If you are making candles in containers such as Teacups, Jars, or tins, then ideally you want to buy a specific ‘container blend’ of wax. these are designed to stick to the sides of the container. Because they only shrink a little they can often be ‘one pour’
Pillar candles are candles that are not in a container, and are made using moulds. the wax has to cool and shrink to self-release from the moulds and is very different from container waxes. because it is designed to shrink when cooling, most pillar candles require 2 pours (or 3 for larger candles)
Natural Wax. After extensive testing, the best soya container wax we have found is Naturewax C-3. 100% soya and flaked for easy use. Melting point 45°C, pour at 55-65°C. Preheat containers and allow to cool slowly after pouring.
Natural Wax. Elite-300 soya pillar blend wax is beaded and extremely easy to use, colouring better than most soya waxes. Not ideal for wax melts due to lower fragrance loading properties. Melting point 55°C, pour at 68°C to 75°C.
Keep to the heating guidelines to avoid discolouration and the need for additional pours. Cooler wax shrinks less
Never heat wax using a direct heat source, superheated wax is flammable
When stirring try not to add air to the wax.
Please refer to our wicking guide for suggestion on the best wick to try.
Our additives may overcome some wicking and fragrance problems.
It is perfectly acceptable to blend different types of wax. This may help overcome difficulties with a specific wax, for example adding a little paraffin wax can help prevent ‘blooming’ in soya wax.