Wick Tips for Candles August 30, 2017 11:24
Wick Tips for Candles
To get the best performance from your wood wick candle, be sure to trim the wick after every use (once it is cooled). Wood wick candles prefer a shorter wick; trim them to approximately 1/8-3/16”. You can trim your wick with regular scissors or get a wick trimming tool such as this Wickman trimmer from Amazon. The advantage to a wick trimmer is it can easily reach down to the bottom of taller containers plus it has a little “tray” that catches the trimmings so they don’t fall down in the wax. The Wickman brand shown is $10 and is nice and sharp. If you find that your candle is making soot or has a weak flame, then try trimming the wick slightly.