How to Make Wood Wick Candles

Jan 5, 2023


Welcome to The Poker Club at West Houston's guide on how to make wood wick candles. In this comprehensive tutorial, we will provide you with detailed step-by-step instructions on creating beautiful candles with wood wicks. Whether you're a novice or an experienced candle maker, this guide is perfect for anyone looking to add a unique touch to their candle collection.

Why Choose Wood Wick Candles

Wood wick candles have gained popularity in recent years due to their distinctive crackling sound, reminiscent of a cozy fireplace. The wooden wick not only adds a unique aesthetic to the candle but also offers a longer and cleaner burn compared to traditional cotton wicks. Additionally, wood wicks are more eco-friendly and sustainable, making them a great choice for environmentally-conscious individuals.

Materials You'll Need

  • 1 pound of soy wax
  • Wood wicks
  • Fragrance oil
  • Candle dye
  • Candle thermometer
  • Candle container
  • Double boiler
  • Heat-resistant stirring utensil
  • Wick holder
  • Adhesive dots

Step-by-Step Guide to Making Wood Wick Candles

Step 1: Prepare Your Workstation

Begin by setting up your work area. Clear any clutter and ensure you have all the materials mentioned above readily available.

Step 2: Prepare the Candle Container

Clean and dry your chosen candle container. You can use various containers such as glass jars or tins, depending on your preference. Ensure the container is heat-resistant and suitable for candle making.

Step 3: Melt the Wax

Using the double boiler method, gently melt the soy wax flakes. Stir occasionally with a heat-resistant utensil and use a thermometer to monitor the temperature. The ideal temperature for melting soy wax is around 170°F (76°C).

Step 4: Add Fragrance and Color

Once the wax has melted, remove it from heat and add your desired fragrance oil and candle dye. Stir gently to distribute the fragrance and color evenly throughout the wax.

Step 5: Secure the Wood Wick

Using an adhesive dot, attach the wood wick to the bottom center of the candle container. Use a wick holder to ensure the wick remains centered throughout the pouring process.

Step 6: Pour the Wax

Carefully pour the melted wax into the prepared candle container. Be sure to leave a small gap at the top to prevent overflow. Allow the wax to cool and solidify completely before proceeding to the next step.

Step 7: Trim and Light the Wood Wick

Once the wax has completely hardened, trim the wood wick to about ¼ inch. Light the wood wick and enjoy the soothing crackling sound as your wood wick candle burns.

Tips and Tricks

Here are some additional tips to enhance your wood wick candle-making experience:

  • Experiment with different fragrance oils and candle dyes to create unique scents and colors.
  • Consider adding dried herbs or flowers to your wax for a decorative touch.
  • Allow your wood wick candle to burn for at least 3-4 hours during the first lighting to prevent tunneling.
  • Trim the wood wick before each burn to maintain a cleaner and more efficient burn.


Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to make wood wick candles. Now, let your creativity shine and create your own collection of beautiful and aromatic wood wick candles. Enjoy the relaxing ambiance and soothing crackling sound that these unique candles provide. Start your candle-making journey today with The Poker Club at West Houston's comprehensive guide.

John Keirsbilck
Amazing tutorial! 🔥🕯️
Nov 8, 2023
Vijay Kumar
Thanks for breaking down the process into easy-to-follow steps. Can't wait to create my own wood wick candles.
Nov 7, 2023
Tanisha Greene
This tutorial makes me feel confident to try making wood wick candles for the first time.
Nov 1, 2023
Jacob Jernigan
I've bookmarked this guide for future reference. Can't wait to bring the cozy ambiance of wood wick candles into my home.
Oct 30, 2023
Mike Heyburn
Wood wick candles make great homemade gifts. I'm inspired to make some for my friends and family.
Oct 11, 2023
Allianz Australia
Love this! 👏🕯️
Oct 5, 2023
Sharon Newman
This tutorial has inspired me to get creative with candle making. Excited to start my own wood wick candle project!
Oct 3, 2023
Joe Mullins
The troubleshooting tips provided in the tutorial are invaluable for beginners like me. Thank you for the thoroughness!
Sep 15, 2023
Sarah Sain
Thank you for the detailed tutorial! I can't wait to try making my own wood wick candles.
Sep 6, 2023
Ryan Little
I've always loved the crackling sound of wood wick candles. Now I can make my own, thanks to this tutorial!
Sep 6, 2023
Michael Kraus
I appreciate the tips on where to find quality materials for making wood wick candles.
Sep 4, 2023
Janet Taylor
The photos in this tutorial are really helpful for visualizing each step.
Aug 24, 2023
I appreciate the emphasis on safety measures when making wood wick candles. Great reminder for beginners like me.
Jul 24, 2023
Greg Albertson
I love the idea of using wood wicks instead of traditional ones. It seems like it would create a lovely ambiance.
Jul 22, 2023
Charles Tyson
I've been wanting to experiment with wood wick candles, and your guide has given me the push to get started!
Jul 19, 2023
Rifat Halim
Creating wood wick candles seems like a relaxing and enjoyable activity. Thanks for the guidance.
Jul 19, 2023
Wim Stocks
I had no idea how to make wood wick candles until I read this. Thank you for the guidance!
Jul 18, 2023
Gilmer Coffy
This article has motivated me to finally start making my own candles. Thank you for the encouragement!
Jun 21, 2023
Jeff Eason
I never knew it was so easy to make wood wick candles. Thanks for the clear instructions!
Jun 18, 2023
The detailed explanation of different wax types is very useful for beginners like me.
Jun 7, 2023
Testeur4 Testeur4
I never realized making wood wick candles could be so rewarding. This guide has opened up a new hobby for me.
May 8, 2023
Chris Packard
I appreciate the clear step-by-step instructions. It makes me feel confident about trying this out.
Apr 30, 2023
Dana Livinghouse
The attention to detail in this tutorial has made me feel more confident about making wood wick candles.
Apr 29, 2023
Jamie Branagh
Wood wick candles have such a cozy and rustic feel. Excited to give this a try!
Apr 29, 2023
Chris Holowatyj
The step-by-step approach in the tutorial really makes it feel like anyone can make wood wick candles. Thanks for the encouragement!
Apr 23, 2023
Anna Qiao
I love the idea of using wood wicks in candles. This guide is just what I needed to get started.
Apr 22, 2023
Paul Edmondson
The photos really helped me understand the steps. Great job on the visuals!
Mar 30, 2023
Tyler Wiedmaier
The thoroughness of this tutorial is impressive. Thank you for sharing your expertise!
Mar 22, 2023
Giang Nguyen
I've always wanted to learn how to make wood wick candles. This guide seems really informative.
Feb 23, 2023
Elizabeth Edminster
Thanks for sharing these detailed instructions! Can't wait to try making my own wood wick candles.
Feb 17, 2023
Anne Roetsch
The use of emojis in the tutorial really added to the fun and lighthearted feel of the process. Love it!
Feb 9, 2023
Terry Anglin
As a candle-making enthusiast, I found this guide extremely helpful. Can't wait to give it a try!
Jan 23, 2023
Ben Shafer-Rickles
I'm excited to try personalizing my wood wick candles with different scents and colors. Thanks for the inspiration!
Jan 15, 2023