NGI Wax Restrictions
We have placed a limit on the amount of NGI wax that can be purchased per customer to 5 boxes per week. This is to ensure that everyone has time to transition to a new wax, rather than one or two large customers buying up all remaining stock at the expense of those unable to do so.
EcoSoya® CB-135 soy wax has excellent adhesion to containers without preheating, requires only one pour and has excellent scent throw with both fragrances and essential oils. It has a creamy white appearance with some potential to bloom (white frosting), particularly when using colour dyes. CB-135 is dermatologically tested and perfect for massage candles.
CB-135 soy wax is delivered in flake form.
Wicking: We would recommend Stabilo, CL and TB series wicks for use in CB-135. Wedo ECO and VRL wicks may also be suitable. Woodwicks also work well in CB-135. The table below offers a start point for wick testing:
75mm Diameter: TB20 - CL16 - Stabilo 18
70mm Diameter: TB18 - CL14 - Stabilo 16
65mm Diameter: TB16 - CL12 - Stabilo 14
60mm Diameter: TB14 - CL10 - Stabilo 12
The below process is a very quick way of finding suitable wicks for your candles. We recommend you conduct a slab test for every different blend of wax and oil that you intent to use, before making any candles :)
1. Mix the wax and your chosen oil at the required loading (typically 7-10% fragrance)
2. Pour the mixture into a large baking tray and allow to cool fully
3. Remelt the surface so that it is flat and allow to settle for at least 24 hours
4. Poke holes at ~10cm intervals using a skewer, screwdriver or similar
5. Insert various wicks that you think may be suitable (we recommend trying as many as possible)
6. Trim and light wicks in a draft free room
7. Allow to burn for 3-4 hours, observing for clubbing, excessive smoke or flame height and wick posture
8. Extinguish wicks, allow to cool and record diameter of melt pools for each wick, along with any observations on posture/clubbing/flame height
9. Remove wicks and any residue from wax, then remelt surface and repeat steps 4-8 as required (you may need pliers to remove the wicks)
10. Once complete, the wax can be used to make candles of various sizes and conduct confirmatory container tests.
If done correctly, a slab test will provide you with a long list of wick options that will allow you to wick almost any size of container.
Slab testing will help you to identify candidate wicks for your candles, but you will still need to conduct tests in the actual container you intend on using. We call this container-specific burn testing.
We recommend that container specific burn testing be conducted in accordance with the following standards before putting candles up for sale...
EN 15493:2007 – 'Candles – specification for fire safety'
You may also wish to apply safety labels as outlined in the following standard...
These standards are available for purchase from The British Standards Institute and other bodies within Europe.
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Posted by natalie adams on 2nd Dec 2016
Fast delivery very and quick processing . I won't order a 22kg box though... I live on the top floor and it almost killed me carrying up the stairs ... I learnt my lesson !
Soft creamy textured wax perfect
Posted by Leona Letts on 23rd Nov 2016
I have tried many types of wax when making my candles and this one is perfect as it results in a lovely finished colour and smooth to touch. I continue to buy regularly!
Posted by Ryan on 7th Nov 2016
High quality wax. Brilliant for our candles. Highly recommended.
Posted by Unknown on 24th Oct 2016
Great wax to work with, works well with fragrances & doesn't sink.
Posted by Miss J Allan on 6th Sep 2016
Beautiful to work with and beautiful results.
Posted by Kelley on 26th Aug 2016
Fast delivery. I ordered 22kilos which came in easy to manage bags. I was very happy with the pruce.
Also, the staff at the candle shack were very helpful.
Posted by Marion on 23rd Aug 2016
This is great wax to work with. Very creamy (so not ideal if you want to use vibrant dyes), doesn't shrink from the sides so only needs one pour. Highly recommended.
Posted by Catrin on 20th Jul 2016
Cannot fault this product at all. It sets beautiful in my homemade candles. Fast and efficient delivery.
Posted by Dina on 14th Jul 2016
I love working with this wax. It has very smooth and creamy texture. Works well with most fragrance oils.
Posted by Jo on 3rd Jun 2016
I continue to order my cb135 soy wax from Candle Shack for my aromatherapy candles, always fantastic customer service and fast delivery.
The dreaded 'wet spots' people talk about often occur no matter which soy wax you use and can vary depending on the room temperature they are made and stored in throughout the year (use tins or coloured glass containers if they bother you!)
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