Now that you have made your candle, it’s time for the best part—lighting up and enjoying its beautiful flame. Here are our tips for optimal burning.
Make sure your wick is trimmed to between 1/8” - 3/16” before lighting. If the wick is too long, the wax will not pull up the wick and the wick will extinguish.
Wooden Wicks do need a little attention and tending to before each burn, just like cotton wicks. Be sure to gently snap off the ash or burnt wood along the top edge of the wick and then light as usual.
If when burning the candle for a long period of time you notice the flame height getting too low, it may be necessary to tap off any excess ash or burnt wood along the top of the wick. The flame will then return to its proper optimal height.
Be very careful not to let any debris from the wick (or anything else!) fall into the candle.
Extinguish candle when ½” of wax is remaining.
Do not burn candle more than 4 hours.
And of course, don’t burn the candle at both ends :)