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Our Soy wax is a blend specifically developed for candles in jars. It can be further blending with fragrances, pigments and oil soluble dyes. Candles made with this pure vegetable wax have a creamy appearance, smooth surface, clean combustion and a good scent throw.

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Soy Wax - description


Our Soy wax is a blend specifically developed for candles in jars. It can be further blending with fragrances, pigments and oil soluble dyes. Candles made with this pure vegetable wax have a creamy appearance, smooth surface, clean combustion and a good scent throw both when the candle burns and does not burn.

This product is biodegradable and vegan friendly. No animal products are used and no animal testing has been carried out in its manufacture.

INCI: hydrogenated vegetable oil

Physical Properties
Congealing Point 35-40 °C
Melting Point 45-53 °C

Appearance: flakes (100 g pack), chunks (1 kg ->)


How to use Soy wax and make candle

Our Soy wax does not require additives, other than fragrance and colour. Old or partial candles may be remelted and the wax reused although it is advisable not to heat the wax above 85°C or heating for extended lengths of time.
Molds & Containers preparation:
Molds and containers should be clean and free of contaminants. Containers should be at least at room temperature, although pre-heating the containers to approx. 45-50°C can be beneficial.

Colouring:
Most dyes work with Soy wax: powder, liquid, chips, blocks, etc. When using powder dyes and mineral pigments, heat the wax to approx. 75°C, add the dye and mix until dissolved. Powder dyes may also be dissolved in fragrance and then added to the melted wax, be sure the dye has dissolved completely before adding. When using powder dyes dissolved in fragrance, liquid dyes, colour blocks, chips or no dye heat the wax to 70°C.

Fragrance:
Our Soy wax may be used with essential oil / fragrance at levels up to 8% / 10%. Burn pool size and depth greatly affect fragrance throw so correct wicking is a must. Some fragrances may react poorly with the wax causing bleeding, objectionable surface finishes or poor flame quality. This has been found to be exaggerated when using fragrances specifically designed for use in Paraffin wax candles.
Always use essential oils and fragrance oils with a flash point higher then 75°C.

Wicking:
Suitable for candles with both cotton and wooden wicks. Natural waxes tend to require larger wick sizes than traditional paraffin waxes. Fragrance, colour and candle configuration have a great impact on the best wick choice. Too large of a wick may cause sooting, accelerated burn times. Too small a wick will cause tunnelling and produce a smaller flame. If you experience poor flame quality or stability, try a different type of wick. Test burning should be done after the candle has had a chance to sit for 24 hours after pouring.

Melting:
Temporary high temperatures (up to 80°C) have no adverse effect as long as the wax is cooled back down quickly. Higher temperatures may cause the wax to discolour. Allow the wax to cool to your desired pour temperature, add the fragrance and mix well. Be sure to stir/mix the wax while melting. Avoid using containers containing copper and zinc as this may accelerate discolouration. 

Pouring:
Recommended pouring temperature: 65 - 70°C. Pour temperatures may vary according to container type & size, fragrance and dye used and the effects the candle maker wishes to achieve. Good adhesion to the walls of the container can be achieved leaving to solidify slowly. Fragrance should be added and mixed immediately prior to pouring where practical. Consider pouring into clean, preheated containers.

Double-Pour
Our Soy wax is formulated to require only a single pour in most containers however, for some large containers; a top-up is required to achieve the best candle surface. A small amount of wax at a slightly warmer temperature than the candle was poured at can be used to top-up the candle before the candle is fully cool (pouring the top-up once the candle is completely cool may result in a reduction of adhesion to the container).

Candle Cooling:
The candle should be left to set for 24 hours before burn test. Our soy wax have reduced frost formation, however, in the event of sudden changes in temperature, like most soy waxes, it can crystallize. Cool undisturbed candles at an ambient temperature of 21-24°C, allowing air circulation for even cooling. The container should remain open during cooling for at least 24 hrs (large candles may require longer times). Slower cooling will encourage container adhesion while quicker cooling will encourage the pull away.
There is a difference in cooling rates for different container configurations. Cooling too quickly or too slowly can cause cracking, concaving or frosting. Large jars, above 200 ml in size cool slower, while smaller containers, especially metal/tin containers cool fast.

Test Burn:
Check wicking. Test burn the candle for burn pool diameter and ”mushrooming” after it has cooled for 24 hours. Mushrooming is when carbon and/or other substances build up on the end of the wick interfering with combustion. Mushrooming can cause sooting and poor scent throw. Try different wicks until you have your desired burn pool diameter and a good clean flame.

Every combination of container, wax, dye, fragrance and wick must be tested for burn quality. We suggest testing a small amount of the product before starting large-scale production.


Storage: store in a cool dry place
Cautions: do not ingest; external use only

 
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