What is the pouring temperature for paraffin wax?

What is the pouring temperature for paraffin wax?

Very good burn characteristics. Good scent throw. Average pouring temperature: 170°F-180°F.

How much paraffin do you add to soy wax?

Melt 2 parts soy wax to 3 parts paraffin wax in a double boiler. Use one of the long sticks to stir the mixture.

What temperature should I add fragrance oil to paraffin wax?

around 180° – 185°
Adding fragrance oil at too low of a temperature may prevent the fragrance oil from disbursing and binding uniformly in the melted wax. We recommend adding fragrance oil around 180° – 185°, which we have found to be a good temperature that is not too hot or too cool.

What is the pouring temperature for soy wax?

The wax should be poured into the container while it is 120 – 165 F to reduce cracking and speed up the cure time of the wax. If wax is to be left in the melter over night, the wax should be stored at a temperature of 130 – 145 F.

Why does candle wax dip in the middle?

Wax sinks when it sets because as the wax cools, it slowly contracts and can leave what I refer to as ‘sink holes’ in the middle of your candles, but can also present as sunken dips around the wick.

How do you make paraffin wax softer?

Add 5%-30% by weight to Paraffin wax to achieve a softer, creamier container candle.

Is it okay to mix paraffin and soy wax?

You can mix paraffin with soy wax to make it harder, smoother, or to help retain the fragrance. Make some test batches using a mix of 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, and so on. Adding 10-20% paraffin candle wax to soy candle wax will make the wax harder and release better to make wax melt snap tarts.

Can I mix beeswax with paraffin wax?

Beeswax is softer then paraffin and has a lower melting point. Because beeswax is thicker then paraffin, a thicker wick needs to be used in beeswax candles. Beeswax is mixed with paraffin to make cream coloured church candles.

When should I add fragrance to paraffin wax?

Add your fragrance at the right temp: Adding your fragrance oil when your wax is at the proper temperature will help it bind to the wax, which will help give you a stronger scent throw. It is usually recommended to add your fragrance to the wax at 180-185F for soy and paraffin wax 200-205F for palm wax.

What happens if you pour candle wax too hot?

A heating solution that heats wax evenly will ensure even mixing during this process. Prevents overheating. Overheating can also cause discoloration—along with cracking, poor fragrance throw, poor glass adhesion, frosting, and rough tops—ultimately creating a weakened product.

What temperature do you add color to soy wax?

Always add the dye when the wax is at its hottest to ensure it fully melts. Around 185° F is the recommended temperature to add them, or if you’re using the double boiler method you can add them in with the wax and melt it all together.