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General Guidelines for Heating and Pouring Wax

NatureWax C-3 Soy Container Wax

  • Heat wax in a double-boiler system to 160°F - 180°F.  Add fragrance and dye, stir thoroughly.
  • Preheat glass containers to 100°F - 125°F to allow for better side adhesion. (Optional)
  • Lower pouring temperature to between 140°F - 160°F, then pour candles slowly.
  • Allow to cool as slowly as possible.  Do not place in a water bath or refrigerator to accelerate the cooling process.
  • Different wicks may be needed depending on dye/fragrance combination.  The CD & ECO wick lines have been found to work well with this wax.

IGI 4630 Harmony Blend

  • Heat wax in a double-boiler system to 160°F - 180°F.  Add fragrance and dye, stir thoroughly, then pour.
  • Preheat glass containers to 125°F - 149°F to allow for better side adhesion.
  • Allow to cool as slowly as possible.  Do not place in a water bath or refrigerator to accelerate the cooling process.
  • Different wicks may be needed depending on dye/fragrance combination.  The HTP wicks have been found to work well in this wax.

IGI 4627 Comfort Blend

  • Heat wax in a double-boiler system to 175°F - 185°F.  Add fragrance and dye, stir thoroughly, then pour.
  • Preheat glass containers to 125°F - 149°F to allow for better side adhesion.
  • Allow to cool as slowly as possible.  Do not place in a water bath or refrigerator to accelerate the cooling process.
  • Different wicks may be needed depending on dye/fragrance combination.  The HTP wicks have been found to work well in this wax.
  • NOTE:  This wax is one of the best single pour waxes.  However, it is so soft and creamy that it can be a little messier to use than some of the other waxes since you have to scoop it out of the box rather than separating slabs of wax.  The overwhelming response of our customers has been that the superior results of this product are worth the extra effort to use it.  We just wanted to let you know so you can make an informed decision.

 IGI 4786 Container Blend Wax

  • Heat wax in a double-boiler system to 160°F - 170°F.  Add fragrance and dye, stir thoroughly, then pour. 
  • Preheat glass containers to allow for better side adhesion.
  • Allow to cool as slowly as possible.  Do not place in a water bath or refrigerator to accelerate the cooling process.

IGI 4794 Votive Blend Wax

  • Heat wax in a double-boiler system to 165°F - 185°F.  Add fragrance and dye, stir thoroughly, then pour.
  • Clean molds always produce the best results.
  • You will need to save some wax to use for the 2nd pour.  After the 1st pour, allow candles to cool almost completely, then come back and top them off with the saved wax.
  • You may accelerate the cooling process by placing the mold(s) into a water bath or the refrigerator.

IGI 4625 Pillar Blend Wax

  • Heat wax in a double-boiler system to 175°F - 185°F.  Add fragrance and dye, stir thoroughly, then pour.
  • Clean molds always produce the best results.
  • You will need to save some wax for the 2nd pour.  As the wax from the 1st pour is cooling, you will need to periodically poke relief holes in the candle (about the size of a dime near the wick should be sufficient).  This reduces pressure that is built up inside the candle as the wax contracts.  If you do not perform this step, the finished candle will likely have a void in the middle.
  • Once the 1st pour has cooled nearly completely, top the candle off with the 2nd pour.  Because this wax needs to contract to come out of the mold, once the candle has cooled, there will be a small space in between the candle and the mold.  DO NOT pour the 2nd pour any higher than the original pour or wax will seep down into that space which makes the candle unattractive and very difficult to get out of the mold.
  • When pouring large pillars, the same process may need to be repeated again with a 3rd pour.
  • You may accelerate the cooling process by placing the  mold(s) into a water bath or refrigerator.

IGI 4761 Low Shrink Votive Wax

  • Heat wax in a double-boiler system to 180°F - 185°F.  Add fragrance and dye, stir thoroughly, then pour.
  • Clean molds always produce the best results.
  • You may accelerate the cooling process by placing the mold(s) into a water bath or refrigerator.
  • NOTE:  Although this wax in considered a "one-pour" votive wax, we are not stating that it does not shrink at all.  The top of the votive will have a slightly concaved shape.  Another difference with this wax is that you are usually unable to achieve the smooth, glossy finish that you can with other waxes.  Many customers find the end product is still high quality and really appreciate the time they save by pouring only once.  Other chandlers are a bit "pickier" about the look of their candles and choose to spend a little more time using the IGI 4794. 

IGI 1260 Hurricane/Embed Wax

  • Heat wax in a double-boiler system to 180°F - 185°F.  Add fragrance and dye (if desired) and stir thoroughly, then pour.
  • Clean molds always produce the best results.
  • You may accelerate the cooling process by placing the mold(s) into a water bath or refrigerator.

IGI 1274 Mottling Wax

  • Heat wax in a double-boiler system to 180°F - 185°F.  Add fragrance and dye (if desired) and stir thoroughly, then pour.
  • Clean molds always produce the best results.
  • You may accelerate the cooling process by placing the mold(s) into a water bath or refrigerator, although the mottling may be improved by slowing the cooling process.
  • Avoid contact with other waxes, additives, etc. as they may contaminate the mottling effect.

IGI 1343 Cut N Curl Wax

  • Use this product as supplied or as a base wax in combination with additives for pillar and molded candle applications.
  • Heat wax in a double-boiler system to 180°F - 185°F.  Add fragrance and dye (if desired) and stir thoroughly, then pour.
  • Clean molds always produce the best results.
  • You may accelerate the cooling process by placing the mold(s) into a water bath or refrigerator.

IGI 2281 Base Paraffin Wax

  • Heat wax in a double-boiler system to approx. 150°F.  Add fragrance and dye (if desired) and stir thoroughly, then pour.  Preheat glass containers for better adhesion.
  • To optimize the "mottled" effect, allow to cool as slowly as possible.  Do not place in a water bath or refrigerator to accelerate the cooling process.  Some customers have found that placing the candles in an insulated cooler or box will help slow the cooling process. 
  • For a smooth look, rather than the mottled look, add 1/2 tsp of Vybar 260 per pound of melted wax.  You may need to adjust this amount to suit your taste.  The use of Vybar increases shrinkage so re-pouring may become necessary.

IGI 6006 Container Soy/Paraffin Blend

  • Heat wax in a double-boiler system to 185°F - 200°F.  Add fragrance and dye (if desired) and stir thoroughly, then pour.
  • Pre-heated jars help minimize shrinkage.
  • Allow to cool as slowly as possible.  Do not place in a water bath or refrigerator to accelerate the cooling process.

IGI 4636 Container Blend Wax (Previously J-50)

  • Heat wax in a double-boiler system to 170°F - 180°F.  Add fragrance and dye and stir thoroughly.  Then LOWER the pouring temperature to 150°F - 160°F, then pour.
  • Preheat glass containers to allow for better side adhesion.
  • Allow to cool as slowly as possible.  Do not place in a water bath or refrigerator to accelerate the cooling process.

IGI 4633 Container Blend Wax (Previously J-223)

  • Heat wax in a double-boiler system to 170°F - 180°F.  Add fragrance and dye and stir thoroughly.  Then LOWER the pouring temperature to 145°F - 155°F, then pour.
  • Preheat glass containers to allow for better side adhesion.
  • Allow to cool as slowly as possible.  Do not place in a water bath or refrigerator to accelerate the cooling process.

 

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