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Vanillin content and wicking

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Do you guys go by vanillin content in fragrance oils to determine wicking up, or do you go by regular wick swapping testing. The candle fragrance companies some are good with vanillin content, others don’t list. I find it helpful to know if the product whether candle or whatnot is going to turn color, but with candles whether I need to go up a wick. Thoughts?


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I start with my baseline in a test and increase as needed. Some don’t need any change, others need big changes.  


A lot depends on whatever else is in that blend. Vanillin is but one aroma chemical of hundreds that potentially changes the wick need. Some FO companies add other supporting chemicals that reduce the wick requirement.  Only one way to know how It all plays with your wax and baseline wick choice. 

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