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Making your own candle wicks
A candle wick works by capillary action, where it transports melted wax to the flame. As the melted wax reaches the flame it vaporizes and is burned. Primed wicks lightly coated with wax aids in lighting the candle. When your wick burns it pulls melted wax to the flame and continues burning.
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