Natural cotton wicks are often preferred for hand-poured scented candles for several reasons:
- Burns Cleanly: Cotton wicks are known for their clean burn, meaning they do not produce any soot or black smoke while burning. This makes them ideal for scented candles because they allow the fragrance to be the main focus.
- Consistent Burn: Cotton wicks burn evenly and consistently, which means the wax will be consumed uniformly, preventing any uneven burning, tunneling, or extinguishing issues.
- Sustainable: Cotton wicks are a renewable resource and biodegradable, making them an environmentally friendly choice for candle-making.
- Compatibility: Cotton wicks are compatible with a wide range of waxes, including natural waxes like soy wax, paraffin wax, and other synthetic waxes.
- Safety: Natural cotton wicks are typically free from any chemical additives or treatments and are less prone to producing mushrooming or balling that could cause safety issues.
Natural cotton wicks are a reliable, sustainable, and safe choice for hand-poured scented candles that ensure a consistent and clean burn without compromising on the fragrance throw.
Pour & Penchant candles are hand poured in our Buffalo, NY studio.