How can I handle wooden wicks candles?

We have extensively tested our wooden-wick candles and assure customers that they work well when used properly despite some reported issues.

For optimal results when lighting a wood wick candle, hold the flame at an angle and let it draw across the length of the wick, similar to how you would tilt a match after lighting it.

Here are some common problems of handling wooden wicks and how to fix them:

First Burn: It's crucial to properly burn a wood-wick candle the first time you use it. Let the wax burn until it's completely melted and reaches the edge of the container, creating a pool of melted wax.Depending on the size of the candle, this could take a few hours. When you achieve a full melt pool, it helps prevent a condition known as tunneling.

Trimming the Wick: For the best burn, it is recommended that you trim the wooden wick to about 1/8 inch or approximately 3mm. Make sure to remove any charred bits from previous uses. Remember that the wood does not fuel the flame, but it is the wax that is drawn up through the wick. Trimming the wick short and clean ensures proper flow of wax to the flame. This will help to achieve optimal burning results for your candle.

Fixing Tunneling: If you notice that your candle is burning down the middle, leaving a tunnel of wax around the wick, or if it doesn't stay lit for an extended period, there's no need to worry. To fix this issue, you can burn your candle for a long time until the wax melts to the edge of the jar. This process ensures that the candle burns evenly and prevents tunneling. 

If your candle is drowning in a pool of wax, you can use a paper towel or napkin to carefully soak up the excess wax. After that, relight the candle and repeat the process until the wick has enough room to breathe.

Following these steps, you can enjoy your candle for extended periods without any issues.