I recently switched to this wax after hearing positive things about it and I have had less than positive experiences with this switch - EXTREMELY disappointed at this point. I'm having the worst time wicking my candles and I've tried various wicks - which are the recommended wicks by CS. I started out with 1 oz. of fragrance per pound of wax using LX-16, LX-18, and LX-22 wicks in my test candles - each test set cured 10, 12, and 14 days. The candles are either under-wicked or over-wicked. I then tried increasing and decreasing the fragrance load and still had the same results. The HT and CT are great but my candles either burn out from under-wicking or the flame is too high and flickering from over-wicking. I can only achieve a full melt pull if the candles are over-wicked. I have followed all of the directions and instructions from CS to the letter and still have horrible results. Will be switching back to the wax that I know works with my wicks and fragrances but I have a bunch of this stuff sitting around that I need to figure out what to do with. Any wicking suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
As of 04/30/2020:This product is discontinued and no longer available.
We recommend the IGI 4630 Harmony Blend Wax as a replacement for the IGI 4633 (J223) Wax. IGI 4633 ( formally Astorlite J223 ) container wax was designed for excellent hot and cold throw. A single fill can produce a level top if wax is poured at 145-155 degrees, though a top off may be necessary if optimal conditions are not achieved. Note: Cases contain 6 slabs of wax packaged together in a reinforced cardboard box. 60 lb. Case Size: 19" x 12.5" x 10" For help choosing the right candle wax for your candles, visit our Wax Guide.
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After using this was I will never use another wax again for coming container candles. It looks amazing. Is easy to deal with and is truly a single poor if done at the correct temperature.
Amazing throw! Easy to work with-What more do you want.
Not sure why others have had issues with this wax. It has amazing hot and cold scent throw. If you are patient and let the wax cool down to 150 before pouring it will set up perfectly each time. When I have poured hotter it does sink in the middle requiring a heat source to fix it. So patience is a must! Also the slabs are easy to work with and a large knife cuts through very easily to make smaller blocks for storage. My customers love my candles so this wax is working for me.
I recently purchased 2 cases of the J223 wax. I don't know what is going on with the wax but it hasn't been a one pour wax. We pour at 150 and slow cool it in an old freezer box. Next morning the wax is all sunk in. Have to use a heat gun and fix. Also test burn one after allowing it to cure for 4 days. The fragrance isn't as strong. We were using IGI4633 (formerly J223) from Cajun Candles. We shouldn't have switched. We hope we don't lose to many customers because of this. Can't afford to throw all the candles away.
I have used this wax for over 5 years without a problem until recently. It shank and tunneled around the wick. I am very careful when pouring my candles, I check the temperature of the wax before I pour. I even tried warming the containers before pouring and had the same problem I had to dispose of the candles I poured after attempting to correct the problem. I am a crafter who sells candles to help make money so my husband can go to his doctor weekly for cemo. This is a disaster for me.