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Marshmallow - Smoke - Ozone - Eucalyptus - Oak
"it's like if you threw a burnt marshmallow into the forest."
You might expect this is sugary gross nonsense, but don’t knock it until you try it. Don’t get me wrong there’s definitely sweetness of a burnt marshmallow (the only way to roast IMHO) but there’s a remarkable fresh air and woodsy camping vibe too.
We’ve crafted candles that last long, now here’s where you come in. Don’t worry, we’ve kept it simple. Basically, there are two essential rules to follow.
Before lighting your candle, trim the wick to 1/4” or 5mm. Wood Wicks should be trimmed to 1/8” or 3mm.
Wick Trimmers are shaped in such a way to trim wicks in tall candle jars, but we over here just use nail trimmers.
Don’t trim the wick until the candle has cooled and the wax and wick have hardened.
Having a short wick prevents the candle from burning too hot (shortening the life of your candle by melting the wax too fast…or burning your house down).
A wick that is too long may not stay lit because the flame is too far away from the wax to pull it up.
If you don’t trim the wick or trim when it is warm, the wick will curl and be swallowed by wax, ending your candle’s life.
Your candle should stay lit long enough for the wax to melt all the way to the edges of the candle.
This can take about 2-4 hours.
Burn on a flat surface in a draft free space. If the candle is burning unevenly, rotate it - not all surfaces are perfectly flat.
Each subsequent burn should also last long enough for the wax to melt to the edges.
Wax has a memory (aww!). If it does not burn to the edges of the container, wax “remembers” this and the next time you light it, it will match that same melt. This causes tunneling, when a candle melts only the wax in the middle of the candle and leaves the edges un-melted.
tunneling, shown here, occurs when candle is not lit for long enough periods of time.
Most wood wick problems come from having too long of a wick. Unlike cotton wick candles that should be trimmed to 1/4", wood wicks need to be trimmed to 1/8". The shorter the wick, the better the flame.