I'm using this wax just starting out in my candle making journey and so far so good. The one complaint that i have is that i'm having trouble getting the wax to stick to the side of the containers. I made 12 candles in jelly jars and wasted a lot of wax (and time and fragrance) because i wont be able to sell these as is.
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A pure soy container wax with no additives. Great for blending with natural or paraffin waxes. Can be used by itself, but tops may need refinishing and some frosting may occur.
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Note: Wax is packaged in flake form.
45 lb. Case Size: 16" x 13" x 13.5"
Produced from US Grown Soybeans!
415 Soy Wax 45 lb. cases are now marked as "Akosoy" with the number 5715-00-45 on the manufacturer's label.
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|Wax Type||Natural Soy Wax Flakes|
|Application||Container / Blending|
|Max Fragrance||10% or 1.6oz./lb.|
|Rec. Wick Series||CD / ECO|
|Melt Point||121-125° F|
|Pour Temp||95° (+/- 5°)|
|Prop 65 Warning||No|
Heat to 185°F using a double boiler. Add 6% of fragrances (1 oz. per pound of wax), remove from heat, and stir for two minutes. Pour at 95°F (+/-5°F). Allow candles to cure for two weeks for optimal fragrance throw.
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This is my favorite wax.. Its the best soy ive found to blend with for the best hot and cold throw. Amazing that it has no additives too so I can add my own if needed. It also holds a higher fragrance load than normal soys, is less exspensive and blends AMAZINGLY WELL with softer waxes bc its on the harder side so it adds a hardness to help it burn longer. Thank you CS.
This is the only wax I use and I love it. For anyone of you who does like it, I would gladly buy it off of you. Currently the case is out of stock and wax prices are going ridiculously through the roof.
I have purchased and tested several waxes for my candles. I was having issues with 444 by itself so decided to mix 444 and 415. I heated to around 180, added FO at 160 and poured at 97. The top turned out ok (I had to use a heat gun to make it nicer) and I achieved a nice melt pool but after the burn there were lots of pock marks on the top. Is there a way to make the candle top look "nice" even after burning? Help!
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We have been using this wax for several years, and for the most part it has performed well. But for the past several months we've been seeing a consistent, reoccurring problem. The tops of the candles are beyond rough...more than ever before. Some of the fragrances are not blending like before, even after stirring like crazy, with the end result of a poor aesthetic-looking candle; instead of a white, opaque candle it looks like globs of fragrance oil never mixed with the wax. The wicks that we use, which have worked well for years, no longer perform well with this wax; it's very hard to get a good melt pool and the tops look horrible after you burn the candle. Something has changed. This is not a Candle Science issue, it's the wax maker. We purchase our wax from several sources, including Candle Science and we see the same problem from all distributors and from multiple production batches. After using several hundred pounds the past two months and never seeing these issues before; it's clear something is different. Some corner is being cut out of the process. Nothing like paying more money for less product and this is what we get.
i bought 80, yes you heard that right, 80 pounds worth of this wax and have tried everything humanly possible to make it worth my time. the candles never stay lit, the wax never pools right and to make matters worse i sold these candles and now customers are upset with my normally great candle performance. dont waste your time!
I bought this soy wax, 415 soy wax and it is very very bad. I have never bought it and I regret it so much since I sell candles for my university funds. I already made a return request and hopefully tomorrow I will send back the soy tomorrow. I am all stressed out since school is very expensive.
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Do not use this wax by itself if you’re planning on selling candles- i have been trying all day to refinish the tops on these and have had 0 luck; i’ve even had to refinish tealights! Now I have 30 lbs of wax that I can’t use unless I buy some other wax to mix it with.
Hi there! Thank you for reaching out with your feedback about 415 being used alone in candles. Ideally, Golden Brands 415 wax is meant to be a blending wax. Having to refinish the tops of candles made with 415 solely is common, and will be the best way for you to achieve a more smooth top from your wax.
This was the first wax i ever purchased and i never switched up i love it it works really well for my scented candle and wax melts !
I love this wax I even use it for my wax melts ct and ht is great thanks
I've followed all the directions and yet Every single candle had poor performance and Looks.
No matter how many times I reheat the tops they look uneven, and wax pulling from the sides. Now I have tons of candles I can't sell. This is hard for a very small business owner
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Ordered from here twice. So far so good
I’ve tried several different techniques, wick and even blend this wax with coconut wax. Somehow I can’t achieve a hot throw. The candle has an amazing cold throw but when lit there’s no scent. Note I use 10% fragrances and tried multiple different fragrances. Kindly advise what I should do ?
I bought some of this wax because my usual go to is out of stock. For my melts it is fine good cold throw and hot throw . The only thing I do not like is it is not as firm as I would like it to be when removing from clamshells. It does not stick at all , I just like them to be firmer. I will always add a little paraffin to tighten up. Otherwise the wax is great.
I was reluctant to buy this wax after reading some of the reviews. But I remembered a video I saw about wax melts that said you could make them with any kind so I thought I might as well try this wax. I am not like most of the reviewers on this site, I only make my melts for a hobby. I give away most of those I make for gifts and use at home. I use my double boiler and pour pots faithfully. The wax is a very easy cleanup requiring just a wipe out with paper towels. The cold throw and hot throw is great. I could not be happier. I used to use the discontinued Golden Wax they had exclusively for wax melts. I do like this one now too!
I am using it for my wax melts with paraffin. So far so good!
This is the only wax I use and have done so for 5 years plus!! Love 415!
I have tried using this wax a few times and had problems with it every time. I have tried tapping the container to release bubbles, pouring at a slower speed and lower temp, and even doing a double pour method after the fact to smoother the candles out. After finally getting some smooth tops, I lit one for a few hours to see it’s melt pool. After it had been extinguished and cooled down, the tops looked horrible again.
I use this with my wax melts and combine with paraffin. Works great!
Very easy to work with, hold scent well
Love this wax! 100% soy and it is so easy to work with!
I've had nothing but good experiences with this wax, even when heated to different temperatures. When any holes or frosting appears on the tops, I've been able to smooth it over with a heat gun. It burns clean and evenly with the correct size wicks and conveys scents well. I'm ordering more of this wax now.
I really really wanted to like this wax.. but it did not work well for me. I have been using 464 wax and it seems to be wayyy better.
415 caused a lot of cracking when drying, left holes and overall appearance was awful compared to when I use the 464.
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This wax is the most difficult to work with. I tried using wood wicks and they just would not stay lit. I had been using 464 and it was great. This wax has been a major disappointment.
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I've always used 415 soy wax for my candles. I was buying it off Amazon and decided to switch over from this website. Its a couple dollars cheaper and it works just like the other brand I was using. I'm a bit new to candle making but I haven't had any problems with it whatsoever. Ive purchased the 10 pound wax and nearly have about 2 pounds left. I've made a ton of candles and wax melts and they've all came out pretty good. :)
I result try this wax and was so disappointed. This was my first time using the wax I use soy 464 wax. But unfortunately at the time it was out of stock which left me with no choice but to get the soy 415. And it was the worst. I made 46 candles and all of them had sinkholes and even using the heat gun it was impossible to make them look nice. It literally left me no choice at this point I have to explain to every customer’s about what’s wrong with the Appearance of my candle. I’m sorry but I will never buy this wax again.
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Incredibly difficult wax to work with. Does not hold fragrance. Shrinks like crazy. Makes for grainy and cracked tops. I’ve tried several different melting and pouring temps, all with the same result. Please bring back the Cargill soy waxes. Much higher quality.
First time using this wax, and I used wood wicks, which barely stays lit. The wax looks crumbly after a burn and cooling. Is this normal?
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I've been using this wax all year, and NEVER had an issue with hot throws. In addition, the wax smells different. Like something is off, and does not smell like it used to when it was cooling. ALSO this time around, when I melt my wax there are black specs of I DO NOT KNOW OF WHAT floating in the wax. And on top of that, each candle I burned does not produce any type of scent WHATSOEVER. I never had this issue before, and I do not what has changed but I am beyond disappointed with candle science.
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This wax is just dispointing! I cannot get it to work, it is cooling rough and leaving holes in my candles. It’s like the wax is crystallizing. A heat gun doesn’t fix the issue either. I have tried heating to a lower heat, pouring hot and pouring cold. I was relatively happy with the 464 but was hoping this would be better. I was wrong. Be careful before buying this wax, it is not easy to work with.
Just bought this and the tops were so beautiful and smooth. Cant wait to test after curing.
I can’t get a smooth top .my fragrance setting at the bottom of my jar when wax is cool i follow all the step as possible . 10lb bag of Complicated wax
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I'm not sure why this wax gets bad reviews. I have used near 100 lbs of this and never have I had any issues than those typical with soy. I typically go to 155 degrees, max, and I usually pour hot. So I do have to take a heat gun to the tops, after that they stay nice and smooth. I don't get bubbles on the sides, it adheres well to the sides. I'll keep buying this wax.
Love this wax! Yes there can sink holes, cracks, and frosting but with soy wax I expect it! Just use a heat gun and problem is fixed. Just find the right fragrances and the customers will come back for more.
Literally the WORST wax ever! I bought a 10lb bag used some for containers, all of them deep sink holes, cracks, terrible frosting even pouring at the recommended temp. Tried it again, mixed it with 921 STILL horrible! Every single one of my candles for my store had deep sink holes, frosting etc. even trying to heat the tops. This is the 2nd time CS waxes have failed me an taking $$$ in unsellable products. At this time I definitely need a refund or replacement with anything other then. 415
I’ll have to look for another supplier because I can’t keep loosing hundreds of dollars in products.
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This is the first time and the last time I will buy the 415 wax I was afraid of this not only did it frost it also crumbled and cracked didn’t matter if it was in the container or in a tart. I am now trying to mix it with the awful batch of 921 that I bought that is pretty useless. I have spent thousands with candle science recently and although I love your customer service, This is the first time and the last time I will buy the 415 wax I was afraid of this not only did it frost it also crumbled and cracked didn’t matter if it was in the container or in a tart. I am now trying to mix it with the awful batch of 921 that I bought that is pretty useless. I have spent thousands with candle science recently and although I love your customer service, A majority of your wax is just useless. I’m afraid I’m gonna have to switch suppliers because I’m not gonna keep wasting hundreds of dollars on such poor quality wax And yes I took pictures
I typically use 464 and it works great. The last batch I ordered in May was NOT good deep gold in coloration which is not the normal. Secondly it appeared to have trouble mixing with the wax properly. Using 1.6 oz per lb. Decided to try 415 after seeing the reviews and roughly a dozen of my candles cracked or either had a rough finish. I'm highly disappointed in the outcome of my investment. I rather use 464 however I need to know if there's been recent changes with the 464
Hi there! Working with 415 wax will be a little trickier, as 415 can be more prone to surface area issues, which we have also noted on our product page. When working with soy wax, we found that a heat gun will typically do the trick with rough tops! In some cases even pouring at a slightly higher temperature has also helped with a smoother surface. Please feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com if you have any questions! We're happy to help!
My first attempt using this was unsuccessful. I've had great success with 464. After reading the other reviews I am going to re-attempt using this. I believe I heated it too high. Thank you everyone for all the helpful insight.
I love this wax. Heat up to 165F, add fragrance: 1 oz FO + 15 oz wax (10% FO), I use Eco Wicks, pour at around 105F, just as it start to get cloudy.
Cure for 10+ days.
My customers love the CT, the HT and the fact that it is pure soy, nothing else added to it.
* do not overheat the wax, it needs to stay UNDER 175F when you mix the FO.
* you need to pour right when it gets cloudy, if you pour hot, you will get sink holes, if it is too cold you will get bumps.
I wish I can take a picture. I have read all reviews. This wax is perfect for me. I know to each it's own but, only if I can show you all a picture. I use the Alex method. My candles comes out perfect every time. I have not tried the 464 but I'm looking to try and compare.
I heard that you should mix this with 444 but little did I know that I was heating all of these waxes too high. They looked horrific. I almost gave up! I started with 464 but wanted to add more fragrance which is why I now use 444 and 415 SEPARATELY (444 is harder) using the low temperature method. I had a few rough tops but nothing as rough or crystallized as when I heated the wax above 160 I just hit them with a heat gun and they were fine. I’d recommend pouring this around 100-110. Thank me later.
I'm not sure why this wax gets so much hate in the reviews. I'm a beginner, & this is the first & only wax I've used. The only issue (that's fixable) is the rough tops. Other than that, I haven't had any issues with different types of jars, various wicks, & 0 problematic burn tests!
Every single candle I have made with this wax has tunneled and cracked. I have tried different temperatures, pouring at different times, nothing works so far. Everything else about it seems fine but it looks pretty bad.
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I have been using the 464 wax for almost 2 years now and I was happy with it but based on the 4 star review of the 415, I thought I'd try it. What a big mistake! Every single candle I made have very rough tops and I'm confused as to why people are giving this a better review than the 464. I would not use this wax ever again!
Hi! Working with 415 wax will be a little trickier, as the 415 can be more susceptive to surface area issues, which we have also noted on our product page. This is not an indication that anything is wrong with the wax, it just means what you're working with is natural! We have also reached out to you via email to assist with troubleshooting.
I'm having trouble getting a smooth top with this wax. I just bought a box so I'm trying different temps. I heat it to 180 degrees like you recommend to add fragrance then let it cool. I've poured at 95 degrees up to 130. Should I blend the 415 with 464?
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The trick to this wax is you REALLY have to pour between 90-100 if you want that smooth top. You won’t need a heat gun if you do.
ive been using various waxes from this manufacturer, ive never had this much trouble. I've had to use a heat gun on the tops of my candles at least 8 different times. My production is way down because of this. I'm not sure if i just got a bad batch or what.
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I have been using 464 for the last year without many problems. Due to the recent reviews about the 464 formula, I decided to try the 415. I read all the reviews about the 415 before my first batch. I made three batches of 415 and made about 10 candles total (One large three wick, 5-8 oz, 4-6 oz). The first batch was poured at about 135 degrees and poured very slowly. All four candles had very bad tops, will definitely need a heat gun. The 2nd batch was poured at about 125 degrees and poured very slowly. The tops were better but will need a heat gun. The 3rd batch was poured at about 128 degrees and the tops will need a heat gun. When I was using 464, maybe only 1/10 tops needed a heat gun.
I can't comment on the cold or hot throws at this point. But due to this issue, I'm not sure if I will be purchasing this wax again. I make candles for leisure, so it is not the end of the world. However, for those who are running a business, I wouldn't recommend this wax unless you are willing to do many trial runs.
I am using the coconut soy wax CS used to carry and am adding this to that wax to make it a little more stable. Shipping candles in this heat!
I really love the results! My candles are harder and they still carry scent well.
Glad to have it. I wish CS still had the coconut soy though. I have to order it from another state and shipping is costly.
This is a wonderful wax to add to other waxes. I haven’t tried it alone yet but I still may.
As a beginner, this wax has been awesome. I do have to agree with the others, there seems to be small holes "tunneling" in the wax once its dry, but a simple heat gun can fix those. It takes a little more time, but once the heat gun does its job, they look great! Since I am a beginner, I did not realize that candles actually need to cure for 1-2 weeks, preferably 2 weeks, so the scent throw is strong. However, once I realized this, the candles turned out fantastic. I can't wait to start selling-I think my customers will be happy.
I like the way this wax performs when it drys. It dries evenly and looks great in my container with no frosting, but the top frost is very bad. I have used the heating gun and reboiled the wax and the frosting wouldn't go away. I tried looking up what I have been doing wrong and based on what I read I'm doing everything right. I don't know what other methods I could use to minimize the frosting.
I am so close to launching my business and I have wasted so many candles and jars by testing out the FO. All have very weak hot scent throws. I was so excited about doing this candle business but I may reconsider because I have wasted up to $500 dollars on candle supplies. I am not satisfied at all. I followed step by step on the measurements and used the suggested wicks and got a very frosty, lumpy, sinking candles 😫😫😫. Candle science I need to speak to the manager
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I have tried working with the wax in every way to let it cool slowly and evenly and nothing works. I pour into warm containers, let the wax cool to 130 before pouring, place away from all drafts and low humid places and nothing. Every time there are micro bubbles through the entire candle and the tops are entirely uneven. I have has to use a heat gun and remelt the tops at least 5 times on every candle because the bubbles come back and more cracks and sink holes form. This wax is incredibly unreliable and difficult to work with.
I just wrote a review but forgot to add that my candles burn perfectly, clean sides on jars all the way to the bottom of the wick. I am so impressed with the
415 Golden Wax that I will never try any other again.
I was using 464 wax for quite a while, I had okay results but had to use the heat gun more than once to even out the tops of my candles, or to fill holes.
I decided to try 415 Golden Wax and love it. It took a few times to figure out what temp. to pour it at as it says 90-100 degree pour. By the time it hit 100 it began to harden in a full 4# pot. I cooled it to 110 degrees and it still didn't work out quite right. Next time I used it I cooled it to 125 degrees and it behaved perfectly. Now I only cool to between 125-120 degrees before pouring and it works out great.
As the title states, I am genuinely new when it comes to soy wax candles. After experimenting and finding the right wick and fragrance load I will say this wax is wonderful. Although it does frost over if poured at higher temperatures, I've noticed you can minimize this by pouring at lowest temperatures possible. The candles we're making came out perfectly and I honestly can't see myself using any other wax for the foreseeable future! The fact that it is all natural soy with no additives is a bonus in my book.
5/5 and has worked with every fragrance and color we've tried. Though we are making small 4oz container candles for now and I do not know how this wax will hold up to larger candles with bigger wicks.
Used this wax for my kids launch of their candle line and the experience was horrible! The was no hot throw, when burned it went straight down the middle the sides of the candles weren’t even touched. Also after a burned the wax looks crusted and with black burn streaks. Any tips on how to get a great hit throw and I better burn pool?
Hi! It sounds like your wick is not large enough for your candle which is creating the tunneling and also decreasing your hot throw. We would recommend trying a larger wick to get a ful melt pool which will also help the strength of the candles.
It seems rough tops can happen with any wax. I can pour 50 candles and some look terrible . A good tip I heard was using a heat gun in circular motion above the rough looking tops helps smooth them out and fill any tunneling. It has saved some nasty looking tops
Im using 415 soy wax for my candle business. But for some reason when we test burn it the wax look so creamy and oily. We followed the right measurements and procedure but still it shows how oily or creamy the wax is. I hope i can post a picture here for people to see.
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.
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.
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