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Candle Wick Recommendations by Type of Candle

Selection of your wick is going to be one of your most difficult challenges in candle making. We suggest starting with Candlewic’s wick recommendations below. The wick selection will be sensitive to the candle’s shape, size, wax, color, and fragrance. We recommend using pre-cut and tabbed wicks for making votive and container candles. These wicks can be cut to your specification to the exact size of your container or votive using our Custom Wick Builder. In producing pillar and novelty candles it is suggested that you use the spooled raw wicking.

Candlewic has put together the following recommendations through rigid
test burning to help with your wick selection. These recommendations are
a good starting point but test burning is a must to guarantee that it will
work in your particular application. The wick size is sensitive to the
amount of fragrance, color, type of wax and additives.

Tea-Lights (Paraffin, Veggie Waxes and Versagel)
Candle Size Wick Type Tab Type of Wax Wick
Coating
1-1/8" S330 15mm Paraffin High melt point
1-1/8" 28-24 Zinc 15mm Paraffin High melt point
1-1/8" TL 18/S-30 nst 2 15mm Veggie Waxes High melt point
1-1/8" TL 25/S-30 nst 2 15 x 6mm VersaGel 210 degrees



Votive Candles 15 hour (Paraffin and Veggie Waxes)
Candle Size Wick Type Tab Type of Wax Wick
Coating
2.5" 36-24-24 Zinc 33mm Paraffin High melt point
2.5" LX-10 20mm Paraffin High melt point
2.5" RRD-34 nst2 20mm Veggie Waxes High melt point



Container Candles (Paraffin, Veggie Waxes, and Versagel)
Candle Size Wick Type Tab Type of Wax Wick
Coating
Small 1-2" 34-40 Zinc 20mm Paraffin High melt point
Small 1-2" RRD-29 nst 2 20mm Veggie Waxes High melt point
Small 1-2" CD-3 20 x 9mm VersaGel 210 degrees
Medium 2-3" LX-14 20mm Paraffin High melt point
Medium 2-3" RRD-40 nst 2 20mm Veggie Waxes High melt point
Medium 2-3" HZL 38 C 20 x 9mm VersaGel 210 degrees
Large 3-4" CD-16 20mm Paraffin High melt point
Large 3-4" RRD-47 nst 2 20mm Veggie Waxes High melt point
Large 3-4" HTP-105 20 x 9mm VersaGel 210 degrees
X-Large 4+ " 60-44-18 Cotton 20mm Paraffin High melt point
X-Large 4+ " (2) RRD-37 nst 2 20mm Veggie Waxes High melt point

Please note if you are using a one-pour, paraffin-based wax you may need to go up 1 or 2 sizes above the recommended wick sizes on the chart above.



Pillar Candles (Paraffin and Veggie Waxes)
Candle Size Wick Type Type of Wax
Small 2-3" LX-14 RRD-37 nst 2 Paraffin & Veggie Waxes
Medium 3" LX-16 RRD-40 nst 2 Paraffin & Veggie Waxes
Large 4" LX-20 RRD-47 nst 2 Paraffin & Veggie Waxes
6 x 6" (3 wicks) 15 ply vRRD-29 nst 2 Paraffin & Veggie Waxes

 


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