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  • Writer's pictureAngelica C.

How to Burn Your Wooden Wick Candle

Updated: Aug 4, 2021

Guide to Burning a Wooden Wick

Step 1: Check your environment

  • Drafts: Check windows, open doors and vents to make sure there are no drafts in the room where you are lighting your candles. A draft can make it difficult to light your wick and can put out the wick once it is lit.

  • The Flame: The wick can produce a large flame at times, ensure there are no curtains or anything that is flammable near your candle. Don’t leave your candle unattended and make sure the candle is not accessible to children or pets.

Step 2: Light the candle

  • When lighting your candle, light it at an angle and use a lighter to drag the flame on the wooden wick. Make sure to leave the flame on the wooden wick for at least 5 seconds. It may take a couple of tries to keep the flame lit, but it will light and it will stay lit once the wick is fully ignited.

  • Set an alarm once your candle is lit! We never want to fall asleep or leave a candle burning for more than a couple of hours.

Step 3: Put Out Your Candle

  • Before putting out your candle, make sure there is a complete melt pool on the top layer of the candle. If the melted wax has not completely reached the edges, it can lead to tunneling in your candle later which can be a challenge to correct- this is especially important on the first burn of your candle.

  • Blow out your candle and cover the candle with your Radiante lid to eliminate smoke from filling the room.


Additional Tips & Tricks

  • Trim your wick! When you trim before burning your candle it leads to a clean, even burn. You can use a wick trimmer, nail clipper, or even your fingers to lightly tap off the extra black debris. Shake the candle over your trashcan afterwards and get the charred bits out of the container.

  • Don’t burn your candle for more than 2-3 hours at a time.

  • Reuse your container after there is no more wax! Wash the container and pop the metal piece off from the bottom (it will pop right off).


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