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Article: Wick Testing Soy Bliss / CB2 Wax & CDN Wicks

Wick Testing Soy Bliss / CB2 Wax & CDN Wicks

I'm currently testing Soy Bliss / CB 2 candle wax with CDN 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. 

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 6 (single wick), CDN 7 (single wick), and CDN 8 (single wick).  I'm using our Cashmere fragrance oil at 8-9% 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 Bliss / CB2 3-1/8" CDN 2 (Double Wick) 9% Scheduled.  I decided to test this wick after all.
Soy Bliss / CB2 3-1/8" CDN 6 9% Cashmere There is still a bit of wax hang up on the sides.  I'm pretty sure this wick is too small.
Soy Bliss / CB2 3-1/8" CDN 7 9% Cashmere This looks good so far. They are about half way down, so I will keep an eye on it. 
Soy Bliss / CB2 3-1/8" CDN 8 9% Cashmere
This looks good so far. They are about half way down, so I will keep an eye on it. 


1 comment

Hi Angie
I am using your CDN2 wicks in coco 83 wax. I double wick a Libby’s glass jar 3.25” in diameter and use 8% FO.
A problem I am having is that the wicks unravel slightly sometimes and little filaments end up in the wax when hot. Additionally the candles tunnel occasionally and the melt pool snuffs out the wick which doesn’t seem to be burning robustly enough.
Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks. I love your company and service. Thanks for all of your efforts.
Mary

Mary Tuttle

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