WHAT'S CRACKLING?: WHY WOODEN WICK CANDLES SNAP, CRACKLE + POP

 

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There is something alluring, captivating and inviting about burning wood. Its draw is instant and it has the ability to transcend people into a happy place.

For some, the attraction lies in the radiant glow of the rhythmic flames. Whereas, others enjoy the choral arrangement of snap, crackle, pop. Then there are those, like me, who love it all. 

The visual and auditory aesthetics of burning wood have been recreated in various forms, thus increasing its popularity; one of which being the wooden wick candle.

Wooden wicks are natural and eco-friendly. They produce a crackling sound reminiscent of a wood burning fireplace. It is this unique feature that makes a wooden wick candle so appealing. But how does it do this?

Wooden wicks are made of softwood. To prepare softwoods for wood burning use, it undergoes a process to reduce the amount of moisture in the wood. When this occurs, gaps are created and small pockets of water are left behind.

When the wood is burned, the water becomes heated to a point that causes it to boil and release steam. If the steam becomes trapped, pressure is exerted on the surrounding wood causing it to weaken and give. Steam that is released creates small bursts of flames giving rise to the signature sounds: snap, crackle, pop.

Wooden wick candles, like our Driftwood soy candle, offer an easy-to-use, low maintenance and cost-efficient alternative to a wood burning fireplace. It is a great option for office staff and apartment and home dwellers who desire a beautifully scented ambiance with the sound of crackling wood quietly playing in the background. Wooden wick candles are indeed the perfect mood enhancer for any time and day of the year.

 

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