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How to Pick your Wick - How to Choose the Proper Wick for you Candles

The wick you choose depends on what kind of candle you are making, and how wide of a diameter it will have. The following chart indicates which wick is proper for each type of candle:

34-34 cotton core waxed

Recommended for 1-2" diameter pillar candles.

21 ply flat raw

21 ply flat waxed

Recommended for 1-2" diameter pillar candles, rolled paraffin sheets, and dipped tapers.

34-37 flat cotton core raw

34-37 flat cotton core waxed

Recommended for 2-3" diameter pillar candles.

30 ply flat raw

30 ply flat waxed

Recommended for 2.5-3.5" diameter pillar candles.

36 ply flat raw

36 ply flat waxed

Recommended for 3-4" diameter pillar candles.(Pillar candles larger than 4" in diameter typically require multiple wicks of a smaller size.)

1/0 square raw

1/0 square waxed

Recommended for 2-3" diameter pillar candles, rolled beeswax sheets, and beeswax tapers.

#3 square raw

#3 square waxed

Recommended for 1-2" diameter beeswax pillars and beeswax votives.

#5 square raw

#5 square waxed

Recommended for 2-3" diameter beeswax pillars.

32-24 cotton core raw

32-24 cotton core waxed

Recommended for 1-2" diameter container candles. Also known as "C" wick.

44-20-18 cotton core waxed

Recommended for 2-3" diameter container candles. Also known as "S" wick.

51-32-18 cotton core waxed

Recommended for 3-4" diameter container candles. Also known as "X" wick. (Container candles larger than 4" in diameter typically require multiple wicks of a smaller size.)

34-24 cotton core waxed

Recommended for votive and tealight candles.

Also known as "E" wick.

34-24 zinc core waxed

Recommended for votive, tealight, and novelty candles. Also known as "E wire" wick.


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