Originally Posted by PrairieLights
Have you resolved this question?
If not, I am happy to walk you through it.
I recommend the wood wicks from lonestarcandlesupply.com. Order the extra large wicks (because soy needs that size). Go to Dollar Tree and find candle jars that are thick and sturdy and around 3-3.5" mouth (trying to save you more money). They usually run about 10 ounces. In order to save on shipping, I'd choose a fragrance or two from lonestar too. I have never tried their fragrances, but I am sure they are fine. How much more do you want me to walk you through?
Can I just ship the stuff to you - you work your magic - and ship back finished candles??? LOL! Unfortunately there's no fun in that.
You've had success with wood wicks?
Are you familiar with Nature's Wick candles (target, bed bath and beyond)? They're + shaped wicks and have a nice crackling sound to them. (their wax is at least paraffin I suspect) I haven't found a candle supplier that has that same shape - only the flat wood wicks.
I have a variety of mason jars sizes. I have the large wood wicks from nature's garden, from DreamWick I have the 1/2 and 3/4 size Ultimate wicks.
I've half-heartedly used a couple of the Dream Wick wicks in the gw444. One candle burns fairly well, one won't stay lit and the other....I can't remember.
(Also right now I have some GW www, Naturewax C3, and palm wax. I'm curing the Nature C3 with Eco wicks 6, 8, 10 in 2 3/4 inch mason jars.)
My priority is to have a nice sound. I have a nice assortment of fragrance oils. I'm confused as to whether fo's add or detract to the crackling sound. I'm perfectly happy to leave fo's and dye out of the candle in order to get the sound. (starting to experiment with eco wick soy and palm candles to make scented candles)
I've also read that some people double layer the wood wicks?