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Hi everyone

 

Please could I ask for your help. I recently started making candles using 100% soy wax and fragranced oils (I do about 9%). I’ve noticed that after setting the wax is crumbly in some parts, mostly around the wick. I pour to manufactures instructions (56 degree Celsius) and I warmed up my containers as well, but this hasn’t helped. Could it be a dodgy soy wax, should I try another brand? Any help would be appreciated 😊

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Some soy waxes have more of that look than others. It’s fairly typical of soy wax and an identifier.

if you don’t like the look you need to either use a paraffin wax, a paraffin soy wax blend, or learn how to use additives to smooth out the wax. 
You can also use a heat gun to melt the top layer to make it smooth but after you light the candle and blow it out it will have the crumbly look.

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