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Candle Wicks for Soy, Paraffin & Gel Wax

Wicks

VOTIVE, TEALIGHT, PILLAR & CONTAINER CANDLE MAKING WICKS

We offer 3 different votive wicks so you are sure to find one that works perfectly in your candles. If you're not sure which wicks you want to use we offer a sampler pack that includes 15 wicks of eack size. All wicks are wax coated and metal tabbed for your convenience.

Sampler Pack - (includes 15 of each votive wick below)
Sampler Pack Special -
$5.99 per pack

Votive & Tealight Candle Making Wicks - Price Chart
Brand and Size
Wick Height
Tab size
100 Count
500 Count
1000 Count
Atkins & Pearce - S-330-C (Tealight)
1.15"
15mm
$4.69
$21.45
$39.90
ECO 0.75" - (Tealight) for soy wax
1.15"
15mm
$4.99
$22.45
$40.90
Atkins & Pearce - 36-24-24z
2.5"
30mm
$5.99
$27.95
$49.90
Atkins & Pearce - 44-24-18z
2.5"
20mm
$5.99
$27.95
$49.90
Atkins & Pearce - 51-32-18z
3"
20mm
$5.99
$27.95
$49.90
Heinz verhaegh - Stabilo CD 14
2.5"
20mm
$7.99
$37.45
$69.90


Container Candle Making Wicks - Price Chart
Brand & Size
Wick Size
Tab Size
100 Count
500 Count
1000 Count
Atkins & Pearce - 44-24-18z
6"
20mm
$5.99
$27.95
$49.90
Atkins & Pearce - 51-32-18z
6"
20mm
$5.99
$27.95
$49.90
Atkins & Pearce - 51-32-18z
9"
20mm
$7.99
$37.95
$69.90
Atkins & Pearce - 60-44-18z
6"
20mm
$6.49
$29.95
$55.90
Heinz verhaegh - Stabilo CD-14
6"
20mm
$9.49
$44.95
$75.90
Heinz verhaegh - Stabilo CD-16
6"
20mm
$9.49
$44.95
$75.90
Heinz verhaegh - Stabilo CD-16
9"
20mm
12.99
62.45
119.90
Heinz verhaegh - Stabilo CD-18
6"
20mm
$9.49
$44.95
$75.90

 

CONTAINER CANDLE MAKING WICKS

We offer several different size container wicks so that you can select one that works best in your container candles. If you're not sure which wick you need, we offer a sampler pack which includes 10 of each of our container wicks listed below. All wicks are wax coated and metal tabbed for your convenience.

Sampler Pack - (Includes 10 of each size below)
Sampler Pack Special - $6.99 per pack

Container Candle Making Wicks - Price Chart
Brand & Size
Wick Size
Tab Size
100 Count
500 Count
1000 Count
Atkins & Pearce - 44-24-18z
6"
20mm
$5.99
$27.95
$49.90
Atkins & Pearce - 51-32-18z
6"
20mm
$5.99
$27.95
$49.90
Atkins & Pearce - 51-32-18z
9"
20mm
$7.99
$37.95
$69.90
Atkins & Pearce - 60-44-18z
6"
20mm
$6.49
$29.95
$55.90
Heinz verhaegh - Stabilo CD-14
6"
20mm
$9.49
$44.95
$75.90
Heinz verhaegh - Stabilo CD-16
6"
20mm
$9.49
$44.95
$75.90
Heinz verhaegh - Stabilo CD-16
9"
20mm
12.99
62.45
119.90
Heinz verhaegh - Stabilo CD-18
6"
20mm
$9.49
$44.95
$75.90

About Atkins & Pearce - zinc core wicks

These wicks have a cotton outer braid surrounding a thin filament of zinc. A zinc core wick produces the coolest flame and it is the most rigid and durable of all cored wicks, providing extra support during the pouring and burning process.

Atkins & Pearce zinc core wicks are classified as "lead free wicks" by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Concern over trace elements of lead has resulted in the Consumer Product Safety Commission defining a lead cored wick to be one containing greater than .06% lead by weight in the metal. Zinc wire has a maximum level of lead impurities of .004%, well below the standard set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

About Heinz verhaegh - Stabilo CD coreless wicks

The Heinz Stabilo wicks are a German made all natural, coreless, non-directional, flat braided wicks with a special paper filament woven around them. They are formally known as CD wicks.This configuration is engineered to promote maximum and consistent capillary action while ensuring a self trimming wick that will hold the posture of the flame. The Stabilo series is used in many different applications and is especially compatible with the harder-to-melt viscous waxes of both paraffin, soy and vegetable base.


Wick Selection - Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What size wick do I use for my candles?

A: The size wick you use will be determined by several things. The type of wax you use including any additives, the diameter of your container or candle, the brand and type of fragrance oil you use, the type and amount of dye or coloring you will use and of course your own personal preference as to how you want your candles to burn. We'll discuss each of these things in the next paragraphs.

With so many waxes on the market it's difficult for a beginner to know what size wick to use for their candles because each wick will react different in the various waxes. It is impossible for me to know about wick size for every wax on the market but we have tested wick sizes in the various candles that we make and I will offer the results to you. Some things like votives are easy enough to wick, but please don't take all of the recommendations as a science, instead look at them as somewhere for you to begin finding what you want.

Since all of our waxes already have the required additives that's one less thing I have to worry about for wicking purposes. If you're making votive candles from our IGI-4794 I can tell you that most of our customers use the 44-24-18z wick. Some people do like the slower burning 36-24-18z wick, but in some fragrances it will almost be drowned out so you have to be careful which fragrances you use the slower burning wick with. The 51-32-18z wicks are a hotter wick and can burn just about any votive but it burns too hot for most people's preference causing a larger than normal mushroom effect on the wick. For gel wax the 51-32-18z wicks are the most popular size for votive size containers. Some people like to pour gel wax directly into the votive holders and these wicks are the most popular for that particular application. If you want to make soy votive candles we have had the best luck with the Heinz verhaegh CD-14 wick. These wicks are all natural and they are self trimming wicks which helps keep your soy candles clean and pure. If you're not sure what size wick you need then get a sampler package and test a few wicks to see what works best for you.

Of course I can't possibly know about or test every size container that a candle can be made in, but I can give you some recommendations with regards to what I use when testing how a candle is going to burn. When using paraffin wax the 6.5 and 9 oz hex jars usually require a 44-24-18z wick, 8 oz jelly jars (regular not squatty) usually require a 44-24-18z wick but some fragrances burn better with a 51-32-18z. I don't have a list of which fragrances burn best with each size jar because we don't make candles in those size jars. If you use the 12 oz mayo jar that we offer, we recommend the 51-32-18z wick. Any of the apothecary jars we recommend using two 51-32-18z wicks centered 1 inch apart for an excellent burn. All of the containers made with soy wax will require a Heinz verhaegh CD wick. Customer preference for hex jars and jelly jars are the CD-14 or the CD-16 for the bigger hex jars, the 12 oz mayo jars usually require at least a CD-16 and sometimes a CD-18. The smaller jars such as the 1.5 oz hex and the 4 oz hex can normally get by with a CD14 wick. If you're not sure what will burn best I recommend getting a sampler pack of wicks and test various wicks until you decide which wick you like best for your preference.

Remember, the above recommendations are not science they're offered as a starting point to get you off on the right foot with regards to wicking your candles. The ultimate decision of what wick will work best with your candles has to be made by you.


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