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 (like the picture below). 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.

  • Heat your containers to 90-100 degrees in a warm oven.
  • 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.

  • After your candles have cured, you can use a heat gun to help fix minor issues. Check out our FAQ on correcting surface flaws.


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