Selecting the right wicks can be the hardest part of the candle making process. However, it is critical that you select the correct wick, as it is one of the most important factors in ensuring your candle develops the proper burn pool and flame.

There are many factors that come in to play for how wicks will perform so it is recommended that you test a few sample wicks to find what works best.

For an in depth and comprehensive guide to selecting the right wick, read and follow our wick selection guide.

Double Wicking

While single wicked candles are the first choice for wicking, there can be certain instances where a double wicked candle may produce a more even burn pool.

When you have a larger container with a diameter of 10cm or more it can beneficial to use two smaller wicks to achieve an even and measured burn.

Double wicking is also useful when the container you use has an irregular shape, such as an oval or square, where the diameter of one wick will not reach all sides of the container.

To double wick, the rule of thumb is to divide the diameter of the candle in half and choose a wick size that would sufficiently melt each half.

As always, experimentation is required to accurately wick your candles. Bear in mind that two wicks will potentially produce more heat than 1 larger wick.

Below is a chart that contains a guide for wicks sizes, burn rates, flame height and burn diameter.

Disclaimer: These recommendations are estimates only. Use this chart as a starting point to conduct your own burn tests. We cannot guarantee that these wicks will work perfectly in your candles.