Golden Brands 444 Soy Wax
The Golden Brands 444 soy wax is a container wax with a soy based additive that reduces frosting and allows the wax to hold more fragrance than a pure soy wax. Golden Brands 444 has a higher melt point than 464 wax which allows the candles to hold their shape better in warm weather.
Note: Wax is packaged in flake form.
50 lb. Case Size: 16" x 13" x 13.5"
Produced from US Grown Soybeans!
Golden Wax Update: Golden Brands, LLC was acquired by AAK in 2011. Due to this acquisition the logos for the Golden Wax we carry has changed, but the product remains the same.
Wholesale Soy Wax Ordering
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|Melt Point||121 - 125° F|
|Max Fragrance||12% or 2oz./lb.|
|Pour temp||135° (+/- 5°)|
|Wax Type||Natural Soy Wax|
|Applications||Container / Tealight|
Submitted on 2015-10-03 Erica
After trying a few other types of soy wax, I found GB444 and it has worked beautifully! I usually heat to 180ºF, add the fragrance (depending on its flash point), and pour around 120ºF. The lower the pour temp, the smoother the tops come out. I should probably pour even lower, but I get impatient. I need to point out: I tested every ECO wick with different sized candles, and that type of wick did NOT do well (in my experience) with GB444. Lots of smoking and chemical-type smell, bad melt pools, and poor scent throw, with both large and small wicks. I have had much better luck with the CSN wicks. I hope that is helpful for someone!
Submitted on 2015-08-17 Nichole
I spent about 2 weeks reading all of the reviews on each of the wax listed. I took a chance on the 444 and I am very pleased with how it has worked out. I have had no sink holes, etc. I have had wonderful hot and cold throw and everyone has been impressed with them. I will be ordering more!
Submitted on 2015-08-10 Jay
I have been using 444 for about 6 months now and absolutely love it. I live in Germany where its cold most of the year and have had no problems. I use color and fragrance with my candles usually heating to about 185 degrees and pouring at 125 degrees. I have had success thus far. I appreciate the tips that everyone has left as sometimes I do get a small divet in the top of them but now I know to pull out my heat gun. :) I love candle science products and recommend them.
Submitted on 2015-08-01 S.A.
I have always used GB 464 soy wax with excellent results. But during the summer months I had to switch to GB 444 soy wax. I was very pleased with the results. Wonderful scent throw. I follow the directions and it works well for me. And I only use eco wicks for my candles and I use 12% Fragrance oil. To get the results you want, it's always important to test, test, and test. Not all fragrance oils and containers are the same. So testing is a must and be patient (Rome was not built in a day).
Golden Brands soy wax is a really great product.
Submitted on 2015-07-24 V
This wax has been wonderful. I am in Texas and I am not experiencing my candles sweating like I have with other waxes. The hot and cold throw are wonderful. I have colored my candles and they color great! I initially experienced a few problems with sink holes but I started pouring around 103 and have not had any problems at all. I sold my first 30 candles in 1 week. I have nicknamed this wax "the wonderful wax!"
Submitted on 2015-05-21 Vicki W.
So far....I am loving this wax! I have tried a few others and this one is very easy to work with. I did have a few questions for the "veterans" on here! 1.) Has anyone used Vybar with this one - and what are your thoughts with adding Vybar period?! 2.) What can I do to make Wax Melts/Tarts with this wax? Could I add some beeswax to harden it up slightly? I did use 4 tbsp per pound of soy once with a Vanilla, just to see if it would throw a stronger scent. I am still very new to candle making, and couldn't be happier that I am FINALLY starting my own candle business after wanting to for over 15 years! Any help, tips and tricks that could be given would be GREATLY appreciated!
The main issues/questions I am having now - by adding Vybar and Beeswax to soy...what is the main purpose and outcome of adding these things to your wax - like what are we hoping to accomplish? What can I use to GB 444 to make it harder for melts and/or have a stronger throw for the melts? AAAND I have seen sooo many different pour temps, what is the "normal" pouring temp range?
Thanks again to anyone that takes the time to respond to my questions/issues! I am and WILL get my amazing business up and running for me and my kiddos! (single mom - 3 kiddos, 6 yr old twins and a 2 yr old - full time job and this is a side adventure we are taking, and hoping it turns into what we would like it to in the future and that all the time, money and effort put in pays off in the long run!!!)
Submitted on 2015-03-16 Maria
I absolutely LOVE this 444 Soy Wax! It melts beautifully and holds the scent amazing! It burns to a slight golden color, which looks super neat. I give this Soy an A+! After failing with 'other brands', I am very happy with your wax and scents. Thank you Candle Science!
Submitted on 2015-03-14 Michelle
I really like this wax and how it pours. I have been getting a really good cold and hot scent throw. The only problem I'm having is trying to properly wick. I have been using Eco wicks, but the flame is quite large. Not sure if it is from the wax or improper wick.
Submitted on 2015-01-20 Drew
I started out using the GW464, but switched to the 444 during summer because of the heat in FL. I love the 444. I get even pours, and great throw. Any minor imperfections are too minor for my customers to care about. They just want the smell. I tried going back to the 464 for winter, but with the heat and humidity here, it's clumped into a wet, sticky mess that is nearly impossible to measure properly. Definitely going back to my tried and true 444.
Submitted on 2015-01-20 Tina Edwards
I have tried many different soy waxes and the Golden Brands 444 has been the best yet! I heat to 185 and pour at 150 and pour SLOWLY and I also don't color my candles and my candles turn out perfect ! And use 60-44-18C wicks, all my customers love the Natural Look plus I don't have to deal with the frosting like before with all the other waxes. Love this wax and I have Awesome scent throw with this wax... I have tried the 415, 464 and this one is the best.. Lve it!!!
Submitted on 2015-01-08 GR
I've never made soy candles or worked with soy wax in my life. I never even bought a soy candle before trying to make my own with this wax. A few years ago, I made some pure beeswax candles from some beeswax that I had in my crafting closet, and I had no idea what I was doing. Those beeswax candles worked okay considering that I used wicks that were a bit too small for my container. I had no idea that wicks came in different sizes. The GB 444 soy wax is much better and easier to work with. I even used a microwave, and my partner and our two older kids helped make some of the candles. I used the 6 oz tins for my containers, and I had candles that had smooth tops. A few of them were not quite as glass smooth as I would have liked, but I didn't have any pits, bumps, or wet looking spots in my candle tops. I used 1 oz of fragrance oil for all of my candles. I think I've made about 4 dozen candles.
Submitted on 2015-01-08 GR
I've never made soy candles or worked with soy wax in my life. I never even bought a soy candle before trying to make my own with this wax. A few years ago, I made some pure beeswax candles from some beeswax that I had in my crafting closet, and I had no idea what I was doing. Those beeswax candles worked okay considering that I used wicks that were a bit too small for my container. I had no idea that wicks came in different sizes. The GB 444 soy wax is much better and easier to work with. I even used a microwave. I used the 6 oz tins for my containers, and I had candles that had smooth tops. A few of them were not quite as glass smooth as I would have liked, but I didn't have any pits, bumps, cracks, or wet looking spots in my candle tops. I used 1 oz of fragrance oil for all of my candles. I have tried about 8 scents. My favorite so far is the lemon pound cake. It smells so good hot or cold. It smells like lemon, vanilla, and sugar.
Submitted on 2014-10-28 alison
I can't seem to get a good pour,as all of my wine bottle candles have craters around the wick and burn down the center of the candle Throws good scent but wax pool is putting out flame. Any suggestions on how to pour a better candle.
Submitted on 2014-10-24 Baffling
Thanks to some reviews i try heating this wax at 185 add fragrance and color, pour at 175. Candle came out smooth tops no wet spots except for the darker color a smage of frosting. Now the trick is to find a wick that throw excellent fragrance.
Submitted on 2014-07-22 R. P.
I use Soy 464 with zero problems....in fact, 98% of all candles are a perfect pour (I do a double pour with 8 oz jars and single pour with votive glass jars). I ordered Soy 444 because I am making candles for a wedding and with the summer heat, wanted a higher melt point.
I have wasted 30 glasses, a few pounds of wax and fragrance oil. This wax is terrible -- I should have listened to the other reviews.
I am out of product and time.
Submitted on 2014-04-23 Courtney
I have fought with 464 for too long! I decided to use this wax and my problems are solved. I pour relatively cool (110-115) and I have next to zero issues with 444. No frosting, no weird tops, great throw. Every once in a while I will have a few 'wet spots', but nothing serious. Try it if you're tired of the frosting with 464!
Submitted on 2014-04-01 Mary @ Mr. Toad's
I normally use and am a big fan of the gb464 wax, but because of the hot weather conditions here in California I had to find a more stable wax with a higher melt point. I have used the Ecosoya 135 in the past and was happy with it,but decided to expand my horizons. I just made my first batch of tester candles with the 444 and it is simply beautiful! Yes you do need to wick higher than the 464 but the scent throw is amazing! I am absolutely pleased! I will be switching over for the spring and summer months and am elated I found Golden Brand. Please try this wax you won't be sorry. I didn't give it five stars yet because I have to use it for awhile before I do.
Submitted on 2014-02-11 James Bynion
I have been using 464 for a while now. The problems with glass adhesion, frosting and melting at average room temperatures and fragrance oil pooling on top was a huge frustration! I decided to try 444. Awesome wax. My candles are flawless except for heating the tops lightly with my heat gun. I pour at 150 which is what I found to be the perfect pour temp. For new comers, keep in mind the many factors involved in pouring a great candle. Room temp., thickness of glass, shape of glass, is your jar on a nylon cutting board (this does not transfer heat or cold) granite or tile? Are you using dye? Which I do. I found that the Libbey Cylender jar is the best for a great looking candle. Straight sides and thin glass. Unfortunately Candle Science does not carry these! Now, good luck on your next candle!
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Submitted on 2013-11-15 Jodie Jensen
I have used both 464 and 444 in the past with absolutely no problems. I chose to order just 444 so I wouldn't have to worry as much about melting in the summer. It's been absolutely horrible. Crystal like formation on the top, lumpy and full of holes. I've tried pouring at 170 (I even turned the burner off and added the scent while pour pot was still in double boiler so as not to lose heat while incorporating). I got on here today to order 464 instead and noticed their comment board had the same issues. Looks like Golden Brands had an issue across all lines. Not sure what to do with the holidays approaching. I guess just get comfy with the heat gun and hope for the best. It's candle season and there aren't many options if I want to stay with soy. Ug
Submitted on 2013-03-19 Paulina Buncic
I use GB 444 with 1 3/4 oz of scent per pound and liquid and dye chips in all my container candles and my customers love them! My candles have excellant cold and hot throw, my tops are generally smooth (if not, a heat guns fixes that) and they burn well with ECO wicks for smaller jars and LX wicks for the larger jars. I love this wax and will continue to use it. Thank you!
Submitted on 2012-11-13 candlmakr
I started to decide that the wax I was using ws at fault. I have been using 444 for awhile for a large 3.5-4 dia container candle and had to get the largest wick and braid them together to get it to melt. Then I would have the problem of the pool drowning the wick and sooting. So, totally fed up, I started to think maybe its the wax!! I use modest amt of scent (less than reccom) and a crayon to color, but have had no help explaining what I am doing wrong, so am considering switching wax.
Submitted on 2012-10-08 Brenda Heilmann
Hello I bought Gw444 soy wax based upon the reviews I had read. I thought this product would benefit better than the previous product that I was using. Boy was I miss lead. Worst most god all full product ever!!!!! I have wasted scent, coloring,contaners, and most of all time in trying to profect this product! It does not matter has to the heating point I use or how long u let it cool before pouring into the container etc. etc. It will leave creaters in your candles or the tops ofyour candles will not come out smooth and Mottling is horrible along with extreme fading that takes place way to quick. I have wasted so much money trying to get this produce to work until I have just throwed the crap in the garbage. When I make a product for resale I expect it to be saleable in which with this GW444 soy wax the product is not saleable. Very, Very unhappy with the misleading information that I have received from the Candle Science Company and from the reviews I have read. VERY MISLEADING!!!!!! I expect my candles to be solid from top to bottom, with coloring to not fade within 2 days of pouring and mottling to be very little if any and smooth top finish.
Submitted on 2012-02-08 Tamara Lynne
I have tried wax after wax for a superior hot throw! This beats them all! However you cannot color them, I leave them white, as frosting ALWAYS occures. Just add a hardner and you have the best tart wax. To many holes and mottling for containers. LOve it!!
Submitted on 2009-04-07 Billy @ CoconutPalmArt.com
This wax works well. lots of mottling on top, but a heat gun smooths all that out...little bit of frosting...overall good wax to work with, once you know how to use it!!
Submitted on 2009-02-23 Cynthia
I have made several test batches with the Soy 444, which I selected due to the heat in my home state of Florida, I had a mostly all successful batches with the exception of one. For some reason my "Smoke and Odor Eliminator" batch was not so successful. I used a 7.5 oz tumbler jar (2.25" dia) with an Eco 4 6" wick assembly, for some reason these had "wells" surrounding the wick whereas all of my others had a nice even burn!