The white-ish chalky coating that can show up on the tops and sides of your finished candles is commonly known as frosting.
The wet spots that you see are not really "wet spots." The spots are caused by shrinkage and air bubbles that occur as the wax cools.
Common for even experienced candle makers, a rough top is caused by air escaping out of the top surface of the wax.
Cracks or little holes can form on the top of your newly poured candles, caused by air bubbles trapped in the wax.
A common trait of all soy waxes, caused by the melt pool cooling unevenly when the flame is blown out.
Fragrance leaching, "seeping," or "bleeding" is usually a sign that the fragrance has not bonded with the wax, or too much fragrance was used.
Visible dark smoke coming from the flame can be a sign that the wick is too large for the candle, or there is an excessive amount of fragrance and/or dye in the candle.
What is known as "tunneling" is a sign that the wick size is not large enough for your candle.
A small melt pool shows that the candle is under wicked, meaning the wick size is too small for the candle.
The "mushroom" shape formed at the end of a candle wick after burning is the result of carbon buildup.
Fragrance can settle at the bottom of a candle if it does not completely bond with the soy wax, causing a yellowish discoloration.
When soy wax is exposed to excessive heat, moisture, or has a high oil content it can become soft and clump together.
On occasion, additional air can get incorporated in the wax during the manufacturing process.
Cloudy wax is typically a sign of additional moisture and air that on rare occasion gets incorporated into the soy wax during processing.
Natural ingredients in fragrances, like vanillin and cinnamon, can cause your candles to discolor over time.
Cracks can form on the top of your newly poured candles, caused by air bubbles trapped in the wax.
The wick can move off-center in the container if it is not tightly set when the poured wax cools.
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