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

Wick Testing Coco Apricot / Ceda Serica Wax & Zinc Wicks

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

Zinc core wicks have a unique construction that provides maximum rigidity in a wide variety of candle waxes.  The Zinc Core's jacket design is 100% all-natural and maintains unmatched rigidity in the molten wax pool.  Zinc Core wicks are cotton braids with an inner zinc core (no lead alloys).  Zinc core wicks are cooler burning reduce soot and mushrooming.

I'm using a 3-1/8" jar and the wicks I'm using are Zinc 44-24-18 (single wick), Zinc 44-28-18 (single wick), Zinc 44-32-18 (single), and Zinc 51-32-18 (single wick).  I'm using 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 3-1/8" 44-24-18  9% Both this one and the 44-28-18 ended up working out really well for this vessel. No soot and nice clean burn.
Ceda 3-1/8" 44-28-18
9%
Both this one and the 44-24-18 ended up working out really well for this vessel. No soot and nice clean burn.
Ceda 3-1/8" 44-32-18
9%
This one did alright too, but there was a tiny bit more haze along the rim of the vessel, but not much overall. 
Ceda 3-1/8" 51-32-18
9%
This one worked out the least, still a cleaner burn but more soot / haze along the rim.

 

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