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Woodwick Crash Test 0

 

Light on crash test with woodwick candle.

  • Mario Brisebois

Relight a woodwick candle 0

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).

It may also take several tries to get it lit! The heat from the flame needs to draw the wax through the wick before it will really start burning nicely. When in doubt, give it another try - once you get it going once, it should light up more easily.

  • Mario Brisebois

Quick tips for wood wick candles 0

How to light a wood wick candle like a pro

You’ll want to light these differently from cotton wicks, but it’s very simple:

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).

It may also take several tries to get it lit!

The heat from the flame needs to draw the wax through the wick before it will really start burning nicely. When in doubt, give it another try - once you get it going once, it should light up more easily.

Your wick shouldn’t produce any soot or smoke

We use very high quality and thoroughly tested wood wicks in our Man Candles … so combined with the pure & plant based soy wax and natural essential oils, these should burn extremely clean with no soot or smoke.

If you are experiencing any smoke from a wood wick candle it’s usually because the wick needs to be trimmed and the burnt parts cleared out, or there is a draft interfering with the natural burn.

If burning your candle for more than a couple hours sounds like a long time, consider a different style like tealights, votives, or smaller jar candles

As we mentioned before, it is a best practice to burn jar candles until the melt pool reaches the edge of the container, which can take 2 or 3 hours.

There are pockets of air between the sides of the glass jar and the wax in my WoodWick candles.

We too have noticed that sometimes there are pockets of air between the glass jar and the wax, this is not a problem and will not effect the quality or burn of your candle. All candles are sensitive to heat so slight shrinkage and expansion is to be expected.

The following guidelines apply to the burning of all candles including WoodWick.

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
  • Keep burning candles away from flammable materials, children and pets.
  • Do not place candles on or near other heat sources.
  • Burn the candles on heat resistant surfaces
  • Extinguish candles with great care ensuring that hot wax does not splatter.
  • Keep the wick trimmed to no more than 1/8th of an inch.
  • Keep the hot wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches or any other flammable materials and ensure that the wick is always in the centre of the candle.
  • Do not allow anything to drop into the hot wax pool such as parts of the wick or a match as in very rare occasions this can cause a candle to explode.
  • Mario Brisebois

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