Wood Wick Candle Care

All of the candles made at Lichen & Limestone are crafted in small batches and hand poured by the Wax Maiden. Because our candles are made by hand in small quantities, there may be slight variations in color. Each candle is made with love, light, and a little magic.

Wood Wick candles create a unique burning experience with a unique crackle that adds warm comfort to any room. Here are some tips on burning your new wood wick candle to have the best burning experience: 

  • Before burning, make sure your wick is trimmed to between 1/8″ – 3/16″.
  • When lighting your candle for the first time, burn until there is an even wax pool across the entire surface of the candle (wait until it touches the sides of the jar). This prevents tunneling, and creates an even burn for the life of the candle. 
  • For subsequent uses, be sure to snap or cut off the ash or burnt wood along the top edge of the wick and then light as usual.
  • Do not to let any debris or ash fall into the candle. 
  • If you notice the flame height getting too low or too high, it may be necessary to extinguish the candle. Once the wax has cooled, ensure that the wick is free of ash or burnt wood. 
  • Do not burn candle more than 2-3 hours at one time. And no longer burn the candle if there is only 1/2 an inch of wax remaining.
  • Never leave your candle unattended, and make sure your candle burns in a safe location, away from children and pets.
  • When not using your candle, store in a cool, dry place, and cover with lid to avoid dust buildup. 


  • After burning your candle, the glass jar, metal tin, and wax pool may be extremely hot to the touch. It is important to let the candle cool completely before replacing the lid or moving the candle. 

As with any candle, it is important to follow standard candle safety guidelines. For reference, a simple warning label with some safety notes is on the bottom of every candle.

I hope you enjoy your new wood wick candle as much as I enjoyed creating it.