Wick Testing Coco Soy / EC 26 Wax & Crackle Booster Wood Wicks
About Crackle Wood Wicks...
Wooden wicks are very easy to use and add a unique appeal to finished candles. Our wooden wicks are designed to burn cleanly, promoting a full melt pool and excellent scent throw. They come with stainless steel custom tabs, which prevent any wax discoloration. Wood wicks are known for their unique ‘crackle’ when burning in finished candles.
The Crackle Booster Wick or Dual Wood Wick is made by attaching two or more wicks together with a thin layer of non-toxic adhesive, making a single-layered wick.
WHY USE A BOOSTER WICK?
Depending on your wax blend, fragrance, and dye load, as well as the diameter of your candle, sometimes a single-ply wick is just not enough wicking material for a proper burn. Vegetable waxes (such as soy) and beeswax work well with a Booster Wick.
I'm using a 3-1/8" jar and the wicks I'm using are Crackle BOOSTER .02/.375 (SMALL), Crackle BOOSTER .02/.5 (MEDIUM), Crackle BOOSTER .02/.625 (LARGE), Crackle BOOSTER .03/.375 (SMALL), Crackle BOOSTER .03/.5 (MEDIUM), and Crackle BOOSTER .03/.625 (LARGE). I'm using our new Rain Barrel 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 high temp wick stickers and our candle wick trimmers.
If you've found a combination that works for you, please feel free to share your results below.
|Wax Type||Vessel Size||Wicks||Fragrance Load||Results|
|EC26||3-1/8"||CBW .02/.375||9%||Looks good so far. I’m about 1/2 way through this candle. A tiny bit of soot starting to form along the top of the rim.|
|EC26||3-1/8"||CBW .02/.5||9%||I’m about 1/3 to 1/2 way through this candle and there’s some soot starting to develop along the rim of the vessel.|
|EC26||3-1/8"||CBW .02/.625||9%||I’m about 1/3 of the way through and the top of the vessel is starting to develop soot along the rim.|
|EC26||3-1/8"||CBW .03/.375||9%||Looks good so far. I’m about 1/2 way through this candle.
**YES, this size worked really well for this vessel. Nice, clean burn and no soot.
|EC26||3-1/8"||CBW .03/.5||9%||I’m about 1/2 way through this candle and there’s a bit of soot starting to develop along the rim of the vessel.|
|EC26||3-1/8"||CBW .03/.625||9%||I’m about 1/2 way through this candle and there’s a little bit of soot starting to develop along the rim of the vessel.|