5 Benefits of Using 3-Wick Candles

For centuries, humans have used candles for various purposes, such as religious ceremonies, mood lighting, relaxation and aromatherapy. However, not all candles are alike. They come in an endless array of sizes, shapes, colors and, of course, fragrances. So, which one is best? In recent years, three-wick candles have gained popularity due to their numerous advantages. They are made with three wicks instead of the usual single wick, which offers a unique experience and benefits any candle lover is sure to love. Let’s explore five benefits of using three-wick candles and how to burn a candle all the way down.

1. Longer Burning Time

We all want our favorite candles to last forever. While that, unfortunately, isn’t possible, three-wick candles provide an extended burning time. With three wicks burning simultaneously, the wax melts faster and spreads more evenly, which means the candle burns for longer. Instead of tunneling down the center like a pillar candle, three-wick candles melt all the way across when used properly. A three-wick candle can burn for up to 50 to 100 hours, depending on the size of the candle. This is a significant improvement compared to single-wick candles, which typically burn for 25 to 45 hours.

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2. Enhanced Scent Distribution

Three-wick candles offer superior scent distribution due to their design. The three wicks produce more heat, which melts the wax faster and releases the scent more effectively. The scent is evenly distributed, making it more noticeable throughout the room. This is especially beneficial if you’re using the candle for aromatherapy purposes. 

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3. Aesthetics

In some instances, the aesthetic value of three-wick candles is another advantage. The three wicks create a larger flame that illuminates the candle more brightly, making it more visually appealing. Also, three-wick candles come in different designs and sizes, making them suitable for different occasions and decor styles. Some three-wick candles have elaborate designs, while others have simple yet elegant designs. If you want a brightly illuminated candle that is both functional and decorative, choosing one with three wicks is an excellent option.

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4. Sustainable

Using Homesick three-wick candles is also a sustainable choice. Our three-wick candles burn more efficiently than those of our competitors, which means they release less soot and pollutants into the air. Plus, they come in reusable containers, which you can repurpose for other applications

5. Economical

Although three-wick candles are often more expensive than single-wick candles, they are more economical in the long run. As mentioned earlier, three-wick candles have a longer burning time and offer superior scent distribution, making them a better value for money. Additionally, three-wick candles come in larger sizes, which means you don’t have to replace them as often. And with a wick trimmer, you can make all of your candles last longer. 

Using a Candle Wick Trimmer

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Using a candle wick trimmer is essential when burning any candle, but especially when using three-wick candles. A candle wick trimmer is a small tool designed to trim the wick to the right length before lighting the candle. Trimming the wick to the correct length ensures that the candle burns evenly and produces less soot. Here are some tips on using a candle wick trimmer:

Trim the wick to ¼ inch: Before lighting the candle, use the candle wick trimmer to trim the wick to ¼ inch. This is the optimal length for a candle wick, as it reduces the risk of the wick becoming too long and producing excess soot.

Trim the wick before each use: Trim the wick before each use to ensure that the candle burns evenly.

Clean the wick trimmer: After trimming the wick, clean the trimmer with a damp cloth to remove any debris. This prevents the debris from transferring to the wick and causing the candle to burn unevenly.


With proper use and care, you can enjoy your favorite fragrances and the many benefits of three-wick candles for an extended period. And by using a candle wick trimmer and following proper candle-burning practices, you can enjoy a more satisfying candle-burning experience.

At Homesick, we are thrilled to have three-wick candles as part of our collection. If you’re ready to take your candle game to the next level, give one a try today!