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 container 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 container 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 container wax has been designed for fragrance at levels between 10 – 12%.
Pour temperatures for soy container wax may vary according to mould type & size, fragrance & dye used and the effects you desire. Greater adhesion to containers can be achieved by pouring at temperature close to congealing point (approximately 45 – 55°C). Fragrance should be added and mixed immediately prior to pouring where practical. If you experience difficulties with your pour temperature, try a lower or higher temperature in increments of 5 – 10°C. Consider pouring into pre heated moulds for better adhesion to glass containers.
KeraSoy container wax is formulated to require only a single pour unlike other waxes, although for some larger containers 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 container).
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.