Wood Wick Candles | Scent 26 Candle Co.

Wooden Wick Candles

Why wooden wicks?

Our wooden wick candles are incredibly popular. There is something very tranquil about watching a wooden wick candle burn because it has a wonderful radiant glow. They have a unique characteristic though the amazing crackling sound it emits whilst it burns.

We use booster wooden wicks and cotton wicks in our candles. Our wooden wicks are both natural and eco-friendly, and they provide the ambience of the crackling sound which is reminiscent of a burning fire, a unique feature that makes our wood wick candles so appealing.

So what makes a wooden wick candle crackle?

It’s a question I get asked a lot, so get ready for the science bit.........

Our laminate, original booster, wooden wicks are made from native, sappy fruit trees and sourced from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified mills. and manufactured with pride (and great skill) in the USA.

When the wood is burned, the water becomes heated to a point that causes it to boil and release steam. If the steam becomes trapped, the pressure is exerted on the surrounding wood causing it to weaken and give. The steam that is released creates small bursts of flames giving rise to the signature crackling sound.

The level of crackle in our crackling wooden wicks will be affected by a number of different factors;

  • The type of wax used will influence the degree of crackle. We use a mix of soy, rapeseed and mineral wax in our candles, which is perfectly suited to wooden wicks.
  • The amount and type of fragrance oil in each candle. The crackle you hear comes from any of the chemical compounds present in your candle reaching their respective flashpoints. These may include moisture present in the wick, wax and fragrance.
  • The type of wooden wick used and whether or not it is the correct size for the type of candle vessel can also influence the intensity of the crackle.

Our wooden wick candles are a great option for apartment and home dwellers who desire a beautifully scented candle with the sound of crackling wood in the background. A wooden wick candle is the perfect mood enhancer for any time and day of the year, but there is something special about lighting a Scent 26 Candle Co. wooden wick candle in Autumn & Winter, when the darkness falls and you can enjoy the shadows they cast.

Want to learn more about the science behind candle making? Check out our upcoming blog posts for lots more fascinating facts. 

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