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Candle Wick Recommendations

Choosing the Right Wick

Selecting the proper candle wick to match the many combinations of wax additives, fragrances, color and gel available in today’s candle market can require some time and effort. Wick selection is probably the most important decision of the candle maker. It is imperative to select the correct wick so the candle will burn slowly with an even flame and minimal smoke and soot. Keep in mind a good candle requires a good wick.

To assist you as you select your wicks for various candle applications, Candlewic has assembled a list of criteria to look for in achieving a good burning candle.

  • Consistent flame size.
  • Minimal blooming (carbon deposits)
  • Good relationship between the candle diameter and flame size
  • Minimal after glow after the flame is extinguished
  • Burning with as little smoke as possible
  • Well-formed wax pool
  • Moderate temperature of container
  • No dripping


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The Candlewic Company

Supplies the candle making industry with candle making kits, molds and accessories including candle wax, gel, and wicks.

3765 Old Easton Road
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901
800-368-3352 | Local: 215-230-3601
Fax: 215-230-3606

Official Distributors of: Penreco Candle Gels
Members: IGCA, National Candle Association

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