Wooden Wicks – Extra Large
*Tabs included (shown in picture 2 above - click see 1 more picture)
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 extra 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.
Extra large wooden wick size: 6"L x 3/4"W
Extra large wooden wicks are generally recommended for 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.
Not sure these are better
Posted by Kingdom Candle Company on 13th Nov 2018
Having used wooden wicks for about 4 years in my soy jar candles I can't say that these wicks are actually an improvement. I usually buy the XL wicks and cut them in half to use in my 8oz jelly jar candles, up until this change I was able to get away with this as it's a cheaper option than buying the medium wicks. I have to say that these wicks are very difficult to light initially. I did a few test burns this past weekend and once the wick was lit (which took about 5-6 tries) it stayed lit until I blew it out several hours later. I'm extremely hesitant to sell the candles I've made with these wicks as most customers don't want to put in this much effort to keep their candles lit. I've ordered a different brand from a different website to see how they work instead. I'm going to do an experiment with the XL wick in a larger container to see how that goes. If I have to I won't cut the wicks directly in half, only trim off a little to see if that makes a difference in getting them going. I'd seriously urge this company to post way more detailed info on these wicks or change wicks altogether. I understand the desire to put out an "all natural" product, that's why I chose wood wicks to begin with but if they don't burn in the first place or are such a PITA that it irritates your customers it's not worth it.
Posted by Jakie Owens on 12th Oct 2018
I love this company for the jars for my holiday edition candles and even new fragrances I’ve added to my line.... but these wick suck! Can’t get the to stay lit, they DONT CRACKLE! Wood wicks are supposed to crackle sorry. I’m extremely aggravated with these wicks.