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Article: Wick Testing Coco Soy / EC26 Wax & Aroma Lite Wicks

Wick Testing Coco Soy / EC26 Wax & Aroma Lite Wicks

I'm currently testing Coco Soy / EC26 candle wax with Aroma Lite 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 Aroma Lite Wicks...
Constructed of 100% natural fibers, Aroma-Lite Wick by Atkins & Pearce is often used in container and pillar candles. As a self-trimming wick, Aroma-Lite Wick features a blend of all-natural braided textiles that reduce and inhibit carbon heading and burn in candles with high levels of fragrance.

I'm using a 3-1/8" jar and the wicks I'm using are AL 140 (single wick), AL 160 (single wick), and AL 180 (single wick).  I'm using our Cashmere fragrance oil at 9% fragrance load.  I'm curious about these wicks because they are new for us and there isn't much information available as far as wicking is concerned.  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
EC26 3-1/8 AL 110 9%
Both of these look really good. 
**The AL110 burned excellent. Nice clean jar, with no soot. There was a little more wax hangup on the sides, so I'm going with AL 120 for this vessel. 
EC26 3-1/8 AL 120 9%
Both of these look really good.  **The AL120 burned excellent. Nice clean jar, with no soot. This one is the winner!
EC26 3-1/8" AL 140 9% Cashmere I've been burning these a few days now.  For this wick, there's still some wax hang up on the sides and I'm about half way through the candle.  **This did not turn out well. There was quite a bit of soot at the top of the jars.  Definitely over-wicked towards the end of the candle. **I'm going to test a smaller size.
EC26 3-1/8" AL 160 9% Cashmere I've been burning these candles for a few days now.  This one looks good so far.  No soot and minimal mushrooming / carbon build up on the wick.  It's about half down down, so we will see as the candle burns even more.  **This did not turn out well. There was quite a bit of soot at the top of the jars.  Definitely over-wicked towards the end of the candle. 
EC26 3-1/8" AL 180 9% Cashmere
I've been burning these candles for a few days now.  This one looks good so far.  No soot and minimal mushrooming / carbon build up on the wick.  We will see though, because it could develop some soot along the jar. It's about half way through.  **This did not turn out well. There was quite a bit of soot at the top of the jars.  Definitely over-wicked towards the end of the candle. 








1 comment

I absolutely LOVE this notetaking and comparison of different size aroma wicks with EC-26. I just discovered Aroma Lites and I’m SUPER hopeful after what I’ve heard about them. I use EC26 and Ceda Serica. I’ve been using the CDN series and some LX but I’m super interested in the aroma lites. I have a question, I’m noticing mine have mushrooming happening. The HT is decent to amazing on them, the temp is amazing at like 115 half way down the jar. But it is mushrooming moderately I would say. For reference I’m using a 3 1.2" diameter jar with AL200 at 10% FO. Have you experienced a lot of mushrooming with this series?
You all are amazing! Love what you guys do and the products you sell!! :)
Christie

Christie Gerwinat

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