Just a brief article today but I wanted to talk about Soy Wax Candle frosting because winter is coming and its prime frosting time!
“What does frosting have to do with candles?” You ask.
Frosting is actually a unique and natural effect of using vegetable waxes, especially soy. The wax is trying to return back to its natural form and as a result it begins to crystallize. It doesn’t affect the performance of the candle in any way and also means your wax is 100% natural.
It a white pattern inside the candle car, almost like a marble effect. It looks like a layer of frost which is where it gets its name from,
It doesn’t happen too often, but still after all my years of making we still get frosty candles. I believe temperature control is key, we usually get a couple of batches during the winter. It also affects the coloured candles more frequently then the white or cream candles.
Many buyers consider this a mark of purity and quality, when we have shoppers in the unit the frosty candles always sell first. Me and the team laugh at this because we do everything possible to prevent it but the customers love it anyway and snap them up!
Frosting blooms on a soy candle do not effect the burn quality of a candle, either its fragrance or the way it burns. Its just a candle with a bit of Character