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Old 06-30-2017, 01:04 PM   #1
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Trying to find the right wicks to use (tried 3 different sizes so far). Candle is 1/3 beeswax and 2/3 coconut oil. Wicks are CDN 16. Can anyone tell me why this is happening - see photo.
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Old 06-30-2017, 04:45 PM   #2
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I haven't made candles in a long time, but usually that meant that the flames were "drowning" in the wax. I would try a couple of larger wick sizes. Were your other wicks larger or smaller than those in the pic?


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How wide is the cup? It seems a little small to have three wicks.

Is there any fragrance in your mix?
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Old 06-30-2017, 10:03 PM   #4
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I haven't made candles in a long time, but usually that meant that the flames were "drowning" in the wax. I would try a couple of larger wick sizes. Were your other wicks larger or smaller than those in the pic?
I have used a larger wick (CDN30), but the flame was too bug and it flickered. There was still tunnelling with the larger wick, hence trying 3 smaller wicks.

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How wide is the cup? It seems a little small to have three wicks.

Is there any fragrance in your mix?
I used a larger wick previoudly but it was too big and it still tunnelled. The cup is about 9 cm wide. The wucks used are supposed to be for 7cm wide candles, so i thought it would work. But there is still tunnelling and small flame.
And no fragrence used.
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I ain't no candle expert, but why did you use so much coconut oil? I only heard of making it 10% of your wax. Max I have seen is 50/50.

Not sure if that has to do with your problem, but why don't you try a different ratio?


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