soy wax wood wick candle

Candle Care

We absolutely love using wooden wicks because they offer a distinct, clean, and enjoyable experience. However, since our wicks are made from untreated wood, there may be slight differences in thickness and grain between each one. This means that each candle may burn a little differently and require extra care. For full instructions on how to properly light and maintain your new candle, please read below.

Burn Time

To minimize any damage or issues, we recommend only burning your candle for 4 hours maximum at a time. If you burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time, it reduces the life of the candle as your flame may become larger after long periods of burning time. If you wish to burn your candle for longer, blow your candle out, trim your wick, be careful not to get any wick material in the wax, and re-light. This will help to have better control of flame size. Burning your candle for very long periods of time will also make the vessel very hot and may pose a potential fire hazard.


It is very important to keep your candles away from children and pets. Make sure you are putting your candle somewhere safe, away from drafts and vibrations, and objects that are flammable. Make sure to burn your candle within sight. Keep your candle free of any foreign materials such as any wick trimmings. Only burn your candle on a level, fire resistant surface. Never leave a burning candle unattended.

It’s time for a new candle when about 1/2” of wax is remaining. Do not burn the candle further because the vessel may get too hot and may pose a potential fire hazard.

trim your wick before every relight!

For best burn results, make sure to keep your wick trimmed to 1/8”- 1/16" and always make sure you're burning the candle between 2-4 hours at a time. It is important to trim your wooden wicks before each burn because when there is too much wood material between the flame and the wax, you run the risk of the candle not being able to light itself. If this happens, the candle will extinguish shortly after being lit. You can trim the wick by breaking off the charred part of the wick with Kleenex or paper towel! We also sell wick trimmers if you prefer to use those!

for more info on wood wicks, check out our FAQ page!