Ecosoya Pillar Wax
R210.00 – R2,100.00
Ecosoya Pillar Wax is an all-natural soy wax for use in making both pillar and votive candles.
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EcoSoya Pillar wax incorporates new technology to help improve your candles melt pool. The wax is specifically designed for pillar candles. You can also use EcoSoya Pillar Wax to make wax melts.
The EcoSoya Pillar wax offers vast scent throw, vibrant colours, and excellent mould release. It is one the best natural waxes for smooth and creamy structural candles.
This wax can take a fragrance load of up to 10%. We recommend heating this wax to around 70 degrees to melt and pouring at 60 degrees. Add fragrance as close to pour temperature as possible for optimum results.
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Suggested Fragrance Load: 5-10% depending on the potency of the fragrance.
Suggested Fragrance temp: 63-64%℃
Suggested Pour Temp: 60-65℃
Melt Point: 70℃
Solid Form: Pellets
Uses: Pillar Candles
How to Use
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 an 5-10% fragrance load. 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, the selected pillar candle wicks (LX RANGE) are firmly in place, and that the max fill line have been market with a non-permanent marker to ensure that the moulds are not over filled. Please follow the mould preparation methods available on each of the mould products.
NOTE – Natural waxes tend to require a larger wick size, ie wicking up to a larger size.
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 75℃. The wax should appear slightly dark-golden in colour
Take care not to heat over 80℃ as this can influence the setting and performance of the wax. Overheated wax is 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 63 – 64℃ and stir gently for a minute. (Almost right before pouring the candle)
If adding colour, we advise to add it before the fragrance to ensure that the colour blends well with the wax, at a slightly higher temperature as to blend in completely.
Step 3 – Pouring & Topping ( if topping is required )
Once your fragrance and colour has blended, and the wax has cooled down to approx. 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 1cm at the maximum filling line for the top-up.
This wax is formulated to require only a single pour, in larger pillar moulds, a top up is needed to achieve a flat surface on the candle base. Warm up the remainder of the wax using a small Bain Marie to 60-63℃ – slightly warmer than the initial pour.
It is important to have the containers at the same temperature as the ambient room temperature.
(Pouring a top up, once the candle has cooled can result in a reduction of good adhesion to the pillar mould)
Step 4 – Curing
Allow wax to cure for 12-24 hours before unmoulding.
Wait at least 48 hours before burn testing.
Download complimentary testing sheet
Step 5 – Test Burn
Always double check your selected wicks and keep a record of which one was used. Test the candle for burn pool diameter and possible mushrooming. Using your notes as a guide try different wick sizes for the ideal burn and clean flame.