Frequently Asked Questions About Candles

by Kevin

Q: How long should Soy Candles cure?

One of the most frequent questions I’m asked is how long should soy candles cure – The answer to this question varies depending on the wax and scent used.  I would never use a candle in less than 24 hours of pouring it. I would refer to that as the “set” time of the candle.  Curing, to me, is the amount of time to allow the soy wax to properly absorb and fuse with the color and scent to make a candle that burns to it’s fullest potential.  So if you your soy candle is unscented, 24 hours should be a fine cure time.  Other scents (a cucumber melon I use for instance) I find needs about 5 days to get it’s best scent throw where CB135 soy wax with “Love Spell” from candle science requires a full two weeks to get to a point where I am happy with the hot throw.  Play with your candles and let THEM tell you how long they need to cure.  Experimenting is everything when it come to candle making.  There are so many variables that there is no right or wrong answer.

Q: Why should I use Soy Wax?

I’ll keep this one short – Renewable, Clean, helps US Farmers.

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