A vegetable wax with olive oil for your candle creations
Of European origin, our EcoOlive wax is a 100% natural mixture in granulated form composed mainly of olive wax with additives to improve combustion and olfactory rendering. This wax is not tested on animals and respects environmental issues.
This wax contains no genetically modified ingredients, no palm and no paraffin products. It is biodegradable and vegan.
This quality wax offers an excellent olfactory rendering when hot and cold as well as a smooth, subtly shiny surface finish.
It requires only one pour and has great adhesion to glass. Your dosage with this wax can range from 5% to 12% with our candle fragrances.
We recommend melting this wax at about 75 degrees Celsius and pouring it at 65 degrees. We recommend leaving it to stand for 48 hours. We suggest using at least 1-2 wick sizes for this wax. As with all candle making, we encourage you to experiment extensively with all combinations of wax, fragrance oils and wicks!
Our advice for using this natural olive wax
Each combination of size, wax, dye, fragrance and wick should be tested for burn quality.
With candle containers
Containers should be clean and free of contaminants. They should be at least room temperature, but preheating to about 45-50°C may be beneficial. If you wish to colour your creation and if you want to use granular dyes, heat the wax to about 75°C, add the dye and stir until dissolved.
Powdered dyes can also be dissolved in perfume and added to the melted wax. Make sure the dye is completely dissolved before adding it. If you are using grain dyes dissolved in perfume, liquid dyes or colour blocks, heat the wax to 70°C. If you want to make your candle darker, add a little black dye to the colour you are using.
With candle wicks
Natural waxes tend to require larger wicks than, for example, paraffin waxes. The fragrance, colour and configuration of the candle have a significant impact on the choice of the best wick.
A wick that is too large can cause sooting, accelerate burn time and cause wax to escape from the side of the candle. A wick that is too small will cause tunnels to form and produce a smaller flame. Keep wicks trimmed to ¼ inch.
If you notice poor flame stability, try a different type of wick. The burn test should be done after the candle has had a chance to rest for 48 hours.
Melting & pouring process of your wax & fragrance
Temporarily high temperatures (up to 90°C) have no negative effect if the wax is cooled quickly. Higher temperatures may cause discoloration of the wax. Allow the wax to cool to a pouring temperature of 65°, add the perfume and mix well.
Avoid using glasses containing copper and zinc, as this can accelerate discolouration.
If possible, the fragrance should be added and mixed immediately before pouring. Remember to pour into pre-warmed containers.
Cooling the DIY candle
Allow the candles to cool to room temperature. After 48 hours of cooling, test the candle for wick diameter and mushrooming. Mushrooming occurs when carbon and/or other substances accumulate at the end of the wick and interfere with combustion. Mushrooming can lead to soot and bad odours.
Try different wicks until you get an adequate flame. Small air bubbles may be seen around the wick during burning, this is normal.
Each combination of wick size, wax, dye and fragrance should be tested for combustion quality.
|Type of use||Poured candles in containers|
|aroma||No olive smell|
|Type of wax||Plant-based|
|Composition||Not tested on animals;|
Container candle wax is wax that is poured into containers (glass, metal, etc.) and burns in the container, whereas moulded candle wax is wax that is poured into a mould (silicone, polycarbonate, glass, etc.) and then removed from the mould to be burned.
Container candle wax will adhere to the walls of the container, whereas moulded candle wax will create a slight shrinkage to allow it to be removed from the mould, and can also be used to make scented fondant.
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