EcoSoya CB-135 is a one-pour soy wax resulting in a level surface with
excellent container adhesion. It’s 100% all vegetable made from
soybeans and has outstanding stability with no experienced shelf life
in or out of candles. Old or partial candles may be remelted and the
wax reused. Keep EcoSoya CB-135 stored in a cool dry area away from
direct heat or sunlight.General Candle Making
Making a candle is a process of combining wax with dye, fragrance, container
configuration and wick.
Containers should be clean and room temperature. No container preheating
Most any dyes work with EcoSoya. When using powder dyes dissolved in
fragrance, liquid dyes, color blocks, chips or no dye heat the wax to
If you wish to make your candle darker or “richer” add a
little black dye to the color you are using. Fragrance
EcoSoya CB-135 may be used with most any fragrance or essential oil.
Burn pool size and depth greatly affect scent throw. Strive for a full
diameter pool with a depth of ¼ to ½ inch.
EcoSoya soy wax when melted is more viscous than paraffin requiring
the use of larger wicking than you may be used to with paraffin.
EcoSoya tends to burn more down then out as compared to paraffin allowing
them to have longer burning periods. The ideal burn pool depth to achieve
is ¼ inch over the life of the candle.
An apothecary jar should take about 4 to 5 hours for the burn pool to
reach the edge of the glass. Over wicking will produce deeper, quicker
pools but may cause sooting or emit the fragrance too fast. Wicks should
be kept trimmed 1/8 to 1/4 inch; retrim as the candle is burned.
Heat the wax to 165° F. EcoSoya waxes can be melted in the microwave,
Allow the wax to cool to your desired pour temperature, add the fragrance
and mix well.
As a generalization we suggest pouring at 125°F for most applications,
this will vary according to container type & size, fragrance &
dye used and the effects you want to achieve. You can pour as low as
100° F if the wax is kept in motion (constant mixing) up until pouring.
Lower pour temperatures help to eliminate possible frosting while producing
a smooth top and good adhesion. There is a difference in cooling rates
for different container configurations. Cooling too quickly or too slowly
can cause concaving and/or frosting. Large jars such as the apothecary
configurations cool slower and require lower pour temperatures, about
125° F or lower. Tall thin jars such as an 8 ounce jamming jar cool
fast requiring a higher pour temperature, about 155° F. If you experience
difficulties with your pour temperature try a lower or higher temperature.
Cool undisturbed candles at room temperature (about 70° F). The
containers should be about 1/4 to 1/2 inch apart to allow air circulation
for even cooling. The container should remain open during cooling, at
least 24 hrs, (large candles, 2 lbs and greater may require longer times).
Suggestions and Tips for Use
Substantially less shrinkage than paraffin allowing it to be used as
a one-pour in smaller candles. Second pours are required with larger
candles such as 3 by 6 pillars.
EcoSoya PB may be used with most any dye and scent.
Additives in general are unnecessary. EcoSoya PB is self-releasing.
Should unusual applications require, spray silicone mold release may
Your molds may need “conditioning” before using EcoSoya
PB. If your candle does not release well after drying, clean the mold,
remelt the wax and repour.
Melting EcoSoya PB to 175° F to mix in color works well. The wax
should then be cooled to your desired pour temperature for the addition
of scent. Ecowaxes can be melted in the Microwave. We suggest pouring
at 155°F for most applications. This temperature may vary with your
testing and according to the effects you are trying achieve. The candle
should be cooled until it’s still warm with a congealed center
that has no liquid. If the top of the mold has “skinned”
over, poke two holes near the wick and pour a second time at 145°F.
Cooling is fine at room temperature, other cooling techniques as with
paraffins have similar effects.
EcoSoya PB does not produce bubbles when poured, tapping of the molds
should not be necessary.
EcoSoya PB when melted is more viscous than paraffin requiring a much
larger wick size than normally used with paraffin. EcoSoya PB tends
to burn more down then out as compared to paraffin allowing them to
have longer burn periods. Ideally, wicks should be kept trimmed to 1/8"
for both initial and continued use
Store unused EcoSoya PB in a cool dry area. Extremes in temperatures
have no adverse effect. It can be used frozen or, if partially melted
allowed to resolidify before use.
If you experience a problem with your candle, try the following steps
to isolate the cause. Whatever the issue may be it’s important
that you test for only one variable at a time. This enables you to isolate
the cause of your problem. Variables include but are not limited to
the container, wax, dye, fragrance, wick, pour temperature and even
First make a candle in the container with only the wick (no dye or fragrance).
If it looks good then the wax is performing normally.
Then one at a time change a variable. Try adding the dye without fragrance
to the container, wax and wick. If it looks good and burns well the
dye is compatible with the wax.
Try adding the fragrance without dye to the container, wax and wick.
If it looks good and burns well the fragrance is comatible with the
Try the dye and fragrance together with the container, wax and wick.
If it looks good and burns well the dye/fragrance combination is compatible
with the wax.
If you are experiencing burn problems, try a different type or size
Other variables to try are different pouring and cooling temperatures
and even different containers.
Be sure all equipment and materials are contamination free. This can
be a lot of work but you will find the cause of your problem. Be sure
to record all your testing and results. When you do find the cause,
substitute a different type or manufacturer of that component until
you achieve the results you desire.
This information comes from the manufacturers of our soy wax, who
also say that their waxes:
- Are made beginning with a pure, 100% natural soybean base, complimented
with premium botanical oils.
- Contain no pesticides or herbicides.
- Are a non-petroleum renewable resource.
- Are biodegradable and so safe their components are edible (not recommended).
- Are made ecologically, striving to use nothing but non-genetically
- Burn longer and cooler than paraffin candle waxes.
- Burn clean, with little to NO carbon build up.
- Clean up with soap and hot water.
- Are environmentally friendly, promoting the growth and care of the
environment by utilizing plants.
- Contribute to the reduction of our dependency on crude oil.
- Are made predominantly from domestically grown crops supporting
US farmers and economy.