Which wick type do I use?
Bee Wax: Australian plaited wicks for moulded candles, Australian cotton 'square' wick for more viscous beeswax candles.
Soy Wax in containers: These are ready to use, assembled waxed cotton wick attached to a stabilizer. Our larger stabilisers mean the candle burns completely to the base in containers.
All our glasses and containers now have inside dimensions listed. Using these measurements, you can easily choose the right wick from our range.
The recommendations with each glass are based on our test burns. Due to many variations we suggest these as a guide only.
The amount of fragrance you use, the choice of wax, the ambient temperature during the burn, the hours you have your candle alight - all these will influence which wick should be used.
Please test all your candles prior to selling or making large runs.Wick and Tab assemblies for container candles:
Superior 100% cotton wicks - WIDER 20mm tabs for greater stability, stronger fortified vegetable wax coating.
Lead-free, wicks are ready assembled, the cotton is already primed in a mixture of non-paraffin vegetable wax with a tab at the base.
There are no tails extending from the base of the tab - they are trimmed with great accuracy.
#6 - 140mm tall: for melt pool 3.5cm
#8 - 140mm tall: for melt pool 4.0cm
#10 - 140mm tall: for melt pool 4.5cm
#12 - 140mm tall: for melt pool 6cm
#14 – 140mm tall: for melt pool 6.5cm
#16 - 140mm tall: for melt pool 6.7cm
#18 - 140mm tall: for melt pool 7.0cm
#20 – 140mm tall: for melt pool 7.5cm
#22 - 140mm tall: for melt pool 7.8cm
#24 - 140mm tall: for melt pool 8.5cm
#26 - 140mm tall: for melt pool 9cm
Ribbon Brand new innovative Ribbon wick
These are constructed from 100% natural fibres. This new generation of wick is specially engineered to bring the benefits of a wider based flame with greater consistency. In testing, we found that the weave minimises curling and mushrooming. Like wick and tab assemblies as described above these ribbon wicks are ideal for use in containers. Why use them?
Ideal alternative to timber wicks.
Slightly different flame shape.
Provide a marketing difference to your commercial candles.Size description:
Small for 70mm melt pool
Medium for 80mm melt pool
Large for 90mm melt pool
Cotton wick on a roll, made in Australia: used for pillars, needs priming once the candle is made
4 ply: Twisted Australian cotton for fine tapers up to 15mm.
6 ply Twisted Australian cotton for fine tapers.
15 ply Plaited Australian Cotton good for tapers and small candles up to 4cm diameter.
21 ply Plaited Australian Cotton good for small candles up to 6cm diameter.
30 ply Plaited Australian Cotton good for small candles up to 7cm diameter.
39 ply Plaited Australian Cotton good for small candles up to 8cm diameter.
48 ply Plaited Australian Cotton good for candles over 8cm diameter.
72 ply Plaited Australian Cotton good for candles over 9cm diameter.
Outdoor candles, large enough to resist breezes.
Square Cotton Wick:
Lead-free, cotton wick, made in Australia.
Manufactured with wick strands running through an outer stocking - allows the more viscous beeswax to 'wick' better.
Based on our tests in beeswax:
xx-small square 15mm melt pool
x-small square 30mm melt pool
Small square 40mm melt pool
medium square 60mm melt pool
medium-large square 70mm melt pool
large square 80mm melt poolWood wicks: North American timber in flat and round profiles
Wooden wicks are used in container candles for their strong flame and their crackling sound. They are versatile, you can use alone or as a multi-wicked candle. Cross them for a larger flame and great effect. The new addition, round True Flames, have the combination of cotton and timber to be really a true flame.
The previous wood wicks were primed with oil and cut from hardwood. That company sold, so we now have a softer timber that needs to be primed with your melted wax.
We tested all the wicks, they do get going very well though some may go out once in the process. They burn well once the timber is saturated with the molten wax moving freely up the grain.
Timber is a natural product and does not wick quite as well as cotton wick, which we have been able to design and plait to the best conditions. There is nothing that can be done with the grain of timber, knots, grain diversion etc.
If we alert retail customers to this natural fluctuation, they will understand their candle better.
All our glasses and containers now have inside dimensions listed. Using these measurements you can easily choose the right wick from our range. The recommendations with each glass are based on our test burns. Due to many variations we suggest these as a guide only.
The amount of fragrance you use, the choice of wax, the ambient temperature during the burn, the hours you have your candle alight - all these will influence which wick should be used. Please test all your candles prior to selling or making large runs.Wood wick burn diameter, ie melt pool size;
Diameter 9mm, 130mm tall : DUO 45mm melt pool; ACE 45mm melt pool.
Diameter 12mm, 130mm tall : DUO 60mm melt pool; ACE 60mm melt pool.
Diameter 16mm, 130mm tall: DUO 75mm melt pool; ACE 70mm melt pool.
Diameter 20mm, 130mm tall: DUO 90mm melt pool, ACE 80mm melt pool.
True flames – Circular wood wick, always use with our CDN wick and tab assembly.
True Flames round wood wicks
Cut to length, then dip in wax - Burn best when primed prior to use.
Add you wick and tab assembly according to the chart below; once the wax has begun to set, remove the plastic outer and slide the round wick over the assembly.
Round wood wicks are 6mm diameter and 150mm tall.
Burn Diameter with wick and tab assembly #10: 70mm melt pool.
Burn Diameter with wick and tab assembly #16: 75mm melt pool.
Burn Diameter with wick and tab assembly #18: 80mm melt pool.
Burn Diameter with wick and tab assembly #22: 90mm melt pool.
The recommendations on our site are for most common usage, rated for soy wax. If you are using patterning palm, gel or beeswax, these will need to be up-sized.