Coconut wax is distinctive in its lower melting point and viscosity compared with other natural waxes, making it ideal for container candles. These physical characteristics make it slightly more compatible with the solvents used in fragrances. Coconut wax also offers a high degree of whiteness and colour stability, combined with small crystal size and excellent burn quality.
A blend of coconut and soy wax.
KW4135 does not require additives, other than fragrance and colour required by the Candle maker. Old or partial candles may be remelted and the wax reused although it is advisable not to heat the wax above 85°C or heating for extended lengths of time. Waxes should be stored in a cool, dry location away from direct heat, sunlight and moisture.
Containers should be clean and free of contaminants. Containers should be at least at room temperature, although pre-heating the containers to approx. 45 – 50°C can be beneficial.
Most dyes work with KW4135; powder, liquid, chips, blocks, etc. When using powder dyes, heat the wax to approx. 75°C, add the dye and mix until dissolved. Powder dyes may also be dissolved in fragrance and then added to the melted wax, be sure the dye has dissolved completely before adding. When using powder dyes dissolved in fragrance, liquid dyes, colour blocks, chips or no dye heat the wax to 70°C. If you wish to make your candle darker or “richer”, add a little black dye to the colour you are using.
KW4135 may be used with fragrance at levels up to 10-12%, however fragrance which is specifically developed for use with natural waxes is highly recommended. Burn pool size and depth greatly affect fragrance throw so correct wicking is paramount. Some fragrances may react poorly with the wax causing bleeding, objectionable surface finishes or poor flame quality. This has been found to be exaggerated when using fragrances specifically designed for use in Paraffin wax candles.
Congealing Point °C 33
Poring Temperature °C 50-55
- Formulated from materials whose refining history is fully traceable.
- Does not contain or come into contact with any animal or GMO products at any stage of its manufacture.
- Does no contain residual solvents as per guidelines CPMP/ICH283/95.
- Has not been tested on animals by ourselves or on our behalf.
- Vegan Friendly
To improve a candle’s performance, it’s a good idea to test for one variable at a time to isolate a cause and change its effect.
Variables may include: container, wax, dye, fragrance, wick, pour temperature, manufacturing conditions and environmental conditions such as cooling temperature. Once you’ve found the ideal conditions you should then try and replicate these as closely as possible for future batches.
If you’re encountering any problems then you can try the following:-
1. Make a candle in a container with only the wax and wick (no dye or fragrance).
2. One at a time, change a variable such as adding dye but no fragrance to the candle. Be sure to try different
manufacturers and types of fragrances, wicks, dyes, etc., until you have your desired results.
3. Once you’ve found the perfect conditions, make a note of them and aim to replicate them for future batches.