My name is Sarah and I am a soaper from Nigeria 😁. I can see some familiar screen names from another forum am on. Good to see familiar names.
I recently developed interest in candlemaking and I ordered some Palm wax from Southwest Candle supply about 10lbs and somehow got it shipped to me here in Lagos..... I hope hubby never knows what that cost!
It’s been a hair tearing experience working with Palm wax. 🤣 I have to admit, soaping is way easier. Anyhoo, I get lovely cold throw but barely there hot throw in a 4oz jelly jar with CD wick 10 but I think the burn is great. The 2 fragrances I have tried for my wax candles are Sea salt and Orchid and Black Sea from Candle Science at 10%. I have been reading a bit and I was going to do a test Candle with 6% fragrance because I read on here that more might not be better.
Now to the conundrum that turned me from a lurker to a poster. I had a brain wave to use the stearic acid flakes I bought from a supplier here to make a test candle before I start wasting my precious Palm wax. I mean they look similar so I made a 160g Candle with my stearic acid and while cooling, it started looking like palm wax. I decided to be funky since I have an abundance of the stearic acid and it’s cheap for me. About $5 for 1kg. So I added 10% of fragrance (Balck Sea from Aztec and Passionate kisses from NG at equal amount, really yummy by the way) two fragrances I dislike made a yummy fragrance I love).... can you tell I love fragrances 😁
Made the candle, looked like Palm Wax burns like Palm wax but it is stearic acid. I need experienced eyes to help me compare. Did I just luck out with my buy of the stearic acid or it’s just stearic acid? The candle has no hot throw by the way. Glass is 3 inches in diameter and wick is CD 18.
1. Do I have Palm wax or Stearic acid?
2. How do I get my Palm wax to throw when it’s burning.
Thank you all for your help and didn’t mean to bore you so.......😅