CD 26 6" Cotton Pretabbed Candle Wicks
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You may see some variation in the wax coating on the wick due to different coating processes. The variance of the 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


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(based upon 16 reviews)

I brought this wick size because it was recommend for the 9.9 oz Apothecary jars and I’m so disappointed! I’ve tested it multiple time thinking my wick placement was wrong because I’m not getting a full melt pool at all!

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Hi there! Thanks so much for leaving your review. Our wick recommendations are a great place to start your testing, but depending on the specific choices for your candle slight adjustments may need to be made. A member of our Support team will be reaching out shortly to better assist you!


This works perfectly well for the 11 oz candle jars

Roseline Bien-Aime

Trail is the key

These work well in my >3'' tin with GB444 and some mica. Took a few tries that deviated from the guide since the small bit of mica likes to clog the wick. I noted mushrooming and sooting while testing smaller sizes, but that's why you test. Not every wick will work with every size, wax, or fragrance. It's not exact science, which I know frustrates some, but it's not the fault of the wick. I would have loved for CS to make the ultimate sample pack for all soy wicks when I first started out, but the guide is fairly accurate.

Adler Candles


I had used these wicks in my four inch 20 oz jars, the flame is huge with a lot of smoke.😞

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Hi there! We're so sorry to hear you've been having some trouble with these wicks in your 4" diameter, 20 oz container. There are several factors that can affect the way a candle burns, but we would love to take a look and see how we can help. A member of our Support team will be reaching out via email today. We look forward to hearing from you again soon!

Too Much Soot

I have tried using these wicks multiple times and I have yet to get a successful burn. The flame is huge which is not bad but it gives off way too much soot and is just not really a good wick to use in jars 4-inches in diameter.

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Hi There! Finding the right wick for different containers can definitely be tricky, but we'd love to take a look and see how we can help. A member of our Support team has reached out to you via email so we can troubleshoot alongside you. We look forward to speaking with you again soon!


I bought the CD 26 wicks after speaking with a person on the phone said these were what's recommended for the 16oz apothecary jars and after testing I'm getting Mushrooming really bad and that's exactly what I was worried about! Now I have over 100 wicks that are useless and have no idea what wick to try next

Benjamin Yaunk
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I use these with 444GW and 8oz & 16oz apothecary jars and the HT and CT are just amazing.

Rezcrafts Corp


I am by no means an expert, just having some fun BUT like other commenters have mentioned, the flame with these wicks are insanely large and throws off a ton of soot.
I use old bath and body works jars (about 3.8 inch diameter) to make candles for myself and family - i use 464 soy wax and the fragrances from this site.
The wick guide is deceiving at best in terms of using this wick for this candle jar size. I have yet to order and test C22, but I would suspect that those are more appropriate for this particular jar and wax combo.
This being said - the burn pool will reach the edges of the jar and burn the entire candle.


I could cry!

I used CD 18 wicks my last batch. They burned but left a lot of wax around the sides, leaving it unappealing. I sized up and my wick is just burning a hole straight down and barely staying lit. Like an idiot a made a bunch yesterday because I have an event this weekend and am trying to stock up and in god conscience cannot sell these. So much wax, scent, and wicks gone to waste! So much money! So much time!! I truly believe it is the CD collection.

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Hi there! Thank you so much for reaching out to us so that we can help!

awesome wicks!

Use these for 10 oz candles in 8 oz apothecary jars with 444 soy wax everything melts even and am happy with burn times!


Even wax pool, but extremely big flame

I use 8 0z jelly jars with 464 soy wax. I got a very even melted wax pool, but the flame was so large I had to put it out and trim it.... and continue to trim it down as small as possible before burning. I felt like my candle burned much faster with these large wicks (CD 26) I think I will try 22 next time.

Sarah Resterhouse

Great wick for 8oz apothecary jars!

I was having issues with the ECO series with these jars. They would tunnel and not burn well. I decided to change to the one your wick guide recommended. Which was the CD 26. They work great. I have a nice melting pool and my candles burn clean. Just make sure you always trim your wick before each use.


CD 22" is perfect for 8 oz-Apothecary Jars-

I use 464 soy wax and 10% FO with my 8 oz-Apothecary Jars and wick with the CD 22", it burns evenly with a slow and steady burn.

Edgy Aroma

I also have seen large amounts of black smoke when using this wick, even with my largest containers.

Bailey Strom

I have to agree with below comment. I did a batch with recommendation of the wick guide for the 8 oz Aphothecary jar it states to use CD 26. I have a huge flame with black smoke, huge craters on the surface after first burn test and second burn test was worse. I had to immediately turn off the candle because of massive the flame and I had pre trim the wick prior to lighting the candle.

CS please change the wick guide because its not accurate. I was hesitant to buy the recommended wick size because of the previous review on the jars it self wick discussion and on here. I spoke with CS customer service and they advised to follow the wick guide that they have done many testings on this so I went ahead with confidence and I ordered 100 of the CD26 wicks. Oh my gosh, this wick is awful to say the least.I have a huge flame with black smoke on my 3rd burn test, worsen huge craters on the surface.

CS please do more testings and change the wick guide for this jar because I have no idea if to use CD 22 or CD 20.

Can anyone please provide guidance of what DC size has worked for this jar?


I used these wicks with the 8oz Apothecary Jars and GB 464 Soy Wax as recommended by the wick guide. They created an even burn but they threw black smoke and produced a huge flame no matter how short the wick was trimmed before burning. Will be trying a different wick for my next batch.