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EcoSoya CB-135 (for Containers)

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 is necessary.Color
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 160° F.
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, if desired.
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.
Candle Cooling
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).

EcoSoya PB (Pilar & Votive Blend)

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 be used.
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.

General Troubleshooting
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 environmental conditions.
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 wax.
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 of wick.
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 modified soybeans.
  • 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.
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