Friday, March 1, 2013

(Product Review) Yaley Extra Large Bleached Flat Braid Candle Wicking

Yaley Extra Large Bleached Flat Braid Candle Wicking Review

Yaley Candle Wicking: Bleached Flat Braid Extra Large 4 Ft.

Reviewed by kelly60 on 2013-02-28

Product Rating: 5

Community Rating: Very Helpful

Pros: Easy to work with, burns well, inexpensive, works with a variety of waxes

Cons: None

Summary: This wicking works well for extra large sized candles ranging from approximately 4-6 inches in diameter. Other sizes are available for other candle sizes.

I have always loved candles and have been making them since I was a child. Keeping a variety of candle making supplies on hand is important to me so I always have just what I need to start a new project. Whether working from a kit, or making candles from scratch, there are certain must have candle making materials that you just cant get by without. Some of these materials include such things as waxes, candle dyes, candle scents, candle molds, wicking materials, and other assorted items depending on the type of candles you are making.

When making candles, choosing the correct wick size is important. I have used several sizes of wicking over the years including small, medium, large and extra large. This review is for the Yaley Extra Large Bleached Flat Braid Candle Wicking.

The package reviewed here contains 4 feet of extra large candle wicking for around $2 although this wicking is also available in larger package sizes. The wick is made of cotton and is a flat braid. It burns well without excessive smoking or flareups. I have had no problem with the candles I made going out or burning unevenly.

Although Yaley makes two types of wicking, I prefer the flat braid type over the wire type for most of my candle making projects. The flat braid wicking is a four sided wicking that is easy to work with. It works well with most, if not all wax types including soy, paraffin, gel, beeswax, and crystal. I have used it for years with no problems.

This particular size works best for candles 4 inches in diameter and over, although it can be used in some other candles depending on your needs. Varying the wick size can affect things like flame size and the amount of dripping from your candle, so it is important to select the proper size for the desired results. It can be fun to experiment for different effects but for general purposes, I usually follow the manufacturer's recommendations for most candles.

I have made several of the extra large 6 inch pillar candles and a few extra large container candles using this wick and would recommend it for anyone who enjoys making these types of candles.

Originally published on Epinions.

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