The right candle wick is essential to the longevity of your candle. It might seem obvious, but there is a proper way to care for your candle wick to ensure safety when burning. There are so many different wicks available, it can be a bit of a guessing game at first. But taking your time and trying out multiple wicks will only benefit your candle company and prevent future issues!
Wooden candle wicks are an amazing candle trend that's gaining popularity! Their rustic design gives your candle brand a truly natural and outdoorsy feel. There are soft and hard wood wicks, with soft wood wicks being more superior due to an extra layer of wood added to the wick. This helps the wick to form an even wax pool when the candle is lit and hold the heat. This wick doesn't require any candle care because it burns off as the candle burns. A great choice to give your candle a little something special!
ECO Wick Series
Eco wicks are flat cotton wicks with thin, braided paper wrapped around it to give the wick a rigid structure. It's very important that candle wicks have structure to prevent them from wilting and burning your candle jar. This wick series is an excellent pairing with soy wax and works well with blends. It's important to remember the length of the wick you want to leave for your customer to burn, which is about 1/4 inch high. With ECO Wicks series, the wick will coil down, and eliminates the need for a wick trimmer.
Hemp and Braided Wicks
Hemp and Braided Wicks are great options for wanting a completely eco-friendly product. The wicks are coated in beeswax and other natural waxes to help maintain the candle flame. However, these wicks lack rigid structure and can be dangerous when using a candle jar or holder. This wick is great for pillars and votive candles which is either a free-standing candle or a small candle. This wick requires wick trimming and a watchful eye to make sure the wick doesn't move.
The wick choosing game can be frustrating sometimes, but it's a necessary process to find which candle wick suits your candle business needs. Try out as many as you can and document your process to get an idea of what works for you. Be patient and have fun!