What degree should my wax be before I add color and fragrance to it?
Candle making is an art, a hobby that gives new wings to our ideas. Candle making seems to be simple but it has to be made by following certain norms strictly else candles will not come out as desired.
The colorful candles that are seen in the market are made by adding color to them and that fragrant aroma is achieved by adding fragrance to the candle. There are many types of wax and each has a different melting point before color or fragrance can be added to it.
Joy Wax: melt the wax by double boiler method to 200F and then add color and fragrance.
Soy Wax: melt to 185F and then add color and fragrance.
Pillar Wax: melt wax to 210F and then add color and one ounce of fragrance per pound of wax.
Granulated Wax: melt wax to 175F and then add color and one ounce of fragrance per pound of wax.
Soy Wax mixed with Paraffin Wax: melt wax to 195F and then add color. Drop the melted wax temperature to 180F and then add one ounce of fragrance per pound of wax.
Container Wax: melt wax to 210F and then add liquid color dye and ounce fragrance per pound of wax.