How do I prevent imperfections on the surface of soy wax candles?

Even the most experienced candle maker will often find their finished soy candles have an uneven rough surface. This can be caused by air escaping out of the top surface of the wax. Here are some things you can try to help correct this problem.

  • Avoid over-stirring which can produce air bubbles.

  • Pour at a slightly hotter (+5 degrees) temperature.

  • Pour more slowly.

  • Cool the candle at room temperature. Avoid extremely hot or cold rooms.

  • After the candle has cured, re-pour about 1/8th of an inch of melted wax on the top surface of the cooled candle.

  • Heat your containers to 90 degrees in a warm oven.

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