Zinc Core Wicks

 

The size recommendations presented below should serve merely as a rough guide in selecting the wick size for your application. Wick selection involves many variables including wax type, candle diameter (width), fragrance oil density, and personal preference.  We encourage you to try our zinc core wick sample pack for testing purposes before making your wick selections because we cannot accept returns on wicks.

 

Candle Diameter

Paraffin Wax

Soy Wax

Tealights, votives, small containers

28-24 for tealights and 36-24-24 zinc core wick for votives.

44-24-18 zinc core wick

Votives

44-24-18 zinc core wick

44-24-18 zinc core wick

2"-3" diameters

44-24-18 zinc core wick

44-32-18 zinc core wick

3”- 3.5" diameters

51-32-18 zinc core wick

60-44-18 zinc core wick

3.5”- 4" diameters

44-32-18 zinc core wick

62-52-18 zinc core wick

4”- 4.5” diameters

60-44-18 zinc core wick

Two 51-32-18 zinc core wicks

4.5"+ diameters

62-52-18 zinc core wick

Two 44-32-18 zinc core wicks

For container and votive candles, we recommend our pre-tabbed wicks.  For pillar candles, we recommend using raw (untabbed & unprimed) wick, but tabbed wicks can be used when making pillar candles with pillar wick pins. 

 

Our pre-tabbed zinc core wicks are primed with high melt wax (212F) and have a round tin base (20 mm) attached that helps keep the entire wick assembly standing upright and prevents it from flopping over as the candle burns down to the end. The zinc core assists in keeping your wick straight and centered while it is burning.