Do you love the smell of candles but don’t like how they only provide fragrances for a short period? If so, then you should try using candles with multiple wicks. These types of candles release more fragrance and last longer than traditional candles. This blog post will discuss the benefits of multiple wick candles, teach you how to use them and even how to make them!
Multiple wick candles release more fragrance than traditional candles. Multiple wicks allow the candle to burn hotter and over a larger surface area, which releases more fragrance into the air. They burn brighter and longer and have many other benefits than traditional candles.
If you’re interested in trying multiple wick candles, you should keep a few things in mind before your purchase. You will also want to explore the benefits further compared to the less expensive traditional candle.
Traditional Candles vs. Multiple Wick Candles
There are different styles, shapes, sizes, and colours for candles. But have you ever wondered why some candles have multiple wicks? Is it just for decoration, or is there a purpose behind it?
- Traditional candles have a single wick that burns slowly over time. This can result in a weak fragrance and less intense light.
- Multiple wick candles have multiple wicks that burn hotter and over a larger surface area. This allows the candle to release more fragrance and provide brighter light.
- Three wick candles are the most common type of multiple wick candle. They provide a good balance of fragrance and light and are a good option for most people.
- Two-wick candles are a good choice for people who want a more potent fragrance or more light than a traditional candle can offer. They are also suitable for people who want a longer burning candle.
- Multiple wick candles typically cost more than traditional candles, but they last longer and provide a more potent fragrance.
Are Multiple Wick Candles Worth The Money?
When it comes to multiple wick candles, you may be wondering if they are worth the extra cost. To help you make your decision, let’s compare traditional candles to multiple wick candles.
As it turns out, multiple wick candles serve a variety of purposes. For starters, multiple wicks allow the candle to burn evenly. If you’ve ever used a single wick candle, you know that they can often burn unevenly, leaving behind a lot of wax and leading to tunneling.
Multiple wick candles also allow for maximum fragrance. If you’re looking for a candle that will fill your entire room with its scent, then a multiple wick candle is the way.
So, if you’re looking for a candle that will burn evenly and fill your room with fragrance, then multiple wick candles are definitely worth the investment.
How to use a multiple wick candle?
Now that you know the benefits of multiple wick candles let’s discuss how to use them.
Multiple wick candles can be used in the same way as traditional candles. The main difference is that you will need to trim the wicks before each use. This ensures that the candle burns evenly and prevents soot from forming on the glass.
Use a wick trimmer or a sharp pair of scissors to trim the wicks. Cut the wicks to about ¼ inch before lighting the candle. Once the candle is lit, allow it to burn for at least an hour so that the wax melts evenly across the surface.
If you happen to be someone that is new to candle-making, hold up for just a minute. We wrote an article all about the frequently asked questions beginners ask that we encourage you to read!
Should I light all the wicks on a multiple wick candle?
You must light all of the wicks on a multiple wick candle. If you only light one wick, the other wicks will begin to lean over time. This can cause the candle to burn unevenly and produce soot.
Should you make a multiple wick candle?
The answer is that it depends. If you are looking for a more intense fragrance, multiple wicks will give you that boost. Multiple wicks will also provide the candle a more even burn. If you are looking for a more subtle fragrance, then a single wick candle is better.
If you go with multiple wicks, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, make sure that the wicks are evenly spaced out. This will help the candle burn more evenly. Second, be sure to trim the wicks before each use. This will help keep the flame under control and prevent it from getting too high. You will want to ensure that there are clear instructions on the label if you are making the candle for someone else or a customer. You want to ensure they have the best possible experience and for the candle to burn the way you intended.
How to decide when you need more than one wick?
When it comes to multiple wick candles, the general rule is that the larger the candle, the more wicks you will need. For example, a small candle may only need two wicks, while a large candle may need three or more. The number of wicks you use will also depend on the type of wax you are using. If you use soft wax, you will need more wicks to help the candle burn evenly. If you are using hard wax, you can get away with using fewer wicks.
It is recommended that you use multiple wicks for candles over 3.5 inches in diameter. For candles that are smaller than that, you can get away with using a single wick. Multiple wicks will help the candle burn evenly and prevent tunneling. Some wicks can burn a larger diameter than 3.5 inches, but it is recommended that multiple wicks are used past this point.
It is always essential to test every candle you make and ensure that your process is repeatable. This will allow you to ensure that each candle works as intended every…single…time!
Multiple wick candles are a great way to enjoy stronger fragrances and brighter light. Follow the tips above to get the most out of your multiple wick candles! If you want to make a multiple wick candle, why not try it. The more candles you make, the better! If you have never made one before, it is another type of candle that you can add to your achievements!
Happy Candle Making!