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CD Wicks For Tealights, Votives, Pillars & More

INTRODUCING NEW CD WICKS

CD Wicks For Tealights, Votives, Pillars & More

Having the right wick for your candle making projects will be the key to making or breaking your desired finished product. While there are many products that work for one specific area in candle making, one product is extremely versatile in its compatibility and performance. This product comes in the form of our new CD Wicks, designed to be more compatible and more versatile than the common wick.

These wicks are non-directional, coreless cotton flat braid wicks containing paper filament throughout. This in turn creates a “curl” within the wick while it burns overtime.  Having a wick that curls is helpful due to the fact that it “self-trims” which helps with any soot that may form around the candle. Along with having the ability to self-trim, these wicks are also able to hold a higher fragrance load, making them more of a viable option for scented candles.

jar candles with CD wickspillar candles with CD wicks

tealight candles with CD wicks votive candles with CD wicks

What type of candles are CD wicks compatible with?

The great thing about these wicks is their versatility and compatibility with multiple candle types. Due to their range of sizes, CD wicks can be used to make tealights, votives, pillars, and even container candles. The diameter of these wicks can range from 2.0”- 4” depending on the size you end up using. They can be distinguished by the number that comes after their name, such as CD 6 or CD 10. This series of Wicks goes from 6-12, except each different wick is classified by an even number.

The full collection is CD 6, CD 8, CD 10, and CD 12. For tealights and votives, we would recommend using the CD 6 wick, as it has the lowest diameter range of 2” – 2.5”. For candle types that have a diameter range of 2.5” – 3/0”, we recommend using the CD 8 wick. And for candle types with a diameter between the range of 3.0” – 4.0”, we recommend using the CD 10 or CD 12 wick, depending on the actual diameter of the product.

 

candle making wax for CD wicks

 

What wax would these wicks be compatible with?

The wonderful thing about CD wicks is that they are not only versatile when it comes to their usage with different candle types, but it also applies to the wax you can use with this wick. Due to their increased rigidity, these wicks are incredibly versatile, making them compatible with both single-pour paraffin and soy wax which are known to be more vicious waxes.

When using CD wicks with vegetable waxes such as soy, it is important to note that because this wax is more vicious, meaning thicker, you may have to use a bigger wick size than the one recommended for a certain diameter. For example, a container candle with a 3.0” diameter would usually work best when accompanied by a CD 10 wick. But because soy wax is more viscous, you may have to use a CD 12 wick in order to occupy more space within the container.

While this would complicate things when trying to use soy wax, this problem would not occur with single-pour paraffin wax. Because paraffin wax has a lower melting point, it can move more freely while it cools, unlike soy wax which hardens rapidly once removed from heat. Please see chart below for more of a reference on the wicks compatibility.

 

CD wick guide

  • CD 12 wicks for candle making

    CD 12 Wicks – For Natural Wax and Paraffin (25 PCS)

    $3.99
  • CD 10 Wicks 25 pcs

    CD 10 Wicks – For Natural Wax and Paraffin (200 PCS)

    $16.00
  • CD 8 Wicks for candle making

    CD 8 Wicks – For Natural Wax and Paraffin (25 PCS)

    $3.99
  • CD 6 Wicks for candle making

    CD 6 Wicks – For Natural Wax and Paraffin (25 PCS)

    $3.99

How to start your candle making project

Candle Wax  

How to start your candle-making project

Candles as a source of light, have been used by humans since the 3rd millennium BC. Candles used to be very expensive, and only wealthy people could buy them. Nowadays, candles in different shapes, sizes, and scents are available to everyone. They are used in the interior for decoration or aromatherapy. When the pandemic hit the United States, many stayed home for safety purposes. Our research showed that while staying at home, many tried to find different interests and hobbies, and making a candle at home was and still is one of the most popular ones. Besides being a fun hobby, it is also an option to make personalized gifts for friends and family. As we have been receiving lots of emails and phone calls regarding handmade candles, we decided to write a step-by-step guide to educate you and make your candle making project safe and fun. These instructions will give you a good foundation for making soy wax candles at home. So, let’s get started! When you are starting out on your candle making project, first you want to choose your wax. There are different types of waxes such as soy wax, paraffin wax, even a soy/paraffin combination blend. Soy wax is a very good wax. Most people choose to use this wax because of its clean burn, but the most important feature is that the soy wax is a natural product. Here at General Wax & Candle, we purchase GMO free fragrances. We use GMO free oils to create our waxes. Check out our websites for more wax options: https://www.generalwax.com  https://www.candlemakingsupplies.net Once you have your wax picked, next step is to pick a wick that will match the size of the candle jar you’ve chosen to work with. Be very careful about the size of the wick because, if you choose a wick that’s too big, it will burn your candle extremely fast. You will also get a huge flame. On the other side, a small wick will throw out a very small flame and you will not get a full melt pool. Below is the list of the materials we are going to use to create our candle. Note: you can order the supplies used in this guide from https://www.candlemakingsupplies.net. Materials needed: If you are making a candle for the first time, you can purchase our DIY soy candle making kit that includes detailed step by step instructions and equipment for your first candle making project. Step 1: Pour a little bit of water into the pot for double boiling. Put the soy wax into the melting pitcher and put the pitcher into the pot to melt the soy wax. Heat the wax up to 175 F.

  candle making temperature

  Step 2: Place the wick sticker on the bottom of the wick you chose and center the wick inside the candle jar.  

Wick Cutting     wick sticker     sticker for wick

 

Step 3: When the wax temperature hits 170 F, carefully pour the wax into the candle jar. Note: you can use your leftover wax to later top your candle if a small cavity is formed.

Step 4: Place the wick bar with the center peak facing up on top of your jar. Pull wick taut and gently press wick into the opening of the wick bar.  

pouring wax into the jar    wax melting

  Step 5: Let the candle cool about 12 hours at room temperature.  

                  unscented candles

 

Step 6: When the candle is cool, cut the wick to 1/4 inches.

 

Now you have your first handmade candle!

 

candles and candle holders                      

 

Candle making is an art that has survived for centuries. Diving into the art of candle making at home is another breathtaking hobby.

   

Handmade Candles

Our Store is Now Open to the Public!

 

Our Store is Now Open to the Public!

It’s been way too long, but we are excited to welcome you back into our Candle & Candle Making Supply Store.

Our doors will reopen to the public on Tuesday, July 13th, 2021, at 9 am.  

What are the store hours?

Our new hours of operation will be: TUESDAY to FRIDAY: 9 am to 5 pm SATURDAY: 9 am to 2 pm We will be closed on Sundays and Mondays.  

Where is the store located?

Our store is located in North Hollywood, off Vanowen, a block down from Lankershim Blvd. Tap to Get Directions Now    What about COVID-19? In order to continue protecting the health of our customers and employees, and with the fast spread of certain variants of the virus, we ask that all customers and employees continue to wear a face mask and observe social distancing. We also ask our customers and employees to stay home if they feel sick. We are all in this together and should take the right decisions for ourselves and others. If you have any questions or worries, we are here to answer you!   We are excited and looking forward to seeing you again soon! –  The Team at General Wax & Candle Co.