Never used a wooden wick candle before?
Had some challenges with wooden wicks in the past? Secretly don't believe these unique wicks can burn? Well, look no further!
Our wicks are sourced from sustainably harvested fruiting trees in the USA and have been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, an independent, non-profit organization that protects forests for future generations.
Scroll down for candle trimming tools, burning tricks and safety tips
CUT IT OUT
The first thing you should do with your new wooden wick candle is check the wick is no longer than 1cm long. it is important to trim a wooden wick, otherwise, the wax will not pull up the wick and the flame will dim.
Throughout your candles lifecycle, if you notice the wick is difficult to light, or it's smoking heavily - check the length of your wick and knock any accumulated soot off the top to ensure a smooth, even burn
BURN BABY, BURN
Did you know, candle wax has a memory?
The first time you burn a candle (any candle) you're telling it how to burn for the remainder of its life so it's super important to let the candle burn all the way to its natural edge the first time.
This helps to prevent tunneling, and wax wastage - two things we hate at Three Inches High!
STOP, DROP & ROLL
The last thing you need to know about candles is when to stop burning. For a container candle, don't let it burn down past 2cm to ensure you don't overheat the jar or any pooled fragrance oil (TRUST US).
With our wooden wick clips our candle will naturally burn out at this range, but you should always keep a close eye on your candle as they reach the end of their lives.
If you'd like to reuse the container ( and we recommend it!) simply fill the container with boiling water. The remnant wax will melt and float to the top. Allow the wax/water mixture to cool and simply skim the wax off the top. Give the container a quick wash with hot, soapy water and it'll be like new!