Christmas with Woodwick Candles

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Woodwick Candles by Yankee Candle will not only fill your room with amazing fragrances, but with their all natural wooden wick that Crackles as it Burns™ will give you a sense of being in front of your own open fire. Great at any time of the year, Woodwick Candles are especially nice to look forward to at Christmas time when perhaps you spend more time relaxing, and to enhance the feeling of cosiness indoors.

The origins of candles

There is evidence that the earliest candles were made from whale fat in China during the Qin Dynasty, some 200 years B.C.
Romans were at the inception of the first candles using papyrus to develop a sort of wooden wick, but changed it to braided wicks of cotton, tallow, and hemp to produce a more consistent burn.

However, in 2001 technology caught up and wood wicks hit the market again to produce crackling candles, a feature that plays on all the senses while the candle burns. In fact, the crackling aspect of WoodWick Yankee Candles is noted as the top reason for purchasers wanting to buy a wooden wick candle.

Advantages of wooden wicks

Other advantages to having a wood wick over cotton wicks is that they burn with more coverage and more efficiently. Because the base of wood wicks is larger than cotton wicks, they have a higher burn rate and more contact with the wax.

Crackling candles are also easier to use because they are rigid and in a fixed position. You’ll never have to maneuver a wooden wick out from the wax or get your fingers blackened with soot due to rearranging it. Just light and enjoy the sweet sounds provided by this crackling candle.

96% of Woodwick candle owners say that crackling wick candles are more calming than the cotton wick candles they’ve previously purchased, and that they contribute to creating a more enriched ambience.

"I loved the soft crackling sound." 
   "The little sparks were fascinating to watch whilst listening to the gentle candle noise." 
"Yankee Candles are great for giving a wonderful fragrance around my home."


WoodWick Candles are a blend of soy and paraffin wax that allows for a cleaner and smoke free burn. 

The signature feature of WoodWick Candles is the wooden wick that Crackles as it Burns™. Known as Pluswick® Innovation technology, the wooden wick offers a soothing crackling sound that is not only audibly pleasing but also provides a dancing flame.

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If you’re looking for a showstopper candle, then look no further. The Hearthwick style from WoodWick Candles holds the wax in an ellipse-shaped glass basin and burns for up to 50 hours. 

Created to give the sound and smells of the hearth, Hearthwick candles make any room cozier with a soothing crackling sound from the long wick in the center.

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As the name suggests, Trilogy WoodWick Candles give you three different layers of fragrance and colour in one glass candle. As the candle burns through each layer the different fragrances released gradually merge from one layer to the next offering an ongoing sensual experience. 

Trilogy WoodWick Candles burn clean all the way to the edges and provide 75+ hours of fantastic crackling sound that is synonymous with WoodWick.

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How to burn your Woodwick Candle

WoodWick Candles are safe to burn, but as with any candle, there are some best practices when dealing with an open flame to not only ensure a clean burn of your candle but also to ensure the safety of your home.

Below are some of the most important practices to ensure you get the best possible experience from your new Woodwick candle.

  • When lighting Hearthwick candles for the first time, make sure to light the entire way across the wick to allow for an even burn.
  • With WoodWick Candles it is suggested to burn for 3-4 hours at a time to ensure the melted wax reaches the edges of the container each time.
  • Give enough time for the candle to completely cool before relighting.
  • Trim the wick to 1/8 of an inch and remove all the wick trimmings before each new use.
  • Set candle on a burn free surface and keep away from pets and children.
  • It is also strongly recommended to avoid setting the candle near vents or open windows to prevent drafts catching the flame or prematurely blowing the candle out.
  • WoodWick Candles should be smoke free but if your candle is smoking it is likely in a drafty area and should be moved.

Wishing you a wonderfully warm Woodwick Christmas and Diwali!

*We have a greater selection of Woodwick and Yankee candle products available in Colour Supplies stores in Oswestry, Whitchurch and Wrexham if you are able to visit us in person. You'll get a warm welcome in store too.

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