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Article: Wick Testing Titan Wax Natural 5465 Coco Soy Wax & CDN Wicks

Wick Testing Titan Wax Natural 5465 Coco Soy Wax & CDN Wicks

I'm currently testing Titan Wax Natural 5465 Coconut Soy 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.

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 than 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 12 (single wick).  I'm using Napa Valley at 9% fragrance load.  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

Titan Coco Soy 5465
3-1/8" @ Top, Tapers to 2.5" @ Bottom
CDN 10 9% Scheduled
Titan Coco Soy 5465 3-1/8" @ Top, Tapers to 2.5" @ Bottom CDN 12 9% This is looking pretty good so far.  There's no soot along the rim of the vessel. There is some wax residue along the sides, so I'm going to test CDN 14 if this one works out and see how that does.  **This turned out pretty good. No wax hang up on the sides and no soot along the sides of the vessel.  **I did pour another tester for this one to double check it.  I heated to 175 F and added FO, poured at around 150 F.  There was a smaller sinkhole at the top so I'm going to pour cooler and see what happens. 
Titan Coco Soy 5465
3-1/8" @ Top, Tapers to 2.5" @ Bottom
CDN 14 9% I poured a tester for this one and it's curing now.  I did the same, heated to 175 F, added FO, and poured at around 150 F. No sinkhole and very smooth top. 

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