One of the most important aspects of making a candle is the temperature. It is imperative that you are very careful to use the correct temperatures throughout the process to ensure that the candle is made correctly. Different temperatures are required at different stages of the candle making process and vary depending on the products that you are using.
Temperatures When Melting Wax and Adding Candle Dye
- KeraSoy 4120 Pillar Wax – 55°C-60°C
- KeraSoy 4130 Container Wax – 55°C-60°C
- Kerawax 4600 Paraffin Pillar Wax – 65°C
- Kerawax 4105 Paraffin Container Wax – 60°C
When it comes to adding your fragrance to the wax the temperature the wax needs to be depends on the flash point of each individual fragrance oil. It is important that you follow the temperature closely as if it is above the required flashpoint the candle will have no fragrance when it is complete. You can refer to our Fragrance Flash Point guide to find out the temperatures you need.
Temperatures For Pouring the Wax
- KeraSoy 4120 Pillar Wax – 55°C
- KeraSoy 4130 Container Wax – 55°C
- Kerawax 4600 Paraffin Pillar Wax – 55°C-60°C
- Kerawax 4105 Paraffin Container Wax – 55°C-60°C
If you are wanting effects on the candle that occur as it hardens, you may want to alter the temperatures.
When making and cooling the candles you want to make sure the room temperature is 22°C. Make sure the room temperature remains the same during the process as changing it could cause the candle to not set properly.
Here at Scents Soaps and Candles, we advise you to heat your container up before adding in the wax. The wax will take longer to cool down, allowing for a better chance of it setting properly.
The information above are recommendations and you may find through trial and error the techniques that work better for you.