The wick chart is designed to assist in choosing the right wick in the candle making process. The recommendations below are only meant to serve as a guide in getting started.
Testing is the only way to determine the best wick to use for each candle project.
Higher viscous waxes such as single pour paraffin wax, soy wax (vegetable) , and beeswax may require up to several sizes larger than the recommendations below.
When performing testing, always take detailed notes. Remember there are a variety of factors that can determine the appropriate wick size to achieve optimal burning characteristics. Factors that can influence the proper wick include: wax type, wick type, amount of fragrance oil, amount of dye used, container size and shape, and additional additives (vybar, stearic acid, etc.) used in each particular candle making project. Changing any of these variables can affect the candle burning characteristics.
The ECO series is a specialty flat wick braided with interwoven paper threads. This braiding technique gives the ECO series an increased stability level found only in square braided wicks. The ECO series is designed to improve the burning of solid scented, solid colored, pillar and container candles, and has been found to perform very well in paraffin / natural wax blends. The ECO series has it’s own special chemical treatment which significantly reduces the afterglow normally seen in wicks containing paper.
|Wick Type||Application Type||Application Size|
|ECO 1||Suitable for paraffin and natural waxes.||Votives and small containers.|
|ECO 2||Suitable for paraffin and natural waxes.||Votives and small containers.|
|ECO 4||Suitable for paraffin and natural waxes.||Votives, small containers and pillars 2" - 2.5".|
|ECO 6||Suitable for paraffin and natural waxes.||Medium sized containers 2" - 2.75".|
|ECO 8||Suitable for paraffin and natural waxes.||Medium to large sized containers 2.5" - 3.5".|
|ECO 10||Suitable for paraffin and natural waxes.||Medium to large sized containers 3" - 3.5".|
|ECO 12||Suitable for paraffin and natural waxes.||Large sized containers 3" - 3.5" and pillars.|
|ECO 14||Suitable for paraffin and natural waxes.||Large sized containers 3" - 3.5" and pillars.|