Kerasoy Pillar Wax
Kerasoy Pillar Wax is a blend specifically developed for the production of Pillar candles and wax melts. It is suitable for further blending with fragrances and dyes. Kerasoy Pillar Wax is biodegradable and vegan friendly. No animal products are used and no animal testing has been carried out in its manufacture. Kerasoy Pillar Wax does not require additives, other than fragrance and colour required by the Candle maker. Waxes should be stored in a cool, dry location away from direct heat, sunlight and moisture.
Kerasoy Pillar Wax may be used with fragrance at levels up to 10-12%. Burn pool size and depth greatly affect fragrance throw, so correct wicking is important which is why you should always test various wicks with each fragrance before making full batches.
Too large of a wick may cause sooting and accelerated burn times. Too small a wick will cause tunnelling and produce a smaller flame. Keep wicks trimmed to ¼ inch. If you experience poor flame quality or stability, try a different type of wick. Test burning should be done after the candle has had a chance to sit for 48 hours after pouring.
Temporary high temperatures (up to 90°C) have no adverse effect as long as the wax is cooled back down quickly. Higher temperatures may cause the wax to discolour. Allow the wax to cool to your desired pour temperature, add the fragrance and mix well. Be sure to stir/mix the wax while melting. Avoid using containers containing copper and zinc as this may accelerate discolouration.
Pour temperatures may vary according to mould type & size, fragrance & dye used and the effects the candle maker wishes to achieve. Fragrance should be added and mixed immediately prior to pouring where practical. If you experience difficulties with your pour temperature, try a lower or higher temperature in increments of 5 - 10°C. Consider pouring into pre heated moulds for better adhesion to glass containers. We have found during all of our tests that pouring at around 65-75°C has the best results however you should test variations for yourself.
Kerasoy Pillar Wax is formulated to require only a single pour in most containers however, for some large containers; a top-up is required to achieve the best candle surface. A small amount of wax at a slightly warmer temperature than the candle was poured at can be used to top-up the candle before the candle is fully cool (pouring the top-up once the candle is completely cool may result in a reduction of adhesion to the container).
Cool undisturbed candles at room temperature (about 25°C). Candles should be allowed to sit undisturbed for 48 hours before test burning.
Check wicking. Test burn the candle for burn pool diameter and “mushrooming” after it has cooled for 48 hours. Mushrooming is when carbon and/or other substances build up on the end of the wick interfering with combustion. Mushrooming can cause sooting and poor odours. Try different wicks until you have your desired burn pool diameter and a good clean flame