Soy Wax Flakes
Soy wax is a natural, sustainable candle wax derived from the oil of soybeans and is often sold in the form of soy wax flakes, which are fast melting and make candle making easy.
Ideal for making beautiful candles, wax melts, balms, polish, creams and soap
It is suitable for further blending with fragrances and oil soluble dyestuffs. Our Soy Wax blend is biodegradable and vegan friendly. No animal products are used and no animal testing has been carried out in its manufacture. This Soy Wax does not require additives, other than fragrance and colour required by the Candle maker. Old or partial candles may be re melted and the wax reused although it is advisable not to heat the wax above 85°C or heating for extended lengths of time. Waxes should be stored in a cool, dry location away from direct heat, sunlight and moisture.
Melting point: 52-55°C
Pouring point: 50-70°C
Colour: Most dyes work with our Soy Wax; powder, liquid, chips or blocks. When using powder dyes, 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. If you wish to make your candle darker or “richer”, add a little black dye to the colour you are using.
Fragrance: Our Soy Wax may be used with fragrance at levels up to 10-12%, however fragrance which is specifically developed for use with natural waxes is highly recommended. Burn pool size and depth greatly affect fragrance throw so correct wicking is paramount. 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.
Cool undisturbed candles at room temperature (about 25°C). Candles should be allowed to sit undisturbed for 48 hours before test burning.