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  1. Hello! I really hope someone can help me on here. We just switched to a larger 16ox jar (fr Glassnow) but I can not wick it properly. I need a wick that can be tripled and not flicker like crazy! I do not like CD wicks. ECO has been doing alright but the flame is still everywhere. IS THOS JUST BECAUSE IM USING 3? LOTS OF HEAT, LESS OXOGEN?? Who has a favorite, hot ๐Ÿ”ฅ burning wick that doesnโ€™t flicker??๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป!!! thank you in advance for any input
  2. ever wondered what your bag of wicks looks like without the wax prime! Atkins and Pearce posted nice quality, close up pics of their wick series. It is so helpful to see close ups and figure out how and why some work better than others with given waxes. https://www.atkinsandpearce.com/product-category/candlewick/
  3. hi all, i'm new to candle making and have started using C3 wax. i'm having difficulties with the texture of my candles. i have been getting rough, uneven tops and cracking. i have tried almost every pouring temp between 120-165*F. i have also tried not adding fragrance oil to see if it was causing the texture but they came out the same. at this point, i have no idea what is causing the texture. i would love to achieve smooth tops with C3 as it is the only wax my local supplier carries. please let me know if you have any advice. also, has anyone been successful with HTP wicks and C3 wax?
  4. Hi everyone! It's an honor to be part of such a positive community. I've come to a dead end in my own research on this topic, but I swear I've tried everything. There's tremendous variety in wick technology: CD, ECO, CSN, LX, HTP, Wooden Wicks... Is there a good resource for truly diving deep and learning about all these technologies? What do all these letters mean? I've read the summaries on Candlescience and a few of the other distributors, but I'm looking for a bit more of a tech dive on how these wicks are put together and the major differences between them all.
  5. hi I am new to candle making! Hoping I could get some proper insight! I have made a few scented candles already and they have come out pretty good, just some issues. I've tried multiple waxes, coconut, soy, parasoy, veggysoy and I've tried multiple wicks, eco, htp and CD. I seem to be coming across issues with wet spots/poor adhesion the sides of my glass jar, wax discoloring, excess soot and not an even melt pool. I've tried so many possibilities I am unsure where to focus on and how to correct what issue. Or how to figure out the root of which issue. please help!
  6. 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 yesterda
  7. I decided to test out some 4630. I'm going to be using 8oz tins. I'll probably be ordering all my supplies from Candlewic since I can get the best combined shipping rate from them, so I wanted to make sure to get all my wicks from them as I know they can vary slightly from different suppliers. I was thinking about ordering 73, 83, 93, and 104 to give me some good variety, plus I've read on here that htp's work well in this wax. Candlewic doesn't seem to carry htp93's though? Do you all think I could get by without them? Or should I order them from another supplier? I
  8. Hello all!! Newbie here who came across this forum doing research. I recently decided to pick up a new hobby of candle making . I ordered a sample kit just to be sure if itโ€™s what I want to do and to get familiar with the wax. I am about to order more wax and wicks, I will be using 8oz tins. I think I want to use ECO wicks, and wanted to know what size I should get. Acroding to Candle Science I should use ECO 10. From doing research on here I should test up a size and down a size of the recommended size. I also know that the FO also plays a part as well. I guess my question is are ECO wicks
  9. I have tried so many wicks but not sure why the flame of my candle just blows out like in 15 mins and also Iโ€™m not sure what Iโ€™m doing wrong the kind of jar Iโ€™m using is a Square mason 8oz glass jar. Iโ€™m not sure what kind of wick should I buy from amazon ๐Ÿ˜“
  10. Greetings flowers! I'm in dire need of a proper wick suggestions for 8 oz tins using 6006 wax. I'm new to candle making and would love some feedback.
  11. I have a question for those of you who are selling candles. If you had to pick 4 types and sizes of wicks that you couldn't run your business without, what would they be? These would be the wicks that you absolutely don't want to run out of stock. List as many as you like. 4 was just an arbitrary number. Q
  12. Has anyone tried these wicks out? If so, what is your opinion.
  13. Hi, I'm new here :) I was hoping someone could explain in theory how a wick burned in different types of waxes works in each one. Lets say I put an lx 10 in a pillar paraffin say 1343. and I put the same wax in a container candle. how would the wax effect the wick performance?a lower melt point wax creates a bigger melt pool right? does that mean that it uses the wax at a higher rate than the harder wax? what are the characteristics of the wax that effects the burning?
  14. Hi i make container candles with soy and bees wax wanted suggestions for the best wax to be used to prime the wick should i use pure beeswax only or the blend of the container candle i am using itself to prime the wick i want to avoid paraffin for priming thanks
  15. Hey everyone! I am new to not only this forum but to making candles as well! I am having a great time making candles, but I am new and I realize the importance of learning from the seasoned people in the group here. I wanted to ask a few questions but also wanted to hear things you struggled with in the beginning and have since learned from! Open to all opinions 1) I am currently using 464 GW, soy. I set the candles with the Eco 10 wick. I have been pouring into 4oz and 8oz jars. There are so many opinions on wax and the 464 seems to be the best for less frosting and bubbling, howe
  16. I recently switched from IGI 6006 to Coconut Apricot Wax and initial wick testing was great. Glass jars, 3" diameter, used mostly LX 16. Issue is last batch of wax, purchased around the first of the year has been very problematic and wicks are either tunneling or leaving behind a lot of residue. Testing CD 8 & 10 currently but experiencing similar issues. Anyone else had this experience? Positive initial testing and than random issues for no apparent reason? I've been making candles for over 9 years and I'm totally baffled. Thanks!
  17. I have been using Premier Wicks 700 series, for my first batch of candles, and I didn't get a single HT. I chalked it up to not enough FO since they were pure soy 464, and I had no clue what I was doing. I have since changed to parasoy, and I made a test candle, let it sit for a week, and tested it. Again no HT, with 8-9% FO this time. So instead of adding more FO and making another candle, I threw some into my tart warmer, low and behold the HT is a little to strong. I have used 4 different size of wicks 760,765,767,770. I am using a 9oz hex jar, not sure if that could be the issu
  18. I started using IGI 6006, and the wax is a parasoy blend- its very soft, to the point where you can squish it in your fingers. I found that in melts I had some success and with candles, I didn't have the throw I wanted and I think that's partly because I was using the wrong type of wick. I have now switched to the CD-6 6' from Bulk Apothecary. I have some candles curing, and to be determined on the scent throw- I have now started combining IGI 6006 with IGI 4794- I find that the cold throw is stronger, but the hot throw doesn't throw like I expected it to. I also tried u
  19. Can anyone give me some recommendations of wicks you love? I'm new and have been using ECO10 wicks as recommended by Candle Science for my soy gw464 in 9oz glass jars. I've had terrible luck so far with them, either having a small flame that goes out then burning way too hot for the next fragrance I try. Any help would be appreciated!!!
  20. Hey everyone, I am brand new here. I have just recently started making soy candles, I started by buying a candlewick kit on amazon and it came with eco wicks. I just recently made a purchase from a local wholesaler and bought my naturewax c-3, fragrances, and htp 73 wicks. I am currently using 8oz metal containers (generic) sold on the site that I bought the rest of the supplies. I was very please with my first batch, the scent is very strong, which with my previous kit I was struggling with. Okay so great scent, but I'm having wick issues. My candles are tunneling hard and I am bummed out. An
  21. Hello. I use IGI 6006 in 8 oz jelly jars. I wanted to know whats the best wicks? I use LX wicks and dont like the sooting and mushrooms
  22. I have been using Peak's C-75 Cotton Core wicks for my 11.5 oz Tumbler jars (a little over 3 inch diameter) with IGI 6006 for years. I always liked the Cotton Core because they don't mushroom as much as Zinc Core. I have tried other wicks before, such as HTP, but not extensively. I am all out of C-75's now, and need to find a decent replacement. Since Peak's Cotton Core was, I believe, a proprietary wick, I am wondering if anyone who previously used them has found a suitable replacement for your own candles? Or even if you don't use the Cotton Core, what type of wick do you like best, especial
  23. Hello, When does one use waxed vs unwaxed wicks? What is the advantage of one versus the other? I've bought spools of unwaxed wicks and waxing is a big job, so I would like to know if it's really worth it! Thanks!
  24. Hi Friday nighters ;-) I'm trying to centralize my wick buying to one supplier to save on shipping and maintain the consistency of my wicks. I have noticed each site recommends its own wicks on its wicks charts, which is bad because it's biased information, but... I don't understand why the big suppliers don't sell all the types of different wicks, would be so much easier for us. I would like to know which you think is the best, most convenient wick supplier. Thanks!
  25. Hi guys, I'm a total newb here and recently discovered this forum after only making candles for about a week now. I am wanting to know what wicks you personally find to work best for your container candles when using 6006 wax. I've searched the forums and some of the posts are a little bit older, just wanted to see what everyone is currently using now. I will be using 8oz straight sided jars (3.25" height, 2.75" diameter), with 6-7% FO PP 6006 wax, no dye. I wanted to order wicks to sample based off of experienced chandlers suggestions. Thanks in advance!
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