Zinc Core wick or wire core wick are the most commonly used wick type in many types of candles such as pillars, container, votives and gel candles.
The wire core in the wick helps it stand tall during the pouring process and when the candle is lit.
The wicks come in 6 inches (15.24cm) length with 20mm diameter base x 3mm neck.
Primed with standard wax and lead free.
Recommended application for pillars and medium containers diameter is 3.0″ – 3.5″ (7.62cm – 8.89cm)
Available in 10, 25 and 50 pieces per packet.
How to use the wick
- To use wick, place it at the center of the candle mold or container and glue it using a glue gun or by using soft rubber adhesive tack. E6000 be great for a permanent bond.
- You can keep the wick upright with a bow tie clip.
- Once wick is in place, gently pour hot melted wax into the mold and leave candle to set overnight.
Ideal for natural waxes such as paraffin wax, gel wax, beeswax, palm wax and soy wax.
How a candle burns depends on may factors such as the type of wick, the size of wick, the amount and type of dyes used, the amount and type of fragrance/essential oils used. So it is recommended for you to do a small test batch first.
More craft materials available online and at our craft supplier at Craftiviti Sdn. Bhd. (Petaling Jaya, Malaysia).