Candle wick crackling is caused when wooden candle wicks are used together with natural, eco-friendly plant-based candle waxes, such as soy, coconut or rapeseed waxes. These wooden wicks, usually made of a softwood such as cedar, release tiny pockets of trapped air as they burn. These pockets of air expand rapidly as they heat up and then escape, creating a crackling sound reminiscent of the sounds of a crackling log fire.
Candle cracking can create that relaxing ambience of light and sound - a plant-based wax candle with a wood wick and the sounds of a crackling log fire. It is these unique features that makes our Wood Wick Candles so appealing.
Wood wicks are made from natural materials, such as wood chips or sawdust, and they are designed to crackle when they burn. The crackling sound is caused by the expansion of gases trapped within the wood fibres as they heat up.
The amount of crackling that occurs depends on a number of factors, including the type of wood used, the size of the wick, and the type of wax used. In general, softwoods like pine and fir produce more crackling than hardwoods like oak and maple. Wicks that are thicker and have more surface area will also crackle more than thinner wicks. For the best candle crackling, a high-water content, like soy wax, will produce more crackling than waxes that have a low water content, like paraffin wax.
The best candle wicks to hear that relaxing sound of a crackling wick are without question wood wicks combined with plant-based waxes such as Soy, Coconut or Rapeseed, or a blend of these waxes.
A Candle Chandler? - "a handmade maker and seller of tallow, wax candles, and also usually soap". A chandlery was originally the office in a wealthy medieval household responsible for wax, candles and soaps as well as the room in which the candles were kept.
We are a modern-day handmade candle chandler, hand pouring soy wax candles using traditional methods and skills but also other fragrance items such as reed diffusers, tealights and wax melts. Our eco-friendly candles are made from sustainable and renewable plant-based candle waxes and our Signature Candle Range has wooden wicks to create that delightful candle wick crackling.
Here are the UK Government's mandatory candle safety pictograms or icons. Our handmade candles are fully compliant with UK laws and regulations. Here are the icons on the labels of your candles and what they mean to help you stay safe.
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NATURAL TRADITIONAL HANDMADE.
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