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Hey guys. Anyone here have any experience with rice bran wax candles? I am new to candle making. I wanted a completely vegan candle so started experimenting with rice bran wax and coconut oil. I’ve gone from a 50/50 blend all the way down to 80/20. I am have some trouble with candle burning properly. The 80/20 blend has been the best so far. I am using hemp wick as well. Any advice or guidance here would be much appreciated! 

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May I ask where you have purchased your rice bran wax?  Most rice bran wax sold in US that I know are for cosmetic or skin care usage.  Even Chinese ones are for cosmetic or skin care usage also.  Only country that makes rice bran wax candle would be Japan, and it is dipped candle with washi paper wick.  What kind of candle are you trying to make with rice bran wax?

 

If you are looking for vegan wax, then there are soy, palm, coconut, & apricot waxes for candle to choose from.  And there is beeswax, which may not be considered as vegan.

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You may have to experiment quite a bit with different types of wicks to see if you can get a good burn. Describe your problems with your combo. Flames too high, candle burn out, flickering, doesn’t burn to edge in container? You also need to tell us what container you are using as well, and width.

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I found Rice bran challenging to blend with.  First, it takes FOREVER for rice bran wax to set up.  In my cool shop it stays liquid for hours.  After burning my candles made with rice bran wax, I noticed they too take forever to set up again.  They stay soft and liquid like when first poured. 
 

wicking rice bran wax, like anything else, takes trial and error.  It is not a point and shoot product.  If you have time and like challenges it could be a nice niche market.  A couple of online sellers have these candles. Maybe buy a few to test burn and see if it is all as awesome as the marketing.

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"Jedwards International, Inc. is a wholesale bulk supplier of Rice Bran Wax, a natural vegetable wax also referred to by the botanical name Oryza sativa. Rice bran wax is derived from extraction and de-waxing of rice bran oil. This process produces a solid pale-yellow substance in granular form which has a high melting point. Rice bran wax is food grade and is often used as a substitute for carnauba wax.

Rice bran wax is used in a wide-range of cosmetic, food and industrial applications. Cosmetic products that may use rice bran wax include body butters, lip balms, lipsticks, lotions, face creams and mascara. Rice bran wax can be used on grown fruits and vegetables to prevent the loss of moisture and protect the product's shelf life. Industrial and consumer products that may use vegetable waxes such as rice bran are crayons, polishes, coatings for wood or paper and lubricants."

 

I guess it could be used for candles, but it does not mean that it is made as candle wax which means you are up for more tougher challenge than using any of candle waxes.  Most manufacturers & suppliers will provide specs & instruction sheets.  You might want to ask for it from them first, and go from there.  You might be on the right track using hemp wick.  And maybe wood wicks? 

 

There should be others in here that can provide more information on rice bran wax.  Good luck to you!

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Hey @Issac curious to hear how the rice bran is working out for you!? I've just started experimenting with it myself and find it a bit difficult... 

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On 7/6/2020 at 11:59 AM, Gregg said:

Hey @Issac curious to hear how the rice bran is working out for you!? I've just started experimenting with it myself and find it a bit difficult... 

hey @Gregg my wife and I are still testing with Rice Wax it is super difficult. We’ve gone through a number of wick and jar changes. It’s been fun but kinda frustrating. Once I find a nice blend I’ll be more than happy to share my success with you! 

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On 8/1/2020 at 4:06 AM, Issac said:

hey @Gregg my wife and I are still testing with Rice Wax it is super difficult. We’ve gone through a number of wick and jar changes. It’s been fun but kinda frustrating. Once I find a nice blend I’ll be more than happy to share my success with you! 

Fantastic, I'll do the same :) But at the moment, I'm experiencing lots of tunnelling and container adhesion issues...

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