Wooden Wicks – Large
Please Note: Effective 5/5/2017, the design of our wood wicks has changed. They are no longer treated with a burning agent and will burn slightly different than our previous wooden wicks that were treated with a burning agent. Our new wicks are also a single-ply wick with the same thickness as the previous two-ply wood wicks (0.04"). We chose the single-ply to maintain an all-natural wood wick. The new two-ply wood wicks are now made with an adhesive that, while non-toxic, does not qualify as all-natural. We also found the single-ply wicks to burn much better than the new two-ply wicks during our extensive testing.
Our new large wood wicks are now 6" in length, which is almost an inch longer than our previous wood wicks. This makes them suitable for taller containers or allows for cutting them in half to get two wicks for shorter containers.
Based on the new design, testing is recommended to determine the best size for a particular candle application. However, in our testing, going up 1/8" in size seemed to have a very similar burn as the previous treated wood wicks. It is also very important to keep the wicks trimmed to no more than 1/8" to 3/16" before lighting. Trimming them longer than this will prevent the wax from pulling up the wick and will cause the flame to burn out.
Wooden wicks are very easy to use and add unique appeal to candles. This is the perfect wooden wick complete with custom tabs. They are suitable to be used in paraffin, soy, or gel wax. Wooden wicks are known for their distinct ‘crackle’ or ‘sizzle’ sound when burning in finished candles.
Large wooden wick size: 6"L x 5/8"W
Large wooden wicks are generally recommended for medium to large sized containers or tins. However, testing is recommended to achieve the desired burning characteristics. The type of wax used will impact the specific size needed for a particular candle.
Our wooden wicks give you the ultimate performance in an all-natural wooden wick. All wood used to manufacture our wooden wicks is purchased in the USA and only from mills that maintain an FSC certification and practice environmentally friendly forestry standards.
- Tab the wicks prior to placing in wax
- Melt wax, pour into container
- The amount of crackle directly relates may be impacted the amount of color and fragrance that is added to the candle. The best crackle may be produced with fragrance levels of 6% - 8%, but testing is recommended to achieve desired results
- Let wax start to get slushy (solidify on the bottom) and place the wooden wick(s) in the center of the wax
- Monitor periodically when cooling to ensure wooden wick(s) remained centered
- Allow finished candles to cure overnight before burning
- Trim wick to no more than 1/8" to 3/16” before lighting
IMPORTANT: Usage Reporting & Patent Requirements:
All users of these wooden wicks are required to label products with the wooden wick patent information as follows: "Pat. www.lumetique.com/patents"
The manufacturer requires distributors, such as ourselves - The Flaming Candle Company, to disclose customer information when purchases meet or exceed 1,000 wooden wick units at a time. Information disclosed to the manufacturer includes customer name and company name, if applicable. This is used for patent protection purposes and not marketing.
By purchasing our wooden wicks, you agree to the Usage Reporting & Patent Requirements.
Best wood wicks I have used
Posted by Jeremy on 29th Jun 2017
I never write reviews but decided to in this case because my experience differs from other reviews so far. I have been making candles for around a year now. I've always wanted to use wood wicks, but I've tested other brands twice and could not get them to work for the life of me. When I saw these new wicks being offered, I decided to try again and am very happy with the results. I never used their old wood wicks, so I can't make comparisons, but I have been able to burn my mason jar candles all the way to the bottom with no issues. Flame height does vary fragrance to fragrance but not enough to change wick size.
Liked the others better
Posted by Unknown on 15th Jun 2017
Loved their other wicks, but these ones just aren't up to par. Followed the directions - keeping wick trimmed to 1/8 inch, but the flame burns very low and sometimes even goes out. Not loving these new wood wicks.
Not as good as the previous wood wicks
Posted by Unknown on 13th Jun 2017
I began testing wood wicks with the previous offered ones that were 2 ply and had a patented burning agent. I tested and found the right size wick and was extremely happy with how it burned, etc. I tested several candles with them. When I decided to put my order in I discovered they were discontinuing those wicks and offering new ones. I ordered a sample pack of the new ones. I had to wick up one size which was fine. The wick burns fine until a little more than half way down the container. The flame gets really low and goes out at times. I followed the directions to the letter. Trimming to 1/8", etc. It also discolors the wax. I'm careful to keep all trimmings out so I'm not sure why that happens. I also found the wicks do not do well with darker colors. I have a black dye I use with one of my candles. My regular wicks do fine with it and the previous wooden wicks did fine with it, but the new wood wicks really struggle to keep a flame going. I have done nothing different in how I create my candles. Overall not impressed with the new wood wicks. Love all the rest of their products, especially the fragrance oils, but this was a no go for me.