Wood Wick Information

Wood Wick Information

Wood Wicks

  • Wooden Wicks achieve a fast melt pool formation for quick and excellent hot throw
  • Wooden Wicks produce a tantalizing crackling sound when burning
  • Wooden Wicks have no mushrooming with little carbon buildup, debris or sooting
  • Wooden Wicks are rigid and require no straightening
  • Wooden Wicks can be used in all candle wax types

CONDUCT A WOODEN WICK BURN TEST

  • Trim the wick to 1/8″ – 3/16″ / 3.2mm – 4.8mm this is extremely important.
  • Place candles on a heat-resistant surface in a safe, draft-free, undisturbed space with moderate ambient temperature.
  • Light the candles and note the time. Do not leave candles unattended.
  • After two hours observe the melt pool. At this point, the melt pool should have reached the full diameter of the candle. If it has not reached the edges, it’s likely that the wick is too small or the wick was too long when lit.
  • Record the details of the melt pool, the flame height, and any smoking or sooting. (We suggest taking a photo for easy reference.)
  • After four hours, take note of the details once again and extinguish the candle. The melt pool should reach the edge of the vessel and be ½” / 12.7mm deep. If the melt pool is deeper than ½” / 12.7mm, or if the flame is too high, the vessel is too hot, or there is any sooting, the wick is too big.
  • Let the candle cool completely for several hours and repeat the steps above. Before each lighting of the wooden wick, be sure to gently tap off any ash or burnt-top edge.

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