Coconut Wax 4.5KG

R675.00

Create fragranced, natural and smooth coconut container candles with COCONUT wax.

4.5KG Coconut Wax – Block format

4.5kg (R150 Pkg)
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Description
Product Info
How to Use
Wick Suggestions
Care & Caution
Supporting Documents
Disclaimer

Description

COCONUT WAX

Coconut wax is very efficient as an introduction to working with container candle making.
The wax is able to be blended and poured at a lower temperature, hence ensuring a very smooth finish to the candle. This also ensures a faster melt pool paired with the correct wick.

It also blends well with candle specific colour.

Pure Coconut wax:

  • Is made from hydrogenated and deodorised Coconut oil.
  • A medium fragrance tolerance (6%)
  • Medium smooth initial white finish. Smooth out with a heat gun.
  • Medium container adhesion.
  • Advanced oil absorption resulting in exceptional hot and cold scent throw.

It is a versatile and cost effective Pure Coconut wax. Please follow the user instructions carefully, as this wax has very specified making requirements

 

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Product Info

Specifications                     

  • Supplier: SA Candle Supply pty Ltd
  • Suggested Fragrance Load: 6 % depending on the potency of the fragrance.
  • Suggested Fragrance temp: 68℃
  • Suggested Pour Temp: 50-52℃
  • Melt Point: 55℃
  • Solid Form: Solid Block
  • Storage : Cool dry space

Uses: Container Candles only

Note: This product may contain dark particles on occasion.

How to Use

Important: Wick selection on this wax is crucial, as it is softer wax, it may require wicking down. Ie selecting a smaller wick, own testing required. We have provided our recommendations below.

 

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.

 

Preparation:

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 and should not be exposed to direct heat.

Melt your wax over a low heat slowly to reach between 68-70℃.  The wax should appear light-golden in colour.

Take care not to heat over 70℃ 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 discoloration in the final product.

 

Step 2 – Adding Colour and Fragrance

Add fragrance at 68℃ and stir gently for a minute.

If adding colour, we advise to add it before the fragrance to ensure that the colour blends well with the wax.

 

Step 3 – Pouring

Once your fragrance and colour has blended, and the wax has cooled down to approx. 50-52℃ it is ready to be poured.  The wax will still have a clear appearance. 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 4 – Curing & Topping up

Allow wax to cure for 12 hours.  This wax will take much longer to set fully.

Warm up the remainder of the wax using a small Bain Marie to 55℃

Top up the final layer of the candle at 50 degrees to the maximum fill line of your containers.  Allow to set for another 12 hours.

Important NOTE: Coconut wax can be a 1 pour candle depending on the ambient setting temperature, use a heat gun to smooth out the tops

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.

Wick Suggestions

Coconut wax , although soft  will tend to cure slightly harder format.  Use the below as a guideline to wick correctly for this wax.

WE DO NOT RECOMMEND USING WOOD WICKS WITH THIS WAX DUE TO DISCOLOURATION.

 

JAR DIAMETER
  STABILIO WICKS ECO WICKS
Mini Ocher 45-48mm STB 8 X 1 ECO 6 X 1
Ocher 65mm STB12 X 1 ECO 8 X 1
Alternative 70mm STB14 X 1 Eco10 x 1
Nova 75mm STB16 X 1 ECO10 X 1
Aurora 75mm STB18 X 1 ECO12 X 1
Luna 85mm STB22 X 1 or STB10 X 2 ECO 16 X 1
Alternative 85mm +- STB10/12 X 2 ECO10 X 2

 

Care & Caution

  • Follow the step-by-step instructions as closely as possible.
  • Ensure safety precautions when working with warm wax products.
  • Keep away from children and pets.
  • Store made candles safely, away from direct sunlight.

Always label a candle with a warning label. – https://sacandlesupply.co.za/product/pre-printed-warning-labels/

Disclaimer

The information provided is for general information purposes only. Whereas great care was taken to ensure accuracy and correctness it does not constitute a guarantee with regard to any particular product properties. It is the obligation of the user to check the products and their suitability for the purpose intended by the user. The Supplier reserves the right to change the information regarding the product covered within this page as may be necessary due to technical, production or other developments and requirements without prior notice.

Full T&C Applies: https://sacandlesupply.co.za/terms-and-conditions/