SOY WAX – NatureWax® C-6 delivers smooth finish and robust fragrance throw. Suitable for container candles. This wax can be used for single or double pours.
NatureWax® C-6 natural plant based soy and coconut wax blend (although considered a soy wax, it is made up of a blend of soy wax and hydrogenated coconut oil) , and ideal for use in container candles. This blend offers superior glass adhesion, smooth textures and tops, minimal frosting and available in easy to use slab form. Note that this wax is softer and that this should be indicated for warmer climates.
Manufacturer: Cargill NatureWax C6
Suggested Fragrance Load: 6 – 9% depending on the potency of the fragrance.
Suggested Fragrance temp: 65 – 68℃ (winter months fragrance at 73-75 degrees)
Suggested Pour Temp: 58℃ – 60℃
Melt Point: 55℃
Solid Form: Slabs
Uses: Container Candles
NatureWax C-6’s proprietary formulation gives rise to complete adhesion to your jar or glass with no unsightly wet spots or shrinkage, allowing you to obtain a luxury, high-end look for transparent containers with minimal hassle.
Designed with ease of use and time in mind, the blend’s consistent performance lets you produce beautiful candles with a single pour. It is suitable for both experienced and beginner chandlers.
Strong Frost Resistance
Achieve beautiful aesthetics without frosting or fat blooms. The result will be a consistent, flawless candle appearance with no surface defects or blotchy textures.
Creamy, Even Finish
NatureWax C-6 produces a rich, creamy, buttery appearance.
The blend has the capacity to retain a high scent load of up to 10%, providing a strong cold and hot throw.
Caution: Do not use copper or brass tools or containers when working with soy wax, as the copper and brass will discolour the wax.
Note that the below instructions are based on our in-house testing, and you should also explore the below handling sheet, and to conduct your own testing with fragrance loads and colouring. (Download the complimentary testing sheet) We recommend a 6% fragrance load using our fragrance range. We advise the use of a digital thermometer to assist in measuring the correct temperatures of the wax.
Ensure that you work on a safe surface, candle wicks are firmly in place, and that the max fill line have been market with a non-permanent marker to ensure that the jars are not over filled.
Lay down a few newspapers, as pouring candles can sometimes be messy.
Step 1 – Melting
Wax should be melted in a Bain Marie double pot or an electric melting pot and should not be exposed to direct heat. Melt your wax over a low heat slowly to reach between up to 70℃. The wax should appear slightly dark-golden in colour. Take care not to heat over 75℃ as this can influence the setting and performance of the wax. Overheated wax is very opaque in colour and can result in injury. It can also cause discolouration and crumbling in the final product.
Step 2 – Adding Colour and Fragrance
Add fragrance at 65 – 68℃ and stir gently for a minute. If adding colour, we advise to add it before the fragrance at a warmer temperature to ensure that the colour blends well with the wax, but careful not to overheat the wax.
Step 3 – Pouring
Once your fragrance and colour has blended, and the wax has cooled down to approx. 58℃ – 60℃ it is ready to be poured. The wax will have a slight cloudy appearance, but mostly clear. If the wax is too cool, it will create cavities in the wax when curing after the first pour. Fill the container and leave 2cm at the maximum filling line for the top-up. Leave at least 500ml of wax for the topping, depending on the volume of candles made. It is important to have the containers at the same temperature as the ambient room temperature.
Step 4 – Curing & Topping up
Allow wax to cure for 12 hours. Warm up the remainder of the wax using a small Bain Marie to 55-57℃ Top up the final layer of the candle to the maximum fill line of your containers. Allow to set for another 12 hours.
Please note: To ensure optimal performance, we strongly recommend first-time users conduct a test run on a small batch before using the wax in full-scale production.
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Note: NatureWax is solely for industrial use. This product is not approved for food-grade application
Download Wax C6 Technical Data Sheet
Download Wax C6 Product Handling sheet