The wicks are fine. The negative reviews below are the result of changes soy wax has undergone in the last couple of years and/or people who rely solely on a wick recommendation chart rather than thorough testing to determine the correct type and size.
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ECO wick is constructed from natural flat cotton threads interwoven with paper threads that produce a rigid structure for easy pouring. The consistent flame and slight curl of ECO wicks work well with natural waxes and ensures an even burn.
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I accidentally happened upon the reviews for these wicks today. I have been using these wicks for quite some time with no issues. Around December, I too started experiencing tunneling with my candles and have had several customers return them because of it. In October/November I switched from GB464 wax to GB444, I thought this might be the issue and was thinking of switching back, until I saw the reviews here. I have ordered a different brand of wick and will give those a test. I wanted to post my issue just so it is stated that someone else is having the same problem.
I used these wicks in my premium candle jars using 414 soy wax. When I go to relight the candle, there's a spark when lighting the wicks.
How do I keep the wicks from sparking up? Also sometimes they give off a very thick black smoke. Doesn't happened all the time. I found dipping the wicks in the melted wax I use stops the thick smoke. But how do I stop the sparking?
Also what's the difference between these wicks and the ECO 16 wicks?
I was having the same issue of tunneling in soy wax. What i found was the 464 Wax i was using had more moisture in it than normal. additional curing time solved the issue. You really are only going to get a 2 3/4- 3" dia wax pool out of this wick when using soy wax and adding frag oil
I can use these wicks with multiple size container jars and they do very well!
I just recently started up candle making and so I went with the wick that said would go best with my size container and wax type. I was hesitant because several other users had said tunneling had happened with them as well. I noticed many reviews said that the tunneling was new to them and that there was a change to the wick because it never did it before. So I tried, hoping that it was just a bad batch. Unfortunately, I am having the same problem. About 2/3 of the wax is used up, but the other 1/3 is all along the sides of the jar. The flame is even going out occasionally and I have to relight it. I’m trying out the ECO 16 for Extra Large Candles to see if it works better.
I love these wicks. They work great in my 8 oz masons, 4 oz masons, and 6 oz tins. Burns nice and even with little to now smoke.
Works great with all of my soy candles. High quality wick and excellent with soy wax. I love Candle Science.
Obviously there’s an issue with people that don’t know how to make candles with the reviews below ! Nothing but compliments from my customers & when I burn my candles they’re great ! Right size jar, soy blend own recipe, my own amount of oil and bammmmmmm! Sorry guys but I give eco 14 thumbs up!
Never a problem! Nothing but compliments every time from my customers ! Burns great
I thought the tunneling issue was due to the soy I was using, I never thought of it being a wick problem. I have been struggling with this for the past two months, but my wicks haven't changed. I don't know if it is the soy or the wick. I have been using eco 14 and gw 646.
I agree, something has changed with the ECO 14. I have been using them in my 8 oz tins/464 soy wax for 2 years and they have burned well, even burning too fast with some fragrance oils. Now, quite a few FOs I am retesting with ECO 14, it's not reaching the edges of the tin within 2-hr. burn time, and some tunneling pretty bad. I'm going to try another candle supplier for wicks. But Candle Science is still the best for FOs, containers, wax, and customer service!
I have been using Eco 14 with my Straight Sided tumbler jars for nearly 2 years. Same recipes, same build, same GB 464 wax. Since November, I've been getting candles that tunnel a little, not a huge deal I just figured it was because it was cold and the wick had to work even harder to melt cooler wax. Since January, I've been getting candles that tunnel straight down- only burning 3/4" wide and plummeting down through the center of the candle. Eventually, it extinguishes after 30 mins MAX. After reading reviews, I'm seeing that this is definitely a wick issue. I'd say 7 out of 10 candles in the same batch are doing this. Meaning SOME of the wicks are "normal" and as they should be, but the majority are faulty in some way. I'm so disappointed- major inconsistencies and frustrating refunds. Bad for my business. Not sure what they changed but the Eco 6 and Eco 16 are doing the same exact thing.
I'm quite upset with the tunneling these wicks seem to cause. I've never had an issue with this before with other wicks, so I just feel defeated, like I've wasted a lot of time and money
Now that I see several recent reviews about an issue below I am beginning to think that something is up. For the last 2 months my candles have been tunneling and I have been using the same formula and products for 5 years!! It started about the same time I ordered 1000 Eco 2 wicks back on Jan. 18. I was convinced there was something up with the wax but after seeing these reviews I think it is the wick! I even began wicking up to 4/6 and I'm having the same issue! CS claims there is nothing wrong but I can't seem to imagine what else it could be. It has been really stressful and costing me several replacements. Candlescience - can you please give us some insight on what is happening?
I bought these wicks along with ECO 10 6" & Golden Brands 464 Soy Wax & ever since then my candles have not been working. No smell at all even when I added more fragrance. They were working perfectly before until I switched to candlescience. I figured why not switch if I get my fragrances from here plus I thought since they were a popular candle making site that everything would work just fine but just the complete opposite. A bunch of money wasted.
Really disappointed. These wicks have produced quite a bit of soot in my candles, which are not dyed.
My first batch of these wicks was great . No problems but the second order seems to be defective. It burns quick and low and eventually goes out in the wax. Even starting at 3/4". Customers complaining and now Im loosing money. Not happy!
Not pleased with the quality of the 1000 bag wicks, they are bent in more than one place and make it difficult to set in a straight manner. Will not be purchasing this quantity again until there is notification the packaging has improved.
I hate to leave a bad review on CandleScience (CS) because their customer service is so supportive. But this is for the benefit of other makers.
We'd been using ECO 14s from another supplier with good success for about a year when we decided to switch to CS's ECO 14. We liked how theirs were more rigid, making the candle easier to wick. Because these were the same brand and ostensibly the same wick, we didn't conduct any thorough testing when we made the switch.
Within weeks of sending out a big wholesale order, our customer contacted us to say that the candles were extinguishing themselves after 2-3 hours. We crazily began test burning each of the 12 fragrances we offer. Sure enough, in 10 out of 12 scents, the wick was clogging and drowning within 4 hours. Could something about CS's proprietary coating be causing this? We can only guess. Whatever it is, it's costing us a lot of money. For reference, we use 8-9% fragrance load (our own blend--we're perfumers) in GB 464 with no dye.
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I use this brand of wick. I have tested many wicks in the past and this is a great choice for me when using soy wax.
We have been using eco 14 in our 12oz status jars for well over a year now, and it is normally the perfect size. I ordered a 1000 piece bag and expected them to be the same but something is different with these. I can't get a full melt pool, and the wick extinguishes itself within 30 minutes. I have had QC issues with other candle science products, but never expected to have that issue with wicks, since all eco 14 should be the same size.
These wicks work perfect for all my candle projects. I only use these ones because I have no idea what other ones I should be using and at this point I'm too afraid to ask. They burn nicely and they don't migrate away from the center while burning.
I'm using 12.5oz square geometric glass jars with a 3 1/2" diameter. I use ecosoy cb, 1/4 dye block and 2.5oz of FO. I've run through SO MANY types of wicks, but CS suggested the eco 14 and I was hesitant because I know it can be difficult to wick a square jar, but so far so good. The wax is almost melted to the sides and I've had it burning for hours. The jar isn't too hot and in my opinion, the wax doesn't smell cooked. I almost feel like I should burn another random candle just to be sure because of the bad wick luck I've had...but as I titled this review, so far so good.
This was my first time using ECO wicks, and the ECO 14 was the one recommended for the wax and jar size (3.5 inch jar, 444 wax). I trusted the information because Candle Science is a great company! But, in reality, the wick is too large, and unattractively thick and black, and made the fragrance smell cooked. I used a wick from a different source with the same FO from Candle Science, and it did not have that over burnt/cooked smell. I am not happy that I spent so much money on these wicks, and wish there was a different way to scout through the wicks rather than having to go to the page that gives you a one choice recommendation for a wick. I'd like to see more information on each wick so I can make the choice myself.
I'm gonna be making candles out of squaddy Balls jars.
They quart jars. 32oz. They are fat squaddy looking. Anyway
What are the best wicks for them and how much 464 soy wax
Do I need? I rated but not sure of what's the best. Thanks
@Honest Candles, There has been a complete line of ECO wicks available here for a while now. I started making candles a year ago. I purchased the entire line of ECO wicks as I make candles in multiple containers. I prefer to double wick my status jars using the ECO 2. They burn so even and cleanly that the jar almost looks new when the candle finishes burning. You really do have to experiment and see what works best for your wax, fragrance load and dye. When adding the standard one ounce of fragrance per pound of GB464, my ECO 2s perform flawlessly in the status jar, but I don't use dye and I am careful not to go over the fill line. So, try the ECO 2 with the status jars and see if that works for you too. Maybe purchase the ECO wick sample kit so that you can run some tests and see what works best? It's all about experimentation right?! Hope some of this helps. Good luck!
I have been using the Eco 14's with the GB 464 as recommended for over a year. I use this wick in containers 3-3.5" in diameter. I have used the CSN 26 in containers 3.5-4". There is now a recommendation for the Eco 16 instead and I am currently testing them. I am not sure how long the person from the previous rating comments has been making candles but I read a lot on this site before I started and so far all advice has been very helpful and accurate. The Eco 10's I use in 2.5-3" containers as well as 4" containers I place 3-4 of them depending on how much wider each container is. I am very pleased with this line of wicks - granted, they are all I've used so I have no comparisons but I certainly have no plans to change.
Excellent wick. Perfect size and burn for the 16oz. Mason jar. Excellent product.
Did candles science change their wick sizing guide?? I don't remember seeing eco 14 being recommended for 3-3.5 diameters. In fact I just spent a good amount of money on another size eco-16 cause that was the previous suggested wick size. I had also bought the eco8 cause that was the only size step down, But now they are showing a eco14. I am so confused. BUYER BEWARE: Do not but the eco8 or eco 16 for the status jars that they sell on this site. They absolutely do not work. The 8 doesnt create an even burn pool and the 16 completely coats the glass container in black soot. I feel like I wasted so much money now on wicks that were previously suggested but obviously now have been changed cause they don't work. Does anyone use the eco14? And what works for anyone who has purchased the status jars. I go back and forth with the golder464 and cbxcel wax.