Hemp Wick Candles: 3 Perks of Choosing a Hemp Core

When it comes down to what makes for a great candle, most people’s minds go to things like fragrance, color, or design. Nothing wrong with that and it’s partly true! But an often-overlooked element of the candle is its wick, which plays a huge role in candle functionality. The wick draws liquid wax up to the flame, fueling its performance. So, as you can imagine, the type of wick used impacts the candle’s performance: how hot it burns, how clean, how bright, its scent throw, and more. Here we’ll take a look at hemp core wicks and the benefits they offer.

Safe & Healthy

Of the many hundreds of wick varieties, hemp wicks are considered among the safest, healthiest, and greenest. Hemp wicks are made up of braided natural fibers that don’t require any bleaching or chemical treatment. Additionally, when paired with natural soy wax, the result is a clean and toxin-free burn.

Naturally Strong Performance

Hemp is a strong and versatile natural fiber. Compared to other natural wick types, such as cotton, hemp has a greater rigidity. So, when utilized as a core, this natural strength and versatility allows the wick to stand up easier on its own. And as mentioned above, it does not require the use of any metals for core support, bleach, or chemical treatment. The hemp core naturally stays rigid and upright while burning.

More Fragrance

A hemp core wick not only burns cleanly, but it also burns hotter than most wick alternatives. When the wick allows the candle to burn hotter, it can often result in a greater hot scent throw. This means that when the candle is burning, it releases more fragrance, which provides a fuller aroma for your enjoyment.

Hemp core wicks in candle jars
Hemp core wicks pictured here in our candle-making process.

Every candle from Diamond Elm utilizes a hemp core wick along with all-natural soy wax. This gives us an all-natural candle with an amazing, full aroma. From the benefits and performance we’ve experienced with our hemp wick candles, we expect to see more companies and crafters jump on the hemp bandwagon for their candles and other natural product offerings.

Price Update for February

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Throughout 2019 we focused on getting feedback from our DE Fam (you guys!) and improving our brand to provide a better product and service for you all to enjoy. Here’s some of the feedback we received:

Feedback & Improvement

  • Adjust our scent-wax ratio to provide a stronger fragrance and better scent throw without sacrificing quality.
  • Improve shipment packaging to prevent breakage during transit.
  • Work with local businesses to stock our candles, giving customers the ability to see the candles in person and avoid shipping costs.

We took the feedback to heart, made the improvements you suggested, and have seen a significant increase in your satisfaction. We couldn’t be happier!

But we’re not stopping there. We want to keep improving and expanding to make your DE experience even better. Here’s what we’re setting out to achieve:

Upcoming Goals

  • Expand our business across the country and stock products in stores for our out-of-state customers to enjoy.
  • Create more candles and products that contribute to charitable organizations.
  • Add to our product lineup to include more variety in our brand.

We’re thrilled to take on these improvements and changes, but they’re not achievable at our current product prices. Starting February 1, there will be a slight increase in the cost of our products. We work extremely hard to keep prices as reasonable as possible while still providing a quality product. Here’s a look at how our new price matches up with others in the market:

Graph showing Diamond Elm Candle prices compared to average market price.
*Prices based on items comparable to 16 oz DE Candle

VIPs

We also wanted to reward our loyal customer base that has supported us along the way. So, going forward every January, April, July, and October, we will send our email list a VIP code for 10% off every order you place. This code can be used an unlimited amount of times and won’t expire until the new code is sent our for the next quarter. You can see in the graph above how this code will affect your purchase price.

We appreciate every bit of support from you guys and hope you’re as excited as we are for the upcoming year! We look forward to bringing you the very best Diamond Elm products.