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How to Take Care of Woodwick Candles

Updated: Jan 24

If you want to have your space infused with various pleasant and refreshing fragrances without the harmful chemicals from paraffin candles, try natural candles. These clean burn candles can help in eradicating odours and creating a pleasant environment. Woodwick candles even give off a crackling relaxing sound when lit!

They are created from natural and sustainable resources, such as soy wax or beeswax, making them an environmentally responsible option.Knowing how to care for these candles is crucial before you light up and “burn” through your collection.

Therefore, here are five recommendations to help you care for your woodwick candles and keep them burning smoothly and evenly.

1. Use Woodwick Candle Properly

To enjoy the most out of your woodwick candle, you need to be intentional while using it.It will not only offer you a pleasant, warm environment, but it will also keep any potential accidents from ruining your fun.

So, to use it safely, do the following:

  • Never leave a burning candle alone; instead, extinguish it before leaving a room.

  • Never burn your candle for more than 4 hours, especially if it’s the first burn no matter how tempted you are to let the sweet relaxing aroma fill your room the whole day.

  • Select an area away from drapes, bedding, and anything else that can catch fire.

  • Never let your children or pets run around in an area where you have placed your burning woodwick candle, as they can run it down.

  • Invest in a heat-resistant candle holder. Or always place the woodwick candle on a heat-resistant surface.

2. Trim the Wick

To trim, grab some scissors and snip off the excess wick before lighting the candle each time.

Doing this will give your candle a fresh start every time you trim the wick.

Also, trimming the wick to about 1/8 inch will ensure a clean and consistent burn.

3. Candle Troubleshooting

Candle troubleshooting refers to identifying and resolving any issues that may arise.

Candle troubleshooting is essential because it helps to ensure that it burns appropriately, and safely and that you get the most out of it.

It can include problems such as tunnelling, uneven burning, poor scent throw, or wick issues. By identifying and addressing any problems that may arise, you can prolong the life of your candle and enjoy its warm glow and pleasant fragrance to the fullest.

Here are some standard troubleshooting issues and how to resolve them.

  a) Candle Tunneling

When a candle burns straight down at the center, it leaves a layer of wax around the edges called tunnelling.

Tunnelling happens if the wick is too small for the candle or by not burning the candle long enough.

Solution: Trim the wick and burn the candle for a long time. We recommend 3 to 4 hours during the initial burn.

  b) Weak or No Scent

If your candle has a weak or no scent, it may be due to several factors. These include purchasing a low-quality candle, burning it in a large space, or not allowing it to burn long enough during each use.


  • Burn the candle in a smaller, enclosed space or a room with fewer competing scents.

  • Burn the candle for long periods, or choose a candle with a higher fragrance load.

  • Store the candle in a cool, dry place to preserve its scent.

4. Use a Proper Candle Holder

The proper candle holder not only improves the appearance of the candle but also ensures its safety. A sturdy candle holder can keep incidents like the candle toppling or the wax leaking to a minimum.

The table below shows various types of candle holders on the market.

Type of Candle Holder



They are available in various shapes, sizes, and styles. They provide good flame and protect the surrounding area from the candle’s heat.


They are an excellent choice for individuals who want a more rustic or industrial appearance. They are often constructed of iron or brass and can be elaborate or simple in design.


They are long-lasting and available in various forms and colours. They’re perfect for individuals looking for a more decorative or artistic candle holder.


Purchase Vegan Woodwick Candles

Taking care of your woodwick candles is not complicated or time-consuming, but it can make all the difference in terms of the candle’s lifespan and your enjoyment of it.

By following the tips we’ve provided, you can prolong the life of your candles and continue to enjoy their soothing ambiance and delightful scent.

And if you’re in the market for new candles, we highly recommend checking out our vegan candle collection.

At Naturacare, we also sell high-quality bath bombs, lip balms, vegan soaps, and other natural cosmetics.

They are an excellent choice for conscious consumers who want to enjoy the benefits of natural, cruelty-free skincare and home fragrance products sustainably.

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