WHAT IS THE BEST MODE OF DISTRIBUTION FOR MY CANDLES?
If you read our blog Starting a Candle Business, you know we touched a bit on this subject but with so many options, we think it’s worth a bit more detail. For...
PRE-CLIPPED… ONE STEP CANDLE WICKING!
For those of you who are using wooden wicks, you already know how much easier they are to work with than cotton wicks. Since wooden wicks are rigid, they requir...
WHAT PRICE CATEGORY DO MY CANDLES FALL INTO? (HOW DO I PRICE MY CANDLES TO SELL?)
And can I make a profit? In our previous blog STARTING A CANDLE BUSINESS, we discussed: Setting the prices for your c...
IT ISN’T JUST ABOUT THE PUMPKIN SPICE
Here we are… clocks have fallen back, the air is crisp and cool (well, depending on where you live anyway), the holidays...
WHAT MAKES YOUR CANDLES DIFFERENT?
OK, let’s face it, this is a tough one... there are so many candle brands large and small, creative crafters, Etsy selle...
13 WICKED WOODEN WICK MYTHS
If you do a web search for “Wooden Wick”, you are certain to find a great deal of misleading and confusing information, and frankly, we would like to set the re...
WHO WOULD WANT TO BUY MY CANDLES?
If you had a chance to read our blog Starting a Candle Business, then you already have a basic understanding of how to take those first few steps in launching y...
HALLOWEEN CANDLES THAT AREN’T TOO CREEPY!
So you’re looking to add a little Halloween ambiance to your home, but not a fan of the predictable ghoulish and spooky ...
You Are Planting Trees and Saving Lives
Check out this incredible video by Trees for the Future, a company we partner with to radically improve the lives of rur...
FINISHING A CANDLE WITH A HEAT GUN
When and why would you need to use a heat gun in the candle making process? Well, have you ever poured a batch of candle...
WHAT IS CANDLE SWEATING?
Candle Sweating is probably exactly what you think it is. It is when there are little beads of oily residue, “sweat”, on the surface of the candle. Occasionally...
STARTING A CANDLE BUSINESS
Are you ready to take your candle-making hobby to the next level and make it a business? Or perhaps you have never even attempted to make a candle, but are look...
WHAT ARE SINK HOLES?
Have you ever had a candle that was burning perfectly fine, and then suddenly it burned way down, and at that point mayb...
WHAT IS AN IDEAL FLAME HEIGHT?
When we talk about having the ideal flame height, what we are really talking about is having the correct size wick for t...
WHAT ARE JUMP LINES?
Jump Lines, also known as chatter and stuttering are the unintended horizontal lines or rings around the sides of either...
Finding Balance with Shining Sol
Our interview with Pete Evick, Founder of Shining Sol Candle Co., Manassas, VA www.shiningsol.com What’s the Story? Pete Evick has been a lifelong mus...
TROUBLESHOOTING WITH TEAM WOODEN WICK CO.
For anyone who has experience making candles, you know that troubleshooting is just part of the process. As you can imagine, we get quite a few calls and emails...
ALL ABOUT ORIGINAL WICKS
So what is an “Original Wick”? Our premier, all natural, Original Wick is a Single-Ply Wick that is made from native...
WHAT IS A DUAL WICK?
The Original Dual Wick is part of our Adhered Wicks collection. Let’s start with what an “Adhered Wick” is. Adhered Wick...
HOW TO COMBINE & USE SMOOTH WICKS
Let’s talk about how to make your own Booster Wick that isn’t an Adhered Wick, using a Smooth Wick. Just to be clear, yo...
BOOSTER WICKS!
What in the world is a Booster Wick you ask?   The Original Booster Wick is part of our Adhered Wick collection.  Let’s start with what an “Adhered Wick” is....
HOW TO USE A WICK CLIP & SET UP WOODEN WICKS
Ready to get started making super awesome wooden wick candles, but never used a wooden wick before? If you have used cotton wicks then you know the drill, and y...
WHAT IS IN A SAMPLE KIT?
If you are reading this post, you have either ordered a sample kit, or are thinking of ordering one. If you are new to m...
Coal And Canary
Read on to learn more about Amanda Buhse and Tom Jansen, co-owners of Coal and Canary, based in Canada. What’s the s...
Wooden Wicks vs. Cotton Wicks
So...why would you choose a wooden wick over a traditional cotton wick? Oh, let me count the reasons! Our wooden wic...
It's a Fact, You Planted a Tree!
Here is a wooden wick fact we can all get excited about; for every $100 our customers spend on our products, we will plant one tree through Trees for the Future...
How to Conduct a Burn Test!
Conducting a candle burn test  is essential to make sure your candle is going to burn properly.  While burn tests are frequently used to first determine the pro...
What Size Wood Wick Should I Use?
Aside from the question of, how to use wooden wicks, the question we hear most often is “Which size wick should I use?” ...
Our Favorite Cozy Candles!
Hygge...what’s that funny little word that’s been popping up all over the web? Hygge is a Danish term defined as “a qual...
Making a Pillar Candle with Wooden Wicks
Most people think wooden wicks are just for container candles, but did you know, you can use wooden wicks for pillar can...
How to Make a Wooden Wick Candle
So you want to learn how to make a candle? If you have never made a candle before, and you’re ready to give it a go, we are here to help you! Keep in mind that ...
How to Make a Multiple Wick Candle!
Among the many benefits of using a wooden wick over a cotton wick is that you can use up to a 5” diameter candle with only a single wick – sometimes even 6” dep...
How to Burn a Candle with a Wooden Wick
Is there a difference in burning a candle with a wooden wick vs. a candle with a cotton wick? The answer is yes and ...
Choosing the Best Candle Wax
The candle wax you choose is as you can imagine, an important factor, as it is the largest component in a candle.  There...
Candle Safety
I know we’ve all heard it a million times, but when it comes to safety, sometimes hearing it again certainly doesn’t hur...
Candle Making Terminology
If you are a candle-making-old-timer you most likely know all of this and then some, but if you are a new candle-maker, hopefully this will clear up some confus...
Candle Fragrance Basics
Did you know that 75 to 80 percent of all candles sold in the U.S. today are scented? Fragrance is one of the most defining characteristic of your candle.  Whil...
Wooden Wick Types
There are several different types of candle wicks we offer here at The Wooden Wick Co and the best way to find which wic...
Why Wooden Wicks?
If you are looking to create a candle that is unique and special, we think wooden wicks are the perfect place to start! ...
Know Your Fragrances
If you’ve read our post about Candle Fragrance, then you already know a little about the important role candle scent pla...
Fun Facts About Wooden Wicks!
Did you know: For every $100 spent at The Wooden Wick Co, a tree is planted through Trees for the Future. Check out our post: It’s a Fact, You Plante...