People often ask lots of questions about Candle Making but one of the fewer asked ones i’m going to share with you today is what is in a wick. “Is there actually anything in a wick” i hear you say.
There has been quite a lot of controversy regarding wicks over the years, especially with wicks that are wire cored, what that means is there is a fine wire that runs through the centre which is primarily used for keeping the wick straight during pouring session and it also creates more heat, in turn a larger burn pool (that’s a story for another time) don’t get me started.
Another which has been banned now in the states is lead wicks. The wicks that I use for candle making here at Candle Towers are braided cotton Linen wicks from a wonderful company Candle Shack http:www.candle-shack.co.uk in Scotland. They look pretty for starters and are coated in wax and don’t contain any metals.
I read the other day some interesting and shocking facts regarding scenting and wicks which i will share with you next week.
Happy Candle making!