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Article: Wick Testing Coco Soy / EC26 Wax & ECO Wicks

Wick Testing Coco Soy / EC26 Wax & ECO Wicks

I'm currently testing Coco Soy / EC26 candle wax with ECO candle wicksI'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 ECO Wicks...
ECO wick is constructed from natural flat cotton threads interwoven with paper threads that produce a rigid structure for easy pouring. The consistent flame and slight curl of ECO wicks work well with natural waxes and ensures an even burn. ECO wicks are lead and zinc-free.

I'm using a 3-1/8" jar and the wicks I'm using are ECO 8 (single wick), ECO 10 (single wick), and ECO 12 (single wick).  I'm using our Cashmere fragrance oil at 9% fragrance load.  I'm curious about these wicks because they burn hotter than other wicks, ie Premier, LX, and Zinc.  Coconut wax is a softer wax, but EC26 is blended with soy, so we will see. 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" ECO 8 9% Cashmere I'm still keeping an eye on these, but overall, this one is looking good.  This ended up looking pretty good, however, there was still some wax buildup along the sides of the jar.
EC26 3-1/8" ECO 10 9% Cashmere
I'm still keeping an eye on these, but overall, this one is looking good.  I think it will be between the ECO 10 and ECO 12.  **I like the ECO 10 for this wax/vessel/fragrance oil combo.  If you use a heavier fragrance oil, the ECO 12 might be a better fit. **I would test both ECO 10 and ECO 12 for this vessel size to see what you like.
EC26 3-1/8" ECO 12 9% Cashmere
I'm still keeping an eye on these, but overall, this one is looking good.  
I think it will be between the ECO 10 and ECO 12. The ECO 12 was OK, but there was a litte bit of soot starting to form along the rim of the jar.  **If you use a heavier fragrance oil, the ECO 12 might be a better fit. I would test both ECO 10 and ECO 12 for this vessel size to see what you like.  **I ended up retesting the ECO 12 & 12 with a heavier FO and this time the ECO 12 did better. So, I would test both. 

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