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Article: Wick Testing Soy 10 Wax & Zinc Wicks

Wick Testing Soy 10 Wax & Zinc Wicks

I'm currently testing Soy 10 candle wax with Zinc 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. 

Zinc core wicks have a unique construction that provides maximum rigidity in a wide variety of candle waxes.  The Zinc Core's jacket design is 100% all-natural and maintains unmatched rigidity in the molten wax pool.  Zinc Core wicks are cotton braids with an inner zinc core (no lead alloys).  Zinc core wicks are cooler burning reduce soot and mushrooming.

I'm using a 3-1/8" jar and the wicks I'm using are Zinc 44-24-18 (single wick), Zinc 44-28-18 (single wick), Zinc 44-32-18 (single), and Zinc 51-32-18 (single wick).  I'm using Fresh Water + Aloe 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
Soy 10 3-1/8" 44-24-24 (Single Wick) 9% Fresh Water + Aloe I realized that I didn't make this one yet. Will pour and test. 
Soy 10 3-1/8" 44-28-18 (Single Wick)
9% Fresh Water + Aloe
I realized that I didn't make this one yet. Will pour and test. 
Soy 10 3-1/8" 44-32-18 (Single Wick)
9% Fresh Water + Aloe
I've been testing this one and I'm about 3/4 of the way through and there's a tiny bit of soot starting to develop at the rim of the vessel. 
Soy 10 3-1/8" 51-32-18 (Single Wick)
9% Fresh Water + Aloe
I've been testing this one and I'm about 3/4 of the way through and there's some soot starting to develop at the rim of the vessel. 

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