In the Candlemaking world, wooden wicks are currently all the rage. They create an atmosphere that is more earthy and natural. Let’s take a closer look at the top 5 advantages of employing the use of a Candle Wicks made of wood.
1.) The Impact Of The “Fireside”
A cotton wick is a more traditional material, but wooden wicks are a great alternative to them. Every time you light it, the “fireside” effect that it has will make you feel as if you are sitting around a campfire. This feeling is guaranteed.
They offer a distinctive burn that crackles while they are lit, which may be noticeable at first if you are not accustomed to the sound. However, the longer you keep the candle around, the more the crackle will blend into the background and eventually become a relaxing sound that transports you to your happy place.
When the temperature is too low for a real campfire, the use of a candle with a wooden wick is the next best thing. You can even get that feeling of being outside by lighting our candle scented with pine and balsam, which we call The Winter Night.
It has been demonstrated that wooden wicks are more environmentally friendly than cotton wicks. It is possible to harvest thousands of wicks from a single tree, and since the wicks themselves are not treated in any way, burning candles does not release any harmful chemicals into the atmosphere.
When lit, many wicks will produce soot and black smoke, but this will not occur with wicks made of wood. They burn cleanly and offer an excellent alternative to conventional candles with cotton wicks for people who experience difficulties with those. Our number one goal is to ensure that both your lungs and the air in your home are free of contaminants.
3.) The Aesthetic
Your own home is the safest place in the world. You want your home to be a place where you can relax, feel at ease, and enjoy everything it has to offer. Your sanctuary would benefit greatly from the addition of a candle with a wooden wick.
A candle with a wooden wick has beneficial properties, and in addition to that, it has a nice appearance.
4.) They Make Your Candle Last Longer
It’s no secret that we adore the look of a candle with a wooden wick, but did you know that they also extend the life of your candle? When burning, wooden wicks provide even heat to the wax which results in a burn that is perfect every time. The combination of our coconut soy wax in our candles ensures that they burn for at least forty hours, allowing you to experience the full impact of their fragrance.
5.) They Could Use Some Love, But It’s Worth It Because They’re So Worth It
It takes a little more care to burn a candle with a wooden wick, but the result is well worth it. You should make certain that your wick is as short as possible at all times. When you first take possession of it, we will always trim the length of the wick so that it is more manageable for you. After each use, and after the candle has re-hardened (and cooled), you will want to make sure that you remove all of the charred bits that have formed on the wick. Consider the situation the same way you would if you were to light a stick on fire: if you hold the stick up and light it, the fire will eventually die out. If you put the same stick that you just set on fire in a fire pit with some kindling, the fire will continue to burn and you will be able to enjoy it. The same thing happens when you use a wooden wick. The wax serves as “kindling” for the candle and as fuel to keep the wooden wick lit throughout its burning time.