IGI 1284 is a 130° melt
point straight paraffin wax suitable for making votive and container candles.
IGI 1284 is a refined paraffin wax that is very hard. This wax makes both
excellent burning and smelling candles and will provide the user with a variety
of appearances. Because straight paraffin waxes are completely customizable they
are an excellent choice for almost any candle maker!
mottle may not be easily achieved in IGI 1284 and for this reason may be best
suited to use in making opaque and creamy candles. IGI 1284 will work for making
container candles, wax melts and votive candles.
Uses: IGI 1284 can be used to make Votive Candles, Tea Light Candles and Container Candles.
Fragrance Load: Up to 6% is possible without additives. Up to 9% with proper additives.
Dye: Liquid, Chip, Block, Flake & Powder Dye can all be used in this wax
Wick Suggestions: Zinc, HTP, RRD, LX, Hemp, Performa, CD
Wax Type: IGI 1284 is a Straight Paraffin
Additive Suggestion: Vybar 103, Mottle Max or Steric Acid. You may also want to add UV Color Stabilizer to prevent fading and chemical color change.
Instructions for use:
Heat wax to 180°-190°. Once
wax reaches desired temp, add your dye, blend well then add fragrance and again
blend well. This wax should be poured between 175°-185° into heated containers
and cooled as slow as possible for optimal adhesion to glass and to minimize
shrinking. It is advisable to poke relief holes around the wick of the candle
once the wax has become solid but is still pliable.
After the first pour has
cooled, reheat your reserved wax from your first pour and refill the void (sink
hole) in the candle until you reach the level of the first pour. You will want
your second pour to be 10° hotter than your first pour to minimize lines from
the second pour. Repeat the re-pour process as necessary.
To make a smooth opaque
creamy looking candle add
Vybar 260 at the rate of 1/2 tsp per lb of wax. Adding Vybar will also
increase the waxes ability to hold fragrance. Fragrance loads of up to 10% may
be achieved by adding various additives. Testing is required.
Adding additives like Soy
Wax, Petrolatum, Crisco etc will all create varied results. Experimentation to
determine what works best for you will be necessary when using straight paraffin
waxes. There is far more versatility in a straight paraffin than a production
A MSDS for this product is
available in a printable format
purposes, we offer for sale, 10 pound slabs or bags of wax.
*We can only offer recommendations as to what wax will perhaps
work best for you but we cannot guarantee any certain wax to work best in any application
because of the many variables involved. The only way to determine the
appropriate wax selection is by experimentation. Test burning will be necessary
to determine the best wax for your candles!
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