How to Burn Your Milwaukee Candle

The Initial Burn

When lighting your Milwaukee wooden-wick or cotton wick candle for the first time, be sure to allow a consistent burn for 2-3 hours or until you achieve a melt pool (liquefied wax on the top layer of a burning candle) from each side of the container.
Caring for your wooden-wicked candle 
Upon burning your Milwaukee wooden-wick candle for the first time, be sure to keep the flame on the wick for a while (10-30 seconds). It is real wood with no weird chemicals soaked in for easy lighting. So like a log or stick, you really need to torch the wick for a while to get the wick to “coal” like a log would.
With 100% soy candles, it's important to ensure a melt pool forms from each end of the container, especially on the first burn (typically 1-2 hour burn session).
After burning your Milwaukee wooden-wick candle, the wooden wick will have a burnt top that should be removed. If you notice an overly large flame upon relighting, you’ll know it is time to trim the excess portion of the burnt wick. These steps also ensure a consistent soot free burn.
Caring for your cotton-wicked candle 
It is important to maintain a ¼ inch wick height. This means you may have to trim your cotton wick to a reach a ¼ inch height. Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning and dripping. Head over to the shop to check out our stainless steel wick trimmers to keep your candles burning cleaner and longer.
Candle Do’s & Don’ts
Always keep a burning candle within sight
Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire
Keep burning candles out of the reach of children and pets
Trim candlewicks to ¼ inch each time before burning
Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times
Never extinguish a candle with water
Be sure the candle is placed on a stable, heat resistant surface