Wick Testing Coco Soy / EC26 Wax & LX Wicks

I'm currently testing Coco Soy / EC26 candle wax with LX candle wicks.  LX wicks are braided, coreless, flat wicks manufactured with stabilizing threads that ensure an optimum burn profile. The allows for a very stable and consistent flame, which minimizes, or eliminates, mushrooming / carbon buildup while reducing smoke and soot.  These wicks are similar to Premier wicks in that they don't burn too hot. 

I'm using a 3-1/8" jar and the wicks I'm using are LX 8 (double wick), LX 10 (double wick), LX 14 (single wick), LX 16 (single wick), and LX 18 (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. 


Results
Wax Type Vessel Size Wicks Fragrance Load
Results
EC26 3-1/8" LX 8 (Double Wick) 9% Cashmere Still testing. **I'm about 1/3 of the way down and looking good so far. Jar is warm, but not too hot.  No mushrooming.  **I'm about 2/3 of the way down, and this is looking really good. It's burning slightly faster than the single wicks, but no mushrooming or soot.  **This burned out second.  Very light soot at the top.  I could lower the fragrance load to 8% to see if it eliminates that problem. 
EC26 3-1/8" LX 10 (Double Wick) 9% Cashmere
Great hot throw, but melt pool too deep & soon for coco wax, a tad over-wicked, jar too hot, mushrooming quite a bit.  **This is over-wicked. It's burning really fast, and it's discoloring the wax some.  **This burned out first and there was soot along the rim of the jar.
EC26 3-1/8" LX 14 (Single Wick) 9% Cashmere Great hot throw, although this is looking like it's too small of a wick. Not self trimming, a little bit of mushrooming. **I'm about 1/3 of the way down and it's looking like the wick is too small.  Mushrooming a bit.  **I'm about 2/3 of the way through and I think this wick is too small.
EC26 3-1/8" LX 16 (Single Wick) 9% Cashmere Still testing. **I'm about 1/3 of the way down and looking good so far. Jar is warm, but not too hot.  Mushrooming a bit.  **I'm about 2/3 of the way through this candle, and the extra hang-up wax on the sides has finally melted off.  This looks really good to me.  I little bit of mushrooming but I trimmed the wicks ahead of time.  I could possibly lower the fragrance load to 8% and see what happens.  **This wick worked the best. The melted wax was measuring about 140-150 F so really good hot throw.
EC26 3-1/8" LX 18 (Single Wick)

9% Cashmere

Still testing. **I'm about 1/3 of the way down and looking good so far. Jar is warmer than the LX 16. This MIGHT be too big of a wick. I will see as it burns more.  Mushrooming a bit.  **I'm about 2/3 of the way through this candle, and I'm starting to see a tiny bit of soot at the top of the jar. I could possibly lower the fragrance load to 8% and see what happens. A bit more mushrooming compared to the LX16.  **Heavy soot at the top and larger mushroom, but I trimmed the wick beforehand. Overall, I think this wick is slightly too big for this wax/wick/jar combo. 



Testing LX Wicks & Coco Soy / EC 26 Wax




1 comment

I love that you’re doing this and posting the results! In the last week I’ve been testing LX wicks with Coconut 83 and have been surprised by how much I like them 👍

Danielle Phillips January 21, 2023

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