Wood wick care

Wood wicks are much different than cotton wicks.
Hi everyone! I hope you’re enjoying the craziness of the holidays. As you’ve noticed, we now carry wood wicks! We love the wonderful sound of a crackling wick. It sets the ultimate cozy atmosphere. With that being said, let’s talk a little about wood wick care. 

Make sure your wick is trimmed to about 1/8”. I know, that sounds super short.  It’s important to get all of the charred bits off of the wick so you get a proper flame once you light it. 

The first burn is the most important. 

Give your candle enough burning time to develop a melted wax pool that goes all the way to the edge of the container on the first use - this can take up to about 4 hours. 
Your candles have a kind of “wax-memory,” and once a burning pattern has been established, it can be hard to change.

When lighting a wood wick candle, the best technique is to tilt it on an angle and let the flame draw across the length of the wick (kind of like how you tilt a match after lighting)

After the first use, you don’t have to let a full wax pool form every single time, but it is ideal if you want to get the most life out of your candle. Just make sure give your jar candles a nice long burn every so often to “reset” the wax memory and prevent any tunneling.
This will keep your candle looking great, smelling great, burning evenly, and all the other great things you want!

From my nest to yours, 

Happy Holidays! 

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