How to Craft Candle Wicks with Borax

The thing about candles is that it’s all about the wick. If the wick burns too fast, then the wax will snuff out the flame. That means it’s ultra-important that the wick be prepared properly so it lasts longer than normal. The best way to do this is to craft candle wicks with borax. All-natural 20 Mule Team® Borax helps create long-lasting candle wicks, and they help reduce ash and eliminate smoke problems. It’s super-simple to make, too!

Here's what you need

  • Borax
  • Boiling Water
  • Salt
  • Butcher's twine
  • Bowl
  • Pot
  • Candle Wax


Step 1

Dissolve 1 tablespoon of salt and 3 tablespoons of 20 Mule Team® Borax per 1 cup of boiling water

Step 2

Soak heavy twine in the 20 Mule Team® Borax solution for 24 hours

Step 3

Hang the twine and let it dry two days before using

Step 4