Why Wick Size Matters

Wick size isn't just a trivial detail—it's the heart of the candle. Ever experienced the agony of a wick buried under an ocean of wax, desperately gasping for air? Or the frustration of a memory ring, that stubborn tunneling effect that wastes half your candle? Both can often be traced back to the wick. Yes, that little string has the power to make or break your candle experience.

Here's where wick size comes into play:

  • Proper Burn: A wick that's too small for the candle will drown in melted wax, leading to a weak flame or, worse, a completely extinguished wick. On the flip side, a wick that's too large can cause the candle to burn too hot and fast, wasting your precious scent moments and possibly even causing soot to form on the glass. 
  • Memory Rings: The first burn sets a memory ring, and if the wick isn't sized right, your candle will tunnel for the rest of its life, ignoring the outer wax. It's not just a waste; it's a candle tragedy.
  • Candle Fixing: If you've faced the woes of a buried wick or a memory ring, fear not! Candle fixing is a thing. Gently warming the wax on a low heat source or use the aluminum foil method: Wrap your candle in foil, and leave an opening for the flame. After one to two hours, the wax should have liquefied evenly. 

Now, you might be thinking, "All this fuss over a wick?" Absolutely! Because when you invest in a candle, you're not just buying a piece of decor. You're purchasing an experience, a mood setter, a background actor in your life's many scenes. And something as simple as the right wick size ensures that your candle performs its role spectacularly.

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