Hi, a question. I'm using wax, Igi 6006, and buy the wick eco 4, and they're throwing a lot of black smoke. what should that be?
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I have conducted several tests with no hot throw on any candle burned. I need an equivalent wick because these just don’t work for me.
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I’m new to candle making, however, I’ve done my research and have followed all the instructions and still don’t get a hot throw.. I’m using the 8 oz mason jars with an eco 4 wick, have tried adding fragrance oil beginning with 6% all the way up to 10%. I’ve let them cure up to 2 weeks, cold throw is there but when I light them there’s no hot throw.. please help
Conducting a burn test with igi 6006, did not burn all the way through even though this was the recommended wick for my container! What other wicks work with igi6006 someone please help!
The wick seems to be fine, however they are too small for the 8 oz straight jars, which these were recommended for :/.
I use natural soy wax and a 10% oil ratio.
BEESWAX CANDLE REVIEW
I've recently started to make 100% beeswax candles, which I know are tricky to wick correctly. I initially tested in the 4 oz straight sided glass jar and found that the ECO 1 and the ECO 4 both worked well with an 8-10% essential oil load, with the ECO 1 burning more slowly while the ECO 4 definitely burned more quickly, with neither tunneling.
I've decided to use 4 oz metal tins instead of glass jars for my beeswax candles and began testing with the same ECO 1 and ECO 4 wicks. During the initial first test burn, I was disappointed but not very surprised to see both tunneling even after 3 hours. I figured I would have to wick up a size, but decided to light both candles again the next day and was happy to note that they both evened out after about 1-1.5 hours of burning with no tunneling and the wax pool reaching the edge of the jar, with the ECO 4 slightly out performing the ECO 1.
I would recommend both wicks for beeswax candles, and definitely recommend more than one test burn with any candle, as they perform differently as they burn down.
I used this wick in my 2 oz tin container, based on the wick guide suggestion, but judging by the melt pool - it's too big. Any suggestions ?
i'm torn about these wicks because i've been ordering them for a while now and have always been quite happy, but i had a bunch of faulty wicks in my last order. After making a batch of 1000 candles, customers started complaining that their wick would not stay lit. I use the same brand for our larger candles and the same batch of fragranced wax is used for both the small & large candles, so i know this isn't an issue coming from the wax or scent, but from the wicks. It's very disappointing to have customers return a candle and ultimately it's a huge financial loss.
These wicks are great. They work beautifully for my jar candles and save me time.
I had a hard time finding the right wick for the status jar, using IGI6006 wax. After testing many, I found the perfect wick. I use 2 of these wicks for each candle and it burns exactly as I want it to. I personally have not had issues with the wicks lighting. By now, I've sold over a hundred candles with these wicks and have not heard back from any customers that they have had problems. I won't use any other wick for my candles.
I have been using this wick for a while now. I use the same method each time. I use eco cb advanced wax, eco 4 6" pretabbed wick in a 16 oz mason jar. I melt to 175, add the fragrance at 170 (2 oz per pound). Cool to 134-138, single pour. Then leave alone for 24 hours. After the first 24 hours I cover with a lid and move to a room to cure for 6-7 days. My customers love it! EXCEPT NOW this time I made the wax the same way and used Seas Mist along with a Fresh mint fragrance in a aqua blue candle. The candle would not stay lit, even pouring the melted wax off still the candle would not stay lit. The two customers I made those for have returned them. not sure if it is the wick or the wax.
I recently ordered these for a second time and sadly the new wicks I got are not lighting in the recent candles that i have made. I'm really sad about it as this is the first time its happened so far its caused me to loose money on the candles sold this week.
These wicks are great! they are good for all my smaller diameter candles. This is my go-to wick for MOST of my candle making orders. Candle Science is by far the most helpful website and I Have absolutely no problems with this wick ! GREAT CHOICE!