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Frequently Asked Questions in the Process of Making Soy Wax Candles

The main points of operation of soy wax when making craft candles:

Step 1:Soy wax melting—Put the soy wax raw material in a heating kettle or microwave oven to 70-85℃ to melt.

When the soy wax liquid stays at a high temperature for a long time, the color will deepen and affect the appearance of the finished candle.

During the melting process, a thermometer is essential, and the operator must monitor the temperature of the wax liquid and must not walk away.

At the same time, the soy wax is stirred regularly to ensure the wax liquid temperature is uniform and save the melting time.

It is recommended to use a stainless steel stick to stir in the early stage of soy wax melting, and use a thermometer to stir when the soy wax melts into more wax liquid.

Step 2: Add dye and fragrance oil-when the soybean wax is completely liquid, add dye and fragrance oil (around 80°C).

After adding the two auxiliary materials, stir evenly to ensure that the dye and fragrance oil are completely dispersed in the wax liquid to prevent dye spots from depositing on the bottom of the finished candle.

Step 3: Preparing to fill the cup-the temperature of the wax liquid is very important.

Wrong selection of the casting temperature will cause the surface of the finished product to collapse or crystal flower-like spots.

The wax liquid that is completely melted and added with auxiliary materials is stirred and cooled.

When the temperature of the wax liquid is lowered to 40-70℃ with a thermometer, the cup can be filled.

We recommend filling the cup at around 38-40℃, but due to the different conditions such as process and working environment temperature.

It is best to do a sample test first to find out the filling temperature suitable for your product.

Step 4: Filling the cup—before filling the cup, make sure that the temperature of the glass or other container is the same as the ambient temperature or preheated to 30-40°C (recommended in winter or when it is cold).

So as to reduce the phenomenon of cup wax products falling off and cracking Probability of appearance.

If you are making soy wax products for the first time, the wick should be 2 or 3 sizes larger than paraffin wax.

And the length of the wick exposed on the surface of the wax body should be slightly longer than that of paraffin wax products.

Step 5: Forming the candle body—put the jar candle for a while until the candle body is completely solidified.

During the molding process, do not allow the table top to vibrate or artificially touch the candle to avoid destroying the soy wax crystals, causing the surface to be uneven or wrinkled.

For most types of jar candle, you can cast it at one time. If the jar candle is large and the surface sometimes collapses, you need to use hot wax liquid for a second pouring.

The molded jar candle can be ignited at least 12 hours after being kept at a constant temperature.

This ensures that the inner crystals of the soy wax are uniformly formed, and the appearance of the made jar candle is still intact during subsequent storage.

Note: It cannot be cooled in cold water or refrigerator to accelerate forming.

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