Wick Guide - Find The Right Candle Wick For Your Candles - CandleScience

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 464 ECO .75- ECO 4 ECO 10 ECO 14 ECO 16 ECO 10 Double Wicked
Golden Brands 444 ECO .75 - ECO 4 ECO 10 ECO 14 ECO 16 ECO 10 Double Wicked
Golden Brands 415 ECO .75 - ECO 4 ECO 8 ECO 14 ECO 16 ECO 10 Double Wicked
Ecosoya CB Adv ECO 1 Tealight - ECO 2 ECO 4 ECO 12 ECO 14 -
Ecosoya CB 135 ECO .75 - ECO 1 ECO 2 ECO 10 ECO 14 -
Ecosoya CB Xcel ECO 1 Tealight - ECO 6 ECO 8 ECO 14 ECO 16 ECO 10 Double Wicked
Ecosoya PB - LX 14 LX 18 LX 22 LX 24 LX 26 -
Ecosoya Q210 LX 8 - LX 16 LX 18 LX 24 LX 28 LX 20 Double Wicked
Ecosoya Q220 LX 8 - LX 18 LX 20 LX 26 LX 28 LX 20 Double Wicked
Ecosoya Q230 - LX 14 LX 18 LX 22 LX 24 LX 26 -
IGI 4625 "Pillar Blend" - LX 12 LX 14 LX 16 LX 18 LX 24 -
IGI 1343 "Mottled Pillar Blend" - LX 14 LX 16 LX 18 LX 20 LX 22 LX 24
IGI 4627 "Comfort Blend" LX 8 - LX 14 LX 16 LX 20 LX 22 -
IGI 4630 LX 6 - LX 12 LX 14 LX 18 LX 20 -
IGI 4786 "Classic Blend" LX 6 - LX 14 LX 18 LX 22 LX 24 -
IGI 4794 "Votive Blend" - LX 14 - - - - -
IGI 6006 "Para Soy" ECO .75 - ECO 1 ECO 2 ECO 8 ECO 10 -
Astorlite J223 LX 6 - LX 14 LX 16 LX 22 LX 24 -
Astorlite J50 LX 8 - LX 14 LX 16 LX 22 LX 24 -
Feather Palm Wax - CSN 9 CSN 9 CSN 12 CSN 14 CSN 14 -
Glass Glow Palm Wax - - CSN 9 CSN 12 CSN 14 CSN 14 -
Starburst Palm Wax - CSN 9 CSN 9 CSN 12 CSN 14 CSN 14 -
Cargill C3 ECO 1 Tealight - ECO 10 ECO 12 ECO 14 ECO 16 ECO 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.