How can I determine which wick to utilize?

When it comes to candle making, choosing the right wick is crucial.

The two main types of wicks used are cotton wicks and wooden wicks, each with their own unique characteristics.

Cotton wicks are a popular choice due to their low cost and consistent flame. They are made by braiding cotton fibers together into a string, which slowly absorbs wax to the top for burning. To aid in the candle making process, cotton wicks are typically coated with a layer of wax to harden the exterior. It is important to choose the right size wick for your candle jar, as the diameter of the wick can impact the size of the flame and potentially lead to tunneling issues if not chosen correctly.

On the other hand, wooden wicks are becoming increasingly popular in candle making. They create a unique crackling sound and allow the flame to "dance" on the candle. However, some candle lovers have expressed frustration with relighting wooden wicks due to the charred wood on the outer layer after the first light.

Regardless of which type of wick you choose for your Louise Candle, proper maintenance is key to a better candle experience. Both cotton and wooden wicks require regular trimming and removal of any impurities that may have fallen into the melted wax. By selecting the right wick and taking care of your candle, you can ensure a longer burn time and a more enjoyable experience.