Return to the Soap & Candle Making Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
soy candle wicking issues

Posted by lorieru (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 21, 14 at 10:45

I started making soy candles a few months ago. I am using ecosoya cb 135 and making 8 oz jelly jar candles with fragrance oils from nature's garden and no dye. I am having a very difficult time trying to find a wick that burns properly. I am currently testing lx wicks and they seem to burn well at the beginning but as the candle burns down in the jar the flame is starting to flicker constantly. Can anyone tell me what could possibly be causing this? I also noticed the same problem with cd wicks. Thank you.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: soy candle wicking issues

The total volume of the jar is not the only factor. The diameter of the jar can also affect your result. Most sites that well wicks have an online guide, to help you choose the right one. They usually go by the diameter of the jar.

BTW, if your jars are wide & shallow, you may need to double-wick.


 o
RE: soy candle wicking issues

I use 415 soy wax and wick with cd 12 or 14 depending on the fragrance oil and dyes. I purchase them at Bitter Creek. They are listed under Heinz Stabillo Coreless German wicks. I pour into mason jars so it should be comparable.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Soap & Candle Making Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here