Why is my wick mushrooming?
This is a perfectly natural thing to happen with 100% cotton wicks. It could also happen if your wick is burning for too long or if your vessel is too large for the wick. If this does occur, just wait for the wick to completely cool down and pull off the cotton. Mushrooming can be expected when working with 100% cotton wicks.
Why is my candle tunnelling?
This usually means the wick you have in your vessel is too small. Making sure your wick is the correct size by measuring the diameter of your vessel and selecting the wick with the correct burning diameter. Also note, that if you have added colour to your candle, this could clog the wick up and cause tunnelling even if you have the correct size wick. Simply just choose the next wick size up and that should solve the problem.
If you are using a harder wax, like bees wax, you may also need to select the next wick size up. Testing is recommended.
Why does my soy wax have holes in it once it is set?
This occurs because there were air bubbles in your wax when it was setting. This can be caused by either pouring your wax too quickly, too much humidity in the air, pouring at a high temperature, the difference in temperature between the hot wax and the candle jar, or moving your container with the melted wax in it. If you have air bubbles in your wax, poke them with a tooth pick and use a heat gun to go over the top of the wax to reset it.
Air bubbles and holes can occur when working with a 100% soy wax as it is pure and doesn't have preservatives or additives in it. While they can occur from time to time, they are easy to fix.
How much fragrance should I use in my candles?
Can I use 100% Soy Wax for Moulds?
No, 100% Soy Wax is a softer wax and need to be in a container. It won't hold well in a stand alone mould. Most waxes which are used in moulds have paraffin wax in it. We don't stock this kind of wax because it isn't all that healthy to breathe in as it is made from petroleum. If you want to keep your candles all natural, we would recommend testing a ratio of bees wax and soy wax, both healthy products to breathe in. You'll have some testing to do to find the perfect ratio that works for you.
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