CD 18 6" Pretabbed Candle Wicks
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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.


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


Average Rating:

(based upon 38 reviews)

Just Okay, Won't Buy Again

I purchased these CD wicks after using ECO wicks for years. They seem to have a stronger structure than the ECO wicks. However, the increased smoke and constant mushrooming effect makes me regret restocking wicks with these in two sizes. I am embarrassed that I am selling these knowing how the wicks will act. Now I will have to spend more to get back to a higher quality product. Stick with the ECO wicks for GB 464 wax.

CandleScience Reply

Thank you for your review! I'm sorry you weren't a fan of the CD series wicks; but I'm glad you reached out to us yesterday so we could chat about the differences between CD wicks and ECO wicks!

Wick issues-CD18

I purchased the wicks in Aug and starting to use them now. When I blow out the candle there’s heavy smoke and a black cloud over the wick. Not sure why this is happening to my wicks when using golden wax 464

C. Hernandez
CandleScience Reply

Hey there! Thank you for the feedback. We're so sorry you're experiencing trouble with your CD 18 wicks. A member of our Customer Support team is reaching out to you via email, to see how we can help you with this!


While making a sample batch, and 3 out of 4 wicks came out of the pretabbed wick holder after pouring. Initially I thought my wax was too hot making them melt, but my wax wasn't even as hot as the recommended pour temp. This is very frustrating as I have to pour the wax into another container resulting in rough uneven tops.

CandleScience Reply

Hi There! Thank you for leaving a review with us. We're so sorry to hear that your wicks came out of the tabs, and we would love to help with that. A member of our Customer Service Team has reached out to you via email to provide further assistance.


I used to love these wicks...however I have started to notice along with my customers that there is a constant stream of black smoke which causes terrible sooting on things. I am also having issues with the wicks mushrooming terribly. On the hunt for a new wick to add to my candles.

CandleScience Reply

Hey There! Thank you for leaving a product review! We are so sorry to hear you're having issues with your wicks and we would love to help out! A member of our Customer Support Team has reached out to provide some tips and advice to help.

Wicks work great for me!

These wicks work great for me! A lot of people are writing about their wicks mushrooming and sending up a bunch of black smoke- make sure you’re trimming your wicks to 1/4 of an inch before lighting! I use this with the GB 464 soy wax, and haven’t ever dealt with black smoke or mushrooming. I would recommend these to anyone!



I cannot find any information anywhere on where these are manufactured. Are made overseas? Someone let me know please ;( Other then that, I have had no other problems with these wicks. They work good. I am using 464 soy wax.

CandleScience Reply

Hi there! Thanks so much for leaving your review. The raw spools CD wicks are manufactured in Germany, and then they're primed, cut, and tabbed for us in the US! If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to our Support team at and we'll be happy to assist!

Mushrooming and black/soot smoke :/

I have had decent success with this wick in the past but the last batch of wicks were an enormous waste of money for me. Of about 30 status jar candles so far, I have tested maybe 6. Every single one burns a steady stream of black smoke, even before mushrooming. I gave one away as a gift and the recipient said she got the same result immediately after lighting. Wasted resources and time.

T Summer
CandleScience Reply

I'm so sorry to hear you've had difficulty with the CD 18 Wicks. I can confirm there haven't been any changes to the wicks composition. A member of our team will be reaching out via email shortly to offer some help!

Black smoke and bad mushrooming

I used these in 10oz cylinder vessels. While the melt pool reaching the edge and the wax burns cleanly, the wicks mushroom very quickly and bad black smoke/soot. Wish I could exchange maybe go down a size....



Ordered 100 ct of these for my Libbey 11oz glass/ 3" diameter candles based on the calculator. Cause really bad mushrooming. Disappointed to say the least.


CD 18 Wicks

Ordered these to use with GW46, 16oz square mason jar. Such a disappointment. The wick burned so quickly that it tunneled straight down the candle jar. The width of the wax pool was about 3/4 inch in diameter, it didn’t even have a chance to get hot enough to melt the wax to reach the edges of the jar. I have used CS for most of my candle making needs for the last 13 yrs and have never been disappointed. I only bought these wicks because the ECO wicks were out of stock and these were recommended by CS as a replacement. So glad I tested these before making 500 candles.

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Hi there! A member of our Support Team has reached out to better assist you!


Can someone help me I purchase the CD 18 6" wicks, lately my customers are saying that they are seeing a lot of black smoke and soot, can you explain to me why do you think this is happening. It hurting my business I have not had this too happen before. Thanks

CandleScience Reply

Thanks for leaving a review! We're sorry to hear you're having issues with your candles. A member of our support team has reached out to you to better assist you

Owner, Wash & Wik

We have used well over 5,000 of these wicks now since November 2020. We love them for the 8.75oz tumblers. They are perfect. We use the black straight-sided tumblers, white, clear, and copper mercury. You will always have a little soot, cotton wicks will never not produce soot. For everyone leaving a negative review, remember that taking care of your candles after each burn is a must. You must trim your wick. don't have a trimmer? Hold the dry candle upside down and pluck the mushroom with a paper towel. These wicks are perfect with 464 Golden Brands.


Not good

Was recommended these in my status jars by the wick guide and they are not big enough. A waste of money and wax

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Thanks again for giving us the chance to help with this!

Perfect For Me

New to the candle industry, and so far these wicks work really well for me. Yes, they mushroom however, I've found trimming is essential.



Was recommended this wick for the straight sided tumbler jar 8.5 oz and these wicks will soot really bad and mushroom. Candles cannot be sold that way so it was a huge waste of money for me. Plus returning items is a pain when you have to pay for shipping.



I bought this one on the recommendation of CS I have followed all the instructions and it is done mushroom. and buy a pack of 100. So disappointed.

CandleScience Reply

Hi! Please keep in mind that while they burn very well in soy wax, CD wicks are braided very tightly and can therefore tend to mushroom a bit more than other wick series, so it's important to trim your wicks between burns to 1/4 of an inch to keep your flame from getting too large and overheating your candle. If your wick is till mushrooming, it may be a sign to wick a size down!

I use these wicks with my Soy Candles - 8oz tin as recommended by candle science. There is so much wax left on the sides of the tin. The wick also mushrooms at the first flame. Any suggestions for a better wick make/model?


Pls bring back in stock soon!!!

I rly love these wicks and most of the jars I use the wick suggestion is this. Pls bring them back in stock soon!!!


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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Hi! Thanks so much for leaving your review! A member of our support team has reached to assist you!

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