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Choosing the Perfect Wicks:

About Our Wicks: All of our wicks come with the sustainer base (wick tab) installed. We don't carry any bulk or rolls of wick material. All wick cores are made from 100% natural materials (cotton or paper or cotton with paper strands). There is no metal of any kind inside! They are still not listed as "Certified Organic". All wicks (except the GW-28) have been primed and coated with NAT PLUS (all natural) wax, have a 179°F to 181°F drop melt point, improved formulation with Bees Wax added. The GW28 wick has a paraffin coating to provide stiffness because it's such a popular votive wick. Since soy wax burns at a lower temperature, a metal core typically found in a paraffin candle wick is not needed.  Our wicks have been found to work best in natural wax blends.

HTP SERIES: This wick is flat braided in design, Cotton with thin Paper fibers intertwined. The result is a cleaner burning, self-trimming wick with additional structural strength, controlled curling and a hotter, more efficient flame. Unbleached.

RRD SERIES: This is a round wick with a uniquely braided cotton core designed with tension threads that give the wick a slight, but effective, curl during combustion. All made of the highest grade ring-spun cotton. The RRDs undergo a strong chemical bleaching treatment, designed to burn well in solid color and highly fragranced applications. The wick is directional in that capillary action flows more freely in one direction. Due to their intricate design, the RRD series provides self-trimming burn characteristics and a consistently high rate of fuel flow.
NOTE: If using wick trimmings from an RRD wick to make another wick (using wick tabs) you must be certain you install the wick in the same direction as the original for proper capillary action.

COTTON CORE SERIES: (62-52-18; 60-44-18; 51-32-18)- A cotton outer braid surrounds an inner filament of cotton. Constructed with 100% natural fibers. Unbleached.

FW SERIES: The FW wick is a flat braided, coreless cotton wick. Unbleached.

FT SERIES: The FT wick is a cotton core wick. Unbleached.

PK SERIES: The PK series is a non-directional paper core wick with a washed cotton braid around it. Unbleached.

Choosing Your Wicks: Choosing the perfect wick is the most challenging part of candle making but, it is well worth the effort.  It is the difference between a so-so or not so good candle and a candle that your customers will rave about because there is no wax left on the sides of the jars.  It takes some testing, actually quite a bit of testing, and only you can determine the perfect wick for your formula of wax, fragrance and dye.
There are also a lot of variables in the candle making process (melt temperature, pour temperature, humidity, elevation, and more...) so that you may have very different results making a candle with the same "recipe" as someone else.  This is why Candle Soylutions cannot recommend the "correct" wick for your container or situation.

Our Best Wick Testing Advice: For each different candle container, fragrance and color combination you plan to make, make 6-8 of the exact same candles using a different wick size in each one. Label the container with it's specifics and wick sizes. Place near each other on a table, put a sticky note in front of each candle with the wick size clearly visible and take a digital photo of the group every hour as the candles burn during testing. Do this through the entire burn process.
Check for a Good Melt Pool. When you have burned your candle one hour for every inch that your container is across, at it's widest point, (so if your container has a 2 1/2" opening but it is 3" across at it's widest, you should burn your candle for 3 hours to check the melt pool), your candle should have about a 1/2" melt pool. If you don't have a 1/2" melt pool, your wick is too small. If you have more than a 3/4" melt pool, your wick is too large. The pictures are great because you can go back and look at your results later. Don't make your final decision until you see how the wicks perform all the way to the last 1/2" of the bottom.

Top to Bottom: Our wicks are arranged from smallest (top of page) to largest and hottest (bottom).  You'll notice several wicks will work with the same container.  An unscented candle with no color may burn just fine towards the upper end of the container size range, while a candle with lots of fragrance oil (load) and dye will require a larger/hotter wick, so you would choose from lower on the page.  Also keep in mind that the best wick for your 2 1/2" diameter container may end up being a wick that says "test in 3-4" diameter candles"...it just takes some trial and error to figure it out.

Save Time/Money on Shipping!!!: You can probably guess that we don't make money counting out and packaging all those little 25 packs of wicks, we do that so you can purchase many different sizes to begin your testing.  Because many wicks look the same we cannot give you a few "sample" wicks without packing and labeling them individually so the 25 count packs are the smallest available.  We recommend you purchase several wick sizes on one order, to have on hand for your testing.  Small packs of wicks are not heavy and it's much more expensive (shipping!) for you to order more wicks later if that is all you need.   Since we only ship UPS (and all shippers have a minimum delivery charge for even a 1 pound box) you should look around our site and see if there is anything else you need to make your shipping more worthwhile.

We hope this information helps get you started. The main thing to remember is this...just go make some candles, don't be afraid to make mistakes, YOU WILL MAKE MISTAKES, we'll help you learn from them, and remember you can always melt your mistakes!

Wicking & General Candle Troubleshooting:
Please Go to our Trouble Shooting Guide for quick answers.
Go to Our Detailed Wick Testing page.



Item Description Detail
TEALIGHT WICKS

Tealight Wick
Natural Coated, Cotton braid with inner Paper core
1" length, 15mm base
Works great in our Clear Plastic Tealight Cups

25 pack = $3.00
100 pack = $6.00
1000 pack = $50.00
5000 pack = $225.00
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HTP41 WICKS- CLOSEOUT

HTP41 Natural Wick
This will work in some 1 ½” – 2” diameter Votives, but you may need to also try our P-22, PK-7 or GW-28 as they are a little hotter burning.
Natural coated, cotton/paper braided
2 1/2" Length, 20mm base.

These are good quality wicks. We simply don't sell enough to justify stocking them. So, buy in bulk at a great price, while you test some other sizes!
25 pack = $3.00
100 pack was $6.00 Now $4.50
1000 pack was $50.00 Now $40.00
5000 pack was $225.00 Now $175.00

Buy'em while you can!
~CLEARANCE ITEM~
Only about 8,700 left at last update. If we have less than you order we will send you what we have left.  (Paypal over-payments would result in an in store credit so it's not recommended). Clearance Items are not returnable. Please visit our POLICIES page for more info.

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P-22 LARGE BASE WICKS

P-22 Large Base Votive Wick
Test in 1 1/2" - 2" diameter candles or Votives.
A little hotter than HTP41 and cooler than PK-7.   May work for your harder to burn votives and making container candles in our 2 oz Votive Jars.  Has an extra large 31mm x 3 mm base tab (which makes it a little more expensive).
Natural Coated, Cotton braid with inner Paper core
3 1/4" length, 31mm base

25 pack = 3.50
100 pack = 7.00
1000 pack = 60.00
5000 pack = 275.00
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PK-7 WICKS

PK-7 Natural Wick
Test in 1 ½” – 2” diameter candles and Votives.
A little hotter than HTP41 and P-22, and close to a GW-28. This is the wick that usually works great for unscented votive candles and may work well in your scented votives as well.
Natural Coated, Cotton braid with inner Paper core
2 1/2" length, 20mm base

25 pack = $3.50
100 pack = $7.50
1000 pack = $65.00
5000 pack = $275.00
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GW-28 WICKS

GW-28 Paper Core Wick
Test in 1 ½” – 2” diameter candles and hard to burn fragrances in Votives.
Hotter than PK-7.   This works well in a lot of small containers even if you have a lot of color and fragrance.
Paraffin Coated for stiffness, Cotton braid with inner paper core
2 1/2" length, 20mm base.

25 pack = 3.00
100 pack = 6.00
1000 pack = 50.00
5000 pack = 225.00
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44-28-18 WICKS

44-28-18 Natural Wick
Test in 2” – 3” diameter candles and hard to burn fragrances in votives.
Natural Coated, Paper Core
3 1/4" length, 20mm base

25 pack = $3.50
100 pack = $7.00
1000 pack = $60.00
5000 pack = $275.00
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HTP73 WICKS

HTP73 Natural Wick
Test in 2” – 3” diameter candles
Natural coated, cotton/paper braided
6" length, 20mm base

25 pack = $4.00
100 pack = $8.00
1000 pack = $70.00
5000 pack = $325.00
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RRD37 WICKS

RRD37 Natural Wick
Test in 2” – 3” diameter candles.
I've heard 2 works fine for double wicking in our 10 & 16 oz apothecary jars.
Natural coated, Cotton core,
6" length, 20mm base

25 pack = $4.00
100 pack = $9.00
1000 pack = $80.00
5000 pack = $350.00
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HTP83 WICKS

HTP-83 Natural Wick
Test in 2 1/2” – 3 1/2” diameter candles
This wick is a good starting point for testing in our 190ml Hex and the 4 or 8 oz Tapered Jelly jars but you may need to go to a larger wick. Try two of them in our 310ml apothecary jars if you want to double wick.
Natural coated, cotton/paper braided
5 7/8" length, 20mm base

25 pack = $4.00
100 pack = $8.00
1000 pack = $70.00
5000 pack = $325.00
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HTP93 WICKS- CLOSEOUT

HTP93 Natural Wick
Test in 2 1/2” – 3 1/2” diameter candles
Natural coated, cotton/paper braided
6" length, 20mm base

These are good quality wicks. We simply don't sell enough to justify stocking them. So, buy in bulk at a great price, while you test some other sizes!
25 pack was $4.00 Now $3.00
100 pack was $9.00 Now $5.50
1000 pack was $80.00 Now $50

Buy'em while you can!
~CLEARANCE ITEM~
Only about 2,275 left at last update. If we have less than you order we will send you what we have left.  (Paypal over-payments would result in an in store credit so it's not recommended). Clearance Items are not returnable. Please visit our POLICIES page for more info.

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HTP104 WICKS

HTP104 Natural Wick
Test in 2 1/2”– 3 1/2” diameter candles.
A little hotter than HTP93 and cooler than 51-32-18.
Natural coated, cotton/paper braided
6" length, 20mm base

25 pack = $4.00
100 pack = $9.00
1000 pack = $80.00
5000 pack = $350.00
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51-32-18 WICKS

51-32-18 Natural Wick
Test in 2 1/2” – 3 1/2” diameter candles.
Natural Coated, Cotton Core
5 7/8" length, 20mm base

25 pack = $4.00
100 pack = $8.00
1000 pack = $70.00
5000 pack = $325.00
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PK15 WICKS

PK15 Natural Wick
Test in 3"-4" diameter candles.
This burns hotter than a 51-32-18 and cooler than an HTP 105.
Natural Coated, Cotton braid with inner Paper core
5 3/4" Length, 20mm base
This is a very stiff wick.
25 pack = $4.25
100 pack = $9.50
1000 pack = $85.00
5000 pack = $375.00
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RRD40 WICKS

RRD40 Natural Wick
Test in 3” – 4” diameter candles
Natural coated, Cotton core,
6" length, 20mm base

25 pack = $4.00
100 pack = $9.00
1000 pack = $80.00
5000 pack = $350.00
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HTP105 WICKS

HTP105 Natural Wick
Test in 3” – 4” diameter candles.
Try in our 8 oz Mason Jars and our 12 or 16 oz Mayo Jars
Natural coated, cotton/paper braided
5 3/4" length, 20mm base

25 pack = $4.00
100 pack = $9.00
1000 pack = $80.00
5000 pack = $350.00
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60-44-18 WICKS

60-44-18 Natural Wick
Test in 3” – 4” diameter candles
This burns hotter than an HTP105 and cooler than a 62-52-18.
Natural coated, Cotton Core
6" length, 20mm base

25 pack = $4.00
100 pack = $8.00
1000 pack = $70.00
5000 pack = $325.00
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62-52-18 WICKS

62-52-18 Natural Wick
Test in 3” – 4” diameter candles
Natural Coated, Cotton Core
5 7/8" length, 20mm base

25 pack = $4.00
100 pack = $8.00
1000 pack = $70.00
5000 pack = $325.00
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HTP126 WICKS

HTP126 Natural Wick
Test in 3” – 4” diameter candles
This burns hotter than a 62-52-18 and cooler than a HTP1212.
Natural coated, cotton/paper braided
5 3/4" length, 20mm base

25 pack = $4.00
100 pack = $9.00
1000 pack = $80.00
5000 pack = $350.00
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HTP1212 WICKS

HTP1212 Natural Wick
Test in 3” – 4” diameter candles
This is a good starting point for testing in our Keepsake Apothecary jars which are about 3 1/2" inside diameter.
Natural coated, cotton/paper braided
5 3/4" length, 20mm base

25 pack = $4.00
100 pack = $9.00
1000 pack = $80.00
5000 pack = $350.00
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RRD55 WICKS

RRD55 Natural Wick
Test in 3” – 4” diameter candles
Natural Coated, Cotton Core,
6" length, 20mm base

25 pack = $4.00
100 pack = $9.00
1000 pack = $80.00
5000 pack = $350.00
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HTP1312 WICKS

HTP1312 Natural Wick
Test in 3” – 4” diameter candles
A little hotter than our HTP1212. A good wick to test in our Keepsake Apothecary jars which are about 3 1/2" inside diameter.
Natural coated, cotton/paper braided
5 3/4" length, 20mm base

25 pack = $4.00
100 pack = $9.00
1000 pack = $80.00
5000 pack = $350.00
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FT3.0 WICKS

FT3.0 Natural Wick
Test in 3” – 4” diameter candles
This burns hotter than an HTP-1312 and cooler than a FW3.
Natural coated, Cotton Core
6" length, 20mm base

25 pack = $4.25
100 pack = $9.50
1000 pack = $85.00
5000 pack = $375.00
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FW3 WICKS

FW3 Natural Wick
Test in 3” – 4” diameter candles
This is now our hottest burning wick!   Use on really hard to burn fragrances in our apothecary jars.
Natural coated, flat braided Cotton
5 3/4" length, 20mm base

25 pack = $4.25
100 pack = $9.50
1000 pack = $85.00
5000 pack = $375.00
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WixAffix- BLUE DOT

WixAffix
These are awesome for sticking wick tabs to your container---they have a very strong adhesive and made especially for us! 5/8" diameter. I took the insides of a plain ball point pen out, and use the pen tube to insert the wick (with the WixAffix on the wick tab) in the jar. Hold the jar upside down and visually center the wick tab as you press up with the the pen tube holding the wick/tab/WixAffix assembly.

25 = $1.30
100 = $2.75
1000 was $24.00, Now $19
Roll of 7,405 was $155.50, Now $125
14,810 was $259.00, Now $210

Volume Sale for a Limited Time
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Wick STICKERS - KRAFT

Wick Stickers
No more hot glue burns! Use these double sided sticky foam dots to center and hold your wick in containers!   These are a bit easier to use than our WixAffix, but the adhesive isn't quite as strong.
3/4" diameter,   25 stickers per sheet

25 stickers = $1.40
100 stickers = $2.85
1,000 stickers = $24.50
5,000 stickers = $109.00
10,000 stickers = $189.00
20,000 stickers = $360.00
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Wick Tabs 1/2 lb 15mm x 3mm x 6mm

Wick Tabs 15mm x 3mm x 6mm Sustainer Base
Use left over wick clippings and these handy little tabs to make more wicks!
$12.00 per 1/2 pound (about 600 tabs)
$12.00
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Wick Tabs 1/2 lb 20mm x 3mm x 6mm

Wick Tabs 20mm x 3mm x 6mm Sustainer Base
Use left over wick clippings and these handy little tabs to make more wicks!
$9.00 per 1/2 pound (about 355 tabs)
$9.00
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