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.
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 without color and 1.2 ounces per pound (or 7.5%) of fragrance oil. Dyed or heavily fragranced candles may require a larger size than the guide recommends.
We offer 12 piece bags of most wick sizes in the CD and ECO series, so that you can conduct your initial burn tests with minimal investment. You may find it helpful to keep a range of wick sizes on hand for any ongoing or future testing. An LX wick sample kit is also available. Watch our "Choosing the Right Wick Size" video to see how a properly wicked candle burns.
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 the ECO wick series for your testing. We now offer 12 pc bags for each size so you can find the one that works best with your beeswax.
If you have any questions or need help using the wick guide, please contact us.