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Article: Wick Testing Coco Apricot / Ceda Serica Wax & CDN Wicks

Wick Testing Coco Apricot / Ceda Serica Wax & CDN Wicks

I'm currently testing Coco Apricot / Ceda Serica candle wax with CDN candle wicks.  I'm hoping that this will be helpful to some when narrowing down which wicks to use.  Feel free to adjust based on your wax/vessel/fragrance oil combo.  I'm using a vessel that's 3-1/8" inner diameter at the top, so if yours is smaller, you will want to wick down.  I will say that this vessel tapers towards the bottom and the bottom is around 2.50". It's best to test a couple wick sizes in a few wick series or brands to see what you like the best!  Feel free to reach out to me anytime if you have any questions at all.  I'm here to help. 

About CDN wicks...
The CDN series features a flat braided cotton wick with a special paper filament to promote maximum and consistent capillary action while ensuring a wick trimming flame posture. The difference between CDN wicks and CD wicks is a subtle but vital one. The CDN / Stabilo KST curls less while the CD / Stabilo curls more.  Overall, they tend to burn cooler then the CD wicks in most waxes. CDN wicks will curl at approximately a 30-degree angle.  The CD wicks curl to a 90-degree angle.  The lesser angle or curl of the CDN wick will result in a smaller melt pool or base.

I'm using a 3-1/8" jar and the wicks I'm using are CDN 6 (single wick), CDN 7 (single wick), CDN 8 (single wick), and CDN 10 (single wick).  I'm using our Cashmere fragrance oil at 9% fragrance load.  I will allow it to cure for 2 weeks before testing them. I will keep you updated! 

If you've found a combination that works for you, please feel free to share your results below.

Results

Wax Type Vessel Size Wicks Fragrance Load Results
Ceda Serica 3-1/8" CDN 6 9% Cashmere I'm about 1/3 of the way into this candle. Keeping an eye on it.  I want to try the CDN 5 because there's a TINY BIT of soot starting to form along the rim of the vessel. Overall, this looks OK. 
Ceda Serica 3-1/8" CDN 7 9% Cashmere I'm about 1/3 of the way into this candle. Keeping an eye on it. 
I want to try the CDN 5 because there's soot starting to form along the rim of the vessel. 
Ceda Serica 3-1/8" CDN 8 9% Cashmere I'm about 1/3 of the way into this candle. I'm wondering if this wick is too big?  We will see. 
I want to try the CDN 5 because there's soot starting to form along the rim of the vessel. 
Ceda Serica 3-1/8" CDN 10 9% Cashmere I'm about 1/3 of the way into this candle. This wick might be too large for this vessel because the melt pool is deep pretty early on.  We will see.  Some soot is starting to form along the rim of the vessel. 

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