100% Soy Wax Candles

I’m making some candles as gifts, so wanted to test out some fragrances.

For these I’m using the following:

Gold and Rose Gold Candle tins – each one holds around 150-190g

Eco 14 wicks

Wick stickers

Soy wax

Fragrance Oil

If you’re used to making cosmetics, then many of you will likely want to add candles and wax melts to your lines, but the measurements are a little different.

For cosmetics if you add 10% of an ingredient it would be 10% of the 100% total.

For candles, we do 100% wax and then 10% fragrance, rather than 90% wax and 10% fragrance.

Heat the soy wax in a melter or water bath to around 80C or so.

Take off the heat and add fragrance below the flash point of that fragrance. So if your fragrance flash point is 80C you want to be adding your fragrance around mid 70s max. Bear in mind that you want to pour at around 70C if you can, as it helps the wax set u nicer.

You’ll want to pick your fragrance oils accordingly.

When you’ve added your fragrance, you want to stir it for 2-3 minutes consistently to allow the wax to fully incorporate with the fragrance.

Pour into your prepared tins leaving space at the top and allow to set up. I leave mine over night.

In the morning, you want to poke some holes in the to and smooth over with a heat gun. This is to check for sinkholes and air pockets that may not be visible.

After another couple days, test your candle buy doing a full burn. Check that the wax pools evenly and that the wick isn’t moving too close to the sides of your container.

When you are happy with the safety of the burn and the scent through, your candle is ready to gift or sell. Complete your CLP label before you do.

A CLP download should be available from your fragrance sellers. Use this information plus a candle safety warning on your labels.

Regarding UFI numbers. I believe we aren’t required to have them in the UK as per the gov website information here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/submitting-chemicals-information-to-the-national-poisons-information-service

But, if you are in the EU, you can generate one here https://ufi.echa.europa.eu/#/create

Disclaimer: These formulas and recipes are experiments created for the purpose of sharing on Patreon and YouTube. Revega does not make any claims as to their qualifications or the efficacy of the formulations which are listed here for entertainment purposes and accepts no responsibility for how you use these. We are self-taught and offer these videos from our years of knowledge and experience in making our own cosmetic products.

Remember that if you intend to use one of these formulations for your own product range, do your own research, experiments, adjustments and tests before using, gifting or selling.

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