Wooden wicks burn a bit differently than traditional cotton wicks do. But don’t let that scare you! Just follow these few simple tips to get the best results from your new candle!
During the first lighting, you may need to hold your lighter to your wick for several seconds.
When lighting your candle for the first time, light the wick where the wax meets the wick (not at the top of the wick)
ALWAYS trim your wick before lighting! Be sure to gently snap off the ash or burnt wood along the top of the wick with a wick trimmer or your fingers and then light as usual. Don't worry about trimming it when you first receive your candle, we've already done it for you.
Keep wood wick trimmed before each use, to 1/4 of an inch
Allow the melt pool to reach the edges of the container before extinguishing. This is VERY important during the first burn of your new candle as candles have a “memory”.
Candles can be a serious fire hazard if not used properly. Please follow these guidelines to reduce your risk when burning them in your home.
Keep out of reach of children and pets
Always burn candle within sight
Only burn on or near heat resistant surfaces
Never burn candle on or near anything flammable
Burn in a well-ventilated area away from drafts
Do not move candle while lit or until wax hardens
Trim wick to 1/4 of an inch every time before lighting
Do not burn for more than 4 hours at a time
Discontinue use when 1/4 inch of wax remains