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Candle Wicks

Wick-Clip Assemblies

wick-0010-M.jpgThese wicks have all been primed (pre-waxed), cut to the specified length, and tabs have already been crimped on.  They are ready for use.  We offer a large variety of diameters (sizes) and lengths available in several different series.  You may need to experiment to get the correct size and style wick for the candle you are making.  We offer sampler kits for each series of wick that we carry.  We also offer a master wick sampler kit which contains every wick we offer.

The guidance we offer on this website for wick selection are recommendations only, not guarantees.  There are many variables that factor into matching a candle with the proper wick such as wax type, fragrance load, dye type, container diameter, etc...  As with any process in manufacturing your candles, you should always test burn to ensure proper wick selection.

All of our wicks are made with a taller 10mm neck wicktab (unless otherwise noted).  The taller neck helps ensure more safety because it prevents the bottom 3/8" of the candle from burning (since there's no wicking left).  This is a critical safety precaution.  We are the only supplier, that we know of, that uses the taller, more expensive tabs as the standard wicktab on all wick clip assemblies.  We simply want to provide our customers with a higher level of safety.

Types of Wicking

Zinc Core Wicks

These are the most commonly used wick type for many types of candles.  They may be used for votives, pillars, and in gel candles.  The wire core in the wick helps the wick to remain standing straight while the candle is being poured and when the candle is lit.  They have been widely used since the use of lead core wicks was discontinued long ago.  Each wick has been cut to the specified length, primed with a standard wax (180°F) and has been crimped with a 20mm diameter x 10mm tall tab.

Size

Recommended Application (diameter)*

44-24-18

Votives, Pillars & Small Containers ( 2.0" - 2.5" )

51-32-18

Pillars & Medium Containers ( 3.0" - 3.5" )

60-44-18

Pillars & Large Containers ( 3.5" - 4.0" )

*These recommendations are based upon the wick being used in a base paraffin wax.  "Single Pour" paraffin waxes generally require a larger wick and may require that you "upsize" your wick 1 or 2 sizes to achieve a proper melt pool.

Browse our selection of zinc core wicks.


Paper Core Wicks

Paper core wicks burn very hot, which yields a large melt pool.  Usually used only in large containers. Each wick has been cut to the specified length, primed with a standard wax (180°F) and has been crimped with a 20mm diameter x 10mm tall tab.

Size

Recommended Application (diameter)*
60-44-18 Large Containers ( 4.0" - 4.5" )

*These recommendations are based upon the wick being used in a base paraffin wax. "Single Pour" paraffin waxes and vegetable based (soy) waxes generally require a larger wick and will almost certainly need multiple wicks to achieve a proper melt pool.

Browse our selection of paper core wicks.


CD Series Wicks

The CD series of wicks is a favorite among many seasoned candlemakers.  These wicks are flat braided with a special paper filament woven around them.  This configuration is engineered to promote maximum and consistent burn while insuring a wick trimming flame posture.  The CD series is used in many applications and is especially compatible with the harder-to-melt viscous waxes of both paraffin and vegetable base.  Each wick has been cut to the specified length, primed with a high melt point wax (212°F) and has been crimped with a 20mm diameter x 10mm tall tab (except CD-22 which has a 20mm diameter x 6mm tab.)

Size

Recommended Application (diameter)*

CD-4

Votives & Small Containers ( 1.25" - 1.75" )

CD-5

Votives & Small Containers ( 1.75" - 2.0" )
CD-6 Votives, Pillars & Small Containers ( 2.0" - 2.25" )
CD-7 Pillars & Small Containers ( 2.25" - 2.5" )
CD-8 Pillars & Medium Containers ( 2.5" - 3.0" )
CD-10 Pillars & Medium Containers ( 3.0" - 3.25" )
CD-12 Pillars & Medium Containers ( 3.25" - 3.5" )
CD-14 Pillars & Large Containers ( 3.5" - 3.75" )
CD-16 Pillars & Large Containers ( 3.75" - 4.0" )
CD-18 Pillars & Large Containers ( 4.0" - 4.25" )
CD-20 Pillars & Large Containers ( 4.25" - 4.5" )

CD-22

Pillars & Large Containers ( 4.5" - 4.75" )

*These recommendations are based upon the wick being used in a base paraffin wax. "Single Pour" paraffin waxes and vegetable based (soy) waxes generally require a larger wick and may require that you "upsize" your wick 1,2 or even 3 sizes to achieve a proper melt pool.

Browse our selection of CD wicks.


ECO Series Wicks

This series is designed specifically for natural waxes.  The ECO series is a flat, coreless cotton wick braided with thin paper filaments interwoven for burn stability.  This braiding technique also greatly improves rigidity compared to standard cotton and paper cored wicks. The specially treated paper threads provide a controlled curling of the wick making the ECO series self-trimming, which results in minimized mushrooming, soot and smoke.  They have been designed to significantly reduce the "afterglow" and smoke often seen in paper cored wicks.  An important difference to note is that these wicks have been primed with vegetable wax rather than paraffin wax, enabling you to market your candles as all natural candles! Each wick has been cut to the specified length, primed with a vegetable wax (161°F), and has been crimped with a 20mm diameter x 10mm tall tab.

Size

Recommended Application (diameter)*

ECO-1

Votives & Small Containers ( 1.25" - 1.5" )

ECO-2

Votives & Small Containers ( 1.5" - 2.0" )
ECO-4 Votives, Pillars & Small Containers ( 2.0" - 2.5" )
ECO-6 Pillars & Small Containers ( 2.5" - 2.75" )
ECO-8 Pillars & Medium Containers ( 2.75" - 3.0" )
ECO-10 Pillars & Medium Containers ( 3.0" - 3.25" )
ECO-12 Pillars & Medium Containers ( 3.25" - 3.5" )
ECO-14 Pillars & Large Containers ( 3.5" - 3.75" )

*These recommendations are based upon the wick being used in a soy wax.

Browse our selection of ECO wicks.


HTP Series Wicks

Coreless, all cotton braided wicks which are designed to bend at the tip when burning, forcing the tip of the wick into the outermost portion of the flame where it burns hottest.  The result is more complete combustion, leaving less carbon buildup (mushrooming) behind and less smoking.  Can be used in votives, pillars, containers, and gel candles. Each wick has been cut to the specified length, primed with a high melt point wax (212°F) and has been crimped with a 20mm diameter x 10mm tall tab (except HTP-1212 which has a 20mm diameter x 6mm tab.)

Size

Recommended Application (diameter)*

HTP-31

Votives & Small Containers ( 1.5" - 2.0" )
HTP-41 Votives, Pillars & Small Containers ( 2.0" - 2.25" )
HTP-52 Pillars & Small Containers ( 2.25" - 2.5" )
HTP-62 Pillars & Medium Containers ( 2.5" - 2.75" )
HTP-73 Pillars & Medium Containers ( 2.75" - 3.0" )
HTP-83 Pillars & Medium Containers ( 3.0" - 3.5" )
HTP-104 Pillars & Large Containers ( 3.5" - 4.0" )
HTP-105 Pillars & Large Containers ( 4.0" - 4.5" )
HTP-1212 Pillars & Large Containers ( 4.5" - 5.0" )

*These recommendations are based upon the wick being used in a base paraffin wax. "Single Pour" paraffin waxes and vegetable based (soy) waxes generally require a larger wick and may require that you "upsize" your wick 1,2 or even 3 sizes to achieve a proper melt pool.

Browse our selection of HTP wicks.


LX Series Wicks

Flat braided cotton wicks, chemically treated with a high melt point wax (212°F).  These wicks are designed to reduce "mushrooming" (build up of carbon at the tip of the wick), reduce smoke and soot, and when used properly these wicks are virtually self-trimming.  Can be used in virtually any application. Each wick has been cut to the specified length, primed with a high melt point wax (212°F) and has been crimped with a 20mm diameter x 10mm tall tab.

Size

Recommended Application (diameter)*

LX-8

Votives & Small Containers ( 1.25" - 1.5" )

LX-10

Votives & Small Containers ( 1.5" - 2.0" )
LX-12 Votives, Pillars & Small Containers ( 2.0" - 2.25" )
LX-14 Pillars & Small Containers ( 2.25" - 2.5" )
LX-16 Pillars & Medium Containers ( 2.5" - 3.0" )
LX-18 Pillars & Medium Containers ( 3.0" - 3.25" )
LX-20 Pillars & Medium Containers ( 3.25" - 3.5" )
LX-21 Pillars & Large Containers ( 3.5" - 3.75" )
LX-22 Pillars & Large Containers ( 3.75" - 4.0" )
LX-24 Pillars & Large Containers ( 4.0" - 4.25" )
LX-26 Pillars & Large Containers ( 4.25" - 4.5" )

LX-28

Pillars & Large Containers ( 4.5" - 4.75" )
LX-30 Pillars & Large Containers ( 4.75" - 5.0" )

*These recommendations are based upon the wick being used in a base paraffin wax. "Single Pour" paraffin waxes and vegetable based (soy) waxes generally require a larger wick and may require that you "upsize" your wick 1,2 or even 3 sizes to achieve a proper melt pool.

Browse our selection of LX wicks


Wooden Wicks

Wooden wicks are relatively new to the candle making industry.  Generally, there are two types of wooden wicks - hard wood wicks and soft wood wicks.  You may have seen hard wood wicks available but they don't even compare to the superiority of the soft wood wicks.  Our soft wood wicks offer the unique sounds of a wood burning fire as they crackle and pop while they burn. 

Our soft wood wicks are comprised of two pieces of wood.  The wide, soft piece of wood produces the width of the flame while the narrow, hard piece of wood, called the booster, produces most of the heat.  Both pieces of wood are treated with a solution to help the wood light easily and stay lit, as well as increase crackling when they are burning.  The double thickness of wood should extend from the wick tab to about 1/8” above the wax in a finished candle.  It may not be apparent just by looking at the wicks that they are comprised of two separate pieces of wood.  However, these two pieces of wood are infused together by a special machine.  This is what makes our wooden wicks unique and what gives them their excellent burning ability.

Wooden wicks are for use in containers, and should not be used in pillars or votives.  Wooden wicks can be used in paraffin or soy.  When using our wooden wicks in pure soy, we recommend using the large or extra large wick.  This is to make sure the melt pool is wide enough since pure soy wax tends to hold in the heat, as well as fragrance.

To achieve a good "crackle" sound with the wooden wicks, it is very important that you do not use too much fragrance oil.  The crackle is a direct result of the correct amount of fragrance oil, type of wax, and amount of dye being used.   

Custom tabs are included with these wicks.

Size

Recommended Application (diameter)*

Small

Small Containers ( Up to 3" )

Medium

Medium Containers ( 3" - 3.75" )

Large

Medium & Large Containers ( 3.5" - 4.25" )
Extra Large Large Containers (4" - 4.75")

*These recommendations are based upon the wick being used in a "Single Pour" paraffin wax.  We recommend using a large or extra large size wood wick when using in pure soy.  Testing must be done to ensure a proper melt pool is achieved.

 Browse our selection of wooden wicks.

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