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  • Csn Or Lx Wicks ?

    Hi

    I've been testing different wicks for my molds, but need some advice.

    One mould is 50mm/2in in diameter. I used CSN 11 but a whole appeared in the side whist buring. I then tried the eco 0.2 wick but it has a very weak flame. Candlescience suggest a LX 16. Isn't that to big ?

    I use soy pillar blend wax

    Which wicks are best for soy wax pillar candles? CSN or LX?

    Thanks

  • #2
    Hiya

    You'll find soy pillars a PITA to wick. I too tried 2" diameter soy pillars with disastrous results. You will find it extremely difficult to get good results with such a small candle diameter. Most soy chandlers will agree that the minimum diameter for soy is 3".

    I was getting fairly good test burns using LX 16/18 but by the 3rd/4th burn I would get blow outs. Needless to say I gave up on them. I hope you get better results, I would recommend LX wicks as they burn nice and evenly, just what you need for a pillar.

    Sorry I couldn't be more help.
    Ruby xx



    Website - Cosy Candles & Aromas
    Blog - Ruby's Crafty Diary
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    • #3
      Hi Ruby

      You've been a HUGE help, thank you so much. I'm going to try the LX 16. I hope it works.

      Thanks again.

      Nat

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      • #4
        I've had exactly the same experience with soy in 2" moulds myself and have totally given up just cant get a wick that doesn't have blow outs. I like the LX wicks myself and I have found I can wick a 3" diameter candles okay but not any smaller.

        Cheers.

        Lisa

        Bowed Over
        Handmade Dog Collar Accessories
        www.bowedover.co.uk

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        • #5
          Umm.. I see

          Well i think i'll stop trying to use that size mould and try bigger ones, or stick to container candles.

          Thanks for your help Lisa.

          Nat

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