This cotton core waxed wick is coated in wax to help it burn better. The wax coating on the wick makes the candle easier to light, and also helps the wick stand up straight inside the pool of liquid wax, which is formed while the candle burns.
Cotton core waxed wick is recommended for use in 2-3″ diameter molded paraffin candles.
Burn rate (wax consumption) = 0.24 ounces per hour
Melt pool diameters:
3 hour burn test: 2 1/4″
6 hour burn test: 2 5/8″
Flame height: 1.7″
When choosing a wick for your candle go through the following checklist:
- Type of wax (paraffin wax, soy wax, coconut wax, beeswax, etc.)
- Type of candle
- Size and shape of candle
- Wax melting point
- Candle fragrance (if using) and percentage
- Type of colorant (if using) and percentage
- Expected wax consumption
- Wick Guide
*All information is approximate and provided for comparison purposes only. Based on a 140° F melt point pure paraffin candle, an initial wick height of 1/4 inch, and room temperature of approximately 75° F. Results may vary according to formula, type and melt point of wax, initial wick height, and room temperature, among other factors. The best way to determine the right wick for a particular candle is by trial and error testing.