It is our hope you love our candles as much as we love making them! Here are a few tips and tricks to help you get the most enjoyment out of your candle.
Our wooden wicks are made out of a tube of pressed soft wood combined with a cotton wick core. The cotton wick keeps the flame stable while the wood around it crackles and creates a blissful ambiance when burned.
Wooden wicks aren't "self-trimming" which means is that the wick will remain long while burning and after extinguishing the candle until you manually trim it.
Trimming your wick is very important because a wick that is too long may lead to a flame that is too long and smoky. Also, a longer flame leads to a hotter-burning candle which may cause the candle burn down more quickly.
To trim the wick, use a wick trimmer like the ones we have HERE. Wick trimmers are tools specifically designed to reach into long narrow containers and trim the wick to 1/4 inch. Once you have trimmed your wick to the proper length, simply tap the trimmings from the wick trimmer into the trash and light your candle.
If you are finding yourself having trouble keeping the candle lit, do these two things:
1. Make sure that your wick is at the proper height of 1/4 inches and remove all trimmings from the candle before you light it.
2. Hold the lighter up to the wick for a few seconds longer than usual for the cotton core of the wooden wick to catch.