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.

Wax Tealight Votive 2-2.5 Inch 2.5-3 Inch 3-3.5 Inch 3.5-4 Inch 4+ Inch
Golden Brands 464ECO .75-ECO 4ECO 10ECO 14ECO 16ECO 10 Double Wicked
Golden Brands 444ECO .75-ECO 4ECO 10ECO 14ECO 16ECO 10 Double Wicked
Golden Brands 415ECO .75-ECO 4ECO 8ECO 14ECO 16ECO 10 Double Wicked
Ecosoya CB AdvECO 1 Tealight-ECO 2ECO 4ECO 12ECO 14-
Ecosoya CB 135ECO .75-ECO 1ECO 2ECO 10ECO 14-
Ecosoya CB XcelECO 1 Tealight-ECO 6ECO 8ECO 14ECO 16ECO 10 Double Wicked
Ecosoya PB-LX-14LX-18LX-22LX-24LX-26-
IGI 4625 "Pillar Blend"-LX-12LX-14LX-16LX-18LX-24-
IGI 1343 "Mottled Pillar Blend"-LX-14LX-16LX-18LX-20LX-22LX-24
IGI 4627 "Comfort Blend"LX-8-LX-14LX-16LX-20LX-22-
IGI 4630LX 6-LX-12LX-14LX-18LX-20-
IGI 4786 "Classic Blend"LX 6-LX-14LX-18LX-22LX-24-
IGI 4794 "Votive Blend"-LX-14-----
IGI 6006 "Para Soy"ECO .75-ECO 1ECO 2ECO 8ECO 10-
Astorlite J223LX 6-LX-14LX-16LX-22LX-24-
Astorlite J50LX-8-LX-14LX-16LX-22LX-24-
Feather Palm Wax-CSN 9CSN 9CSN 12CSN 14CSN 14-
Glass Glow Palm Wax--CSN 9CSN 12CSN 14CSN 14-
Starburst Palm Wax-CSN 9CSN 9CSN 12CSN 14CSN 14-
Cargill C3ECO 1 Tealight-ECO 10ECO 12ECO 14ECO 16ECO 6 Double Wicked
Beeswax*See Beeswax Note Below

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.