The 1/0 SQUARE RAW WICK is recommended for use in beeswax, vegetable wax and rolled beeswax candles.
Square raw wick was originally designed for beeswax candles, vegetable wax and rolled beeswax candles, however, they can still be used for soy and paraffin creations as well. Candle making is more art than science. Test burning candles using various wick sizes is recommended to determine the right size wick for your particular application.
The first burn of a candle is important in setting the pace for how the candle will burn every other time that it’s lit. When you light your candle for the very first time, make sure that it burns long enough to melt the wax all the way to the outer edge. This may take several hours. The general rule of thumb is to let the candle burn for approximately an hour per inch of diameter. It’s also important to not overtrim the wick length every time the candle is lit. A wick that’s trimmed too short will not allow the candle to burn hot enough and may cause tunneling. A wick that is not trimmed far enough could cause the candle to burn too hot and may cause smoking.
(10 yards per pack)