Golden Wax 464 & 494 Now Available
Do I choose GW 464 or GW 494?
Golden Wax 464 is best used for container candles; it's a softer wax. It's well-known for its strong scent throw when fragrance or essential oils are added, it also boasts a smooth, even finish on candles.
Golden Wax 494 is best used for wax melts & pillar candles, it's a harder wax. Also well-known for its strong scent throw when fragrance or essential oils are added.
Other great features of both waxes are its creamy colour, it's smoothness & its ability to hold colour.
Both Golden Waxes are natural, vegan-friendly & eco-friendly - the waxes contain a natural soy based additive to reduce frosting & increase fragrance load.
Most dyes work with GW 494; powder, liquid, chips, blocks, etc. When using powder dyes, heat the wax to approx. 75°C, add the dye and mix until dissolved. Powder dyes may also be dissolved in fragrance and then added to the melted wax, be sure the dye has dissolved completely before adding. When using powder dyes dissolved in fragrance, liquid dyes, colour blocks, chips or no dye heat the wax to 70°C. If you wish to make your candle darker or “richer”, add a little black dye to the colour you are using.
GW 494 may be used with fragrance at levels up to 10-12%, however fragrance which is specifically developed for use with natural waxes is highly recommended.
Temporary high temperatures (up to 90°C) have no adverse effect as long as the wax is cooled back down quickly. Higher temperatures may cause the wax to discolour. Allow the wax to cool to your desired pour temperature, add the fragrance at approx 70°C and mix well. Be sure to stir/mix the wax while melting. Digital temperature probes are readily available and are a safer choice than the traditional Mercury in glass type.
Pour temperatures may vary according to mould type & size, fragrance & dye used and the effects the candle maker wishes to achieve.