The Best Woodwick Candles

Perhaps one of the most innovative candles to come around in years, the best WoodWick candles are the epitome of classic, decorative aromatherapy. Scented candles are common stock. However, the founders of WoodWick got the idea of using a wick made of wood rather than one made of braided cotton. And so, the name “WoodWick” was born.

Just another candle?

Like other scented candles, WoodWick scented candles are available in a variety of aromas guaranteed to please your olfactory senses. Functionally, they are long-burning. Stylistically, they are as akin to a small piece of art or sculpture as they are to candles. That said, candles have forever been aesthetically pleasing household accessories. Never, however, did any of them have a wooden wick.

The wick

The wood wick is just that, a sliver of oiled wood. The oil burns at a distinct rate, preserving the wood. The wood, itself, crackles. Although this might be expected, it is a surprisingly pleasant and novel experience. The wicks crackle. They burn. They soothe. These candles are a near-perfect expression of scented sound therapy, which is why customers are extremely loyal.

Why Do WoodWick Candles Crackle?

Well, they crackle because the wick is a natural wooden wick. It’s that simple. Much like wood crackles in a campfire or cozy fireplace it’s the same principal.

What Kind Of Wax Are WoodWick Candles Made From?

A genuine Woodwick candle is made from a blend of Soy wax rather than paraffin. This is not only more environmentally friendly, but it’s also healthier to the extent that it’s also vegan friendly. WoodWick wax gets kudos for this in the green department!

Is WoodWick Owned By Yankee Candles?

In 2017 the WoodWick brand was bought by Newell Brands, the company that also own the Yankee Candle brand. So both companies, WoodWick and Yankee Candle are owned by the parent company Newell Brands.

Best WoodWick Candle Users guide

Placement

When selecting your WoodWick candle, it is best to consider how well it matches the room or sitting area within which it will be placed. For instance, WoodWick candles are quality candles infused with scent. A medium candle with a standard wick will release a lot of melted wax, whereas a petite candle will release less wax. Consequently, a lot of aroma will also be released. Medium candles can overpower a small room and might seem overwhelming if placed too close to where a person is sitting.

Conversely, with a WoodWick mini-candle, the crackling, which is the primary selling point of these candles, will be inaudible in a medium or large room, especially when placed far away from the sitting area.

For a medium-sized room, a medium candle is best placed at a distance of 10- to 12-feet away from the sitting area. This distance will allow people to enjoy the aroma and still hear the crackling. The distance can be reduced or increased in using a WoodWick petite candle or a large jar candle respectively.

To best hear the crackling, medium candles can be placed on a coffee table or up to eight feet away. WoodWick mini candles are best placed on a coffee table or end table near a person.

Note: a large jar candle does not provide more scent or louder crackling. Instead, it offers a longer burn time.

Burning

With their wooden wicks, WoodWick candles should be burned no longer than 3 to 4 hours. Longer burning can result in smoking and pooled wax. If you have never heard of these candles, you are in for a special treat. Following are the top 10 WoodWick candles available.

 

The Best WoodWick Candles Reviews

10. WoodWick Candle Café Sweets Trilogy Large Jar

Analogous to the trilogy, a story, often lengthy, told in three distinct parts, the Café Sweets WoodWick Trilogy candle set is experienced in three relaxing parts. Made of three distinct layers of wax, the experience shifts as each layer burns, the wax melting and blending with the layer below. One might think that it is a simple progression, one aroma to the next. However, that assumption would be wrong.

The experience

The first aroma, yellow bean, is delicious and unique. As it burns low, the wax and scent mixes with the next, caramel, and a new mixture of the two emerges, intermingled and delightful. As that mixture burns away, the third aroma, that of the second layer, caramel emerges, distinct and sweet, until it, too, burns low and mixes with the final layer, biscotti. Caramel and biscotti are two aromas made for one another. As this mixture burns away, the final layer emerges.

The sweetness of vanilla mixed with caramel is gone, but something more soothing and satisfying emerges. With this candle, Sunday morning never really ends, a fact that makes the WoodWick Café Sweets Trilogy something of an adult fairy tale.

Things to consider

At 7 inches by 3 inches, it might present a tipping hazard. For safety, the candle should rest on a mantle. WoodWick Trilogy candles make great gift sets.

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WoodWick Evening Bonfire HearthWick Flame Large Scented Candle

The WoodWick Evening Bonfire is a low-seated, canoe-shaped candle. As a medium-sized candle, it should last approximately 30 days if burned a couple hours per day.

The experience

The lengthy wick offers an audible crackling sound appropriate for the bonfire name. The aroma is significant, able to permeate both small and medium-sized rooms. Anyone sitting on a sofa with the WoodWick Evening Bonfire on a coffee table will be able to enjoy the crackling as well as the aroma.

Things to consider

Of all the candles, the gray wax for the bonfire is dull. Additionally, the length of the wick can be challenging, at times, to light. Unlike a regular candle, which lights because it is enveloped by the flame, this candle requires a bit of back-and-forth movement over the wick until it catches.

Medium-sized candles are not audible in large rooms.

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WoodWick Candle Warm Woods Trilogy

The medium-sized Warm Woods WoodWick Trilogy candles set is available in a concave, hour-glass shape. It comes in muted gray, light gray, and off-white. It offers three aromas.

– fireside
– redwood
– sandalwood clove

The experience

The wick consists of two small .5-inch wicks overlapping in the shape of a cross. Lighting is easy and only requires holding a match over the surface of the wick, moving the flame in a circular motion until the wicks catch. The crackling with crossed wicks seems pleasingly louder than other single-wick candles. Additionally, this particular candle is strong enough that the aroma lingers long after the wick is extinguished.

Things to consider

Unlike other candles with more common scents like vanilla, coffee, or caramel, the aromas for this candle are less familiar. Consequently, the scents get lost among one another. Although the smell is pleasant and will permeate a room, it will take getting used to several candles before the individual smells become distinct.

As such, the “trilogy” experience–the fading and blending of the smells–can become lost. That said, this might not even be a negative. As these candles are premium artisan candles, perhaps some candles, such as the Warm Woods Trilogy, require a more practiced nose.

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WoodWick Candle Warm Woods Trilogy

The large Warm Woods WoodWick Trilogy candles edition is a somewhat larger version of the medium Warm Woods trilogy candle. It comes with a cross-shaped wick that is apparently identical in size to the medium edition. The shape is taller, somewhat more elegant than the medium version, resembling, perhaps, more accurately a sub-section of a redwood trunk.

The experience

The crackling is audible in a medium-sized room, and for people enjoying the candle, it seems best placed nearby on a coffee table or shelf.

Things to consider

One might think that the large version of the Warm Woods trilogy provides a louder or stronger scent. However, because the diameter is only .2 inches greater than the medium sized candle and the wick is nearly identical, the scent released with the melting wax and the sound of the crackling is not appreciably stronger or louder, respectively. Relative to the medium edition, the large candle simply provides a longer burn time.

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Cinnamon Chai WoodWick Candle in Glass Jar

The Cinnamon Chai candle provides 120 hours of burn time.

The experience

The shade of the Cinnamon Chai candle is burnt umber, a popular autumnal color. The aroma is perfect for mornings or a Thanksgiving holiday. The cinnamon scent is confident and for the morning, it is the perfect accessory to coffee or toast.

Things to consider

The cinnamon scent is strong, but during the holidays, it can actually become lost in other fragrances. For this large jar, air bubbles can develop along the edges of the glass.

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WoodWick Candle Linen Large Jar

The off-white linen candle is a crisp off-white. Although the glass used for this jar is the same glass used in other, darker, WoodWick candles, the off-white linen shade creates a frosted appearance.

As a gift, the candle goes with just about any decor. However, the off-white, frosted appearance makes it an especially perfect gift for bridal showers.

The experience

The aroma is crisp and clean, a perfect scent that hearkens of spring cleaning. Combined with the crackling, cross-shaped wick, the experience is relaxing and morning fresh. It is everything clean and new. Because of this, the Linen edition is, by and large, one of the best received, most favorited WoodWick candle.

Things to consider

For anyone wanting to use the candle as an air freshener, it might be best to consider purchasing two large candles instead of one. The large candles provide a much longer burn time than the medium candles, and coupling them will provide the added crackling sound and stronger aroma.

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Vanilla Bean WoodWick Glass Jar Scented Candle

The candle will complement just about any decor. Additionally, the scent makes this candle a particularly good house-warming gift.

The experience

Most customers will find the aroma strong, pleasing, and familiar. Although it might seem like a candle best burned in the morning, it is actually best burned after dark. During the evening, the scent becomes a morning memory with a hint of nostalgia.

Things to consider

Because this candle goes with so many types of decor, it can easily be used as a decorative accessory. As such, it best rotated, so the label is hidden. In terms of aromatherapy, perhaps because the vanilla aroma is so familiar, it is best used in medium or large rooms. It can overpower a small room.

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WoodWick Vintage Hobnail Candle Set – Crimson Berries

These twin candles are festive and perfect for the holiday. The dimpled, “hobnail” texture is easy to hold.

The experience

The crimson berry aroma is a much-loved aroma for Christmas and New Year celebrations. Unlike many medium and large candles, the twin set provides nearly double the volume in melted wax and nearly double the release of berry scent. As such, these two small candles are more than enough for any small room and very capable in a medium room. Even for a large room, they provide audible crackling and enough aromatherapy when placed at appropriate distances from the user.

Things to consider

The dimpled jars do help reflect an otherwise dull red wax, but the style might not be for every taste. In terms of WoodWick, which produces primarily classic styles, this twin set represents a more unique style.

Although the smell is a pleasing and very popular aroma, it seems generic. The crimson berry scent has only a hint of something other than sweet. Perhaps evergreen, perhaps something “tree-ish,” this candle is difficult to distinguish from something “berry-ish.”

Additionally, it is important to note that the smaller jar size mixed with the regular-sized flame can make the glass warm.

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WoodWick Reserve Collection Crackling 8.5 Ounce Scented Candle, Mahogany

The Reserve edition is an old-world style that could be perfect for libraries or home offices. The brown wax has a pleasant sheen, making it a more elegant wax mix than some of the less lustrous mixtures. As a decorative accessory, the contoured jar works well on a desk or bookshelf.

The experience

Because even unmelted wax exudes a scent, the broad rim allows more scent to be released throughout the room. Additionally, the slightly wider wick allows for a more pleasing crackling. For small offices or conservatively decorated rooms, this candle will more than suffice.

Things to consider

The style might not be for everyone. The scent, although pleasing, seems hard to place.

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WoodWick Candle Redwood Large Jar

The slender candle is a classic WoodWick large design. It offers 120 hours of burn time, and the dark-colored wax will accommodate many tastes and decors.

The experience

The fragrance is close to something hardwood. It is a pleasing alternative to other candles that might have a more sweet or more “air-freshener” smell. Although this particular smell also comes in a “trilogy” version, the stand-alone version is a good choice. The smell doesn’t necessarily smell exactly like a redwood, but it does smell like something outdoors.

Things to consider

As with most large editions, the redwood candle is best used in a medium or small room as the volume of melted wax and the wick size do not necessarily mean more aroma and louder crackling. Instead, the large version of the Redwood line offers longer burn times.

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