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

Wick Testing Coco Apricot / Ceda-Serica Wax & HPSP Wicks

I'm currently testing Coco Apricot / Ceda Serica candle wax with HPSP 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.  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 HPSP Wicks...

Constructed of specially treated cotton, Special High-Performance Flat Wicks by São Vitor are often used in container candles, pillars, tapers, decorative, votives, and tealight candles because it minimizes soot. HPSP candle wicks feature a long strand and tight braids to inhibit carbon deposit and afterglow.  These are designed to use in coconut blended waxes. 

  • Constructed from long strand, tight braid, and specially treated cotton.
  • Designed to be used in container candles, pillars, tapers, decorative, votives, and tealight candles.
  • Engineered to minimize soot and inhibit carbon deposit and afterglow.
I'm using a 3-1/8" jar and the wicks I'm using are HPSP 335 (48), HPSP 331 (51), HPSP 300 (54), and HPSP 272 (57).  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! The other items I used when testing are the bowtie wick centering bars and our candle wick trimmers.

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 3-1/8"
HPSP 335 (48)
9% Currently testing.  I'm over half way through the candle and this one is looking really good so far.  ** There's a very very small amount of film starting to form along the rim. I might try the next smallest size to test. But overall this one looks really good.  
Ceda 3-1/8"
HPSP 331 (51)
9% Currently testing.  I'm over half way through the candle and this one is looking pretty good so far.  ** There's a bit of soot starting to form along the rim of the vessel. 
Ceda 3-1/8" HPSP 300 (54) 9%
Currently testing. I'm over half way through the candle and there's some soot forming along the rim of the vessel.
Ceda 3-1/8"
HPSP 272 (57)
9%
Currently testing. I'm over half way through the candle and there's some soot forming along the rim of the vessel. 

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Wick Testing Coco Apricot / Ceda Serica Wax & Crackle Wood Wicks

Wick Testing Coco Apricot / Ceda Serica Wax & Crackle Wood Wicks

I'm currently testing Coco Apricot / Ceda Serica candle wax with Crackle Wood Wicks (Single). I'm hoping that this will be helpful to some when narrowing down which wicks to use.  Feel free to adju...

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