Candle Care

Keep your candles burning clean and longer with these tips!

We chose to use wooden wicks for our candles... why?  Here’s a few reasons!


  • WOODEN WICKS DO NOT MUSHROOM, HAVE LITTLE TO NO CARBON BUILD-UP, NO DEBRIS AND NO SOOTING LIKE COTTON WICKS
  • WOODEN WICKS ARE COMPLETELY AMERICAN MADE, BEING SOURCED AND MANUFACTURED IN THE USA FROM FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL (FSC)-CERTIFIED MILLS


And... we just love the wide, crackling flame!  Such a cozy feel. For best results, please follow these easy care tips...


  • THE  FIRST   TIME  YOU  LIGHT  THE  CANDLE,  THE WAX MAY  NOT PULL ALL  THE  WAY  UP THE WICK AND THE WICK WILL EXTINGUISH,  SIMPLY  BREAK  OFF  BURNT  ASH  AND  RE-LIGHT,  IT  WILL  THEN  BURN  CONTINUOUSLY.  


  • ALWAYS  BURN  CANDLES  FOR ATLEAST  2  HOURS  OR  UNTIL  THE  TOP  LAYER  OF  WAX  COMPLETELY  LIQUIFIES.  IF  YOU  EXTINQUISH  TOO  SOON,  YOU  WILL  NOT  GET  A  CLEAN  BURN  AND  MAY  HAVE  CONTINUING  ISSUES WITH  WICK  DROWNING  FROM  WAX  BUILD  UP  ON  SIDES  OF  JAR.


  •  BE SURE TO GENTLY SNAP OFF THE ASH OR BURNT WOOD ALONG THE TOP EDGE OF THE WICK  BEFORE  EACH  LIGHTING.


  • IF WHEN BURNING THE CANDLE FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME YOU NOTICE THE FLAME HEIGHT GETTING TOO LOW, IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO EXTINQUISH  FLAME,  TAP OFF ANY EXCESS ASH OR BURNT WOOD ALONG THE TOP OF THE WICK. RE-LIGHT ,  THE FLAME WILL THEN RETURN TO ITS PROPER OPTIMAL HEIGHT.


  • BE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO LET ANY DEBRIS FROM THE WICK (OR ANYTHING ELSE!) FALL INTO THE CANDLE!


  • DO NOT BURN CANDLE MORE THAN 6  HOURS AT ONE TIME.


We hope you enjoy your Homestead Studios candles as much as we do... If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email us!