KeraSoy Pillar soy wax is a 100% natural and easy-to-use wax recommended specifically for making freestanding candles due to its durability.
The mold to be used during pouring should be clean and free from dust. It's advisable for the mold to be at least room temperature, but it can also be preheated to 45-50 °C.
Use of colorants
Most colorants are compatible with KeraSoy Pillar soy wax, whether they are in powder, granule, or liquid form. When using powdered colorants, heat the wax to approximately 75 °C, add the dye, and mix thoroughly until dissolved and a homogeneous texture is achieved. If using fragrance oil, the powdered dye can be added directly to the fragrance oil. After thoroughly mixing the two ingredients, add them to the wax heated to 70 °C.
Application of fragrance oils
KeraSoy Pillar soy wax can accommodate 5-10% fragrance oil by weight. The width and depth of the melted wax pool during burning significantly affect the fragrance diffusion in the environment, so selecting the right wick is crucial.
Choosing the correct wick size
When selecting a wick, the most important consideration is its compatibility with vegetable wax. Additionally, choose the wick based not only on the required length but also on the recommended diameter for the desired candle size. Using a wick that is too thick will cause the candle to burn too quickly, while using a wick that is too small will result in improper burning and tunneling. Trim the wick to approximately 1.3 cm before burning. Conduct a test burn after 48 hours of pouring.
Melting the wax
Temporary high temperatures (up to 90 °C) have no harmful effect as long as the wax can cool down quickly. Higher temperatures may cause discoloration of the wax. Stir the wax continuously while melting. Use a stainless steel container/melter for melting, and avoid using tools containing copper or zinc, as they can cause wax discoloration. Monitor the wax temperature using a digital thermometer.
The pouring temperature may vary depending on the type and size of the mold, as well as the fragrance and color used. The recommended pouring temperature is 55-65 °C. Add the fragrance oil directly before pouring and mix it thoroughly with the melted wax. Preheating the mold is recommended, especially for intricate patterns, to ensure the wax fills the mold as best as possible.
Allow the wax to cool down to room temperature (approximately 25°C). Conduct a test burn after 48 hours of pouring.