Coconut and Soy Wax Blend for Container Candles or Wax Melts/Tarts
INCI Name: See below for each type of wax
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Candle Wax made in the US; Soy Oil is from the US, and Coconut Oil is from the Philippines
C6 Coconut Soy Wax Blend: C6 wax is available in 12-pound slabs or 48-pound boxes only. This wax is fairly soft and is very easy to chunk up to fit into your melter. C6 wax is considered a “coconut wax” but is made up of a blend of soy wax and hydrogenated coconut oil. This is not soft like traditional coconut oil, but it is also not as hard as any of the soy waxes. If you wish to have a pre-blended coconut wax that you can call a “coconut” candle, C6 wax is perfect for you. It is very easy to use, 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). You can use this coconut soy wax blend to create container candles, tealights or wax melts. C6 wax will make a softer candle so if you live in a hotter environment or you are shipping candles to hotter areas, you will need to have a warning that states candles can get soft in warmer environments.
C6 Wax Guidelines:
- Soy wax’s melting point is 200°. If you keep at 200° or higher for any extended amount of time you can scorch the wax and it will start turning cream/brown in color
- 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. The more you can allow it to cool before adding the scent/essential oil, the better your finished candle will smell. Stir well to allow the scent/essential oil/dye to completely blend in. 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 containers are at room temperature or even slightly warmer. Soy waxes can pull away from glass containers and cold containers can cause this. Allow the melted wax to cool to between 120° to 165° before pouring.
- Allow the finished candle to stand for 24 hours before burning.
C3 Nature Wax– C3 Nature Wax is 100% soy, nothing added to it. You can use this wax to create container candles or wax melts. C3 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). 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 5-pound, 25-pound, 45-pound, and 50-pound cases.
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 5-pound, 25-pound, 45-pound, and 50-pound cases.
Golden Wax 454– a blend of hydrogenated coconut and soy oils. Ideal for container candles, melts/tarts, massage candles and can be blended with a soy or beeswax to create a different texture. Any wicks will work, but CDN wicks are specifically designed for coconut wax candles. Suggested wick sizing is one size up from what you would use with pure soy wax. Fragrance load is 6-10%. Golden Wax 454 is sold in 5-pound, 25-pound, and 45-pound sizes.
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 5-pound, 25-pound, 45-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 5-pound, 25-pound, 45-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 competitive 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 this coconut soy wax blend in an enclosed box.
Best Used By: Two years from date of purchase.
Shelf Life Once Used in Manufacturing: Two years from manufacturing date.