CD 18 6" Pretabbed Candle Wicks
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Product Update: November 2, 2020

In order to ensure supply, we now offer the CD 18 6" pretabbed wicks in a 2,500 pc box. 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.


Length 6"
Tab Size 20 x 6 mm
Wax Coating Natural
Prop 65 Warning Required No


Average Rating:

(based upon 20 reviews)

Lost clients because of it and product

Before building clientele I followed all instructions did all my research purchased so many products followed all the guidelines and recommended products to use with the jars the wax the oil‘s etc. and still ended up with a horrible product because of the wick. I literally made over 40 candles and ended up losing all of that wax and oil’s because all my candles released so much smoke and the weeks mushroom so much. And I never went above 7% fragrance load for the candle wax even though it says you can go up to 10%. I’m still getting emails and text messages from clients and friends telling me I need to make a better candle because the room they left their candle in some of their Decour ended up with smoke resin..

Worst wick ever
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Not my favorite

I had to switch to different jars (the Straight Sided Tumblers) since my usual ones (the Medium Straight Sided jars) have been more difficult to find nowadays. I went with the CD 18 wicks as per CS's suggestion to pair with my 464 soy wax and new jars, and unfortunately, I'm not a fan. The mushrooming is REAL bad with these. Like, I won't burn my candle for long, and the tip of the wick just gets so huge. I wish I had only bought a 12 pack instead of going all in and buying the 100 pack.


Used this wick with C3 wax with a 3.03” straight 8.5oz fill tumbler and 10% FO. I like that it didn’t mushroom like CD20 but the flame was still dancing and clearly too big . Even though I went by the wick guide . Going to try wicking down now.


Gets the job done

Never had a problem with these.


Candle maker

I use this wick because it was recommended but it caused so much mushrooming. I am still searching for a wick that will work for me.

CandleScience Reply

Hi there! We'd be happy to help. Our support team has reached out to you via email!

My candles are made with a combination of 444/415 (about even mix) Soy wax with about 3-5% FO, depending on the fragrance. It goes into the Libby tumbler (about 3 1/4 inch diameter). I typically use CD 20, but noticed that the flame gets a little big, so decided to try the CD 18. Though the smoke/flame was good, the melt didn't reach the edge of the glass. I would recommend the CD 18 for a container that's smaller than 3 inches, and will be using it for my smaller mason jar candles. I will return to the CD 20 for the Libby containers. Hope this helps!



I purchased these wicks for the Libbey Jars using the 464 Soy Wax as recommended by the wick guide but the melting pool was not able to reach the edges of the jar. I am very disappointed since this was a recommendation from CS.


I purchased these wicks for the Libbey Jars + 464 Soy Wax as recommended by the wick guide. It did not work out and caused a huge dangerous flame. There was a lot of mushrooming + soot. I recommend a small wick.


perfect combo

These have worked perfectly with the straight sided tumblers (8 oz). Perfect combo!


Not good.

Soooo I got these wicks for my 8oz glasses which were recommended. After about the 5th burn it kept blowing out by itself. It's extremely frustrating. I don't know if it is because of the shimmer and color I use in my candles but I am no longer a fan of this wick.

Scented Kindly
CandleScience Reply

Hi! Adding shimmer and color can affect the wick so you may need to go up a size to get a better burn!

Great wick!

I make candles that are heavy with scent. I use the soy 464 wax and 2.5 to 3 inch containers. No tunneling. No smoke. I also use the CD 12 with my candles. Both burn great!

Diane B.


I have always used these wicks with my 12oz. Status jars. Ive always gotten a full melt pool with one exception. Whenever i use the diamond neon colors my candle will tunnel bad and eventually flame goes out and will not stay lit. That happens with all jar sizes with appropriate wick. So if i use neon diamond color ill def be wicking up next time. Also, they do mushroom terribly the closer you get to 4hrs and when you blow out, lots of smoke.


Just okay

I'm a beginner candle maker and I am trying diff types of candles. For the particular candle I'm referring to now. I used the 12oz tumbler jar with one of these wicks. The wax did not burn to the outer edge. The hot throw was not that great. Not sure if its b.c I added wax frosting to the candle. Will test again but with double wicks for the 12oz jar




Not too sure how I feel about these. They were recommended for the kind of wax I would be using for my candles. These wicks are very hard to trim. I've used scissors and a wick trimmer and they would not budge.



After a lot of test and experimenting - these are the only wicks I use for 8 oz jars. Previous wicks didn't melt the wax to the edge of the jar. These wicks work great!


I like these wicks..

These wicks are great, it lasts for a while. The only thing I’ve noticed is slight mushrooming after the first few burns and it’s would pop and leave black specks all over the wax and candle tin.


Good wicks

I used these wicks for soy wax in a 8 ounce glass jar with FO 1% per pound and they are amazing! Burns perfectly, great hot throw and easy to use.


new wicks

robin i would like to know which wax you used and container size/ for this wick/ i use the 12oz status jar/ and its 3.25 inches wide/ and i use the 464 soy wax

tonya m