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Soy Wax for Candle Making

Shea Special Soy Wax 200g (TOF)

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Product Description


    This wax is 100% vegetable based and made with soybean and botanical oils. It has excellent scent throw with fragrances, a smooth and even burn pool with consistent colour retention. It’s specifically designed for container candles. This wax contracts slightly, producing a beautiful consistent appearance. Extremely frost resistant. It has a low melt point, making it safer to work with for hobbyists.
How to use

    Detailed Tips and Tricks

    Do drop by and take our Candle making course. We will teach you techniques that will allow you to make stunning candles!

    Containers/Jars: Containers and jars should be clean and at ambient temperature. No pre-heating is necessary.

    Dyes: To achieve better color depth, use about 30% more dye. When using liquid dyes, color blocks, chips or no dye, heat the wax to

    Fragrances / Essential Oils: Use fragrance oils designed for soy wax. To minimize scent loss, add scent prior to pouring. Optimum hot scent throw is achieved with a full diameter burn pool at a depth . Some scents may react poorly causing bleed, objectionable frosting, or poor flame quality. Try a different scent to correct that occurrence.

    Wicking: The wick we offer is suitable for a container of approx 50 to 75mm in diameter.

    Container Size : 50mm to 75mm

    Melting: Melt the wax under gentle agitation in a double boiler. Add in dye. Let it cool and then pour into container. Dip the wick stub into the molten wax and attach it to the base of the container. Some prefer to use a tiny dab of hotmelt glue to attach the wick to the base of the container.

    Pouring: The temperature before pouring should be such that the wax starts to solidify in about 45 minutes. This has to be determined by trial and error as ambient temperatures will influence this. It will take a few hours to completely solidify.

    Candle Cooling: Cool undisturbed candles at an ambient temperatures. DO NOTt refrigerate. It is recommended that candles be allowed to sit undisturbed for 2 to 4 days before test burning. The cooler the ambient temperature, the shorter the curing time.

    Test Burning: Test burn the candle for burn pool diameter and quality after it has cured. Every combination of container, wax, dye, fragrances, and wick will affect the time it takes for the full pool to form.

    Storage (Packaged): Store in a cool dry location away from direct heat, sunlight and moisture.

    General Trouble Shooting

    Test for one variable at a time when trouble shooting to isolate the cause. Variables include (but are not limited to): the container, wax, dye, fragrance, wick, pour temperature, and environmental conditions such, as ambient temperature.

    • First make a candle in the container with only the wick (no dye or fragrance). If it looks good then the wax is performing normally.

    • Then, one at a time, change a variable. Try adding the dye without fragrance to the container, wax and wick. If it looks good and burns well, the dye is compatible with the wax.

    • Try adding the fragrance without dye to the container, wax and wick. If it looks good and burns well, the fragrance is compatible with the wax.

    • Try the dye and fragrance together with the container, wax and wick. If it looks good and burns well the dye/fragrance combination is compatible with the wax.

    NOTE : The dye and fragrance we supply are compatible with the wax and wick we supply.

    • If you are experiencing burn problems, try a different size of container or wick

    • Other variables to try are different pouring and cooling temperatures and even different containers.

    • Ensure all equipment and materials are contaminant free.

    • Test for one variable at a time when trouble shooting to isolate the cause.

    NOTE : Do take all practical precautions to prevent hurting yourself when making candles.

    Shelf Life: When stored properly, as advised, the wax has a minimum shelf life of 3 years. However, finished candles can last much longer.

     NOTE: Once candle is set, make sure the wick is cut to 5mm tall.


    Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil

    A few more reasons to use this wax

    • made using soy beans exclusively from U.S. farmers.

     • soy is a renewable resource and environmentally friendly.

    • wax does not stain.

    • Kosher Certified.

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