As the recommended wick for a small 2.2” -2.69” circumference (4oz tin can) for the 444 soy wax is the CD 10, I found that wick not the best during my testing. I tested CD 10, CD 12, Eco 10, Eco 14 and Eco 16. CD 12 and Eco 10 had a better melting pool. CD10 was the least success at a full melt by an hour of burn time. I’m still not pleased with cd12 or Eco 10 as it is not melting through entire circumference unmelted wax around the pool. I will try Eco 12 next once it’s available again.
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You may see some variation in the wax coating on the wick due to different coating processes. Varying amounts of wax coating on the wick has no impact on the burn of the candle.
About the CD Series
CD (Stabilo) wick is a flat braided cotton wick with paper threads woven into the cotton. The reinforced construction of the wick is designed to ensure a consistent burn with higher fragrance loads, especially with softer, more viscous natural waxes. The superior rigidity of CD wick allows the wick to stand up straighter for easier pours and keeps the wick upright in a deep melt pool. Note: Any carbon buildup should be removed once the wick is extinguished. CD wicks are lead and zinc free.
For help choosing the right wick for your candle, visit our wick guide.
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I had been using a "standard" 6" wick I found on that colossal online bookseller/retailer. The wicks were doing a good enough job, but I hated seeing the wax collect on one side of my containers and/or the wax tunneling. I played around with the pour temp and tried to better center the wicks. No improvement. Then I took a chance with Candle Science's CD wick series and BOOM! the burn was amazingly even. I use the CD 10, 14 and 20 as my candle containers are cut beer, wine and liquor bottles--all different sizes/diameters. These wicks have greatly improved the quality of my candles. Thank you!
I bought these and ECO10 for use in standard Mason Jars. About 3” diameter. I burnt them side by side. Would not recommend the ECO. Tall flame and lots of soot. The CD10’s are great though.
Using GB464 with a 12% fragrance load in the 4 oz CS candle tins, I was a little worried this wick might be too much. It may have burned a *little* fast but I got a full melt pool at around 90 minutes. The flame didn't stutter or smoke. There is a slight mushroom on the tip of the wick but it seems like it burns itself out really well without causing any issues. Prior to buying these to try, I saw that several people said the CD8 was too small for the 4 oz tin so I figured I'd try this one and step down if necessary. Glad I did!
I use the CD series for all my 3-wick glass tumblers. I use a high fragrance load of 10%FO in IGI 6006. Most of my candles have a high liquid dye load as well, above 10 drops/lb. The CD10 wicks burn great, highly fragrant and are slow-burning. My pours are 17 ounces and I get around 50-60 hours per triple wicked candle.
Excellent wick, I use it for three-wick candles. My candles are 17.5 ounces and I get over 60 hours of burn time using these wicks. At first, the melt pool will develop slowly but the fragrance through is great, I can smell it thought my entire 2,800 sqf house.
I used the wick guide to help me find the proper wicks for my candles, and after testing CDs and ECOs, CDs, (CD10 to be exact) for my 8oz candle, worked the best for me! I had to wick down from the initial recommendation, and doing so provided the best burn time, melt pool, and scent throw for my 464 based candles. Yes there is some mushrooming after burning for a while, but I've learned that as long as I keep my wicks trimmed it does not effect my candle burn. ECOs did not put out enough HT for me, so I'm sticking with CDs!!
I use Golden Wax 464 & pour in 8 oz mason jars. I initially purchased the ECO 10 6" wicks but then decided to give the CD 10 6" wicks a try after watching a video on your website suggesting these for use with 464 wax. I found the CD wicks to have much more frequent occurrences of the black "mushroom shape" and I don't know if it's possible, but I feel like my candle burns so much faster. I think I'll go back to the ECO series.