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What's up with this? I get these on some candles after a few months. Wax on this particular candle is 80/20 464 and easy beads Coco 83 FO at 8%. However I've gotten them at other wax and FO ratios/%.

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Soy wax is terribly unstable and can grow crystals essentially forever. Temperature and humidity fluctuations make it happen quicker. Components in the waxes have different melt and crystallization temperatures, so bits can melt and solidify and remelt over and over with bigger, more noticeable effects each time.

 

Curious: Do you heat your wax to any particular temp while making them?

 

I see a lot of the weird crystal formation in waxes that were not heated high enough and not mixed thoroughly during manufacture. It's super important to make the initial crystal sizes within the wax as small and evenly distributed as possible to delay formation of larger crystals. 

 

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My general practice is to heat to 195 (because of the coconut), add fo, stir for 3 minutes and pour right after that (pouring hot again bc of the coconut wax). I store everything in my garage so there are fluctuations in temp and humidity.

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So in other word you create unique candle art through a proprietary process. Charge more for them. 🤗

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