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CD 8 6" Cotton Pretabbed Candle Wick
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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.
These are great wicks!

I paired these with GB 464 soy wax and honestly I feel like the wick guide has been accurate. I've tried these on 2 different vessels that are around the same size. So far, as long as I trim the wick appropriately, I feel like it does a great job. Burns appropriately with good scent throw. Totally satisfied!

2 out of 5 Stars.
Wick Size

Since a while now I am trying to find the right wick for my container diam 2.75" 464 Soy Wax, I tried several types but I finally decided to go with the CD, I started with 14, 12, 10 and 8. Even with 8 the flame is still dramatic and make mushrooms like the 14....what do I have to do try till the end of the CD size chart? The look very similar with no big difference between them. I tried the ECO but it I do not like it and the LX which I prefer, they make a huge mushroom. Thank you

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CandleScience responded: 2023-02-20

Hey Elda, Thanks so much for your review. A member of our Customer Support team is reaching out via email for additional details and to assist. We look forward to troubleshooting alongside you.

5 out of 5 Stars.

I absolutely love cd wick series; I've tested 8 different wicks over the years; and these wicks still-stand-all-on -their own. My candle business continues to soar because of these awesome wicks...which is a huge piece of candle making.

2 out of 5 Stars.

I purchased this particular wicks with hopes of this product preventing my soy candles from tunneling. Unfortunately the candles are still creating a tunnel, could someone please advise what size wicks i should use for 8oz candle tins?

Thank you

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CandleScience responded: 2022-11-30

Hi Drew,

Thanks so much for your review. We're sorry to hear that you're having some issues with tunneling. Someone from our Support team will be reaching out via email shortly to offer additional assistance!

5 out of 5 Stars.
Love them!

These burn so well and evenly, I don’t have any problems with sooting, pooling, or the wick going out! Did notice they slightly increased the burn time from the unbranded cotton wicks I was using before (not from CS) so that’s a plus!

**I will say I got these for use with my Small Apothecary Jars and BW-910 which is a size up from the reference guide and unfortunately still ran into some tunneling so will have to be upsizing but that’s no fault of the wick - always test burn (I didn’t so I have a bunch of discounted candles now but that’s the name of the game 😅).

5 out of 5 Stars.
Yes and yes again!

I recently bought the ECO-8, LX-18, and CD-8 wicks to see which would be best for my candles. I am going to do 2 trials so this was my first. I used 6 oz yogurt jars from Amazon and 444 Golden Brands soy wax. ALL stayed lit which was my first good sign. I had them lit for 1 hr bc they are a smaller diameter so each candle has reached a full pool for the diameter of the jar, which was also a good sign to make sure they could be used in bigger jars. The LX-18 wick had ALOT of mushrooming I assume it was bc it was made for a bigger jar which it is, so I still need to run trial 2. There was only a little little bit of mushrooming with the CD-8 which is a super close second. With the ECO-8 there was no mushrooming at all and a small tilt to the wick as it burned which is what eco wicks do so over all all wicks passed, the only reason the CD and ECO are better is bc of the tiny to no mushrooming. My next test will be in my 2.8 diameter jar so we will see if the mushrooming is better with the LX and if all the wicks complete a full wax pool! I hope this is helpful

1 out of 5 Stars.
Consistency matters

I have been using CD8 for years. I just reordered and received 1000 wicks smaller than CD8 and smaller than CD 6. They are exactly like my CD 4 wicks. My business reputation will not do well if I use these in my candles that always took CD 8.
Please contact me I need the proper wick size.

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CandleScience responded: 2022-02-28

Hi Sue, thank you so much for your review! We're sorry to hear these wicks appear different from what you expect. The priming wax can cause variations in wick diameter, and we definitely understand your concern! A member of our Customer Support team is reaching out to you via email to assist you further.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Upcycled Illuminations

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.

3 out of 5 Stars.
Just not for me

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.

5 out of 5 Stars.

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.