Instructions for the use of Palm Wax Red BeadsPalm Wax Beads
have a low melting point (pouring temperature 60-65°C - 140-149 degrees fahrenheit) and a natural crystallization property - a pattern of "snowflakes stars" will appear in the dry wax when poured into aluminium moulds and cooled slowly. When using other metal, plastic or rubber moulds or if the wax is cooled too quickly this pattern does not occur as noticeably. Constant stirring to remove the air trap will also assist the crystallization.
They can also be placed into a heat-proof container in layers to create a different effect. Simply fill the container, leaving enough space at the top so the melted wax does not spill over. Place a wick in the middle of the container, and light the wick. Just be careful the container is not knocked over or you will have a lot of candle beads to pick up!
Palm Wax can be blended with paraffin wax (white wax) and/or beeswax.
The wax will set to be a very hard wax, with an attractive finish, and a clean burning flame.
Use the Colored Palm Wax Beads to color your candles. They contain natural coloring, and are available in the primary colors - red, blue and yellow. The colours can be used alone, blended together and used, or blend them with the white wax to create softer pastel colours.
Using colors other than the Palm Wax Beads may not work well. The color distribution may not be even. Test before using other colors.
Palm Wax can be fragranced with candle soluble fragrances and/or essential oil
s. Use 1-2% fragrance, i.e. approximately 1-2mL of fragrance/essential oil
in 100g - 3 1/2 oz wax.
Most essential oil
s will dissolve quite well into the wax, however, they will evaporate, and the outer layers of the candle will loose its aroma - all the more reason to use them up quickly! We have made some lovely candles with Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint essential oil
s that have lasted well, and smell great.
Always make a trial of your essential oil
candle, before going into mass production - just to check that the color is what you were expecting and the fragrance level is stable - different fragrances have different stability levels in different waxes!