SOi – Beginner Soy Wax
R155.00 – R3,875.00
Beginner Soy Wax.
***Currently only available online, and at our Johannesburg branch.
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Beginner SOi Wax
Our new house brand of soy wax!
The Soi brand of wax is very efficient as a beginner introduction to working with soy wax and container candle making.
The wax is able to be blended and poured at a lower temperature, hence ensuring a very creamy finish to the candle. This also ensures a faster melt pool paired with the correct wick.
It also blends well with coconut oil and other ingredients with ease.
- Is hydrogenated soy bean oil.
- A medium to high fragrance tolerance for soy wax (6-8%)
- Smooth initial creamy finish.
- Medium container adhesion.
- Medium to high oil absorption resulting in good hot and cold scent throw.
- It is a versatile and cost effective soy wax.
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Product format: Fine flakes.
Melt Point: Peak melting temperature 52°C
Congealing Point: Congealing temperature 34.3°C
Suggested Heating Range: Range of heating 65°C – 70°C
Suggested Pouring Range: Pouring range 55 – 60°C – (top up at 52°C)
Suggested Max Fragrance Load: 6-10%^ – this depends on the potency of the fragrance so testing is required.
Contents: Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
Solid Form: Flakes / Uses: Container Candles
Note that adding 10% coconut oil to the wax assists with glass adhesion and wet spots.
How to Use
Download printable instructions: SOI Wax Instructions for 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 a 6-8% fragrance load using our fragrance ranges. We advise the use of a digital or probe 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 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 65- 70℃. 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 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 62 – 65℃ 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. 60℃ it is ready to be poured. The wax will have a clear appearance. 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 ( If required): Allow wax to cure for 12 Warm up the remainder of the wax using a small Bain Marie to 50– 53℃ . Top up the final layer of the candle to the maximum fill line of your containers. Allow to set for 4-7 days BEFORE using.
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.