Fire has nothing to lick without a wick. The most important element of a candle, wicks deliver fuel to the flame, and a wick’s size and texture affects the amount delivered. High-quality wicks are made from woven or twisted fibers that make for a clean and consistent burn. While some wicks come pre-cut to size, pre-treated with wax, and pre-tabbed for easy application, others allow for a more-customized process and require you to do that work instead. Those looking to make homemade candles for the first time would do best to stick with a fully prepared option, while those with more experience could opt for the less ready-made product. To help yourself choose well, browse our selection of the best options below.