- Size #5
- 100% Natural Cotton
- Unprimed (uncoated), Lead-free
- 10 yards of continuous wick (uncut)
- Thickness (approximate): 3.53mm
- Made in USA
Square braid wicks were designed for the viscosity of beeswax candles but they can still be used with soy, paraffin and vegetable waxes too. Our wicks are raw, untabbed, and lead-free. Use for up to 5 inch diameter beeswax candles.
What's the difference between #5 and #5/0 wick?
The main and only difference is size. The #5 wick thicker and is suitable for larger candles, while the #5/0 wick is thinner and is suitable for smaller candles. See the second product photo for a direct comparison.
Before use, soak the wick in molten wax of your choice. This process prepares your wick for use in candle making. Soak in molten wax until bubbles stop rising to the surface. Results may vary. Experimenting is strongly recommended.
The first burn of a candle is important in setting the pace for how the candle will burn every other time that it's lit. When you light your candle for the very first time, make sure that it burns long enough to melt the wax all the way to the outer edge. This may take several hours. The general rule of thumb is to let the candle burn for approximately an hour per every inch of diameter. It's also important to not overtrim the wick length every time the candle is lit. A wick that's trimmed too short will not allow the candle to burn hot enough and may cause tunneling. A wick that is not trimmed far enough could cause the candle to burn too hot and may cause smoking.