Golden Wax 494
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Golden Wax 494
Golden Wax 494 is a good quality soy wax produced by global wax giant AAK under the Golden Brands name.
The melting point is 49-52C. Pour temperatures should be reasonably high (65-75C), unless you are pouring in to plastic clam shells, then we recommend no higher than 60C.
The wax will hold 10%+ of most fragrances. Although higher scent loading doesn't always equal better throw.
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.