I've used the CD wicks for a few years now and I've had great success. If your wick is not working properly, I strongly suggest printing out the "Wick Guide". The most important thing I've learned in the past 9 years making candles, is you MUST match your wick with what type of wax you are using and measuring the diameter of your container properly. This is the key to getting your candles to burn properly. Candle Science's guide has been a tremendous help.
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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 used these on a few 7oz jars with a 2.6” diameter and it did not achieve a full melt pool. The jar itself isn’t big enough to double wick so I think I’ll size up and see if that works better.
I’m new to candle making. And, I am using the CD 8 wick in 8 oz jelly jars. Nothing but tremendous results. Even burn. Great wet pool. Candles burn evenly all the way down. Using 464 wax.
Anyone on here rating these wicks poorly because they expected a "one-size fits all" for their candles and didn't bother testing them before committing to the wick should reconsider having a candle business. CS is very clear about their guide being a recommendation only, it is your responsibility as a candlemaker to test your wick in every vessel with every scent you use. Don't shoot the messenger. CD series wicks are phenomenal. I have tried HTP, Hemp, and ECO series and none of them come close to CD wicks. If you use 464, I wouldn't recommend any wick other than CD. The HT for CD wicks is phenomenal. Trust CS, they know what they're talking about. But do your OWN testing.
Do not buy these and do not use this websites wick buying guide as it does not work at all. I purchased this wick as a size up and it still tunneled in my candle.
Hi Zach! A member of our support team has reached out to you via email to assist further with finding the best wick for your process.
I have been burning a beeswax candle for about 2 hours now. And I got one big tunnel. CS is out of ECO 8 6" so I switched to CD 8 6", I read some reviews and it seems that these CD 8's work out for people making 8 oz tumbler candles. But big mistake for me. Good thing I could find some ECO 10's on Amazon. Now I am stuck with all these wicks, not sure what to do with them.
I used these for my 8oz jars that are 2 inches in diamiter and striaght sided. These work perfectly with no tunneling and an even burn. I did have residue on the sides of the jar but I don't know if that's becuase of the wick or not. I will deffinitley be trying these again.
These wicks are shown to be compatible for the 8oz jelly jars. I made almost 30 candles for my fall launch trusting this wick size. I treated myself to one of my own candles only to have pooling, and the wax pool consistently putting out the flame ultimately showing me the wick size is too small. Now I have MANY customers with these faulty candles! I am FURIOUS at this waste of money and trusting candle sciences wick guide!!! JUST WOW!
Hi there! I'm sorry to hear that you had some trouble with your candles. Our wick guide is intended for reference only and while our recommendations are based on extensive in-house testing, it will not work in 100% of cases. We heavily encourage testing to find the best fit for your candle making process specifically, however, the wick guide is a great resource for a starting point for this testing!
I had trouble with my candles using ONE CD 8 in a 8oz candle. There was tunneling and it would never burn easily. One of the candle science reps reached out and told me it would take 2-3 times to burn for an even burn and I didnt like that. While i appreciated the help, I want my products to burn after the first light. So I decided to double wick my 8oz candle and within 20 minutes, I got a consistent, even burn! I tested the double wick with the eco 8 series as well and It burned evenly also! So from my experience, I would double wick the candles. A bit more money but satisfying results. I will keep testing though because eventually i’d like to only use one wick for my little 8oz candle. I’m gonna try CD 12 to see if I get an even burn.
Amazing wicks, they burn great ever time! I'll never go back to the Eco series
I love the CD wicks (mushrooming and all), and find these work great and the smaller sizes definitely mushroom less than larger (lookin at you CD22). However, the wick guide recommended CD 8 for my 4 oz tins based on the soy wax I am using, and they did not burn to the edge, even after four hours.
Am I trimming the wicks too short? Could that be my issue?!
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I’m a newbie to candle making and stumbled on to CS while researching. I love love everything about them. From wick size recommendations (which was spot on. Perfect burn!) to the quick shipping. I’ve placed 3 orders in less than a week!!!
These are the best wicks! I used to use the eco series, but they always seemed to burn inconsistently. One batch would burn perfectly, the next batch would burn too low. I almost gave up candle making, but then switched to the CD series and never looked back! They burn hotter, so although you may get more mushrooming, I think it beats tunneling any day! And they always burn consistently. Would highly recommend. .
I used this wick for my 8oz glasses. It was recommended. I don’t know if it is because I use color and luster dust in my candle but the flame was extremely small and kept blowing out, unfortunately. I had to use a bigger wick for my candles and it is much better.
I use the CD series for all my 3-wick glass tumblers. I have a high fragrance load of 10%FO in IGI 6006. I have a low liquid dye load, around 5-7 drops per/lb, when using the CD8 wicks. I have other candles with a higher dye count and I wick up to the CD10. The CD8 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.