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Nature Wax C-3 is a 100% soy wax. C-3 has a 125 - 130°F meltpoint and should be used for container candles. Super clean burning, very low shrinkage. Comes in easy-to-measure flake.
Nature Wax C-3 has good adhesion to containers, which can be improved,especially during winter months by heating jars to 70°F. C-3 has an exceptional scent throw with both fragrances and essential oils and a creamy white appearance with some potential to bloom (white frosting) when using dyes. Tops may be uneven and require heat gunning to 1/8" to be smooth. This can be avoided by pouring wax at a higher temperature ~160°F. Wax may also show signs of air bubbles. These can be avoided by minimizing agitation (don't stir too much) and heating the wax to 185°F. NatureWax® C-3 is made from pure 100% soybeans. Candles made with C-3 have a soft creamy appearance and ships well in all climates.
Heat soy wax to 185°F until wax is fully melted, stirring gently periodically. Be sure you do not heat your wax too high, it can cause yellowing after cooling. Nature Wax recommends allowing wax to cool until around 165 °F and adding fragrance oil and color. Stir until thoroughly mixed. They then recommend allowing soy wax to cool to ~160°F and pouring. This is recommended to give the best glass adhesion, fewer bubbles and smoother tops.
However, in our experience allowing the wax to cool to ~125°F and adding fragrance, then poouring gave excellent scent throw results. The tops will usually need to be heat gunned if you do this. Additives are not recommended for this wax, except for the UV Inhibitor, to help colorfastness.
We recommend you use HTP wicks with this wax for optimal results. If you are using our fragrances, you can use up to 5 - 10% fragrance load or 1 oz - 1-1/2 oz of fragrance per pound of wax, which works out to be 2 - 3 T of fragrance per pound.
We also recommend you upsize your HTP wicks to the next size. So, for instance, if your jar is 3" in diameter, chose a wick for a 3 1/2" container. This wax tends to burn slowly so a stronger wick is required to achieve full melting pool.
This wax can be used in lotion bars and massage oils, if skin safe fragrances or essential oils are used.
For those of you who were members of CandleWealth, this appears to have been the original wax they started with. The eventually went to the C-1 version which was far more problematic. The C-3 version has better glass adhesion and less issue with frosting.
For complete instructions on making soy wax container candles please see our How to Article: Candle Making Instructions: How To Make Container Candles