IMG_1286_edited_edited.jpg

TAKING CARE OF YOUR WOOD WICK CANDLE

While wood wick candles have that wonderful crackling sound, are aesthetically pleasing, and provide a cleaner burn, they can be a a little tricky to burn. Here are some tips to get the most out of your Noir Lux Candle:

Tip #1: Be sure to “train” your wood wick candle

Wood wick candles require some training. The first time you burn a soy wax candle, it actually sets a "memory". During the first burn, be sure you give your candle enough time (2-3hours) to have a full circle melt (the top of the wax is completely melted) before you put it out. This will also help your candle last longer.

Tip #2: Keep your wood wick trimmed and free of burnt ash

Be sure to keep your wood wick trimmed to 1/4" - 1/8" before every burn to reduce unnecessary smoke. You can do this by using your fingers or a wick trimmer to snap off the black burnt bits of the wick. 

 

Tip #3: If tunneling happens, you can try to fix it

If you find that your wick has "tunneled" (an unfortunate process where the wick burns straight down the center of a candle and forms a tunnel), you can try to fix this by scooping out the wax that is stuck to the glass with a knife or spoon. Scoop out enough until the wax is even with the surface of the wick.

 

Tip #4: If your wick is too short, you can troubleshoot

If the wood wick was trimmed too short and the candle won't stay lit because it is "drowning" in a pool of wax, try using a paper towel or napkin to soak up some of the excess wax. Continue this process until your wick has room to breathe!

 

The main reason a wood wick won't stay lit is because the candle was not burnt correctly during the first burn. We want you to stay lit, so hopefully these tips help!