Lets talk about wooden wicks. For as much as I love the look of them, they are annoying sometimes. 

If your wood wick candle won’t stay lit it’s probably because the wick is too long, or it needs to be trimmed and cleaned of charred material.

Here are some tips on how to light your wooden wick candles. 

  • First trim your wooden wick to about ⅛”
  • The best technique is to tilt your candle on an angle and let the flame draw across the length of the wick (kind of like how you tilt a match after lighting).

It may also take several tries to get it lit! The heat from the flame needs to draw the wax through the wick before it will really start burning nicely.

When in doubt, give it another try - once you get it going once, it should light up more easily.

Let me know if you ever have questions about wooden wicks.