I have been using 415 for 12 years. I love it, and my customers love it too!
I have been using 415 for 12 years. I love it, and my customers love it too!
I have never made candles before & I bought this wax just because I picked one. Did not see where it said not to use alone. I used it by itself. Poured at 95* and it looks good surprisingly!
This is a great wax, the comments about the frosting and bumbiness are true, however i mix it with a bit of palm wax and it helps a ton with an even finish. About a 20/50 ratio, 20 being palm.
Well I bought the 464 and had a lot of tunneling, I even waiting until 110 F to pour and it still gave me problem. I found that the candle would barely stay lit and burn out in ten minutes. I was wondering if I blended it with this one if it would work better
Had some items leftover and wondered about breaking the rules. Using the 22oz of 415 wax, 1oz of lavender scent (CS sample), 1oz Love Spell (CS sample) and .5oz of Grapefruit/Mangstein (CS sample), 4” diameter cylendar glass re-use (I think it was a B&BW at one time), and 3 CD6 wicks.
Did a lot of reading, and all said NOT to run the 415 solo, and max is 10% scent load. Yep, went solo 415, and 2.5oz instead of 2.3oz.
Took the melt to 185 degrees, added scent at 155 degrees, and let cool until milky color, but still liquid. Triple wicked the jar, Single pour. Let cure 48 hours.
There was not a smooth top, but absolutely no pitting at the wicks. Initial burn test (3 hours)- some flicker and minor mushrooming. 100%even melt with exactly 3/8” wax pool. Scent throw is amazing (maybe even a bit strong in smaller rooms, but my LR is a bit large).
The scent blend it pleasant and interesting. Starts with the citrus from grapefruit, blends to a nice lavender, with a very mild sandlewood/vanilla note that gives it just enough masculine.
One of my best candles came from using up stock and not listening to rules...I love it!
This wax is great to mix with 444. I use this mixture in warmer weather because it holds up to the warmer weather. This wax does not produce smooth tops unless you do 4 or 5 pourings. My customers love that I make organic soy candles and have no issues with the tops. It's also great to mix with 464 but you must have good pouring technique. Start very slow and when the jar is half ful increase your pour. It is more time consuming but produces smooth tops. If you pour to fast in the beginning it will effect the final result. Any organic customer understands uneven tops. I have never had a complaint. I also have a brochure that I put in customers bags explaining organic soy wax candles.
Has anyone mixed these blends w/ the 415 and had good results? I like the 415 but believe we could get a smoother result if we do a 50/50 blend.
Don't buy this wax. The frosting and bumpy appearance is horrible. They need to take this nasty, bumpy looking wax off the market. Only good thing I have to say is the scent throw is awesome absolutely love the scent throw... But the appearance is raggedy.
Thank you for leaving a review! The GB 415 can be a bit tricky to work with on its' own. We typically recommend using it as a blending wax rather than by itself. However, you can achieve a smooth surface with this wax with some adjustments to your pouring process. We would be happy to help troubleshoot if you would like so feel free to contact our support team!
I am in California and I used it with 464, but my candles don't look nice. I tried to mix with 444 and they look better but not as good as when I use only 464.
This is a great mixing wax. I use it with 444 and it's perfect! I don't recommend using it alone, because it always comes out with a lot of frosting on its own.
I bought the 415 soy wax for my candles and I am well pleased with this product. It burns smooth and clean. Works well with reggi-glow dye chips.
If you are looking for good natural smooth wax for your products, 415 is the kind to have.
Donna what wicks do you use wirh this wax. What do you find that works best for you.
Just wanted you all to know that I am now obsessed with making candles since I found your site. I LOVE all your products!!!! They are PERFECT! I've made candles with other products but they do not compare to this. Now I'm thinking of branching out into making floating candles and soaps. Thanks CandeScience! Keep up the FABULOUS work.
I am very new to candle making, I have been doing it for a month now. I bought a very good book on Amazon by Jameel Nolan ; "The Ultimate Guide to Soy Candle Making". I would never know how to make them without that book. But anyway I have been experiencing with wax and found that as suggested by
candlescience 415 should only be used as part of a mix. It just is not good alone. Lots of frosting and tunneling . But when I mix with 464 it turns out fabulous! I have used several combinations but 50/50 has worked the best for me.
I purchased the 10lb bag.
What i liked so much about this product:
-I found the size to be a great amount to have plenty for experimenting and still have plenty to make some final products.
-The wax melted easily and evenly in a double boiler.
-Its easy to mix in scents and colors to the melted wax.
-The wax is easily high enough quality to sell at farmers markets, or for a small business.
My Recommendations about this product:
Do not use for pillars, tarts, or melts for soy wax is very soft and will make a large mess if burned in any form except if properly made in a container.
The color has a nice creamy color to it with a slight yellowish off white color. I found the color satisfying also there is no need to add huge amounts of color since it mixes so well and all color dyes on candle science are very, VERY pigmented.
I just started making Soy candles for myself and to give as gifts. I have read a lot of reviews and have learned a lot from them! I have finally figured out what works best for the GW 415 in my particular environment, I live in Maine. House temp. Is usually 65 to 67, a little drafty in winter. Anyway, I heat Wax to 185 degrees, take off stove, gently stir in 1.5 oz. of FO/ 1 lb. melted wax. I use a glass mixing bowl with pour spout. I let the wax cool slowly on the counter, stir a few times gently. I pour when wax turns just a bit cloudy and a little slushy I don't use a thermometer here.( approx. 45 mins or so) When ready to pour, I tilt my glass container and pour very slowly at first than straighten out the glass and continue to pour to fill line just before glass narrows at top. I then gently wrap glass(s) with a small towel, clip with clothespin. I have found this method to work great, I might have a tiny hole on top, then, I just use a heat gun on low and remelt the top and it will end up smooth. I really don't need to do this, but I am a bit of a perfectionist. This wax has a great hot throw after a couple days of curing, better after a week or more. Very pleased! Will buy more!
I have had great success with paraffin waxes and have ventured into the world of soy wax containers. The 415 has holes and quite a bit of frosting with the first pour and also after every burn still frosting at the top. Others have suggested mixing with the 464 and heating the containers, so I will try these tips as my containers were room temp at 75 degrees. I will say Excellent cold and hot throw. After making one 24 oz. candle my house smelled amazing during my curing process. Every time I come home and walk in the door, smells amazing. I almost don't even have to light it, but what fun is that?! Also the color dye chip maple was darker, richer compared to paraffin candle was more orange. Maple color dye matched the color picture on the order page exactly with this soy wax. (even though order page states was made with the IGI 4794 paraffin- which I have not personally tried, I had used 4630 harmony blend which I like very much.) I will keep testing and finding the best formula for me. Happy Candle Making!
Decided to get back in to it candle making and so i tried Golden Brands 415. Took me a few batches to get my recipes down again and proper pour temps but over all this wax is great. But after a few weeks i ended throwing about half the wax in the dumpster. Nothing wrong with the wax. I was just so Pissed Off! the reason because i discovered something a little extra at the bottom of the box. I happened to lift up the bag of wax and uncovered a huge cockroach nest. CURSE YOU! candlescience. now i have to deal with making sure i get rid of the ones that happened to escape!!
Love this wax. I use this during the cooler times for shipping reasons. During the hot times, I use the 444. Love them both. I am curious Simone, since you mix the 415 with the 464 and you say it holds more scent, what is the max in ounces you use per pound?
This seems like a great wax in every way! But why shouldn't I use this for tarts?
I blend this wax with the GB 464 from Candle Science as well. I use 3/4 of the 464 and 1/3 of this 415 wax. It increases the scent throw, both hold and cold. I mix it with the 464 for appearance reasons. I do sell my candles and my customers aren't concerned if their candles are pretty, as long as they burn properly and are highly scented, that's what they really want! I explain to my customers that pretty doesn't mean better You could have a pretty candle with NO scent throw then have an imperfect candle with excellent scent! www.sweetsoycandles.com
This wax is easy to use, making a smooth topped candle in one one pour. It holds & throws fragrance quite well, but colors tend to frost once it has been burned for a while. It burns cleanly, with no soot, that I have noticed, and it is a pure soy wax, which appeals to me. So I would recommend it for home use, but due to the frosting, I am not sure how good it would be for candles that are intended for sale.