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Wax n Wick Guide

Learn more about our line of EcoSoya® soy wax products below.

EcoSoya® CB-XceL
EcoSoya® CB-XceLtm is 100% soy and molecularly blueprinted to control polymorphism. It has extreme resistance to bloom (white frosting) and “wet spots,” while producing an excellent scent throw with fragrances. It maintains an even burn pool with consistent color retention.

Melt Point: 125 °F/ 51 ºC - Container Candle Soy Wax




EcoSoya® CB-Advanced Soy
EcoSoya® CB-Advanced Soy has extreme resistance to bloom (white frosting) and “wet spots”. It contracts slightly to produce a uniform beautiful appearance, requires only one pour, has good scent throw with fragrances, and a creamy white appearance.

EcoSoya® CB-Advanced Soy is made from pure soybeans and carefully selected botanical oils. Candles made with CB-Advanced Soy resist frosting, have a smooth top surface and an even burn pool with consistent color retention.

Melt Point: 111 °F/ 44 ºC Container Candle Soy Wax


EcoSoya® CB-135
EcoSoya® CB-135 has excellent adhesion to containers without preheating, requires only one pour, has an excellent scent throw with both fragrances and essential oils and a creamy white appearance with some potential to bloom (white frosting) when using dyes.

EcoSoya® CB-135 is made from pure 100% soybeans and carefully selected botanical oils. Candles made with CB-135 have a soft creamy appearance and a smooth flat top surface and ships well in all climates.

CB-135 is dermatology tested and perfect for massage candles.

Melt Point: 122 °F/ 50 ºC - Container Candle Soy Wax


EcoSoya® PB
EcoSoya® PB makes all molded candles such as votives, pillars, tarts, etc. It has excellent scent throw working best with fragrances and is self-releasing from molds.

EcoSoya® PB is made from pure 100% soybeans and carefully selected botanical oils. Candles made with EcoSoya® PB have a creamy appearance and ship well in all climates.

Melt Point: 130 °F/55 ºC - Molded Candle Soy Wax



Wicking
EcoSoya™ soy waxes require larger wick sizes than paraffin and burn more down than out allowing them to have longer burning periods. A general rule of thumb is to have a full burn pool ¼ to ½ inch deep, from side to side in about the same number of hours as the number of inches the diameter of the container is. For Example: An Apothecary jar with a diameter of 4 inches should achieve a burn pool depth of ¼ to ½ inch, side to side, within about 4 to 5 hours. Too large of a wick will produce deeper, quicker burn pools but may also cause sooting and short burn times. The following table suggests wick types and sizes to begin testing with, adjustments may be needed. 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. Wicks such as paper cored, cotton cored or metal cored should be avoided as they tend to cause sooting and carbon build up


Recommended Wick Sizes
Container Size 39-45mm Diameter - LX8, CSN7, LX16

Container Size 53-64mm Diameter - CSN5, LX16

Container Size 63-75mm Diameter - CSN7, CSN 11, LX16

Container Size 75-80mm Diameter - LX 14, LX 16, LX18

Double wicking can also be used in certain containers. Wick sizes will vary depending on the type of wax you are using.


Pouring
As a generalization we suggest pouring approx. 125°F (50° C) for most applications, this will vary according to container type & size, fragrance & dye used and the effects you want to achieve.

Fragrance Oil should be added and mixed right before pouring or at higher temperatures if desired. You can pour as low as 100° F if the wax is kept in motion (constant mixing) up until pouring. Lower pour temperatures help to eliminate possible frosting while producing a smooth top and good adhesion. There is a difference in cooling rates for different container configurations. Cooling too quickly or too slowly can cause concaving and/or frosting. Large jars such as the apothecary configurations cool slower and require lower pour temperatures, about 125° F or lower. Tall thin jars such as an 8 ounce jamming jar cool fast requiring a higher pour temperature, about 155° F. If you experience difficulties with your pour temperature try a lower or higher temperature in increments of 10°F.


Candle Cooling
Cool undisturbed candles at room temperature (about 70°F/21 ºC). The containers should be about 1/2 inch apart to allow air circulation for even cooling. The container should remain open during cooling, at least 24 hrs, (large candles, 2 lbs and greater may require longer times). Slower cooling will encourage container adhesion, while quicker cooling will encourage container pull-away. Candles should be allowed to sit undisturbed for 24 hours before test burning.

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