Candles can come in a wide array of shapes, colors, and sizes. This ignitable wick provides light and fragrance inside your home. Lighting a candle inside your home can transform your humble abode into a fragrant, dreamy atmosphere. Aromatic oils dispersed through candles can be distributed faster by multiple wicks.

Illuminate your space while alleviating your stress through using 3 wicks candle. This candle variant is made with large logs of wax mixed with essential oils that help you relieve stress faster and efficiently. Unlike a single-wicked candle, using multiple wicks provide better illumination and diffusion since it produces wider heat spots.

 

Why Use Multiple Wicks?

When we light a candle, heat from the flames is distributed with the help of candle wicks. In reality, there is no written standard of how multiple wicks must be utilized. A total burn pool can be achieved by using triple wick in larger diameter candles. Using a single wick can be challenging to use on fragrance-type candles.

Larger wicks made by twining triple strands may increase the melting period of wax, but it can be prone to soot and smoke. Using separated wicks could be the best alternative for this situation. If you want to diffuse the scent faster and more robust, using 3 wicks candle will do the trick.

Provides better illumination

Unlike a single wick candle, using multiple wicks can radiate the light brighter. It can also create a dazzling display of light, most especially if the lights are off. The flame’s extended surface area can make any space brighter while remaining a warm, muted touch to your room.

Diffuse fragrance better

Radiating heat and light from the candle wicks can melt and hold wax in the process. Heating your fragrance oils can diffuse the material into thin air faster than the typical single-wick candle. Fragrant oils are essential to soften the body’s pressure spots. This will, later on, stabilize your overall condition.

Extends the candle’s life

Melted wax collected inside large candle jars can be extended further than a standard candle. Using multiple wicks will improve the heat source, thus melting more expansive space faster. If using the right candle wick size and length, various wicks can improve the candle’s life by reducing melted candle problems like drowning and tunneling.

 

When to Use Multiple Wicks?

Adding more wicks in a single candle jar or vessel usually creates more questions than answers.

People often ask – where do I put the wicks?

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Single wick vs multiple wicks for candle making

 

Why use more than one wick? According to candle manufacturers, the general answer is you should start adding more wicks in a jar if the candle is more significant than 3.5″ across.

You can imagine how the tiny flame will go when the tub of wax is too big. The flame will create a single, narrow depression in the middle, and eventually, there might be too much wax actually to burn off the wax via capillary action.

Some special wicks can burn off wax properly even if the candle measures 5 inches across. However, the wick has to work extra hard to burn off the wax. Since there is so much wax on the candle’s surface, the tip of the wick turns into a carbon ball that eventually affects the quality of the burn. If you are planning to diffuse essential oils, you don’t want that carbon buildup on the wick because that will affect the quality of the diffusion.

Another disadvantage of using a single wick for larger candles is the amount of smoking that will occur while the wax builds. That smoking is soot forming on the tip of the wick, and yes, the smoking will also affect the quality of any diffusion you are planning.

Let’s talk about the positioning of the candle wicks in a multiple-wick orientation. If you have a round candle and use just two wicks, add one wick to either half of the candle.

If you want three, divide the area into three and add three equidistance wicks. The same applies to a four-wick assembly for candles that measure five inches or more – divide the candle into quadrants (four of them) and then place the wick’s dead center in each quadrant.

The same strategies apply to square candles – the positions and halving will be the same. There should be enough wicks to go around to burn the wax. This might result in extra bright burns, but we all know at this point that wax can easily be repurposed, and you can reuse the unburnt wax again and again.

 

How to Make 3 or Multiple Wicks Candle?

There are no extra special steps in creating candles that have multiple wicks.

There are two methods of melting the wax: the double-boiler method, where a candle-melting pitcher sits atop a pot with boiling water, or you can melt soy wax (or any wax of your choice) in the microwave. Either way, you are going to get good results. If you are making a lot of candles, we recommend using the double boiler method.

Get your candle jar and add the wicks using the techniques stated above. Please make sure they are equidistant from each other. Sticker-tab wicks are best because they will hold in place even as you pour the wax.

After melting the wax, allow it to cool for 60 seconds before whisking in the essential oil. Thirty drops should do for an average-sized candle.

Gently pour the wax into the candle jar, making sure that the wicks stay where they should be.

Allow the candle wax to cool, and voila – you now have a multiple-wick candle. Now, as for how to light this thing that you have created, there are no rules about which to light first or last. However, if you want to create a relaxing and robust scent immediately, light all wicks at once as this will combust essential oil at the same time.

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