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  • Wood Wick Candles - 7 Benefits

    Why Choose Wood Wick Candles?

    Sound and Light in Harmony - the Perfect Ambience

    Discover the benefits of Wood wick candles for a cosy home atmosphere. Wood wicks create an enhanced ambience with a soft, relaxing crackle similar to that of a log fire. These candles are often known as "crackle wick candles". If you want candles that crackle as they burn, providing that desireable crackling sound and light ambience, then you must have a wood wick candle. It really is as straightforward as that!

    Our wood wicks are made from 100% wood and are an eco-friendly and sustainable product and complement our Signature and Stoneware candle ranges.

    • Signature Wood Wick Candles, in matt white and grey glass jars with oak lids in one large size.
    • Stoneware Collection of wood wick candles. Hand thrown stoneware pottery.
    Wood Wick Candles. Sound and Light in Harmony - the Perfect Ambience
    Wood wick candles - hand poured soy wax candles with wood wicks - available in our FelinFach online shop, click here...

     

    7 Benefits of Wood Wick Candles

    1. Are all wood wicks the same?

    There are three main types of wood 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 wood wicks for a cleaner longer burn. Spiral wicks work with all waxes and produce a lot of heat. - currently we do not use spiral wood 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

    Wood 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. Wood 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. Wood Wicks Burn Longer

    Wood wick candles burn at a slower rate than cotton wicks. Comparing a wood 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.

    Wood wick candles - Hand poured soy wax candles with wooden wicks
    Wood wick candles - hand poured soy wax candles with wooden wicks - available in our FelinFach online shop, click here...

     

    5. Light and Sound

    Like a log fire, wood 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 wood 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 wood wicks are what they say, that is 100% wood. They are eco-friendly and sustainable products sourced from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) mills. Wood 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 wood 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.

     

       

     

    Modern Day Candle Chandler - Candles with Wood 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 natural, eco-friendly candles made from sustainable plant-based candle waxes such as soy wax. All packed in plastic free, recyclable and biodegradable packaging.

     

    The Science Behind Crackling Wood Wicks

    Wood wicks crackle because of two main reasons.

    • The Structure of the Wick

      Wood is composed of thousands of tiny cells that contain air and moisture. When the wood is heated by the flame, the air and moisture expand and escape through the cracks in the wood, creating a popping sound. This is similar to what happens when you burn wood logs in a fireplace.

    • The Shape of the Wick

      Wood wicks are usually flat and wide, which creates a larger and more horizontal flame as compared to cotton wicks. This flame draws more air from the sides of the wick, creating turbulence and noise. This is different from cotton wicks, which are usually round and thin, and create a smaller and vertical flame.

    The crackling sounds produced by wood wicks depends on the wood used in the wick, the size of the wick, and the candle wax used. In general, softwoods like pine, cedar and fir produce more crackling than hardwoods like oak and maple. Larger wicks will produce more crackling sounds than smaller wicks and plant-based waxes such as soy wax, will produce more crackling sounds than waxes such as paraffin wax.

    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 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

    Welsh Blankets - Traditional Caernarfon poercullis patterns, contemporary colourspatterns Wool Throws - Hand woven in Wales Chandlery - Hand Poured Candles, Reed diffusers and wax melts - handmade in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK. Hand dyed yarn, dyed only with natural dyes Craft Courses - Natural Dyeing Gift Cards - By Post or by Email 

     

    Located in Pembrokeshire Wales, our ethos is defined in the three words...

    NATURAL TRADITIONAL HANDMADE.

    We are a proud supporter of Americymru, the Campaign for WoolGlobal Welsh and Red Dragon America.

     

    Last updated 3rd April 2024

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