Candle Care 101: How to Burn Soy Wood Wick Candles Efficiently

Candle Care 101: How to Burn Soy Wood Wick Candles Efficiently

Welcome to the cozy corner of Mountainside Woodwick Candles, where we cherish the glow of a gently flickering flame and the subtle crackle of our wood wick candles. Nestled in the heart of Colorado, we're passionate about creating candles that not only warm your space but also ignite the senses. Today, we're going back to basics with a guide on how to burn your soy wood wick candles efficiently, ensuring you get the most out of every candle.

Getting Started: Before you light your candle, make sure the wood wick is trimmed to about 1/8" to 1/4". This is the ideal length for a smooth burn and will help prevent any soot buildup or an overly large flame. If it's your first time using the candle, allow it to burn long enough for the wax to melt to the edges of the container, creating a full melt pool. This prevents tunneling and ensures an even burn throughout the life of your candle.

During the Burn: Keep your candle away from drafts, which can cause the flame to flicker excessively and lead to uneven burning or even smoking. Instead, find a quiet spot where your candle can burn steadily. Soy wax has a memory, so try to allow your candle to achieve a full melt pool every time you light it. This means letting it burn for about 3-4 hours at a time, but no more than 4 hours.

After Your Candle Session: Once you're done enjoying your candle for the moment, it's best to snuff out the flame rather than blowing it out. This prevents smoke and helps maintain the integrity of the wood wick for future burns. After the wax has solidified, trim the wick again before the next use to remove any potential charred wood.

Storage and Longevity: When not in use, cover and store your candle in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. This protects the soy wax from melting and preserves the fragrance. Each Mountainside Woodwick Candle is designed to bring you many moments of serenity, and with proper care, you can extend each candle's life, making each scent a lasting memory.

At Mountainside Woodwick Candles, we believe that a candle is not just a source of light but a keeper of moments. By following these simple candle care steps, you'll ensure that your home is filled with the comforting crackle and luminous glow of our carefully crafted candles. From our Colorado home to yours, we wish you countless hours of flickering joy.


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