Elite 300 Pillar/Votive Candle Wax: Elite 300 is available in 12-pound slabs or 60-pound boxes only. This is your petroleum-free, vegetable based pillar or votive wax! Paraffin (petroleum) is in almost every pillar/votive wax sold on the market to date. In an effort to keep our product line as clean and natural as possible we have opted to only bring in pretroleum-free products. Welcome to the lineup Elite 300! Elite 300 is will take high fragrance loads and all candle/wax dyes. Elite 300 is sold in 12-pound slabs or 60-pound boxes, only.
Elite 300 Guidelines:
- Melt wax to 160-200°. It is best to use a candle wax melter or double-boiler to ensure you do not burn the wax.
- • Stir melting wax frequently to evenly distribute heat.
- • Cool the melted wax down to 185° or below to add fragrance/essential oil/dyes. If you add the fragrance/essential oil when the wax is too hot you will just start burning off your scent. Stir well but smoothly, to allow the scent/essential oil/dye to completely blend in without creating any bubbles. I suggest a couple of minutes to ensure good dispersion. You can add 6-10% scent/essential oil. You will have to determine the desired amount based upon your scent/essential oil and how strong you want your candle to smell.
- • Make sure your molds are at room temperature or even slightly warmer. Allow the melted wax to cool to between 155° to 185° before pouring. You can use this wax for tarts/melts. Pour tarts/melts at 140-150°F. Do not heat your molds.
- o When pouring pillars, if you do not get the look you want on the initial pour allow the wax to cool a little more before pouring the next one. The larger the diameter of candle, the cooler the wax should be when you pour it.
- • Allow the finished candle to stand for 24 hours before removing from their molds. The longer candles can cure the better the scent throw and the better performance when burning.
C3- Soy candle wax. Ideal for container candles, lotion bars, massage candles, and massage oils. Comes in a flake so it is easy to measure out and melt. Pour temp is 160 degrees. Fragrance load is 6-10%. Suggested wick is HTP series wicks. C3 is sold in 1-pound, 5-pound and 50-pound sizes.
C1-Soy and Palm Oil Blend. Ideal for container candles, lotion bars, massage candles, and massage oils. Comes in a flake so it is easy to measure out and melt. Pour temp is 160 degrees. Fragrance load is 6-10%. Suggested wick is HTP series wicks. C1 is sold in 1-pound, 5-pound and 50-pound sizes.
C6 Coconut Wax-a blend of hydrogenated coconut and soy oils. Ideal for container candles and can be blended with C3 or beeswax to create a different texture. Comes in 12-pound bars or 60-pound boxes. Pour temp is 150 degrees. Fragrance load is 6-10%. C6 is sold in 12-pound bars and 60-pound boxes only.
Coconut-1- 100% pure hydrogenated coconut oil. Ideal for container candles, lotion bars, and massage candles. Can be added to C3, C6, Golden Wax 464, or blended with beeswax to increase oil content of candles. Suggested blend is 10-75% coconut 1 with 90-15% other type of wax. Pour temp is 90-102 degrees as this is coconut oil. If used on its own the finished candle will be softer in warmer temperatures and will completely liquify when lit. Fragrance load is 6-10%. Coconut 1 is sold in 1-pound, 5-pound and 50-pound sizes.
Golden Wax 444- Golden Wax 444 is a 100% hydrogenated soy oil and soy monoglycerides, which allows it to have a higher melt point. Golden Wax 444 is a 100% soy wax. This wax is ideal if you live in or ship candles to warmer climates (eastern Washington/Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas or just summer months). You can use this wax to create container candles and tealights. If you want to make wax melts you may need to add a softer oil to it such as coconut wax. Golden Wax 444 comes in flake form, is very easy to work with, is white in color, works with either of the wicks we carry, and works well with just about any fragrance and all essential oils that are applicable for candles (not all essential oils burn for candles so always make sure to do a test burn first). This is a 100% hydrogenated soy candle wax. Can be used on its own or can be blended with coconut 1. Melt point is 113-118 degrees. Suggested fragrance load is 5-10%. Golden Wax 444 is in flake form and is sold in 1-pound, 5-pound and 50-pound cases.
Golden Wax 464- this is the newest addition to the Shay and Company candle supplies. This is a 100% hydrogenated soy candle wax. Can be used on its own or can be blended with coconut 1. Melt point is 113-118 degrees. Suggested fragrance load is 5-10%. Golden Wax 464 is in flake form and is sold in 1-pound, 5-pound and 50-pound cases.
Golden Wax 494- Golden Wax 494 is 100% partially hydrogenated soy wax flakes specifically meant to be used in melts and tarts! If you’re looking to expand your product line but not looking to have traditional candles, this wax is your key! This wax CANNOT be used with a wick so you cannot interchange this with container wax. You can only use this to make melts or tarts. Golden Wax 494 is in flake form and is sold in 1-pound, 5-pound and 50-pound cases.
A note about the soy used in the soy and soy-blended candle waxes: We do not market any of our soy waxes as non-GMO. They “are produced from non-identity preserved soybeans. Although genetically-engineered soybeans are used to produce our products, qualitative PCR test results for our NatureWax products have been ND (non-detectible)."
We purchase our candle waxes from two different manufacturers. Soy to me, which I have been an advocate of clean ingredients in the personal care industry for over 20 years, is a dirty oil if you are planning on consuming it. We do carry an organic, non-GMO, USA grown soy oil to be used in skincare and soap manufacturing, and that specific soy oil I do feel is the cleanest possible version of soy oil. Soy in general, though, is over harvested and almost completely made from genetically modified beans. That being said, when you're making a candle you're burning the soy wax, not consuming it, and generally it is added to essential oils or fragrances so the cost of a non-GMO soy for candles would be prohibitive. If you are making massage candles, which are designed to be used on the body, I would suggest going with a blend of coconut 1 candle wax (100% coconut), beeswax and then adding body care oils (such as grapeseed, castor, sweet almond, etc) and not go with a soy wax. We do offer a wide variety of waxes specifically so you can get creative in your candle making, and we do try to be as competetive on our pricing as possible right from the get-go.
As for the controversy over the candle waxes made by Cargill, here is a little info on that. "We remain firmly committed to ending deforestation in our supply chains and are working to find solutions that balance agricultural production, with the need to protect forests, native vegetation and address climate change. To prevent deforestation in our supply chains, we need to transform farmer practices at scale –change is only possible if we bring producers along. Our objective is supply chain transformation. It’s not about only enhancing our own supply chain, but also about helping the entire industry be more sustainable.
We are committed to respecting human rights by treating people with dignity and respect, both in the workplace and the communities where we do business. We expect our suppliers and partners to stand with us in prioritizing the safety, well-being and dignity of all individuals."
Storage: Keep in enclosed box.
Best Used By: Two years from date of purchase.
Shelf Life Once Used in Manufacturing: Two years from manufacturing date.