How To Light A Wooden Wick Candle

Wooden wick candles have gained popularity over the years because of their unique crackling sound and natural aesthetic. But, lighting them can be tricky if you're used to lighting traditional cotton wick candles. In this post, we'll give you a step-by-step guide on how to light a wooden wick candle, so you can enjoy its warm, cozy ambiance.


Step 1: Clear the area around the candle

Make sure the area around the candle is free of any flammable materials, such as papers, fabrics, or curtains. This is to prevent any accidents or fires while lighting the candle.


Step 2: Trim the wick

Before lighting the candle, it's essential to trim the wick to 1/8 inch. This will prevent the wick from smoking and give you a cleaner burn. You can use a wick trimmer or scissors to trim the wick.


Step 3: Light the wick

Hold the wooden wick candle at a slight angle, and light the wick with a lighter or a match. If the wick doesn't light immediately, don't worry. Just keep the flame on the wick and wax for a few seconds, and it should light up. If it's the first burn of your candle, you may have to keep trying until it melts enough wax to keep the wooden wick lit up.


Step 4: Let the wax pool form

Once you've lit the wick, let the candle burn until a wax pool forms. This is the melted wax that forms around the wick. It's essential to let the wax pool form because it will help prevent tunneling, which is when the candle burns straight down the middle, leaving wax on the sides. It also helps the wooden wick lit up instead of a traditional cotton wick. 


Step 5: Burn the candle for no more than 4 hours

Wooden wick candles are known to burn hotter and faster than cotton wick candles. That's why it's important to burn them for no more than 4 hours at a time. This will help prevent overheating, which can cause the candle to crackle loudly or smoke excessively.


Step 6: Extinguish the candle

To extinguish the wooden wick candle, use a wick dipper or a snuffer. This will prevent the wick from smoking and keep the wax from splattering. Avoid blowing out the candle, as this can cause the wick to smolder and create smoke.


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So go ahead, light up your favorite candle, and bask in its comforting glow. And if you're in the market for a new wooden wick candle, be sure to check out our collection. You won't be disappointed!