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Renewable / Natural Candle Wax100% Soy Wax
Soy 120 & Soy 125 are made with, 100% natural soybeans that are domestically grown. Both products are manufactured meeting FDA and Kosher standards. Soy 125 is a blend of soy and soybean oil that will hold higher fragrance loads than the 120. Both 100% soy products can be used without the addition of other ingredients but Candlewic recommends adding either palm stearic or beeswax to the blend for maximum performance. The additions of these products will help with the overall quality of the waxes and will help the waxes hold and disperse higher fragrance loads. Both the Soy 120 & the 125 are only intended to be used for container candles.
Soy 120 & Soy 125 are available in flakes that are packaged in 55-pound
bags and are enclosed in a box.
Beeswax can be used at 100% or can be blended effectively with paraffin or soy waxes to improve the overall quality. It can also be very beneficial in increasing burn times when blended with paraffin and soy. Beeswax has very little shrinkage and can be used to make container, pillar, votive, novelty or taper candles.
White and Yellow Beeswax is available packaged in 1-pound and 5-pound
poly bags and is available bulk in 55-pound lined bags.
Beeswax does have soft and tacky properties despite its high melting point. This can make mold release difficult in some cases. We recommend using a silicone spray to ease in mold release every 3rd or 4th pour. The best molds to use with the beeswax are polyurethane or polycarbonate. Aluminum molds will work but mold release is essential to use. We recommend pouring beeswax at 155-165º F for best results.
The Square Braided series of wicks were originally designed for beeswax candles and are the most effective. Their open construction and treatment make them ideal for the highly viscous beeswax. The square braided is designed to give you a slight curl when it is burned to minimize blooming (carbon buildup).
After a considerable period of time, candles made with beeswax may appear
to be covered with a mysterious white powder called “bloom” creating
frosty appearance. Many candle makers like the exotic look of the “bloom” because
they feel it gives their candles the look of “age.” “Bloom” has
on the way the candle burns and is actually a sign of purity in 100%
Palm waxes typically offer superb color stability through a wide range of colors from subtle light pastels, to brilliant primaries, to rich deep tones-distinctive in any chosen setting. However certain colorants that may have solubility issues with the palm waxes. Color blocks and buttons have all been tested in the waxes.
Palm waxes can be used with most liquid candle scents at 5-6% fragrance loads. We suggest testing the fragrance on an individual basis.
Palm waxes should be used with aluminum molds for maximum crystal design. Other metal molds can be used but controlled cooling must be exercised. The aluminum allows for slow cooling.
Palm waxes do have a high acid value so we suggest using wicks that have appropriate treatments. The following wick series have are very effective in palm waxes; RRD, CD, HTP & ECO series and the LX-22, 24 & 26.
Palm waxes are available prilled (granulated), packaged in 50-pound
bags and are enclosed in a box.
Vegetable-based Wax Blends
Veggie blends are offered in 55-pound bags.