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Naturewax Soy Wax C-3



Soy wax

Ready-to-use, vegetable-based soy wax, developed primarily for use in container candles, where it provides full glass adhesion and resistance to fat seepage. Also suitable as a softener for pillar candles.

Origin USA  (GMO soy)

Produced by Cargill


Melting point Cº: 51 – 55 ºC

Iodine Value: 

FFA: 0 – 10 %

Peroxide Value: 0 – 1,5 meq/Kg

Presentation: Flakes

NatureWaxTM C-3 and C-6


Step One: Melting of Wax – The wax should be heated to a temperature of 160 to 200°F (71.1 to 93.3°C) to melt the wax.
Do not heat the wax above 200°F (93.3°C). If wax is held at higher temperatures for long periods of time, it will discolor.
Always use a thermometer when melting the wax and never leave your heated wax unattended. While the wax is melting,
stir the wax regularly to reduce localized heating of the wax. This will help to reduce burning of the wax while heating.

Step Two: Adding of Ingredients (other than Scent and Dye) – Other additives or ingredients may be added at any time
to help improve the performance of the wax.

Step Three: Adding Candle Scent and Dye – The fragrances and dyes should be added to the wax after the wax is
completely liquid. Make sure to stir the wax completely to ensure that the fragrances and dyes are completely mixed in.

Step Four: Preparing the Wax for Pouring – After wax has been completely melted reduce the heat on the wax so that
the wax cools to a temperature of 120 to 165°F (48.9 to 73.8°C). This will reduce cracking and discoloration of the wax
after it has cooled. Pour Temperature should be matched to ambient room temperature recommendations in the table
below for best results.

Step Five: Pouring Candles – Make sure that the container is at room or slightly warmer before pouring the wax into the
container. The wax should be poured in the container while the wax is 120 to 180°F (48.9 to 82.2°C) to reduce cracking
and speed up the cure time of the wax. If the wax is to be left in melter overnight, the wax should be stored at a
temperature of 130 to 145°F (54.4 to 62.8°C).
Ambient Room Temperature Wax Pour Temperature
60 to 70°F (15.6 to 21.1°C) 170 to 180°F (76.7 to 82.2°C).
70 to 80°F (21.1 to 26.7°C) 160 to 170°F (71.1 to 76.7°C).
80 to 90°F (26.7 to 32.2°C) 145 to 155°F (62.8 to 68.3°C).

Step Six: Curing of Candles – The candle should be allowed to cool and cure for at least 12 hours before the candle is
burned. This will allow the crystals of the wax completely form giving a nice finish to the candle.
• Maximum Recommended Fragrance – 6%
• A 7 to 10% fragrance loads may be added with the addition of additives to help control the fragrance.
• Candles over 3.5 inches in diameter may need to be double wicked to ensure full melt pool.
• Works well with liquid or powdered dyes.





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Soy wax

Soy wax in flakes – Naturewax C- 3

Nature wax C-3 is a 100% natural wax which is ideal for container candles. Its quite resistant to bloom ( frosting ) and has excellent jar adhesion while producing an excellent scent throw with fragrances and essential oils. Nature wax C- 3  flakes are completely natural and contain no artificial additives. Soy wax is cheaper but a very valuable alternative to beeswax.

Candles made with C – 3 have a soft creamy appearance.

In the case of decorative candles, dyes and fragrances intended for paraffin can be used.

As with any candle production its recommended that you thoroughly test all combinations of waxes, fragrance oils and wicks.

This product is specifically designed for container candles and is rather too soft for pillar candles or free standing candles.  However, it can be mixed with harder waxes to achieve the desired hardness for free standing candles.




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