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LX 18 6" 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. 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.

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

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3 out of 5 Stars.
Better wax pool, more mushrooming

I decided to try these out based on the recommendation for their larger amber straight sided jars. I’m using ecosoya 135, 6% FO load, and as the title says, the wax pool is better than the other “medium” no name cotton wick I have, but these mushroom really bad in this container. Kind of a bummer. I’m sure they’ll do better in a slightly wider vessel.

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CandleScience responded: 2022-12-20

Hi there,

Thank you for your product review! A customer support representative reached out via email to offer help.

4 out of 5 Stars.
Surprising Experience!

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.

I get sooooooo much smoke from these…. Double wicked in a 14oz jar, coconut soy wax. So much that it’s collected on my ceiling fan… my air vents… my air filter…my shower curtain liner…in my nose… on everything even my white cat (seriously, I was wondering why he kept getting so gray and his little feet are always getting black and so do my socks so I guess it’s on the floor too). It’s not like I’m burning 10 candles a day. I burn 1 test candle a day for a few hours in various parts of my apartment. I keep them trimmed. I’ve already made so many candles with them I can’t turn back now!

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CandleScience responded: 2021-08-16

Hi There, We're so sorry to hear you've been seeing such excessive sooting in your recent candles! Some wax blends can produce more visible soot than others, but this can often be reduced with a few minor process adjustments. We're more than happy to take a look and troubleshoot alongside you! One of our Support team members has reached out to you via email today to see how we can help. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

5 out of 5 Stars.
Our GO-TO Wick Series. Always performs as expected.

The LX Wick Series, specifically the LX16/18 are our go to wicks for our candles. We use everything from the LX14 all the way thru to the LX28 in our vessels and IGI6006.

4 out of 5 Stars.
Owner/Operator - Mystic Steam

The wicks seem to be nice, but they are too small for the recommended jar I am using(Straight Sided Jars)
I use organic soy wax and 10% oil ratio. Waited 3 days before burn testing, trimmed wick to 1/4 inch. Flame was great for first 2 minutes, then it went very low, two hours went by and there was barely a flame, and only a tiny wick pool.

I will maybe try one size up, and hopefully use these for a smaller container in the future so they don't go to waste.

4 out of 5 Stars.
LX wicks

I purchased the sample pack of the LX series wicks. I performed the wick test on a set of 3 candles using the medium straight sided jar. Your starting recommendation was to use the LX 18, I did the 18,20 and 22 all with the comfort blend paraffin wax at a 7% scent load and 4 drops of liquid dye. After doing the wick test the 18 was spot on. On the 7 oz jar I get right at 32 hours of burn time using the LX18, the 20 and 22 both had issues with build up on the wick and heavy smoke. The only think I'm not sure of is all 3 had mushrooming of the wick. Is this normal? Should I try another wick? Or drop my % down to 6%? Any help you can give me would be appreciated...

5 out of 5 Stars.
CEO - Small Town Wax Company

EXCELLENT Wick. self trimming is awesome, still have to blow out the candle every 4 hours and recut it to 1/4 inch, but during the 4 hours of burning, zero smoking! works well with 12 oz and 16oz canning jars from candle science!