IGI 1343 is a 138° melt
point straight paraffin wax. This wax was originally designed to make the core
candle and overdip for Cut and Curl or Cut and Carve candles because of it's
excellent pliability and beautiful translucency. It can be used to make
excellent pillar candles, wax melts, votive candles and works beautifully for
wax dipping plush critters as well! This wax can be used in most any candle
application! This wax when used alone with no additional additives like Vybar
will in most cases make a beautiful mottled candle. The addition of Vybar will
allow for a beautiful smooth creamy candle. This is probably one of the most
versatile waxes on the market today.Instructions for use:
Uses: IGI 1343 can be used to make Pillar Candles, Tea Light Candles and Votive 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: Square Braid Cotton, Flat Braid Cotton, LX,
Wax Type: IGI 1343 is a Straight Paraffin
Additive Suggestion: Vybar 103, or Steric Acid. You may also want to add UV Color Stabilizer to prevent fading and chemical color change.
Heat wax to 190-200. Once
wax reaches desired temp, add your dye, blend well then add fragrance and again
blend well. This wax should be poured between 185°-195° into heated molds to
minimize skip lines. 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 some, 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 repour process as necessary. To make a rustic
finished candle, do not heat the molds and pour the wax at 165°.
To make a mottled/rustic
candle simply use the wax.
product instructions. To
make a smooth opaque creamy looking candle add Vybar 103 at the rate of 1/2 tsp per lb of wax.
Adding additives like
Stearic Acid, or Mineral Oil 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 blend.
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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