Candle Making Ideas
Lets Look at Wooden Wicks
Today I discovered something new in the form of a late birthday present from my mother in law.
A gorgeous scented candle!
On closer inspection I realized this candle was a little different. It has a wooden wick!
I have never seen one of these before and I am always looking for new candle making ideas so I did some Goggling.
I must have been living under a rock!
Wooden wicks have been around for a little while now and are becoming more popular.
Like anything they have good and bad points…
Super easy to use – if you can only find wooden wicks without tabs, no worries, just wait until the wax is nearly set and slide the wooden wick in.
Unique fragrance – wooden wicks have a great natural woody (funny that) scent
Long lasting – wooden wicks last for ages giving excellent value for money spent
Limited application - Apparently wooden wicks are really only used in container candles due to the wider flame and melt pool it produces.
Price - they are more expensive than cotton wicks
All in all, wooden wicks sound pretty cool
Apparently wooden wicks have a unique crackling sound when lit. Kind of like a fireplace.
Wow, that sounds really cool. Or so I thought…..
I lit my candle and sat back ready to relax to the sound of a crackling fire….
Alas, my moment of bliss was not to be!
I found the constant crackling sound kind of annoying! Almost like listening to a firecracker fuse burning down.
Oh well. It smells pretty.
Further research tells me that when we use wood wicks it needs to be a big wick not the tiny little one this candle came with.
Something like this……
A bigger wick would burn slower with less crackle (or that’s my theory anyway)
I will have a go at making my own wood wick candles eventually but for now I might just make scented candles the old fashioned way!
Tell me about any new candle making ideas have you tried lately!