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      Candle Wick Size Guide     

Size guide for candle wicks

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As soon as possible we will provide a list of burn diameters for each size of our MP Multipurpose wick ™ for all of our waxes. 

These lists should be used as a rough guide only as many things can effect the size of wick you need to use, i.e. dyes, fragrances, additives, container and application so testing as always is advised. To start, select a wick just below the diameter of the candle you wish to make.  We suggest having three different sizes of wick and make a candle with each size.  When you burn the candles 24 / 48 hrs later, at the same time, it will be easier to compare the different sizes of wick to see which will work best in your application.

 

The list below will give you a good starting point for what size wick to use with each of our containers with our various waxes along with the approximate burn time of the candle. 
You can use the sizes of our containers as a guide for your own containers.
Don't forget, anything you add to the wax i.e. colours, fragrances, may effect the size of wick you need and the end burn time.
 
Container Paraffin & 10% Stearin Paraffin Container PCW Soya+CW™
Container
Soya+PW™ Pillar Natural Eco+R CW™ Container Natural Eco+R PW Pillar

White

Vegetable

Clear Gel Beeswax
T-Light
d. 38.6 mm
  MP 2
4 ¼ hrs
MP 2
6 hrs
  MP 2
5 ¼ hrs
    MP 2
10 ½ hrs
MP 14
Small Square
d. 53 mm
  MP 4 MP 4
18 hrs
  MP 6
17 ¼ hrs
    MP 6
27 ¾ hrs
 
Votive V2
d. 54 mm
  MP 4
18 hrs
MP 4
22 hrs
  MP 6
19 ¼ hrs
    MP 6
31½ hrs
 
T3 Tin
d. 64 mm
  MP 6 MP 6   MP 8
17 hrs
    MP 6
40 ½ hrs
 
T2 Tin
d. 75 mm
  MP 6
24 hrs
MP 10
27 hrs
  MP 10
19 hrs
    MP 8
30 hrs
 
Medium Square
d. 77 mm
        MP 12
37 hrs
    MP 8
45 ½ hrs
 
ISL30
d. 80 mm
  MP 6
50 hrs
MP 12    MP 12
    MP 8
52 hrs
 
T4 Tin
d. 80 mm
        MP 12
31 hrs
    MP 8
53 ½ hrs
 
M18 mould
d. 52 mm
MP 6     MP 22   MP 20
20 hrs
     

 

Approximate burn diameters listed below for each wax is after 4 hours of continuous burning in test conditions with no additives using our primed MP natural wicks.

Use the list above to select a wick when making a standard container candle.

The guide below is really only relevant to the Pillar waxes or if you are making a special container candle that you only want a part of it to melt.

 

Size Code

Paraffin & 10% Stearin

Paraffin Container

Soya+
Container

Soya+ Pillar

Natural Eco+R Container

Natural Eco+R Pillar

White

Vegetable

Clear Gel

MP size 2

35 mm

47 mm

46 mm

28 mm

35 mm

28 mm

to follow

33 mm

MP size 4

45 mm

55 mm

49 mm

30 mm

37 mm

32 mm

35 mm

MP size 6

50 mm

60 mm

51 mm

34 mm

39 mm

35 mm

42 mm

MP size 8    

52 mm

62 mm

55 mm

37 mm

44 mm

36 mm

41 mm

MP size 10

55 mm

70 mm

59 mm

43 mm

50 mm

40 mm

40 mm

MP size 12

60 mm

72 mm

65 mm

46 mm

53 mm

41 mm

43 mm

MP size 14

62 mm

77 mm

67 mm

47 mm

53 mm

40 mm

44 mm

MP size 16

68 mm

48 mm

55 mm

46 mm

MP size 18

70 mm

48 mm

55 mm

44 mm

MP size 20

78 mm

51 mm

67 mm

47 mm

MP size 22

80 mm

53 mm

69 mm

49 mm

MP size 24

83 mm

60 mm

77 mm

57 mm

MP size 26

86 mm

62 mm 

77 mm

56 mm

MP size 28

89 mm

67 mm

83 mm

60 mm

MP size 30

92 mm

64 mm

84 mm

59 mm

 
Metal Cored Small       36 mm       40 mm
Metal Cored Medium       41 mm       51 mm
Metal Cored
Large
      40 mm       54 mm

The size of wick you need varies depending on the type of wax, pour temperature, mould, container, additives etc etc.

As with colours and fragrances, the rule is test, test, test! before making a large batch!

Don't forget to look at the rest of our web shop

 

Candle making supplies

Wax, Wick, Moulds, Containers, Scents, Dyes, Decorations, Kits etc

natural wax bumper candle making kit

Encaustic Wax Painting Waxes, Tools and Card

encaustic wax art and materials

PMC Jewellery Making PMC Jewellery making Tools, Books, Cutters, Textured sheets

jewellery making tools

Fimo Polymer Clay Fimo Polymer Clays & Accessories
Info sheets Various information and instruction sheets for our Candle Making and PMC products
Natural Shimmering Wax Crystals Candles Natural shimmering Wax Crystals Candles, just place crystals and wick in any suitable container
Aromatherapy & Wellbeing Pure Essential Oils, Aromacel sprays, Incense, Spa Wax, Meditation Books and CDs, Badger Balms

aromatherapy oils and products

Celtic, Myth, Magic, Reiki Pendants/Charms, Statues, Books and CDs

Miscellaneous

Bottles, Bags, Jars, Glass decorations, Stamping wax, Packaging materials

Power Beads

Bracelets and Necklaces including the healing properties behind the stones

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