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I recently switched from GB 464 to IGI 4630. I LOVE this wax, however I'm having a terrible time finding the right wick. I did a test burn of 6 different wicks yesterday (single wicks tested- Lx 21, Lx 22, Lx24, Lx26. Double wicks tested- Lx 12 and Lx 14) and out of those 6 only 2 came even remotely close to checking off all my boxes. Both of the double wick candles did pretty good. There was a little mushrooming and a small amout of soot coming off the wick for the first minute or two it was lit, but it had a great melt pool and the flame wasnt dancing around. I went to bed satisfied yesterday. Today I relit the LX 14, double wicked candle and it seems to be burning differently, almost like it's trying to put its self out. Is their anyone who can help me? I'm open to any and all advice.
I purchased 45 lbs of the new Ecosoya Advanced container soy wax. I think the wax is ok but wicking it is driving me nuts. Does anyone out there have any luck wicking this wax? I have tried various sizes of HTP, ECO, C SERIES, CD, LX, HEMP and possible something else I have forgotten to list. The problem is its either too low of a flame or a full melt pool within 30 minutes. No in between. I tested with and without FO in 2 1/2diameter jars. Help, I am going nuts.
I would like to encourage all candle makers to read everything on this website, candles.org . It's full of valuable information, such as why the flame of a candle might flicker, making a safe candle (including keeping debris out of the wax melt pool), etc. You alone are responsible for making a safe candle.