This Coconut Oil is a natural coconut oil and can be used to blend with certain wax types. It is suitable for container candles, and ensures great sidewall adhesion, with little shrinkage. Please note we package the oil in litre containers, due to the low melting point. Note that this oil can only be used to blend with and is not suitable to make a full coconut candle.
Recommended Fragrance Load: 6% – 9% depending on the potency of the fragrance, and the amount of wax blend.
Recommended Fragrance Temperature: 65℃ – 68℃
Suggested Pouring Temperature: 58℃ – 60℃
Melting Point: Low
Solid Form: Semi solid to solid
Uses: Blended Container Candles (Soy wax, bees wax, shea butter)
Instructions: Coconut & Soy Wax Blend
Note that these instructions are based on our in-house testing, and conduct your own testing with fragrance loads and colouring (download the complimentary testing sheet). We recommend a 6% fragrance load using our fragrance range. Use a digital thermometer to measure the correct temperatures of the wax.
Quantities: 100ml of coconut wax to 1l of soy wax. The ratios can be adjusted to a max of 200ml coconut wax to 1l soy wax. Own testing is required at all time.
First, lay down a few newspapers because pouring candles can be messy. Ensure that you only work on a sturdy surface and your candle wicks are firmly in place. Mark the maximum fill line with a non-permanent marker to ensure that the jars are not over-filled.
Step 1 – Melting
Wax should be melted in a bain-marie and should not be exposed to direct heat.
Slowly melt your wax over a low heat to reach between 70℃ and 80℃. The wax should turn a darker hue, close to golden in colour
Take care not to heat the wax over 85℃ because 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 in the final product.
Step 2 – Adding the coconut oil
Before pouring the soy wax into the mixing jug, melt the applicable amount of coconut wax in a separate bain-marie. Once the coconut wax reaches 65 degrees, pour the soy wax into the mixing jug, then add the coconut oil.
Step 3 – Adding Colour and Fragrance
Add fragrance to the soy and coco blend at 65℃ – 68℃ and stir gently for a minute.
Step 4 – Pouring
Once your fragrance and colour has blended, and the wax has cooled down to approx. 58-59/60℃ 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 way when drying 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 5 – Curing & Topping up
Allow wax to cure for 12 hours.
Warm up the remainder of the wax using a small bain-marie to between 55℃ and 57℃. The wax will have a slight milky appearance. This will ensure a creamy and smooth finish.
Finally, top up the final layer of the candle to the maximum marked fill line of your containers. Then allow to set for another 12 hours.
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