Lighting a wood wick candle can be a bit different than lighting a traditional cotton wick candle, but with a few simple tips, you'll be able to enjoy the unique, crackling sound of a wood wick candle in no time.
First and foremost, it's important to trim the wood wick to a quarter inch before lighting it. This will help the wood wick to burn evenly and avoid any issues with the flame getting too large.
Next, make sure you have a long lighter or matches handy, as it can be more difficult to reach the wood wick with a standard lighter. Hold the flame to the wood wick for a few seconds until it catches and the flame spreads across the wick. The wood wick should continue to burn on its own, creating a gentle, crackling sound as it burns.
If you find that the wood wick is having difficulty staying lit, it may be due to the candle being in a drafty location or the wick being too long. In these cases, try moving the candle to a more sheltered location or trimming the wick to a shorter length.
When you relight your candle, make sure to remove the charred top of the wick with your finger or a wick trimmer.
With these tips in mind, you'll be able to enjoy the unique ambiance of a wood wick candle with ease. Just be sure to always follow proper candle safety guidelines, such as keeping the candle away from flammable materials and never leaving a lit candle unattended.