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Candle Additives

A good range of candle wax additives are now available to both the hobbiest and semi-professional candle makers. These range from stearin and vybar which not only help with mould release, but also allow a higher percentage of fragrance oil to be added to the wax, to microsoft wax to help prevent mottling, to candle varnish which protects your finished candle and gives it a high gloss. Everything you need to produce professional candles, whether they are pillar, votive, novelty or tea light candles.
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Prevents the leaching of fragrance from the wax, allowing you to add more scent to your candle. Great for candles layered with different scents, to stop the fragrances mixing.
From £1.36 incl tax
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Use Microwax 'Soft' to give better glass adhesion, and add a few millimetres to the melt pool if you're not quite getting there with your wick size.
£1.15 incl tax
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PE22 is a polymer hardener used to raise the melt-point of wax. It is often added to wax to create hurricane candle shells, not only to give them a tough finish, but to make sure the shell doesn't melt when a tea light is burned inside it. It can also be used as a final over-dip for surface decorations to preserve the shell and stop the decorations from falling into the melt pool.
From £3.25 incl tax
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Added to wax, stearin produces a harder candle, improves burn quality, depth of colour if dye used, and helps mould release from metal or polycarbonate moulds.
£4.50 incl tax
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Protect your colours from fading caused by both natural and artificial lighting. A simple additive to keep your colours brighter longer. Especially useful if candles are on display, or not stored in a dark place. All that's needed is 1g per kilo of wax - cheap as chips, but so very useful!
£0.85 incl tax
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The perfect wax additive for producing harder candles with a good opacity of colour. May be used in latex moulds in place of stearin, to aid mould release. Vybar also prevents oils from leaching out - allowing you to use more candle scent, and achieve a highly fragranced candle.
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