Why Does My Wooden Wick Go Out?

Why Wooden Wick Goes Out?


Hey there candle lover! Have you ever lit your beautiful wooden wick candle, only to have it go out on you before you even had a chance to enjoy it? Don't worry, you're not alone. But the good news is that there are a few simple reasons why this happens, and I'm here to help you troubleshoot.

1. Wick size is everything!
First things first, let's talk about wick size. If your wick is too small, it won't be able to draw enough melted wax to keep the flame burning. On the other hand, if your wick is too big, it will consume too much wax and create a flame that's too big to stay lit. The solution? Make sure to use the correct wick size for your candle, which can usually be found on the candle or wax manufacturer's website. Easy peasy!

2. Wax type really does makes a difference
Another factor to consider is the type of wax you're using. Soy wax is a little more flexible when it comes to wick selection, but other waxes like beeswax can be brittle and cause the wick to break or go out if it's not the right size. It's always a good idea to check the manufacturer's recommendations before lighting up.

3. Room temperature and humidity matter
Did you know that the temperature and humidity in your room can also impact your candle's performance? If it's too cold, the wax won't melt properly, and the wick won't be able to draw enough wax to keep the flame burning. High humidity can also make the wax sweat, making the wick damp and difficult to light. So, when in doubt, make sure to light your candle in a room with a comfortable temperature and low humidity.

4. Quality wick is a must
Finally, the quality of your wick can also be a factor. Some wooden wicks are just not made well and can lead to a frustrating candle-lighting experience. Make sure to purchase high-quality wooden wicks from a reputable source to avoid this issue.

If your wooden wick candle keeps going out, don't give up just yet! By paying attention to wick size, wax type, temperature and humidity, and wick quality, you can have a perfectly lit candle every time.

Be sure to check out our Datsuzoku Candle Collection for our wooden wick crystal infused candles. Each wooden wick is made from trees that are forest stewardship council certified. Happy candle lighting!!