the exposed wick; where it meets the wax. The wax is the fuel that keeps the wick burning so if you are only holding the flame at the top of the wick, and the wood near the wax isn't catching fire, the candle will not stay lit.
Trim your wick-
Trimming your wick is important when it comes to getting the proper burn from your candle. This is true for pretty much any wick, not just wood wicks. I trim all candles to the proper length before sending them off to their new homes but after you burn your candle it is important to trim off the black burnt wood and keep the wick length between 1/8 and 1/4 inch. If you do not trim off the burnt portion, especially after a long burn, your candle might not even relight because the burnt portion of the wood will have a hard time staying lit. If the untrimmed wick does happen to stay lit it will have a much higher flame than it should due to the wick being too long. In order to trim, use a wick trimmer (available on our website) or take your fingers and snap off the burnt wood after the candle has completely cooled. It comes off very easily!
Practice safe burning-
- Please never burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time
- Never leave a burning candle unattended
- Keep out of reach of pets and children
- Never burn your candle near anything that could catch fire
- Do not burn candle up high on a shelf near your ceiling
- If you notice the wick has drifted towards the glass (often caused by burning the candle for over 4 hours) please discontinue using the candle. The glass could get hot and shatter.
- Do not burn the candle any longer once there is only 1/2 inch of wax left.
- If you would like to use the very last bit of wax you can place your candle jar on a jar-safe wax warmer
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