Choosing The Right Candle Wick
When selecting the perfect wick for your candle-making project, it’s important to test different wicks to see which one is going to give you the optimum flame height, melt pool size, burn rate, scent throw and smoke. Different wicks work best with different applications, and their performance is influenced by the type of wax you’re using, as well as the colour and scent.
When you first start to test your wicks, just test the wick and the wax. If it burns well, then try adding in an additional component, such as a dye. Extra elements can be added for as long as the candle continues to burn well. This step-by-step process helps identify which element causes the candle to burn less efficiently.
You know you have a successful burn if you have:
- A consistent flame size
- A well-formed wax pool with no dripping
- Minimal glow after you’ve blown out the candle
- A container that only gets moderately warm, depending on the material and make of the vessel.
- Minimal, if any, blooming (carbon deposits)
SA Candle Supply has been selling quality candle wicks, wax and other candle making ingredients for over 30 years. Select the applicable wick from our ranges.