Wick Care

How To: Light + Trim your Wood Wick Candles

Wood wick candles are a bit different than your traditional paper or cotton wicks, but they work just as well! Below is the fool-proof method that's worked for me over the past five years:

LIGHTING YOUR CANDLE FOR THE FIRST TIME:
• Hold the candle upright so that the wick is vertical to the ground
• Hold the flame to the bottom tip of the wick until the wick is fully lit
• Set your candle down on an even surface in a non-drafty area
• Do not extinguish your candle until the entire surface has melted (if you prematurely extinguish the flame, your candle will tunnel and a tunneled candle is no good!)

TRIMMING + RELIGHTING YOUR CANDLE:
• Trim your candle each time before relighting
• Pinch the burnt edges of your wick between your fingers + discard
• Brush your fingertip over the wick to make sure all of the burnt bits have been broken off
• Light using the same method as shown above