Beeswax candle with wooden wick

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I am trying to make beeswax candle with wooden wick but facing som problem in it , the wax is getting pillered in the middle and a lot of wax are getting wasted on sides.

Also the wick is not burning property it is just showing black stick bit I am not able to see the fire property.

Could you please help me create a better candle
 

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The wick is not big enough to handle the hardness and high temp of the beeswax. You will either need to change your wick, or find a bigger wooden wick to test with.
 

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Aside from needing a larger wooden wick to create a full melt pool, wooden wicks usually need to be trimmed with each burn. You can use a wick trimmer or just pinch off the blackened portion of the wick with your fingers before lighting the candle. This should give you more of the fire property/crackling sound that makes wooden wicks popular.
 

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You will need to try either
1) a larger wick size for the heat required for beeswax
2) if you can get hold of a double wood wick - where it is thicker
Or 3) you could try using the same wick your using but use 2 on either side of the candle, this creates a larger burn pool

Candle making is all about testing and more testing
 

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