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Wick Guide

We can probably all agree that finding the right size wick for a new candle formula can be pretty frustrating. The vast majority of the emails we receive in our support box are about wicking.

While many factors dictate the size wick required to properly burn a candle, there are two that make the biggest difference: the type of wax and the diameter of the candle.

Those two bits of information and our wick guide will take most of the guess work out of wicking your candles.

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About our Wick Guide

These recommendations are estimates only. Use this chart as a starting point to conduct your own burn tests. We can not guarantee that these wicks will work perfectly in your candles.

The candles used in these burn tests were made with a medium shade of color and 1 ounce per pound (or 6%) of fragrance oil. Dark or heavily fragranced candles may require a larger size than the guide recommends.

For best results buy a Wick Sample Pack and conduct a burn test. Sample Packs include all sizes in the wick series. Watch our "Choosing the Right Wick Size" video to see what a properly wicked candle burns like.

Beeswax Note:
Beeswax can be very difficult to wick. When, where, and how it was obtained all play a factor in how it will perform in candles. With so many variations it's hard to give accurate wick recommendations for Beeswax. For this reason it will take a bit more testing to find the best one for your candle. We recommend getting the Eco Wick Sample Kit so you'll have a variety of wicks sizes to test so you can find the one that works best with your wax.

If you have any questions or need help using the wick guide, please contact us at: support@candlescience.com


-   VIDEO: Choosing the Right Wick Size

-   ARTICLE: How to Conduct a Burn Test