Golden Brands 464 Soy Wax
An all natural soy wax that holds lots of fragrance oil and helps reduce frosting. A favorite of soy candle makers everywhere!
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New to Soy Wax?
Check out our new video Candle Making with Soy Wax featuring GB 464. The video includes a list of materials to get you started.
As you'll see in the video, the 464 wax in a candle tin, with no color, is really the easiest way to get started making soy candles. There are a couple of reasons why: the opaque sides of the tin hide any glass adhesion imperfections. The natural white color of the wax hides much of the effects of frosting. The 464 soy wax is very consistent, so a beginner will be able to make a terrific candle if they follow the directions closely. Just use one of our soy-tested fragrance oils (ratings of 2 and 3 work best), check out our wick guide, and get started!
- Heat soy wax to 185 F (so fragrance oil fully dissolves)
- Beginner's Luck, or is it the Wax??
I am a new candle maker, and so far I love the GB 464! I use 1lb of the wax with 1oz of fragrance. I heat to 185, add fragrance and dye chip, stir gently but thoroughly for a few minutes, and pour at 135. This process has produced perfect candles using the 8oz tins and 8oz jelly jars. There is no, or extremely minimal, frosting. The tops are smooth and pretty, no craters or frosting. Using the proper wick from the wick guide, the candle burns perfectly, with a melt pool that extends across the entire container. Oh and the scent throw is fine - I've tried several of the soy-rated fragrances and they smell great and you can begin to smell the fragrance in the air very shortly after lighting the candle. I think the key is to be very precise in your process, and stir gently so as not to introduce tiny air bubbles into the wax. But so far I'm a huge fan, and have already sold over a dozen of my candles, they really do come out perfectly and everyone loves them!
- soy wax
I purchased gw 464 wax from cs for the first time. I have always ordered from another company. My candles are burning straight down not burning evenly leaving wax all over the sides of my jars. Can anyone help me.
- Excellent Hot/Cold Throw
Once you go Golden Brands 464, you never go back. In my native language, that rhymes.
- Great throw(hot/cold), but not pretty surface.
ive been using soy 415(100% soy) and i had lots of problem with HOT scent throws, so i tried switching to soy 464. thought that since its not pure soy, it will reduce A LOT of frosting, and have EXTREMELY smooth tops. but i was wrong, it has a lot of frosting. and first pours are always pretty for me. but after the first burn i get craters, bubbles (foam looking), weird bumpy surfaces!!! the only good thing is the throw. i get both cold and hot, but i would have to use 1&1/2 per pound. i heat my wax 175-185. usually 185. add color, and fragrance, and then mix for a minute to two, and then let cool till 135, 125, 100, 90 degrees. ive tried it all and my candles(containers) are always frosting. and after first burn they have deformed surfaces. i have even tried adding a tiny little bit to medium amount of paraffin wax to see if have better surfaces. it does make the surface look a lot smoother, but it takes away the hot scent throw if anyone can help me solve this problem or have any suggestions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I HAVE BEEN MAKING CANDLES FOR OVER THREE YEARS AND NEVER HAD PROBLEMS LIKE THIS AGAIN CAN NOT SALE THE CANDLES HAVE TO THROW ALOT AWAY WASTE OF MONEY THE ONLY THING THAT I WILL EVER ORDER AGAIN IS SCENTS LOVE THEM BUT I WILL BE GOING BACK TO MY OLD WAX
- A little goes a long way!
This is my first time trying the Golden Brands 464. I measured out 1lb plus 1/2 cup extra for a couple tarts like normal. I made a 16oz jar candle and 6 tarts last night. Had leftover for this morning in case I had a crater in my candle. I only had a small crater so I reheated my wax, filled that up and STILL had enough left over for a clamshell plus 6 more tarts! Loving this soy right now!!
- nice tops ..but need some help!!
My tops are flawless with this wax. i use eco 14 wick. When I lit my first batch it was fine..but when i checked this morning it had a crater hole :(. I melt at 185° and pour at 135°. I really really want o start selling but i want to have perfect product..inside and out. Someone please help..any pointers on this issue and where and how To start selling are greatly appreciated :) ..thanks so much !
- GB464 WAX
I have had success with this wax while in California.
- 464 Golden Brand
I have bought many 50 lb boxes of this soy and have always been very happy with it until this last box I got. It was like one big clump of soy, it was hard to dig apart to measure, nothing but a total mess. When I measured the soy from this box it did not give the the same measurement from any other box I purchased. For example I measured 1lb from this box which was heavier and got less liquid wax from the same amount I used from a different box of soy measuring 1lb. I assume it was due to it being wet and weight was heavier so my calcuations were not coming out correct. This made it very difficult to measure the correct amountof soy for the amount of candles I wanted per oz of scent. I am on the last of it now and sure hope I NEVER get another box like this. I called and they told me it was because it was left out in the heat. It wasnt left in the heat by me it was sent to me this way!
- So pleased =)
Love this wax. I have to pour mine between 170 and 160 degrees to get the smooth tops, but this wax is excellent.
- Great Wax.
I can see why this wax is a best seller! I got my order yesterday, after having scent throw issues with Ecosoya CBA and I am so glad that I did! I am burning my 4oz tester now, and I can smell it! Before I had pretty tops and no scent. Now I have pretty tops and a great scent throw from even my 4oz candle! I used .5 oz of cotton candy with my 1oz of peach and it smells yummy. Reminds me of the carnival. Thank you CS for helping me with my wax issues!!
- my new wax
I have been using Ecosoya advanced for some time, but purchased this on a whim. I am so glad that I did! I have not expereinced any problems with craters on the tops of my candles. I used suggestions and poured at 170 and have no problems!! this is gonna be my new wax from now on great hot & cold throw cant wait to see my candles at a upcoming event.
- Perfect Wax
I burned through about 10 lbs of wax due to testing, and because I am a newbie, I just had to try many variables. I poured some 8 oz ball jars that were slightly warmed at 120 and I am literally beside myself at how creamy and wonderfully beautiful these candles are! I thought of trying another wax, but... never mind.
- Great Wax !
I had been looking for a good container wax that was one pour, had trouble finding one that was just pure soy until now. I followed the directions to a t the first time and poured @135 and did not have a flawless top but after dropping the pour temp to 120 I had a smooth creamy finish everytime after that with my candles.So now not only do they smell good they look good too!
- The Best Wax
After researching how to make candles and where to buy wax, I decided on using this soy wax. When I made my first batch of candles, they were flawless. The color was amazing and the fragrance was better than the two candles I bought at Yankee Candle Co. They burned perfectly also.
- Golden Brands 464 Soy Wax
I used this wax, it is very messy. I have sink holes in the top of all of my candles.
- Nice Soy Container Wax
This wax works really well. I followed all instructions carefully and the result was a nice smooth candle with powerful scent throw.
- Easy to work with and excellent scent throw!
This was my first time using the GB464 soy wax and I was very pleased with the results! I added 10% FO @ 185 degrees (no dyes)and poured @ 135 degrees. Glass adhesion was perfect and the scent throw is amazing! Thanks CandleScience, I will be reordering again soon!
- LOVE,LOVE,LOVE, OH AND BY THE WAY LOVE THIS WAX.
I used a more expensive wax and loved it but being new to this wanted to try others. Well no more! I love this wax. I went through 15 or so pounds to get the candle I want. I asked around and I found that all the info on melt points were too high. I have found the perfect formula for me and have even found with this wax you can get oils that do not do well in soy to work great with cold and hot scent throw. I have been in business for 2 months and already have my candles in 7 speciality shops and on many occasions been compared to Yankee Candle. I love this wax and I love Candlescience. You cannot go wrong with this wax!!!!
I was so excited I mistyped the last line...I meant I wish I had started with GB 464 but I am glad I have it now. All experience makes me a better candle maker...
- OH MY GOD!
I started making candles two years ago. I will save you the heartache and pain stories (we candle makers have enough of those to keep us up for a week typing). I started with nature wax c3...hmm. It has taken me until NOW to actually get the results I desired with it. I used EcoSoya CB Advanced last week. Beautiful candles with NO HOT THROW WHATSOEVER! I followed instructions to the T. But then...ahhh, I ordered a 50 lb. case of Golden Brands 464 and I tell you, my heart skipped a beat when I woke up this morning and saw the beautifully set candles with great cold throw. I could not wait until the proper cure time to test burn so I did one 8 hours after I poured and a 4 oz. Jelly Jar Vanilla scented I wish I had but I am oh so grateful I have it now..Thank you Candlescience, I love your helpful website! A treasure it is!
- pretty good stuff
I played around with this wax for a bit but I found my stride with it. My candles have been consistent every time I make them and they burn pretty evenly.
- PROBLEMS SOLVED
At first we had nothing but problems with this wax, the candle tops were full of craters (holes) the sides were frosted and had wet spots, once and a while we would get one or two nice candles, well after alot of playing around with melt and pour temps we have finally been getting perfect candles with a melt temp of 175 and pour temp @ 170 we have not had one bad candle since. Hope this helps others that may be having problems also.
- Practice Makes Perfect
Ive had trouble using this wax in the beginning getting scent oil on top of my candles. I finally decided to change the pour temp to 160 degrees and yet to have a problem with my candles since.
- Best soy wax ever!!!!!!!!!
I love this doy wax works great!!!! This is the only one I trust!
- This is to the previous post...
I had the same problem with a batch. No matter what I did the wax would not solidify correctly with the oil. I tried insanely to fix the problem making over 30 candles. I still have the 50lb box sitting there not being used, but thankfully when I ordered the next case there was no problems at all. So its not just you!
- Having problems with this wax
I wrote a previous review for this wax and gave it a great rating. Snice that time...The last 50 lb box that I purchased was a nightmare! I had scent oil coming to the top of my candles. Usually this only occured after I smoothed the tops with a heat gun.(which I have always done with all the waxes that I have used and I have NEVER had a problem) I recieved a lot of support from CS and we were never really able to come to a definate conclusion. Has anyone else ever had this problem? If so ....please email me at email@example.com
- "air bubbles/wells" forming near wicks
I really do like this wax - however - i am finding that i get "air bubbles/wells" near the wicks in 1 out of 4 candles i make. i am able to somewhat fix this situation and have tried everything suggested to me to keep this from happening. Not sure why 3 candles can be fine and only one will have a hole.....I might rethink reordering this wax...
- So Easy!!
Just recvd my order yesterday, and was amazed how easy it was to make my candles. I now have a new craft under my belt!!! Simply the BEST!!!!!!!
I love love love this wax! My candles cure perfectly!
Made my first candles with your 464.... Beautiful!!! I have used some other brands in the past... CS you have a WINNER and a forever client!!!
- LOVE IT
I just got my first shipment of GB 464 soy wax and made some candles with it today and I LOVE IT wow so easy to use I put in bird of paradise scent and its wonderful this is my favorite wax ever! one pour and as others have said nice creamy top.
- My New Favorite Soy
Finally, a one pour Soy with a smooth creamy top. This will be my choice of container soy from now on.
- Best wax yet !!
I have used many soy waxes. This is by far the best. Tops sometimes need a little work with the heat gun but I get a very smooth looking jar candle. This is the first time I used this wax and it will be the only one I use in the future.
- Beautiful, easy wax
This wax produces a beautiful smooth creamy appearance with great scent throw! Very, very easy to use. I have tried many different waxes includung Eco-Soy and this is the one I will stay with. Thank you for a great product at a great price!
- SO easy to work with
I have been making soy wax candles for over 5 years and just finally found this wax this fall. It is SO easy to work with - it really streamlines the process and it takes almost no time to crank out a whole bunch of candles!
- Easy to use- Amazing scent throw
I was having trouble finding a soy wax with amazing scent throw until I tried this wax. Very easy to use once you get the hang of it and the scent throw is insane! My all time favorite soy wax out there and I have really tried almost all of them!