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How to Light a Wood Wick Candle

September 04, 2023 2 min read

How to Light a Wood Wick Candle

Why Wood Wick Candles are the Coolest Thing Since Sliced Bread

Wood wick candles are all the rage right now. They not only look stylish and sophisticated, but they also have a unique crackling sound that adds an extra touch of coziness to any room. Plus, they last longer than traditional cotton wick candles. So, if you're ready to take your candle game to the next level, here's how to light a wood wick candle like a pro.

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Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Before you can light your wood wick candle, you'll need a few essential supplies. Grab a match or a lighter (preferably one with a long handle to keep your fingers safe from the flame), a cozy blanket to snuggle up with, and your favorite scented wood wick candle. Now you're ready to get started!

Step 2: Find the Perfect Spot

Now that you have everything you need, it's time to find the perfect spot for your wood wick candle. Choose a flat, heat-resistant surface away from any flammable objects. You don't want your candle to cause any accidental fires, unless you're trying to recreate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 (just kidding, please don't do that).

Step 3: Trim the Wick

Before lighting your wood wick candle, it's important to trim the wick to about 1/4 inch. This will ensure a clean and even burn. Plus, it'll prevent any excessive smoke or soot from filling your room. Nobody wants their cozy space to smell like a campfire gone wrong.

Step 4: Let the Games Begin

Now it's time for the main event - lighting your wood wick candle! Hold the match or lighter to the base of the wick and let the flame do its magic. As the flame spreads across the wick, you'll hear that satisfying crackling sound that makes wood wick candles so special. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the cozy ambiance.

Step 5: Safety First

While wood wick candles are undeniably awesome, it's important to prioritize safety. Never leave a burning candle unattended, and make sure to keep it out of reach of children and pets. Also, avoid placing your candle near drafts or anything that could potentially knock it over. Safety first, folks!

Step 6: Extinguish with Care

When you're ready to say goodbye to your wood wick candle (until next time), make sure to extinguish it properly. You can use a candle snuffer or gently blow out the flame. Avoid using water to put out the flame, as it can cause hot wax to splatter everywhere. Nobody wants to deal with a wax disaster, trust me.

And there you have it - a step-by-step guide on how to light a wood wick candle. Now go forth and embrace the cozy vibes!

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