Rapeseed & Soy Container Wax is an off-white blend of rapeseed and soy wax, suitable for use making container candles.
Rapeseed & Soy Container Wax is a moderate viscosity, low melt point wax blend. Bulk wax can be melted and kept at around 45-55°C without significant degradation. Care should be taken to avoid scorching while the material is being melted. It is recommended that moderate stirring is carried out and that heat input is reduced just before the bulk has completely melted through. Sustained temperatures above 90°C should be avoided
Although the wax is liquid and of reasonable viscosity at around 45-55°C it may be necessary to use increased temperatures to incorporate colours, some perfumes and possible wax modifiers.
Candle colours should be added with continuous stirring until all has been incorporated. It may be helpful to prepare a pre-mix whereby the colour is added to a small amount of bulk wax, which can be heated to higher temperatures (up to around 80-90°C), with good stirring, and the well-mixed colour concentrate to the cooler bulk, with moderate stirring to ensure homogeneity.
Fragrances should be tested for compatibility before being added to the bulk. Some fragrance components may have limited solubility in the wax blend and may incorporate at high temperatures but drop out on cooling. The higher the fragrance loading, the greater the likelihood that components can separate out and/or give poor burning performance.
Wherever possible, the wax should be poured at a temperature of around 45-55°C, into pre-warmed containers. Where it is not practical to warm the container, the wax may be poured at an elevated temperature, up to about 60-70°C. However, the time that the wax blend is at elevated temperatures should be kept short, to minimize contraction and potential cracking and production of voids.
After pouring, the wax should be allowed to cool slowly – rapid cooling can cause cracking and the formation of a solid skin, allowing air to be drawn under that cap, forming voids that affect burning performance. Depending on the amount of wax fill, the candles may be finished by using a small second pour of wax blend, or by flashing the surface with a heat source (usually Infrared heater or heat gun).
The candle should be allowed to cool and cure for at least 24 hours before burning, to allow the crystals to completely form and give a nice smooth surface.
This product is supplied in 12.5kg blocks. If you order 25kg, this will come in one box with 2x 12.5kg blocks.