All About Soy Wax

Soy waxes are easy to use, do not shrink so re-pours are not necessary most of the time! Most of the soy waxes can be melted in the microwave and clean up easily. Soy candles have a great scent throw both hot and cold but not typically as strong as paraffin candles. Soy candles burn very clean and soot free in all types of candles. Below are descriptions of the most popular soy waxes on the market today.

EcoSoya Q210 – If you liked the CB-135, you are going to love the new Q210. Q210 is still 100% natural plant based, single pour, clean burning with a nice scent throw. The new Q210 has little or no frosting and is easier to use! It now comes in parilles (little balls) instead of flakes, making it easier to measure when it’s dry and you don’t have to wait until the wax cools before pouring for a smooth top!

EcoSoya Q220 – If you liked the CB-Advanced, you are going to love the new Q220. Q220 is still 100% natural plant based, single pour, clean burning with a nice scent throw.

EcoSoya Q230 – If you liked the EcoSoya Pillar Blend, you are going to love the new Q230. Q230 is still 100% natural plant based, single pour, clean burning with a nice scent throw. The new Q230 has little or no frosting, does not crack easily when poured into molds and is easier to use!

Golden Brands 415 – This soy wax is basic and pure 100% soy wax with no additives for container candles. It is not only great for candles and tarts but is also a great blending wax for paraffin, beeswax or it can be used for lotions, creams, lip balms etc. Produces a solid, smooth, creamy color candle and has a good scent throw both cold and hot. When using this product without additives the candles will probably require a top off or need to be leveled with a heat gun.

Golden Brands 464 & 444 – GW464 and GW444 are premium soy wax blends with other soy additives to enhance the performance of the burn, color and achieve an excellent scent throw for container candles. These blends will hold up to a 10% fragrance load and the finished candles have a smooth top with a rich, creamy, solid color. It is also a great blending wax for paraffin, beeswax or it can be used for lotions, creams, lip balms etc. Our testing proved this wax to be a single pour, but you may need to level the tops with a heat gun in your environment. The GW464 performs the same as the GW444 however it has a lower melt point for an easier burn and better adhesion to the glass.

Golden Brands 435 – GW435 is an advanced cotton and soy wax blend that burns easier and has less frosting in your container candles than other soy waxes.This blend will hold up to a 10% fragrance load and the finished candles have a smooth top with a rich, creamy, solid color. Our testing proved this wax to be a single pour, but you may need to level the tops with a heat gun in your environment.

Which soy wax is best? It really is a personal opinion so try a few different types and see what produces the best candle for you.

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