Candle Care

Wooden wick candles burn differently to regular cotton wicks. 

Follow Kind Melts candle care tips below to ensure you get the best from your candle.

wood wick candle

How to use your wooden wick candle safely.

  • Ensure your candle is in a well ventilated area away from draughts and placed on a level, heat resistant surface.

  • Keep away from children, pets and flammable objects. Ensure there is adequate space around the candle to enable air flow and avoid items falling into the candle or catching alight.

  • Do not burn for longer than 3-4 hours at a time.

  • If the flame becomes large or unstable, extinguish the candle. Allow to cool, check for draughts, trim the wick to 3-5mm and relight.

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.

  • When extinguishing the candle you can use a snuffer to avoid wax splashes.

  • Take care when touching the candle container, it may get hot. Do not move the candle when alight.

crackling candle

How to get the best from your wooden wick candle.

  • Trimming your wick will ensure you get the best and safest burn from your candle. Ensure that you trim the wick to 3-4mm before each time you burn it. You can do this with wick trimmers, clippers or simply pinch off the charred wick once the wax has reset.

  • The wax pool should be kept free from debris, dust and wick trimmings before lighting.

  • On first use allow the wax to burn to the edge of the container, this should take approximately 2 hours. Wax has a memory and can tunnel ( burn down the middle and not to the edges) if it is extinguished too early on the first burn.

  • Do not burn for longer than 3-4 hours at a time even if there is a small area of wax at the edges of the container this will melt as the candle burns lower.

  • The surface of the wax can discolour slightly and appear uneven after burning. This is normal and due to being a natural wax and wooden wick.

  • Sit back, relax and indulge your senses with Kind Melts wooden wick candles.