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LX 16 6" Pretabbed Cotton 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. The variance of the wax coating on the wick has no impact on the burn of the candle.

About the LX Series
LX wick is a specially braided flat cotton wick which maintains a slight curl when burning. The curl moves the tip of the wick into the hottest part of the flame, which helps to minimize or eliminate carbon buildup (mushrooming), reduce smoking, and provide a 'self-trimming' effect, which creates a very stable and consistent flame. LX 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.


Tab Size
20 x 6 mm
Wax Coating
6" (15.2 cm)
Prop 65 Warning

Product Reviews

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5 out of 5 Stars.
Wicks are PERFECT.

Of course with proper testing & finding which wick works best for your wax+vessel combo, you can create a successful candle. A lot of these reviews are misleading--it has nothing to do with the wick itself.

LX16 works perfect for my wax in my jars from CS too! I've repurchased the 100 piece bag already!

2 out of 5 Stars.
Not good

I did a test as the wick guide says, I use the 3 wick vessels and it says two lx16. I started burning candle at 6:14pm, and ended at 10:25pm it took all this time to get a melt all around the jar, but the wax is not melting completely it’s staying around the jar. It looks horrible.

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CandleScience responded: 2022-11-21

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4 out of 5 Stars.
Nice wicks

Bought a sample pack of these wicks and just recently bought a 100 pack. They work great in the MP-117 wax and the wax needs less heat so start with smaller wick sizes first with that wax. The wicks only soot if over wicked, not trimmed after a burn, or the flame is too high. Other than that there is soot left in the jars if you burn the wicks down all the way but my jars are black so you cant see it.

1 out of 5 Stars.
Terrible Soot

I test burned this week in the Paraffin MP 117 wax. It began sooting the moment I lit it. I also tried the 18 and it produced a ton of soot as well. Disappointed in the quality of the LX series.

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CandleScience responded: 2022-07-13

Hi there, thanks so much for leaving us a review. We're sorry to hear that you've been experiencing some excess sooting with these wicks. A member of our team has reached out to you via email to help!

1 out of 5 Stars.
Lx 16 wicks

I have bought these wicks from Candle Science and never had issues till now. I have a store and online business. The texture feels different, but I trusted that the box said Lx16 and I’ve never had issues but this week alone I’ve had 4 candles returned, and God knows how many more I will have. The wicks are drowning in the wax. I don’t what’s going on, but it has cost me $150.00 in a loss already. I’ve never had a candle returned and the returns are from my regular customers. I don’t know what’s going on with this company.

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CandleScience responded: 2021-12-06

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3 out of 5 Stars.

I usually use these wicks but for some reason my last batch was so bad.. idk if something changed but they’re not preforming how they usually do..

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CandleScience responded: 2021-11-05

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5 out of 5 Stars.
Our GO-TO Wick

The LX Wick Series, specifically the LX16 is our go to wick for our candles. We use everything from the LX14 all the way thru to the LX28 in our vessels.

5 out of 5 Stars.
I love the LX Series

This wick is fantastic we use in 6006

1 out of 5 Stars.
Shrooms heavily.

I ordered the LX 16 based on the wick guide for the comfort blend wax. While the LX 16 met most all of the successful burn test criteria, it failed in the mushrooming and sooting departments. The wick mushroomed horribly within the first hour and was sooting by the second hour. I've ruled out any other potential issues short of the wick. I tried the next size down, but had the same issues plus too small of a melt pool for the container, so I've come to the conclusion it is the wick itself and do NOT recommend it for the comfort blend wax.

5 out of 5 Stars.
LX 16 6" Pretabbed Wick

I purchased the LX Wick Sample Pack and I used the LX 16 6" pretabbed wick in one of my paraffin jar candles. Works great and is still burning great after over 11 hours of burn time over the course of several days.