Woodwick Candles are known for the crackling sound they make while burning.
This is made possible by something known as Pluswick® Innovation technology, which is essentially a wooden wick.
Not only does a wooden wick make a crackling sound while burning, but it also creates a ‘dancing’ flame.
These are unique features and bring a whole new level of ambiance and sensory experience to the room.
Woodwick candles are pretty special!
Why Do Woodwick Candles Crackle?
The crackling sound created by Woodwick Candles is from – as the name suggests – when the wooden wick burns.
Woodwick candles contain a patented Pluswick® Innovation technology, which uses a wooden wick to create the crackling sound.
The reason it does this is to create a soothing crackling sound that I’m sure you enjoy, I know I do.
Pluswick® is also designed to create a ‘dancing’ flame – similar to that of a campfire.
This creates an even more atmospheric experience.
So, to answer your question – yes, Woodwick Candles crackle when burning due to their Pluswick® Innovation technology!
So why not enjoy the tranquil sound of a crackling flame in your home with Woodwick Candles? They are truly something special!
Why Is My Wood Wick Candle Not Crackling?
If your Woodwick candle is not crackling, I’m sure you’re disappointed!
The main reasons for this happening are; the wick may be too short, or it may be damp from the wax and/or fragrance.
If this is the case, then you can try to trim the wick a bit shorter and make sure it is completely dry before relighting.
Also, if your candle is in a drafty area, the flame may not be able to create a crackling sound.
Try to move the candle away from any drafts or air currents and make sure it is sitting on a flat, stable surface.
What’s Better: Wood Wick or Cotton Wick?
The answer to this question will ultimately come down to personal preference.
Wood wick candles will give you a unique and atmospheric experience with their crackling sound and ‘dancing’ flame, which is something a cotton wick candle doesn’t offer.
However, cotton wick candles can still create a calming ambiance with their steady flame and strong scent.
Cotton wicks also produce more smoke than wooden wicks, which is something to take into consideration.
In the end, it’s up to you so just pick whichever one you think is more suitable for your needs!
My best advice is to try each type of candle and see what you prefer.
Do Wood Wick Candles Produce Soot?
Wood wick candles do not produce soot, as the wooden wick does not have a high amount of fuel compared to other types of wicks.
Pluswick® technology also helps to minimize the amount of smoke produced, resulting in a cleaner burn.
If your Woodwick candle is burning black, it usually means the wick is too long, the air around it is too still, or the wax pool is too deep.
If this happens, it is best to blow out the flame and trim down the wick, or move the candle away from any drafts.
This should help reduce smoke production and create a clean and soot-free burn.
Are Wood Wick Candles Better than Regular Candles?
This is the question I see being asked a lot as Woodwick candles are more expensive than ‘regular’ candles.
In my opinion, the answer is yes – Woodwick Candles are better than regular candles.
This is because of their unique features such as the wooden wick, Pluswick® Innovation technology, their unique soy and paraffin wax blend, and ‘dancing’ flame.
Regular 100% paraffin candles don’t offer anything quite like that, so if you’re looking for something special then Woodwick Candles are a great choice.
That being said, regular candles can still provide a calming ambiance with their scent and steady flame, so it really just comes down to personal preference.
Whichever one you choose, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!
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I’m a MA, (CMT) Certified Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and Reiki Master — I’m a licensed massage therapist with over 10 years of experience in the industry.