How to Choose Candle Wax and Wick for Candle Making
The main components of the candle is candle wax. Most of the candles use paraffin wax because of the lower cost, but its shortcoming is easy to produce soot. It is certain that paraffin wax for candles is note necessarily inferior to other wax species.
Paraffin waxes are derived from crude oil during the production of light (distillate) lubricating oils. These waxes are categorized by oil content and the degree of refinement. They are fully refined paraffin wax, semi refined paraffin wax and scale wax.
The quality candles like Yankee choose fully refined paraffin wax. Their degree of purity and low odor make these waxes suitable for many applications, including food packaging. So fully refined paraffin wax is completely safe for candle making.
During manufacturing process, we also need to pay attention to cotton wick.For complete burning, the choice of cotton wick and cotton wick length is a key factor depending on whether the candles will generate soot.
The candle wick should be grouped white cotton wick and bleached with bleaching powder. Candles with such cotton wick will not soot. If the bleached cotton wick is soaked in the chemical raw material, the finished candle does not shed tears, is dust-free and of longer burning time.