Which Candle Wicks Do You Recommend?

There are many things to consider when choosing candle wicks. There are many types of candle-wicks. Here is a list that we have created to help you choose the best candle wicks for your type of candle. These wicks can be used to make soy candles or beeswax candles.

Flat Candle Wicks

Wicks with a flat finish are braided in natural threads of cotton. They reduce mushrooming, smoke, afterglow, and soot by their curling capability. Each candle is coated with natural soybean wax. It is 100% biodegradable.

Best for wax containers candles with a 2-3-inch diameter and no more than 5 inches tall

Hemp Candle Wicks

Organic hemp candle wicks can be identified by their name. They are 100% biodegradable, non-toxic, and made from 100% organic hemp. Each candle is then dipped in natural honey wax. You can get them pre tabbed or in a spool. This allows you to customize the height of your candles.

These wicks make container candles as tall as 7 inches.

Choose from a Spool of hemp wicks to make any size candle

Do Candlewicks Have To Be Waxed Before They Can Be Lit?

Do you have to buy pre-waxed candlewicks or can you just use them as a substitute? The short answer? However, pre-waxed candles will perform better and are more popular in candle-making.

It’s not possible to buy pre-waxed cotton wicks made from paper, hemp or cotton wicks. You’ll have to wax them. You will find it much easier to use pre-waxed candlewicks. !

There Is, However, One Exception

Wood wicks can be used without having to be pre-waxed. They make for a comfortable campfire environment with the crackling of all! View our video of homemade wooden wick candles.

Wood wicks are great for all types of candles, such as soy, palm, coconut and beeswax. There are 4 sizes available to satisfy all your candle-making requirements.

Choosing Candle Wicks That Are Right For You:

Now that you know the basics, and have determined the type of candlewick you want, it’s time to verify that your candlewick size is correct. It is not only the length of a candle wick that is important, but also its thickness. Simply put, the bigger the candle’s diameter the more wick you will need.

How Can You Identify If You Are Using The Incorrect Candle Wicks?

  • The wrong candlewick could lead to a variety of problems. Here are some warning signs and tips for fixing it.
  • Self-extinguishing candle wick: You have one of two problems.
  • The candle wick may be too thin or too short. You can correct this by using the wick size chart above.
  • The candle smells too strong. You can avoid this by using a fragrance load calculation.
  • The process of mushrooming: When a candle is burning, it splits. This can be avoided by two things.
  • Take out any excess buildup and trim wicks.