Wick Size Guide
If you’re making candles in containers from home, rather than from one of our kits, you’ll need to work out what size and type of wick to use. Here’s the guide we use but it’s important to remember that these are just a guide – you need to test burn your first candle if you’re making more than one.
All you do is measure the candle across the top to get its diameter in millimetres and then check for the suggested wick for the wax you’re using. Bear in mind that the wick is the same whether you’re making a pillar candle or a container candle.
|Diameter (mm)||Paraffin Wax||Soya Wax|
|Tea light||Tea light wick||do not use|
|25-50mm||LX10||LX12 or ECO1|
|50-65mm||LX12||LX14 or ECO4|
|65-75mm||LX16||LX18 or ECO6|
|75-90mm||LX20||LX22 or ECO10|
|90-100mm||LX26||LX26 or ECO14|