Monday, September 22, 2008

Candle Seconds

Back in high school I made a lot of candles using paraffin wax. I recently started playing with candles again, but wanted to change to soy wax. Soy wax is more earth friendly and I love its rich creamy color. I bought some wax that is 100% soy and is a one pour type since soy wax shrinks very little as it hardens. However, I have been experiencing issues with blooming or frosting. The candles that I pour start getting white or discolored in regions a few days after I pour them. See the mocha candle pictures below. I can't figure out what I am doing wrong...any suggestions? I may just need to get some Ecosoy advance wax which does not appear to be 100% soy, but it also does not bloom as far as I can tell. I have had a hard time finding information about making soy candles. All the books I have bought or got from the library on candle making either do not talk about soy wax or they only have a page about it. Any suggestions would be appreciated! :)


  1. I haven't done candles...but everytime I have a question about something I email Brambleberry or Whole Supply Plus. They are ALWAYS so helpful for me! Good luck!

  2. Very true...The wax is from WSP so I will send them an email and see if they have any suggestions. I just wish it was easier to find some tips about pouring soy candles. I guess it is just too new still.

  3. HAve you gone to David Fisher's column at

    He writes about candles and soap:

    Maybe he's written stuff about it.