Now that you know how to select candle wicks, let’s go over why it’s important to use the correct wick for your candles. The proper wick pairing is essential for hot throw, safety, and performance. A wick that’s too small for your candle may leave some wax unmelted and make it difficult to achieve a full melt pool; too large, and you’ll likely notice excess soot, flame movement, and risk the container becoming too hot.
The correct wick selection will result in a candle that achieves a full melt pool, throws fragrance well (hello, hot throw!), doesn’t produce excess soot, and has a nice, steady flame.
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