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Helix™ Wick


Engineered by braiding two Aroma-lite® wicks, it was developed to burn in sometimes difficult candle systems with high levels of fragrance. Helix™ came along to aid in mostly vegetable wax formulations. It can be difficult as a one wick system to achieve large wax pools, however this problem is overcome with the braiding of two wicks together. Reinforced with a paper core the product has a style and performance different than any other wick on the market.

We offer this wick series in pre-waxed, cut, and tabbed assemblies to allow you to test a variety of 10 sizes included in our Helix™ Wick Sample Kit. Visit the link below to purchase your samples and create your perfect candle solution today!

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Features of Helix™ Wick

  • Constructed of 100% natural fibers.
  • Designed for candle systems with a high level of fragrance.
  • Ideal for one wick systems that require a large wax pool.

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Wick Suggestions for Helix™ Wick

Definitions Extra Small Small Medium Large Extra Large
Containers Less than 1″ 1″-2″ 2″-3″ 3″-4″ 5″ & Up
Votives 1″-1 1/2″ 1 1/2″-2 1/2″
Pillars Less than 1″ 1″-2″ 2″-3″ 3″-4″ 5″ & Up
Tapers 3/16″-1/2″ 1/2″-3/4″ 3/4″-7/8″


Rate Chart for Helix™ Wick

Wick Flame HT   ROC   Wax Pool 
cm (in) g/hr (oz/hr) cm (in)
HELIX-1 5.13 (2.02) 6.24 (0.22) 5.76 (2.27)
HELIX-3 5.10 (2.01) 5.39 (0.19) 6.15 (2.42)
HELIX-5 5.49 (2.16) 6.52 (0.23) 6.22 (2.45)
HELIX-7.5 5.97 (2.35) 7.09 (0.25) 6.48 (2.55)
HELIX-10 6.05 (2.38) 7.09 (0.25) 6.96 (2.74)
HELIX-15 6.50 (2.56) 6.80 (0.24) 6.76 (2.66)
HELIX-20 6.68 (2.63) 8.22 (0.29) 7.92 (3.12)
HELIX-25 6.58 (2.59) 7.37 (0.26) 7.32 (2.88)
HELIX-30 6.32 (2.49) 6.52 (0.23) 7.21 (2.84)
HELIX-35 6.58 (2.59) 7.09 (0.25) 7.09 (2.79)
HELIX-40 6.05 (2.38) 7.37 (0.26) 7.44 (2.93)
HELIX-50 6.07 (2.39) 7.09 (0.25) 7.04 (2.77)
HELIX-60 6.63 (2.61) 8.22 (0.29) 7.52 (2.96)


The rate chart is provided by Atkins & Pearce merely as an additional tool to assist the customer in making an appropriate wick selection. This is only provided to serve as suggestions of wicks that may be appropriate based upon certain criteria and should not be relied upon as determinative or as a substitute for customer testing.

Many variables exist in candle wax types, additives, and formulations for individual candle systems. Final wick selection should always be confirmed through the customer's own testing process to determine if a particular wick is the correct choice for a particular candle system. Atkins & Pearce is not responsible for selections made by the customer using any of the reference material provided. For optimal burn performance in specific candle systems, we strongly recommend that customers conduct exhaustive burn tests in their own burn lab and consider retaining samples for their future internal reference. The importance of candle testing and data validation cannot be overstated.

As the customer, you and your company are responsible for appropriately testing all Atkins & Pearce wicks in your candle formulations and for making the final wick selection based upon meeting appropriate candle safety and burn standards. Atkins & Pearce makes no representation or warranty, expressed or implied, at law or in equity, in respect of the information provided, including, without limitation, with respect to merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose, which representations or warranties are hereby expressly disclaimed.


Candle manufacturers worldwide rely on our uncompromising wick quality and expertise to ensure the optimal burn performance in their particular candle systems. We manufacture a diverse line of wicks to fit all types of candle constructions making us proud to be The Heart of Great Candles®. Whether you are looking for a self-trimming wick, optimal fragrance throw, a consistent burn for non-paraffin waxes, or reduced smoking and carbon, Atkins & Pearce has a wick that will fit your custom need. With 14 wick lines containing over 165 standard wicks and endless options for customization, we will help you determine which solution is correct for your candle system.

If you're unsure where to begin, feel free to contact us for specific wick recommendations. Please know that to make the best and most appropriate recommendations we will need to know your intended Candle System Type(s) and Diameter Size(s), as well as your intended Wax Type(s).

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Candle System Optimization

With the extensive options for waxes, fragrances, dyes, and containers available in today’s candle market, Atkins & Pearce understands that a precise wick solution will be required to fit each distinct candle system. To make wick selection as effective and efficient as possible for our clients, we offer free Candle System Optimization at our in-house candle lab. With this service, our wick experts determine which wick will provide your particular candle system with optimal burn performance based on the specifications you provide. We then test this wick in a sample group of your candles and provide you with performance results. With Atkins & Pearce Candle System Optimization, we are sure to find your one best wick.


Customization & New Product Development

Candlewick is Atkins & Pearce’s oldest product line; our wicks illuminated non-electric homes in post-Civil War America and today appear in candles worldwide. We have thrived for two centuries innovating wicks to serve an ever-changing candle market. We welcome the opportunity to modify wicks or develop wick solutions that fit your individual candle needs. Our guidance and collaboration has allowed many of our customers to design and market exclusive and patentable wick solutions for their particular candle systems.


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