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How to Make Your Wooden Wick Candles Last

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There's nothing like the warmth and the beautiful flame of a wooden wick candle. If you're new to wooden wick candles, you might be wondering how to make them last. Wooden wick candles have got you covered because they tend to burn cooler and last longer. But with a few simple tips, you can enjoy your wooden wick candles even longer and for many burns to come.

Trim the Wick
As with any candle, it's important to trim the wick before each burn. This ensures that your candle will burn evenly and slowly. If you don't trim the wick, your candle may burn too quickly or unevenly, resulting in wasted wax and poor performance. To trim the wick, simply use a wick trimmer to cut the wick down to about 1/4 - 1/16 inch before lighting. If your flame is over 1.5 inches high you need to extinguish your candle, let it cool then trim your wick and relight. Many times, before relighting a completely cooled candle, you can simply pinch off the residual carbon on your wooden wick and the wick will remain the proper height. 

Let the Candle Burn
When you first light your wooden wick candle, let it burn 3-4 hours. This will help prevent your candle from "tunneling," which is when the candle burns a hole down the center without melting the wax on the sides of the jar. tunneling can cause your candle to have an uneven burn and produce less scent. Allowing the initial burn time will give your candle a longer lifespan overall.

Don't Leave Your Candle Burning Unattended
As with any candle, it's important not to leave your wooden wick candle burning unattended. Make sure to place your candles in a safe location away from pets, children, and flammable materials such as curtains or furniture. Avoid drafts: they can be hazardous creating unpredictable flames, uneven burning, and can overheat the vessel. Always place your candle on a heat proof surface. And never leave a burning candle unattended!

By following these simple tips, you can enjoy your wooden wick candles for many burns to come. Check out our line of medium and small candles, both available with wooden wicks!