Not sure which wooden wick is best for your product? Looking to see what different wood wicks we stock and their differences? Here we will go through our different wood wicks, what their differences mean for your products and the legal regulations to follow when using them. Continue reading to find out more!

Wood wick size guide

Wood wicks are made to precise dimensions. Increasing the thickness or width of the wick will increase the capillary flow of the wax/fragrance mixture which in turn will increase the flame size. The below table should help you with your wick selection. The right wick will depend on the used wax, fragrance and jar size, therefore we can only recommend testing to ensure you are happy with the finished product.

different wood wick types

Single Ply wooden wicks 

We recommend our single-ply wooden wicks to be used with paraffin waxes. Paraffin waxes form less viscous melt pools than plant waxes, so a single-ply wooden wick is normally sufficient. Single-ply wooden wicks can be doubled up by clipping two wicks together for use with plant waxes. However, if doubling-up is required, an easier option is to use a booster wick. We can only recommend testing to ensure you`re happy with the finished product. 

Booster Wicks 

Our booster wicks are suited for plant waxes. Plant waxes tend to be more viscous than paraffin waxes when melted, so booster wicks are required to give an acceptable burn profile. Booster wicks are a neat and simple alternative to “doubling-up” single wooden wicks. A good starting point for a 20cl jar would be our LA2 or LB1 wick whilst you can start testing our 30cl jar with an LA2 or LB3 wick. We can only recommend testing to ensure you`re happy with the finished product. 

Tube Wicks 

Tube wicks are only available in one size. A tube wick can be expected to perform reasonably well in a 30cl glass with RCX wax, although the burn profile will be affected by the fragrance added. If required you`re able to add our thinnest wooden wick to support the burn. Although tube wicks can in principle be used in other candle systems, they will generally give a much higher burn rate and can cause sooting and very deep/hot melt pools. We can only recommend testing to ensure you`re happy with the finished product. 

Wood wick regulations

As an official distributor of Lumentique`s wooden wick technology, we should ensure that any and all licensees are marking their covered products and providing constructive notice to the public that the product is patented. As such you will be required to mark any products made using our wooden wicks with the following patent mark: “

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Please ensure you conduct your own testing to ensure you are satisfied with the finished product as the above information only provides you with a starting point for your testing.


Your CLP label must be present at the point of purchase, meaning that if you sell online, the CLP information must be present on the product page. You are required by law to label your products and packaging. Our CLP label design tool is freely available to create your labels for all your products.

Generic Warning Labels: You may be able to use a generic warning label if the used oil doesn`t trigger any hazard warnings under CLP regulation. You can confirm this by referring to our free CLP label design tool to ensure you remain legally compliant, as the generic warning label doesn`t display any hazard-relating information.