IGI 4630 Harmony Blend Wax
The newest container blend from IGI offers much of the exceptional hot and cold throw of the 4627 "Comfort Blend", only in slab form. The 4630 "Harmony Blend" is easy to work with, holds 1.5 ounces of fragrance per pound (9%), adheres well to containers, and requires no additional additives - just add color and fragrance.
* The weight on slabbed wax can vary slightly. * Cases contain 6 slabs of wax packaged together in a reinforced cardboard box.60 lb. Case Size: 19" x 12.5" x 10.25"
|Max Fragrance||10% or 1 2/3oz./lb.|
|Applications||Container / Tealight|
|Pour temp||170° (+/-5°)|
Submitted On 2015-05-24 Jennifer
This is my first purchase of container wax, and it seems certain it was a good one. My first batch of candles was great, and the second batch looks perfect (to me, at least).
The throw is excellent - one of the best I've ever experienced with a candle, either mass manufactured or hand made. It does require more dye than the waxes I've used previously, but I was prepared for that because of the other reviews. By following the tips and instructions, I had no problems with adhesion, wet spots, or having to do multiple pours. It truly is a single pour wax.
Simply put, this wax is wonderful, and it makes me eager to create more container candles.
Submitted On 2015-04-14 Lon
As a beginner in this hobby, I was having problems with severe sink holes and wet spots during my container candle process. I tried different pouring temps, heating the jar, etc. I read countless articles online to figure out what I was doing wrong. Frustrations were mounting!
However, trial and error finally paid off. The problem was not the wax itself. The problem was simply the canning jar containers I was using. I found my canning jar containers varied in thickness and I assume this caused uneven cooling.
I poured two candles, one in a canning jar and another in a 'Status' jar. Both jars were preheated to approximately 125 degrees using a pour temp of 170 degrees. I let both jars cool in the oven.
The results were amazing. The canning jar showed a deep sink in the middle of the candle along with 90% wet spots. The Status jar had a slight depression in the middle and ZERO wet spots.
When you are having problems with your candles, look at all your variables and start narrowing it down. In the end, I followed IGI recommendations with the 4630 wax and my candles have turned out great, I just switched to a different style of jar.
IGI recommends pouring this wax between 180 - 160 degrees, preheating your jar to 125 degrees. Since following those numbers with the new jar, my candles turn out awesome.
Submitted On 2015-01-16 Erika
I simply love this wax! Dries smoothly and adheres to the jars beautifully!! Never used the dye chips BUT the liquid proves to color well! Throws the scent great! I'm thoroughly pleased!!
Submitted On 2014-07-23 Leslie
I've been using this wax for about 5 years now. I have had no problems with it. It does seem to need more dye chips then some other waxes. One must experiment and test color before pouring. It throws hot and cold excellently (which makes my customers very happy).
I have poured it at many different temps and find the 160 - 165 degrees is best. Any higher it does have a tendency to dip near the wick. Needing a second pour.
Submitted On 2013-10-28 Dana Godfrey
I first called about a wax I wanted ,I wanted a solf wax to make candles in a small 8 ounce jar. 4630 slab was recommended but after it was poured and set up the wax shrunk around the wix. I have been making candle for over fifteen years .I do no what I'am doing. But it would be very hard to sell these candle .But the scent I ordered I'am very satisfied with it. I probably will not buy this wax again.
Submitted On 2012-07-23 Amie
I ordered this wax in order to try and find a wax that adheres to the sides, but not losing the qualities of the comfort blend that I normally use. I found that this adheres beautifully, but I am very disappointed in the color retention. I put in almost a whole color block of hunter green and it came out a creamy mint green color. I was going for dark as it was a pine scent. Excellent on the adhesion not so much on the color.