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Candle Wicks

Candle wicks are an essential part of any candle-making process. They play a crucial role in igniting the candle flame and ensuring a steady burn.

How do Candle Wicks Work?

A candle wick is a braided cotton or cotton blend that draws the liquid wax up into the flame, allowing it to evaporate and create combustion. When you light a candle, its heat melts the wax near its wick—which then gets absorbed back in

The liquid wax is drawn upward through capillary action, where it then vaporizes and sustains the combustion process.

Various Types of Wicks

Wicks come in a variety of types, each with its own unique characteristics and burning properties.

Wicks and the Different Waxes

Different candle waxes have unique melting points and properties, requiring specific types of wicks to ensure optimal burn quality. Here are some common types of candle wax and the suitable wicks for each:

Paraffin Wax: Paraffin wax, the most widely used candle wax, requires a variety of wicks depending on the candle’s size and shape. Use our flat wicks to make candles with paraffin wax.

Soy Wax: Soy wax is a natural and eco-friendly option that typically requires larger wicks to accommodate its lower melting point. Our Eco series waxed wicks work well with soy wax.

Beeswax: Beeswax is a premium choice for candles and requires a specific wick type. Choose round wicks available in 5m lengths or 100m roll to make beeswax candles.

Remember, the selection of the right wick will affect how your candle burns and looks. It is always recommended to test various wicks and wax combinations to achieve the desired results.