Candle Care 101
How to Best Care for your Bougies
Wooden wick candles can be so much fun to watch — and listen to with the crackling sound! These guidelines and tips can help you keep your wooden wick candle burning properly, safely, and efficiently!
This is one of the many tips we will give you... keep your wick trimmed. Trim the wooden wick before your first burn to 1/8 inch. Before your next burn, we suggest that you trim the wick 1/8 inch again before re-lighting. If the wick is too long, it cannot absorb the wax and burn properly. Most problems with wooden wick candles can be solved by trimming the wick! Do not attempt to trim your wick if the wick or wax is still hot. You want to wait for your candle to be cool before trimming the wick for safety reasons as well as easy maintenance if any debris falls off while trimming.
Burn time for Bougies
Burn in 2 to 4 hour increments.
Your first burn should last 60 plus minutes so the wax can melt evenly. You want the candle to create a full "pool" before putting it out. An uneven wax pool can drown the wick & cause problems lighting it. This is also when you'll start to notice your candle tunneling-- something you want to also avoid. We love an even all around candle. To preserve longevity of the scent in the candle, do not burn longer than 4 hours at a time.
Extinguishing the Flame
DO NOT Blow out your luxury scented candle, it can splash wax and result in a smoking wick. Instead, use a Candle Snuffer or place the candle's top over the flame until it smolders out to extinguish the flame quickly and safely.
Sometimes wood wicks take multiple attempts to light. This is not a result of a faulty wick or product. Think of it like lighting a campfire — sometimes it takes a while for those big logs to get lit because the fire needs to work through the wood to get a good flame going. The same is true for a wooden wick on a much smaller scale (of course)! So just take your time & remember... It's all about the experience.