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February 02, 2018

Candlemaking only supplies Lead-free, quality wicks for all your candle making.

Which Wick type do I use?


Cotton Wick and Tab assemblies: CDN

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.

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.

 Wood wicks: Ace+ and X wick

Wooden wicks are used in container candles for their strong flame and their crackling sound. Available in Natural, Black and Opal

True flames:

Circular wood wick, always use with our CDN wick and tab assembly.  

True Flames are round wood wicks and have the combination of a Cotton Wick and Tab assembly and Timber True flame.

Cut to length, then dip in wax to prime 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.



For Soy or Palm candles use Plaited Cotton wick


For Beeswax candles use Square Cotton wick




 What wick size do I use?

Measure the diameter of your glass or pillar. This will determine the melt pool. 

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.


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.




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