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Self trimming wick

Do your candles have Self Trimming Wicks?  Park Avenue only uses Cotton, Self Trimming Wicks in all the candles we manufacture.

The purpose of a wick is to deliver fuel (wax) to the flame. Acting like a fuel pump, the wick draws the liquefied wax up into the flame to burn. Different wick sizes allow for different amounts of fuel to be drawn into the flame. Too much fuel and the flame will flare and soot; too little fuel and the flame will sputter out.

A quality made candle will create virtually no smoke when burned. However, if the wick becomes too long, or an air current disturbs the flame’s teardrop shape, small amounts of unburned carbon particles (soot) will escape from the flame as a visible wisp of smoke. Self Trimming Wicks will help prevent soot from occurring.

To avoid this, most candle companies will tell you to always trim the wick to ¼ inch before every use. Adding Self Trimming Wicks will only help you get a better, more even burn.

Park Avenue Candles will never use lead wicks. Lead wicks have been officially banned in the United States since 2003, and before then they were primarily limited to inexpensive imported candles. If the candles you purchase are manufactured outside the USA, make sure they don’t have lead wicks.  Buy American Made Park Avenue Candles and you will not have to worry about lead wicks.

If you have any other questions regarding our products please call or contact us and we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.  Click here to view candle sizes, shapes and colors

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