Wick Testing Coco Soy / EC26 Wax & CDN Wicks
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 2 (double wick), CDN 3 (double wick), CDN 6 (single wick), CDN 7 (single wick), and CDN 8 (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.
|Wax Type||Vessel Size||Wicks||Fragrance Load||Results|
|EC26||3-1/8"||CDN 2 (Double Wick)||9% Cashmere||This one looks good so far, but I will see as it gets closer to the bottom of the vessel. So far no soot. **This one looks really good, no soot and even burn. However, it burned faster than the single wicks.|
|EC26||3-1/8"||CDN 3 (Double Wick)||9% Cashmere||This one looks good too, but it might be over-wicked because it's burning a bit faster than the CDN 2's. We will see as it gets closer to the bottom of the vessel. So far no soot. **There was SOME slight darkening (soot) at the top of the jar. These wicks burned super fast. I don't recommend this combo, because 1 wick will be sufficient.|
|EC26||3-1/8"||CDN 6 (Single Wick)||9% Cashmere||I think this wick will be too small for this vessel. There is a bit of tunneling, but we will see. **There's still some tunneling and the candle is about half way done. **There's still some hang up on the sides and the temp of the melt pool is pretty low.|
|EC26||3-1/8"||CDN 7 (Single Wick)||9% Cashmere||I'm keeping an eye on this one as well as the CDN 8. I think it will be between these two sizes. **There's still some wax hangup on the one side of the jar and it's about half way done. **I really like this wick for this wax, vessel combo. The temp of the melt pool is running in the mid 140's.|
|EC26||3-1/8"||CDN 8 (Single Wick)||9% Cashmere||I'm sad because my CDN 8 is off center but I think it will be between the CDN 7 and CDN 8. I might have to re-pour & re-test this one. We will see. **I'm probably going to re-pour and re-test this one due to the wick being so off center. **This one turned out decent too, but I still like the CDN7 better I think. I will prob retest this wick and make sure it's centered better. The temp of the melt pool is running in the mid-160s. **I ended up repouring this to retest. **I retested this size and I really like the CDN 8 for this vessel, too. I think it's a toss up between CDN 7 & 8, depending on which fragrance oil you use.|
|EC26||3-1/8"||CDN 10 (Single Wick)||9% Cashmere||I made a tester for this size. It did well, except towards the end, the vessel developed a thin layer of soot along the rim and sides of the vessel.|
CDN 12 (Single Wick)
|9%||This wick is too large for this vessel. A lot of soot along the rim of the jar.|