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How to Keep Wicks Centered in the Candles

For Votives

You have several options: the wick pin is an excellent way to ensure the wick is centered in the candle. An added feature of using the wick pin is that it allows you to use other wicks such as cotton, flat braided and round wicks in the candle. Another option with votives is to use the 33 mm oblong clip. This clip fits perfectly at the bottom of the candle and ensures your wick will stay centered at the bottom.

For Jars and Container Candles

It is a littler trickier but the Glue Dots are an excellent way to keep them in the center of the container at the bottom. To ensure they are straight throughout the candle secure the wick on top of the container with a wick bar or other securing bar.

It is very important for the safety of the burning candle and performance that the wick is centered in the entire candle. When the wick is not centered it can waiver over to the sides of the glass container making for intense heat in a confined area.

 

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5 thoughts on “How to Keep Wicks Centered in the Candles

  1. Learning how to gage the amount of wax has been challenging for me. Any tips ?

    1. In what part of the process. Wax is usually about 75-80% of what the container says it will hold

  2. Nope, doesn’t work. I bought everything. I have little white puff circle pads for the bottom of the wicks, sticky dots for under wicks, and top holders for the wicks. Even pre-secured, when I pour in the wax… the wicks float everywhere.

  3. No. I’m talking about the wick base is centered, but the wick ITSELF falls to the side while burning. How to prevent this???

    1. How long into the burn cycle are the falling over? If the wick is sized properly the pool of wax should not be deep enough that it falls over.

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