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    Wooden Wicks Candles

    Why Choose Candles with Wooden Wicks?

    Wooden wicks candles are a great alternative to traditional cotton wicks, and they are a good complement to our handmade candles. Our premium, natural double wood wicks are made from 100% wood and are an eco-friendly and sustainable product. Each wooden wick candle burns cleanly and disperses fragrance excellently and are prized for their unique aesthetic and sensory experience. These wicks also create an enhanced atmosphere with a soft, relaxing crackle sound known as the wood wick candles crackle, similar to that of a log fire. For other Articles in our Candles and Soapery Knowledge Base, click here...

    Eco-friendly and sustainable products are important to us and that is why we choose soy wax (or other plant-based waxes) and wooden wicks for our candles. All our soy candles are handmade, and hand poured by us at our FelinFach Studio in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK.

    Modern Day Candle Chandler - Handmade Candles with Wooden Wicks

    A Chandler...? "a candle chandler is a maker and seller of wax candles and also soap".

    We are a modern-day candle chandler. We hand pour candles with wooden wicks but also other fragrance items such as reed diffusers, tealights and wax melts. Our eco-friendly candles, tealights and wax melts are made from sustainable plant-based candle waxes such as soy wax. All candles are shipped in plastic free, recyclable packaging with carbon neutral shipping emissions.



    Wooden Wicks Candles - our handmade candles with wooden wicks create the wood wick candles crackle sound
    Wooden wicks candles - handmade soy wax candles with wooden wicks - available in our FelinFach online shop, click here...


    7 Benefits of Wooden Wicks Candles

    1. Are all Wood wicks the same?

    There are three main types of wooden wicks - single-ply, booster, and spiral. Single-ply wicks are used in paraffin wax candles - we do not make any paraffin wax candles. Booster or double wicks work well with natural waxes such as soy wax candles and we use the booster wooden wicks for a cleaner longer burn. Spiral wicks work with all waxes and produce a lot of heat. - currently we do not use spiral wooden wicks.

    2. Non-Toxic and Safe

    These wood wicks contain no paraffin, lead or any other toxic chemicals. They are 100% wood and non-toxic

    3. Clean and Even Burn

    Wooden wick candles are designed to heat your wax evenly, allowing you to get the most out of your candle. Our candles flame equally on all sides, giving you a clean and even burn. This means that you won't have to worry about the candle burning unevenly and leaving a wax residue on the sides of the container. Wooden wick candles make less soot than conventional wicks. Before each burn, trim off the charred part of the wick and you’ll have a clean, bright and even burn every time.

    4. Wooden Wicks Burn Longer

    Wooden wick candles burn at a slower rate than cotton wicks. Comparing a wooden wick candle to one with a cotton wick under equal conditions, these candle burns more slowly allowing you can enjoy your candle for a longer period.

    Wooden wicks candles - Handmade soy wax candles with wooden wicks
    Wooden wicks candles - handmade soy candles with wooden wicks - available in our FelinFach online shop, click here...


    5. Light and Sound

    Like a log fire, wooden wick candles generate a gentle, soothing crackling sound as they burn, the so-called wood wick candle crackle! This together with natural flame of your candle creates a super relaxing environment whilst burning your candle. The cut of a wooden wick gives your candle a distinctive modern feel, further adding to the improved ambiance of any room. You just don’t get this with a cotton wick.

    6. Eco Friendly and Sustainably Sourced

    Our wooden wicks are what they say, that is 100% wood. They are eco-friendly and sustainable products sourced from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) mills. Wooden wicks are more sustainable than cotton wicks, as they can be harvested with sustainable forestry methods, with thousands and thousands of wood wicks coming from a single tree. 

    7. Candles Look and Feel

    Lastly and maybe not least, and very subjectively (!!!) we believe that these candles look more pleasing to the eye than a similar candle with a cotton wick. Its aesthetic appeal as wooden wick candles are known for adding a touch of elegance to any room. The crackling sound they produce while burning also adds to the ambiance, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere.


    Wooden Wicks Candles - Questions and Answers

    Q1. What are wooden wicks candles?

    • Wooden wicks candles are a type of candle that uses a wick made from wood. The wood wick gives the candle a unique crackling sound when it burns, which many people find to be soothing and relaxing. Wooden wicks candles also burn more slowly and evenly than traditional candles with cotton wicks.

    Q2. What are the benefits of wooden wick candles?

    • They burn more slowly and evenly.¬†Wooden wicks absorb more wax than cotton wicks, which helps to create a larger flame. As a result, wooden wicks candles can last for up to twice as long as traditional candles.
    • They produce less soot and smoke.¬†Wooden wicks do not produce as much ash as cotton wicks, which means that they produce less soot and smoke. This makes them a better choice for people with allergies or asthma.
    • They have a unique crackling sound.¬†The crackling sound that wooden wicks candles produce is caused by the moisture in the wood evaporating. Many people find this sound to be soothing and relaxing.

    Q3. What are the disadvantages of candles with wooden wicks?

    • Firstly, wood wicks tend to be a little harder to light mainly because they are larger and thicker than cotton wicks but longer matches help to overcome this issue.
    • Wooden wicks are a little more expensive than cotton wicks.

    Q4. Should wooden wicks be trimmed?

    • All wicks, cotton and wood wicks, should be trimmed before each use to about 5 millimetres (1/4 of an inch) above the wax. A candle wick trimmer is the best solution for this especially when the wax is low in the candle.

    Q5. How easy is it to extinguish wooden wicks candles?

    • The best way is with a candle snuffer which make this job very easy.
    • If your candle has a non-flammable lid, you can use that to put out the candle.
    • If you really have to blow out the candle (not recommended), avoid splashing the wax and if it smokes use a slightly damp paper towel.

    Q6. Is there a best way to light a wooden wick?

    • Try to light the wick as close to the wax as you can. Lighting the top, especially if the wick is too long, may result in the wick burning itself out before it gets to the wax.

    Q7. Can you use a cigarette lighter to light wooden wick candles?

    • Yes, in a word!


    Candles and Soapery - Knowledge Base and Customer Support Portal

    Extensive Candle-Care Resources all in One Place

    If you need the full low-down on our chandlery, candle and soapery products, we’ve got all the details and information you’ll need in our Knowledge Base. Browse through these articles and experience all your candle-care resources in one place, click here... 


    Candle Safety

    It is always important to treat your 3 wick candles safely and with care. Please note the follow candle care advice... 

    • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
    • Place candles on a stable surface away from flammable objects.
    • Keep candles out of reach of children and pets.
    • Extinguish candles before going to bed or leaving the house.
    • Do not place candles too close together.

    More information on Candle Safety and Care, click here...


    About FelinFach

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    Last updated 9th August 2023

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