Strong scent throw, long lasting clean burns, and an even burning flame. All of these things happen when you care for your candle properly. We carefully craft each hand poured candle to give you an amazing scent experience you won't forget. Wooden wick candles do require a little more attention, but the pay off is worth it! Read below for our tips on how to get the most out of your Lendenwood candles.
Candles have Memories
The first burn is the most important burn- soy wax has a memory. Your first burn sets the path for the next burn. We recommend you burn your candle for at least three hours the first time you light it to allow the melt pool to reach the edge. If you only allow the candle to burn half of the diameter of the candle then it becomes difficult for the next burn to melt the wax outside of that first burn. We also strongly encourage to burn to the edges on every burn. The wax doesn't forget!
Lighting the Wooden Wick
Sometimes wood wicks can be a little tricky to light. Keep the wick trimmed to 1/4” and pinch off ash before lighting. Sometimes it helps to light and melt the wax surrounding the base of the wick, and allow the wick to light subsequently. This gives the wick some melted wax to burn before it gets lit. This can be helpful because wood wicks can pull wax a little slower than traditional cotton wicks and helps the wick get lit a little quicker.
Burning + Safety Precautions
Burn candle in a draft free zone- wooden wick candles are more sensitive to breezes and wind. Keep your candle free of any foreign materials including matches and wick trimmings. Keep away from flammable objects, children, and pets. Burn on a level, fire resistant surface. Do not burn for more than 4 hours at a time. Stop use when 1/4” wax remains; this is usually when the top of the wick anchor becomes level with the wax.