Why Wooden Wicks?

Without doubt the most common questions we are asked are to do with our wooden wicks. And we understand why – they look different, they sound different, they ARE different. We’re always proud to talk about our decision to use wooden crackle wicks, and here’s why…

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1) ambience

You won’t be surprised to notice that our wooden crackle wicks make a delightful cracking sound when they burn. To us it is reminiscent of a mini wood fire, and with the beautiful flicker of the flame, there is nothing more cosy than lighting a wooden wick candle on a dark evening.

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2) sustainability

It is vital to us that our candles are produced with as little impact on the environment as possible. Our wooden wicks are sustainably sourced, and offer a more eco-friendly alternative to cotton wicks. This is because the production of cotton, even for something the size of a wick, is a heavily pesticide and water-intensive process. In fact,

“according to WWF, it takes more than 20,000 litres of water to produce just one kilogram of cotton, which roughly equals one T-shirt and a pair of jeans.” Triple Pundit.

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3) usability

We love how easy wooden wicks are to work with. Not just for us making our candles, but also for you burning them. Wooden wicks stand nice and proud throughout the burning process, so you’ll never have the problem of fishing around for your wick in the melted wax once you get down to the bottom of your candle. They also burn more slowly and evenly, with a wider, lower flame and excellent scent throw.

So now you know, of course we’d love to hear your thoughts on the cotton vs. wooden wick debate, so please do get in touch if you have any questions whatsoever about our wooden wicks.

Best wishes,

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