Elevate Your Home Fragrance Experience with New Simply Vela Wood Wick Candles
If you love candles and home fragrance as much as we do, you likely head right to the candle area of any store that offers them and pick each and every one up to give a smell. Candles add such a beautiful ambiance to any space and there's only one feature that elevates that experience to the next level - wooden wicks.
Crackling wooden wicks take your candle-burning experience to the next level engaging not only our sense of smell but also our sense of sight and sound. Keep reading to learn more about new Simply Vela Wood Wick candles, as well as how to care for them - yes, it is a little different!
Wooden wick candles offer a unique and elegant experience, engaging your sense of smell, sight and sound. The sound of the crackling wooden wick soothes and calms, the flickering of the flame is entrancing, and the scent is released slower, allowing you to enjoy your candle longer.
Cotton Wicks vs. Wood Wicks
One of the biggest differences you will notice between a cotton wick and a wood wick is the shape. A wooden wick provides a wide, low flame while cotton wicks give off a taller, skinnier flame. The wider profile of a wooden wick allows it to burn slower, releasing the scent into the air at a slower rate so you can enjoy your candle for longer.
Another difference is the sound of a wooden wick. Wood wicks are known for their relaxing, crackling sound along with the beautiful ambiance they give. Wooden wicks also burn more slowly, allowing your candle to last longer and give off a nice scent throw for longer.
The wooden wicks used by Simply Vela Candle Co. are eco-friendly, clean-burning and made from FSC Certified Wood, handcrafted and made in the USA.
Candle Care + Tips
Wood wick candles can burn a bit differently than traditional cotton wicks; therefore, your candle care needs to be a bit different. As with all candles, ensure they are not within reach of children or pets. Additionally, allow the candle to burn for at least 4 hours during the first burn to prevent tunneling. Always place your candles away from drafts and windows. And remember, NEVER extinguish any candle with water. Use a candle snuffer, wick dipper or simply blow the candle out.
Here's what's a little different about wooden wick candles:
- The charred, burnt piece of the wooden wick will not stay lit as well as fresh, unburned wood. Always trim the wood wick of your candle to 1/8 of an inch before every burn. Thats lower than a traditional cotton wick and may seem counterintuitive, buts it's very important for the performance of your candle.
- If not trimmed properly, the flame on your candle could get too large and burn too hot, causing your candle to burn much faster and potentially risk the integrity of the candle vessel. If the flame gets too large and too hot, it could cause the candle vessel to get very hot and crack, leading to a possible fire hazard.
- If the wooden wick doesn't get trimmed, and is too long, the flame may not be strong enough to pull the melted wax up to the top to feed the flame. This will cause your candle to struggle to stay lit.
- It's best to light your Wood Wick candle from the base of the wooden wick, not from the top like you would a cotton wick. Once lit, the heat of the flame will draw the scented wax up through the wick and fuel the flame.
- It's normal for it to take a few attempts to light a wood wick candle. That is due to the nature of the wood and should not be cause for concern. Holding the candle at a slight angle can assist you in lighting the base of the wick.
Wood Wick - Troubleshooting
We have done extensive research and testing on our new wooden wick candles and are so excited to release them in the Simply Vela shop! If you have any questions, comments or concerns please don't hesitate to contact us. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, send us a DM on Instagram, or send us a private message on Facebook.