How to Make Candles & Melts using OzSoy Ultimate Candle Wax Blend

If you have heard of the Amazing OzSoy Ultimate candle wax blend but are unsure how to get the most of it, please read on.

OzSoy Ultimate Candle Wax Blend is a fabulous new Australian wax on the market that can make container candles with great adhesion and throw, pillar candles that are slow burning and great smelling, and melts that pack a punch.  It is all dependent on how you treat your wax to be able to get the best out of it.

When making any product with OzSoy Ultimate there are a few rules that apply to all:

  •     Ensure the manufacturing area is clean, draught free and with minimal temperature variation in the room.
  •     Any glassware used should be clean (to remove release agents used when moulding) and dry.
  •     You can add a massive 7-10% fragrance loading without the need for additives (not suited to essential oils due to the higher temperatures required)
  •     Do not overheat wax - maximum temperature 110ºC
  •     Do not stir violently as it will add bubbles to your wax and could easily splash causing nasty wax burns.
  •     Temperature control is paramount to your results

If you are making CONTAINER candles with OzSoy:

  •     Make sure your glassware is clean and dry, and work out how you will heat it.  If using the oven do this now.  Containers need to be around 50ºC when filled to ensure good adhesion.
  •     Weigh wax (so you know how much fragrance to add).
  •     Place over low direct heat to melt wax.  Add colour if desired.
  •     Allow to cool to 85-90ºC
  •     While it is cooling: this wax needs to cool slowly, so work out what you have to best insulate your candles and get that sorted now.
  •     If you have opted for a heat gun or hair dryer to heat your glassware do this now. 
  •     Position your glassware where you will be filling it.  Wick your glassware keeping in mind that the glass will be hot, so have skewers, tongs etc ready to push wick stickems or hot glue to the glass.
  •     Add 7-10% fragrance to your wax and stir slowly, but thoroughly.  
  •     Pour into your glassware and support wicks. 
  •     Insulate to ensure they cool slowly.

If you are making PILLAR candles with OzSoy:

  •     Make sure your aluminium mould is clean and dry, removing any wax from previous moulding.
  •     Weigh wax (so you know how much fragrance to add).
  •     Place over low direct heat to melt wax.  Add colour if desired.
  •     Allow to cool to 65-70ºC
  •     Prepare your mould with wick pin or wick ready for pouring.  I like to put my moulds in a bucket of sand in case there is any spillage for easy cleanup.
  •     Add 7-10% fragrance to your wax and stir slowly, but thoroughly.  
  •     Pour into your mould.  (Do not insulate.)
  •     Allow to set up completely.  
  •     Remove wick pin if you are using one.
  •     This wax can be a little stubborn when it comes to unmoulding, but a few tricks quickly puts it in its place.  If you are not able to get it out on your first try place the candle in the fridge for an hour or two.  Sometimes this is enough to convince it, but if not apply a     little heat from a heat gun or hairdryer - just enough to expand the aluminium and allow the candle to slip out.

If you are making MELTS with OzSoy:

  •     Place your melt containers/moulds on the bench ready to be filled
  •     Weigh wax (so you know how much fragrance to add).
  •     Place over low direct heat to melt wax.  Add colour if desired.
  •     Allow to cool to 65-70ºC
  •     Add 7-10% fragrance to your wax and stir slowly, but thoroughly.  
  •     Pour into your containers/moulds and allow to set up
  •     Prepare for packaging/labelling as you would normally

 


  • Published In: How To...
  • Created Date: 2015-09-25

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