Wood wick candles can be intimidating at first but they operate just like any regular candle! Here are answers to some commonly asked questions to help you feel comfortable with burning a wood wick candle.

Are wood wick candles safe?

Yes, wood wick are derived from natural resources (wood) and are much safer than the traditional cotton wick which are often coated with harsh chemicals!

What are the benefits of wood wick candles?

Wood wicks provide a soothing crackle to emulate a gentle fireplace! They also release the a stronger scent throw without being overwhelming.

Are there any restrictions on burning wood wick candles?

The National Candle Association advises that no candle should be burnt for more than 4 hours in one sitting. It is also recommended that one should stop burning the candle when there is 1/2 of wax left. Never leave the candle unattended and keep away from children and pets.

Black smoke is coming out of my candle, what do I do?

All candles (not just wood wick candles) will product black smoke if you burn them for long enough. Simply trim the wick to 1/8 inch before each burn to get rid of the smoke. Trimming the wick ensures the candle is safe for the environment and makes it last longer.

How do I light a wood wick candle?

Simply light the candle from edge and watch it catch. 

I accidentally cut my wood wick too short and now it won’t light, what do I do?

Don’t worry this happens to the best of us! If your candle lights for a short period of time, simply use a napkin to soak up the melted wax and it’ll go back to normal. If your candle is not lighting at all, scrape off some of the wax around the wood and try lighting it again. The wax is the fuel to the wick, and there is just too much fuel for the candle to catch.

Where can I get the best wood wick candle?

Emme Essentials pairs wood wicks with coconut soy wax to create the best luxury candle on the market. Their products are toxin-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free and come from renewable sources. Countless hours of testing ensures the flame is tempered and burns correctly.