Candle Wicks for SMALLER containers - (size 6)

The size of wick required when candle making varies according to the type of wax used, type and amount of any fragrance (pure essential oils can make a big difference) and the size and type of container, so we can only offer a rough guide and would suggest experimenting with your particular recipe and methodology and ensuring the conditions are the same every time you are making your candles

This particular wick may perform better for you in the smaller tins and the 20cl and 120ml and 180ml containers but again experimentation is vital to get the perfect burn. Particularly if you are experiencing "tunnelling" for which there can be various reasons such as. 

  1. Wrong size wick being used - compare both of our wick types under the same conditions
  2. The candle hasn’t been left to ‘set up’ for 48 hours after pouring before its lit (generally the main reason for tunnelling)
  3. The candle hasn’t been left to burn for long enough.  (generally the second most common reason for tunnelling) The candle needs to burn for enough time for the molten wax to reach out to the width of the container.  If it’s only burnt for a short time, only the middle has had a chance to melt.  If this happens the candle can’t correct itself next time its lit and will continue to tunnel.  For the smaller containers we would suggest a minimum burn time of 4 hours and for the larger containers a minimum of 6 hours burn time, when using a natural wax.
  4. Something has been added to the wax that shouldn’t be and is pooling around the wick stopping it from performing correctly.
  5. Too much or wrong type of fragrance has been added to the wax.