This UK produced 100% soy wax is tremendously smooth in texture and appearance; is biodegradable and vegan friendly and this formulation is specifically developed for making pillar wax candles. This Soy Wax does not require additives, other than fragrance and colour which can be purchased separately on Cosy Owl. When purchasing wicks for your soy wax pillar candles, be aware that as part of the group of Natural Waxes available on the market, a slightly larger wick is needed as opposed to that which you would use with paraffin wax. KeraSoy Pillar wax has been designed for fragrance at levels between 5 – 10%.
When melting soy wax, the process allows greater flexibility than with other waxes. Temporary high temperatures (up to 90°C) have no adverse effect as long as the wax is cooled back down quickly. Though, higher temperatures may cause the wax to discolour. Allow the wax to cool to your desired pour temperature, add the fragrance and mix well. Be sure to stir/mix the wax while melting. If using metal moulds, avoid using those containing copper and zinc as this may accelerate discolouration – stainless steel is the material of choice although mild steel is acceptable.
KeraSoy Pillar wax is formulated to require only a single pour unlike other waxes, alhough for some large Pillars a small top-up may be required to achieve the best candle surface. A small amount of soy wax at a slightly warmer temperature than the candle was poured at can be used to top-up the candle before the candle is fully cool (pouring the top-up once the candle is completely cool may result in a reduction of adhesion to the Pillar).
The Soy used in Kerasoy waxes is source from North America and Brazil from purely ethical and non-genetically modified sources. A full supply chain audit has been carried out and only ethical suppliers have been chosen that do not contribute to de-forestation.
The primary constituent of this wax is Soy but to get the great performance characteristics it is blended with performance enhancing additives mainly from vegetable materials but with the addition of steric acid. If the product was 100% soy wax, it would not perform well for candle making.
Products made using this product can be described as skin safe, dermatologically tested and clinically tested, providing that any additives also meet this criteria.