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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.