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  • 9988ScooterGirl. commented on randofo's instructable DIY Candles5 months ago
    DIY Candles

    It's important to note that wicks come in different diameters and sizes. LX type wicks are good for soy whereas HTC, which burn hotter, are better for paraffin. The diameter also has to be appropriate for the diameter of the container. Too small and the wick will simply burn a hole and drown, too big and the flame is too tall and causes smoking. Adding color or scent also changes the wick burning qualities, with heavier scents and darker colors requiring a larger wick. It's best to get a sample pack of various wick types and sizes to find which works best for your favorite style of container. Beginners, BTW, should stick with containers that have straight vertical lines. Rounded containers are harder to properly wick due to the changes in diameter at different points.

    It's important to note that wicks come in different diameters and sizes. LX type wicks are good for soy whereas HTP, which burn hotter, are better for paraffin. The diameter also has to be appropriate for the diameter of the container. Too small and the wick will simply burn a hole and drown, too big and the flame is too tall and causes smoking. Adding color or scent also changes the wick burning qualities, with heavier scents and darker colors requiring a larger wick.It's best to get a sample pack of various wick types and sizes to find which works best for your favorite style of container. Beginners, BTW, should stick with containers that have straight vertical lines. Rounded containers are harder to properly wick due to the changes in diameter at different points.

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