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CD 12 6" Pretabbed Candle Wicks
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Product Update:

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.

Conveniently secure your wicks with Wick Stickers (large) or Wick Stickers Pro.


6" (15.2 cm)
Tab Size
20 x 6 mm
Wax Coating
Prop 65 Warning

Product Reviews

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5 out of 5 Stars.
Great Wicks

I purchased these wicks as CandleSciences recommendation for my wax type and jar size. My initial thought when burn testing was that they were too large for my candle and burned wax too fast. Before jumping to conclusions, I started weighing my candle before each burn and after burn (sometimes hourly) to determine the actual burn rate. These wicks are burning my wax at a rate of 1oz every 5-7 hours. Within 2.5 hours burn time, the candle has usually got a melt pool that reaches all sides of the jar about 1/4in deep. As the candle burns deeper, all wax is cleanly melted from the sides of the jar. I think these wicks are great for my candles (Soy wax 464, 9oz straight sided glass jar).

2 out of 5 Stars.
Size Up

Despite being the recommended size for my container, these wicks left plenty of wax on the edge of the candles on multiple tests. Not happy, especially considering the shipping price I paid for this order.

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CandleScience responded: 2023-03-21

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write this review and reach out to us about the wick performance. Our wick recommendations are estimates that are intended to provide a starting point for testing. We're always happy to help you get the best performance out of your candles, so we appreciate you reaching out so that we could help.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Perfect for 464 soy

These are great wicks with a consistent burn and excellent hot throw using 464 soy and a 8% fragrance load. Make sure you trim them to 1/4” before each burn and instruct your customers to do so too… these don’t need a lot of head to catch a flame and build a pool without drowning. Do your tests with your vessels, as different materials retain and distribute heat differently, but the CS wick guide hasn’t failed me yet!

2 out of 5 Stars.
Not happy!

I'm burning a candle right now with this wick and it's tunneling horribly. It hasn't even melted half of the wax from the top down.

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CandleScience responded: 2022-12-28

Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We're sorry to hear you are experiencing tunneling in your candle. A member of Customer Support will be in touch with you shortly to assist!

1 out of 5 Stars.

I'm disappointed in these wicks. The wick immediately starts to curl even just shortly after I light it and I've done several tests. Very disappointed in time/money wasted with this product.

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CandleScience responded: 2022-12-13

Hi there,

Thanks so much for your review. We're sorry to hear about your disappointment with these wicks. Someone from our Support team will be reaching out via email shortly to assist.

5 out of 5 Stars.
These are my go to wick!

I absolutely love these so much, the perfect flame. No soot and I pair it with my 464 soywax.

4 out of 5 Stars.
great wicks for 3" but shipping cost led me elsewhere now

I am using these in 464 soy in the straight sided jars. they work great with 8% Fragrance. I have since started buying on another site due to the shipping here was actually double for me to buy the wicks now.

1 out of 5 Stars.
So bummed out!!

I've been using these wicks for YEARS, with no issues.... Until the past couple of times I've ordered them. I'm experiencing tunneling in the wax and the wicks don't burn as well as they used to. I'm currently in the process of finding a replacement wick, because these ones are starting to cost me more many, as so many candles aren't turning out. Ugh! :(

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CandleScience responded: 2022-01-14

Thanks for your review. A member of our Customer Support team will be reaching out shortly via email to help troubleshoot.

2 out of 5 Stars.
Help! Tunneling

I followed the CS suggestion for my candle size. I had to purchase 100 because the 12pc was not available. My first tester instantly curled as soon as I lit it. The light went out after only a few minutes. I relit it and then it created a tunnel. I had to pour nearly half of the wax out in order for it to melt properly. I may need to go up a wick size but that confuses me. I was going to get CD 14 but if I go up with the measurements of the diameter the suggestion says CD 18 and ofcourse the 12pc is out of stock.

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CandleScience responded: 2021-10-27

Hi there! Thanks so much for leaving your review. A member of our Support team will be reaching out shortly to troubleshoot alongside you!

3 out of 5 Stars.

Candle science has always been my go to sense I began this journey…however they seem to be out of stock on multiple items for months at a time. Sad to say I’m going to have to find a different site that’s more reliable.