Using Ecosoya CB-Advanced





Ecosoya CB-Advanced

is made from pure 100% soybeans and carefully selected botanical oils.  It has a soft creamy appearance, with a lovely smooth top.  


This soy wax has works well in jars, tins and other containers.  The containers don't need to be pre-heated, but do need to be at a reasonable ambient room temperature.  This soy wax has excellent scent throw with both fragrance oils and essential oils alike.  

CB-Advanced is resistant to blooming (white spots) and wet spots.  It does contract slightly on cooling, but leaves a smooth surface to the candle.

Melting


Ecosoya CB-Advanced has a melt temperature of approx 44C (111F).  It may be heated temporarily as high as 87.8C (190F) if powder dyes are being used, but temperatures in excess of this may cause the wax to discolour.  Before adding any colour or fragrance, make sure that the melted wax has been thoroughly stirred to ensure an even heat distribution.

Using Dyes



Ecosoya CB-Advanced works well with most powder, liquid and solid dyes, but to achieve a deep colour, about 30% extra dye will need to be used.  When using powder dyes the wax needs to be raised to a temperature of approx 87.8C (190F) and stirred continuously until all the dye has been completely dissolved.  It is often easier, when using powder dyes, to dissolve the powder dye in fragrance before adding to the wax.

Using Fragrance



Many, but not all, fragrances work well in CB-Advanced.  Fragrances can be either synthetic, or essential oil, depending on taste.  The recommended maximum scent load for this wax is 12%. If you use more than that, the wax may not be able to hold the fragrance in suspension and you will get 'wet spots' where the fragrance has puddled.

It is recommended that any fragrance is added just before pouring - but a temperature no lower than 57.2C (135F).  Make an allowence for the slight temperature drop when you add the cool fragrance.  

The optimum scent throw from CB-Advanced is achieved when you have a full size melt pool with a depth of 1/4 - 1/2".  Not all fragrances are suitable for soya wax and may lead to frosting or poor flame quality.  If this happens, try a different fragrance.

Wicking CB-Advanced





Soya wax need a larger wick than paraffin waxes, and cotton cored, paper cored and zinc cored wicks should be avoided ans they tend to get a bit of a carbon build up which will give rise to 'sooting'.

The general guide from the manufacturer is to achieve a full melt pool extending from side to side, with a depth of 1/4-1/2" in approximately the same number of hours for every inch (2.5cm) of the diameter of the container.

For example:  If you have a container with a diameter of approx 10cm (4"), the full melt pool should be achieved in approx 4 hours.  ie: 1 hour for every inch diameter.

Wick Size Guide



The following wicks are a guide ONLY.  They don't take into account any use of fragrance or dye, which will effect the wick.  Use the guide as a starting point, but Test-Burn and adjust if necessary.

Diameter of melt pool        Suggested Wick

25-51mm (1-2")        Eco 2, RRD:34, LX8, LX10   
       
51-76mm (2-3")        Eco 6, RRD:40, LX14, LX16, LX18

76-100mm (3-4")        Eco 14, RRD:50. LX20, LX22, LX24, LX28


Pouring





Pour temperatures will vary according to the size container being used.  The size will effect the rate of cooling, and cooling too quickly (or slowly) can cause the wax to frost, or the top surface to become concave.

Large jars - 8oz or 235ml and over - will cool more slowly and need a lower pouring temperature to allow them to cool evenly.  Pour these size candles at approx 51.7C (125F).

Smaller containers - less than 8oz or 235ml) will cool more quickly, so a higher pour temperature of about 68C (155F) will work well.

If you do experience problems with frosting or shrinkage, try adjusting your pour temperature in increments of 10 degrees.

Allow the candles to cool undisturbed in an ambient temperature of approx 70F (21C).  The containers need to be at least 1/2" apart to allow for proper air circulation and even cooling.  Leave any lids off the containers for at least 24 hours - longer for really large ones.  Allow the candles to 'cure' for at least 48 hours before test burning.  It really does make a difference!


 
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