I have always used CD wicks, but thought I would try these because they were recommended here on the site. I am not a fan of these wicks at all. There was all kinds of carbon build up. If I didn’t extinguish the candle constantly and get rid of it, it fell into the wax pool. Money wasted!
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About the LX Series
LX wick is a specially braided flat 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.
Caused mushrooming when used with the Libbey straight sided tumbler jar (from CS), 9 oz wax and 10% FO. Will wick down and see if it works better.
I bought these because the reviews were so good. I haven’t had the same luck with them as the other reviewers. These wicks put off so much smoke when lit and then after I blow them out. I have cut the wicks before each use and trimmed before lighting it. I have set my smoke alarm off, not once, not twice,but THREE TIMES I HAVE SET THE FIRE ALARM OFF. Needless to say I won’t be buying them again as I cannot well these to customers.
Hi! We are sorry to hear that you had some trouble with these wicks. Wicking is one of the most difficult parts of candlemaking. We'd be happy to help you troubleshoot and select a better wick for your candle components so feel free to give us a call or email us so we can help!
These wicks are the best for both my soy and palm wax candles they burn great with no soot. Best wicks yet
I have tried about 8 different wicks for my soy/paraffin blend. Everything mushroomed, caused soot buildup, or burned unevenly. I was immediately drawn to these wicks and I'm glad I trusted my instincts! They saved my candles just in time for the holidays. I use a 26oz. Jar that's 4" in diameter and they burn perfectly!
I just went through my first bag of 1000. It was such a pleasure using these LX wicks from CandleScience. This was the neatest bag of 1000 wicks that I have ever received. I have been so frustrated purchasing in bulk from another candle supplier because the wicks were always so badly crushed and mangled. If I bought in 100 packs to get wicks in good condition, they were too expensive for the volume that I do. CandleScience has my wick business - at least - from now on.