Candle with care! 🕯️
- Why does the glass of my candle turn black?
- How do I trim the wick of my wick?
- Why don't the edges of my candle melt?
- Why does my candle burn with a very small flame?
- Why is there mould on my candle?
- Are scented candles bad for your health?
- Why is my candle not nicely filled or why are there air bubbles in my candle?
- These candles come in a nice decorative glass, can I reuse it?
- What makes a WoodWick candle so unique compared to other imitation candles?
- A few more things to know
1. Why does the glass of my candle turn black?
2. How do I trim my wick?
Before trimming the wick, extinguish the candle and let the wax solidify & cool completely first.
Using a piece of kitchen paper or a tissue, gently break off the burnt bits of wood, and remove them from the candle to prevent these bits from getting back into the wax.
Is the black deposit only on one side of the glass? Then draught is the game-changer here. You can simply remove the tarnish with a clean (damp) cloth before lighting the candle. Move the non-burning candle to a draught-free spot, and you can enjoy the cosiness to the full again!
3. Why don't the edges of my candle melt?
4. Why does my candle burn with a very small flame?
5. Is this mould on my candle?
6. Are scented candles bad for your health?
7. Why is my candle not nicely filled / why are there air bubbles in my candle?
8. These candles come in a beautiful decorative glass, can I reuse this?
9. What makes a WoodWick candle so unique from other imitation candles?
10. A few more know-it-alls:
- During the shipping process, the candle enters different temperatures. Always allow the candle to reach room temperature before lighting.
- Preferably extinguish the candle with a candle cover. Blowing out can lead to splashes of flying & hot candle wax. Never squeeze a wooden wick as is sometimes done with a cotton wick. The wood contains much more heat.
- WoodWick invests in several tree plantations to produce the wooden wicks.
- Briefly wrapping the candle with aluminium foil can prevent tunnelling.
- A string of spaghetti can be perfectly set on fire to light a candle whose wick is too deep in the glass.
- Always close the candle again after use, dust can prevent the candle from burning nicely and this causes more smoke.
- The specific "crackle as is burns" sound at WoodWick comes from the special patented wicks. With the Hourglass this is the Plus-Wick, with the Ellipse it is thanks to the holes in the wick.
- Candles from competing brands with a wooden wick also make a noise, but this is certainly not the level of WoodWick scented candles.
Finally, the most important safety measures!
- Never leave a candle unattended.
- Keep out of reach of children and pets.
- Do not blow out the candle but use a candle extinguisher. This prevents afterglow & smoke.
- Keep the candle away from flammable materials.
- NEVER move a burning candle.
- Use a non-combustible trivet.
- Do not place candles in an air stream (e.g. close to a window).
- Keep candles away from a heat source.
- Ventilate the room after use.