When purchasing soy wax, fragrance oils and candle wicks, you'll often see the phrase 'testing recommended'. Testing is important because you want to achieve your desired results, and even if you follow the manufacturers recommendations exactly, you might get different results. Why does this happen?
One big impact that gives different results is the environment you are working in. When making your candles, the humidity, temperature and lighting can all affect the outcomes. This would mainly affect your pouring temperatures of your candle wax. The other thing it could affect is the temperature difference between your containers and the wax. If working with clear containers, a bigger temperature difference between your jars and melted soy wax could cause it to pull away more from the candle jar.
The other major thing that can change the outcomes is any extras you’ve added to your wax. Additives and colouring tend to change the makeup of your candle wax. You might have to select the next wick size up as it could change the burning diameter or alter the ratio of fragrance you are using so that it isn’t stunted. We can’t tell you how much to add or not as this is why testing is important.
So, you’re in the testing phase, now what?
If you’re just starting out your candle making journey and are in the testing phase, we have made this as easy as possible to begin with. As one of the best wholesale candle suppliers in Australia, we provide all our products in smaller sizes as well as in bulk. This is for the purpose of you beginning in your testing phase through to being a master and knowing your exact ratios and amounts.
When starting a business, or hobby, we know you don’t want your initial outlay of costs to be through the roof. We provide fragrances in 50ml, soy wax in 1kg, all our candle jars in singles and smaller packs of wicks so that you can experiment and see what works best for you. This is so that you don’t have to invest in a huge amount of product while you’re still getting comfortable working with it. We also offer a larger candle making starter kit, so that you can get comfortable with making candles. It is also perfect for starting you off with all the essential candle making equipment.
If you’re just starting out making candles and need some advice, we are always happy to help. Give us a call or send through an email. You can also looks at all our other blog posts as we talk about the candle making process in detail there.
Lastly, have fun with the testing process! This is where you get to be creative!