If you’ve burned a Woodwick candle you will have noticed there is something special about this brand of candle!
The main thing that makes Woodwick candles different from other brands is their ‘exclusive, patented Hearthwick® Flame wooden wick’.
As the name suggests, Woodwick candles have a wooden wick and are made of a blend of soy and paraffin wax.
There is even more to these candles than meets the eye, here’s a closer look at what Woodwick candles are made from and why they’re so special:
What Are Woodwick Candles Made Of?
Woodwick candles are made from a blend of soy and paraffin wax.
Traditional candles tend to be made from just paraffin, although there are pure soy, beeswax, and some other varieties available.
It’s this combination that gives Woodwick candles their unique look, smell, and burn time.
The soy wax that’s used to make Woodwick candles comes from the seeds of the Soybean plant and is a renewable resource.
The soy wax also helps to produce long-lasting candles with a much slower and cooler burn compared to traditional paraffin candles.
In addition to the soy wax, Woodwick candles also contain paraffin wax.
Paraffin wax is a petroleum-based product that helps to give the candles stability, so they don’t lose their shape when burning.
Wicks are usually made from cotton, but this is something else that is unique and different about Woodwick candles.
Woodwick candles (the name gives this away) are fitted with a patented Hearthwick® Flame wooden wick that crackles when burning.
These wicks are made from FSC-certified woods, like birch and cherry, meaning that they are sourced from renewable forests.
The wooden wick helps to produce an even burn and a longer-lasting candle.
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Why Have a Wooden Wick in A Candle?
I know what you’re thinking, ‘why have a wooden wick when candles have used a cotton wick for hundreds of years?’
Woodwick themselves say that using a wooden wick produces a comforting crackling sound, similar to the one you can hear when a fire is burning.
The flame of a wood wick also produces an even burn that’s less likely to tunnel down the center of a candle, giving you more time to enjoy your favorite Woodwick scent.
The wooden wick combined with the soy and paraffin blend also produces a cleaner burn which is better for the environment and your home.
Tips if Your Wood Wick Doesn’t Stay Lit
The only downside is that the wooden wick used in Woodwick candles can sometimes struggle to stay lit.
But this can be resolved.
This is usually down to the wick not being trimmed properly, so make sure to trim the wick to around a quarter of an inch before lighting.
It’s also important to ensure that the wick is centered and not leaning to one side before lighting.
You should also be sure that the melted wax reaches the edges of the jar to help maintain an even burn.
Finally, you can also try using a lighter instead of matches as this will produce a larger flame and make lighting the wick easier.
These simple steps should help to keep your Woodwick candle burning for longer!
What Is the Best Wax for A Candle?
There is no right answer to this question as it depends on what you prefer personally, what your budget is, and so on.
Some of the main types of waxes used and their pros and cons are:
- Soy wax – Made from soybeans, this is a renewable resource and produces a longer-lasting candle with a cooler burn.
- Paraffin wax – This is more of a traditional option and gives candles stability as well as producing longer-lasting flames.
- Beeswax – This is a natural option made from the wax produced by bees. It is also renewable and gives off a pleasant honey scent when burned.
However, it does tend to be more expensive than other waxes.
No matter what type of wax you choose, make sure to shop around and find the best quality wax for your needs.
What I like about Woodwick candles is that they use a blend of soy and paraffin for the best of both worlds.
So there you have it – Woodwick candles are made from a blend of soy and paraffin wax, combined with a unique wooden wick.
The combination of these high-quality materials creates a candle that has an amazing scent throw, long-lasting burn time, and a beautiful crackling sound.
So next time you light your Woodwick candle, remember just what goes into making these amazing winter warmers!
Image credits – Photo by Rebecca Peterson-Hall on Unsplash
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