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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, and that 'sound and light' ambience, then you must have a wood wick candle. It really is as straightforward as that!

    FelinFach Wood Wick Candles

    Our wood wicks are made from 100% wood and complement our wood wick candle ranges, the 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 in four glaze colours.


    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...


    Wood Wick Candles - 7 Benefits

    1. Are all wood wicks the same?

    Three main types of wood wicks -

    • single-ply: used in paraffin wax candles - we do not make any paraffin wax candles.
    • spiral: works with all waxes and produce a lot of heat. - currently we do not use spiral wood wicks.
    • booster or double wicks: works well with natural waxes such as soy wax candles and we use the booster wood wicks for a cleaner longer burn.

    2. Non-Toxic and Safe

    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.

    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, wood wick candle burn more slowly and last longer.

    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.

    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 ambience, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere.


    FelinFach Candles, Diffusers and Accessories

    Modern-Day Candle Chandler

    A Candle Chandler? - "a handmade maker and seller of tallow, wax candles, and also usually soap". 

    We are a modern-day candle chandler, hand pouring soy wax candles using traditional methods and skills but also other fragrance items such as reed diffusers and wax melts. Our eco-friendly candles are made from sustainable and renewable plant-based candle waxes. Where appropriate, we choose wick wicks for that 'sound and light' ambience.




    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. 

    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...

    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... 


    About FelinFach

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    Last updated 10th July 2024

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