There once was a girl named Amelia, who wanted to make her candles. She went to the store and bought a soy wax kit, but she wasn’t sure how to use it. She read the instructions, but they were confusing. She didn’t know where to start.
One day, she decided to ask her aunt for help. Her aunt was a candlemaker, and she knew how to do everything. Her aunt showed her how to melt the soy wax safely. She explained that it was important to use a double boiler so the wax wouldn’t get too hot. She also told Amelia that she needed to add some fragrance oil to the wax so that it would smell nice.
Amelia was excited to try her new skill. She melted the soy wax in the double boiler and added some lavender oil. It smelled wonderful! She poured the wax into some molds and let them cool. When she lit them, they gave off a beautiful light. She was so proud of herself!
How to Melt Soy Wax Safely
When melting soy wax, keep it at 200 degrees F. The melting point of Soy wax can cause wet spots and is not as versatile as other waxes. Fortunately, there are many methods to melt soy wax safely. Here are a few ways:
Beeswax Has a Higher Melting Point
Beeswax has a higher melting point than soy wax, making it a better choice for candles. Its higher melting point also helps it last longer and burns more intensely. Beekeepers often make their candles with beeswax, which has a higher melting point than soy wax. Beeswax is also an environmentally-friendly product, containing no chemical preservatives. Beekeeping supply stores sell beeswax in organic form.
Generally speaking, beeswax has a higher melting temperature than soy wax, but there is some variation between these two types. Bayberry wax has a lower melting point than palm wax; some are mixed. Always read the labels on the packaging before purchasing any wax. Beeswax is more expensive, so compare the two before making a decision.
Palm Wax Is Easier to Color
If you are looking to create candles that have a unique look, then palm wax is the way to go. Its melting point is between 180 and 210 degrees Fahrenheit, making it a more versatile option than soy. You can use palm wax for pillars and containers and freestanding pillars and votives. Because of its complex wax feature, palm wax can be used to make candles with beautiful patterns. It also tends to give off a much brighter flame.
While soy wax has a lower melting point than palm wax, it’s easier to color it. Palm wax is easier to work with when the desired color, and it is much cheaper to produce than soy wax. Both waxes are vegan and are not tested on animals. The difference between soy and palm wax comes from your preferences and what you want. Palm wax is easier to color and hold fragrances.
Beeswax Is More Versatile
Consider beeswax if you want a versatile wax to use in your candle making. This natural wax, which is also known as cera alba, is far better for a variety of uses than soy or paraffin wax. It is also more effective in preserving candle scents and can even be shaped into custom candle molds.
Here are a few examples of the uses of this versatile wax:
Compared to other candle waxes, beeswax candles last longer. They last a bit longer with a melting point of 62 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, burning beeswax emits negative ions that bind with toxins in the air, making them perfect for people with allergies and asthma. On the other hand, paraffin candles have a lower melting point than beeswax and soy wax. They also tend to burn faster, but their burning time can vary.
Soy Wax Can Cause Wet Spots
Wet spots can occur on your hardwood floors when soy wax is used. There are some things you can do to prevent wet spots.
First, you should avoid placing wax into an old container. This will lead to spitting and moisture or water buildup in the container. Secondly, clean your wax container with mild soap and water and dry it thoroughly. Do not let it sit in the sun for too long because this can damage it.
Wet spots on your candles are not wet spots. They are the wax pulling away from the glass container. Wet spots appear when the wax cools more quickly than in the rest of the container. This is the most common glass adhesion problem with container candles. These spots do not affect the performance of your candles. Also, a rough top is a normal part of a hand-poured soy wax candle.
Soy and beeswax are two of the most popular types of candle wax. Soy is a vegetable-based wax, while beeswax is a natural wax made by honeybees. Soy wax has a lower melting point than beeswax, making it a better choice for candles. Its higher melting point also helps it last longer and burns more intensely.
Beekeepers often make their candles with beeswax, which has a higher melting point than soy wax. Beeswax is also an environmentally-friendly product, containing no chemical preservatives.
I’m Amelia, and I love making candles. It all started when I was given a kit as a gift. I loved the process so much that I decided to make my own candles.
I soon realized that I had a real talent for it. Before long, my friends and family were asking me to make candles for them too. Word spread, and soon I was inundated with orders.
I love the creativity that goes into making each candle unique. And I love the satisfaction of knowing that people are using something I made with my own hands.