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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:36 am 

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I've heard of people using coconut oil in their soy candles to make them harder. What about using coca butter?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:00 pm 
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Vybar or stearic acid would be a better choice. Cocoa butter could clog the wick.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:09 am 

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Yeah!! Vybar or stearic acid would be better than coconut oil.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:01 pm 

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Yes, here is the process:

Ingredients

1 cup soy wax
2 tsp. cocoa butter
2 tsp. almond or other light oil
2 tsp. coconut oil (or shea butter if you have it)
2 (125 ml) canning jars (or tins)
2 wicks (for soy wax - lead free, for 2-3 inch diameter candles)
essential oils or fragrance (optional)

Directions

In a microwave, melt all ingredients on low, stirring often. Make sure the wax/oils don't get too hot!
When melted, add 1/4-1/2 tsp. of essential oils (lavender, sandalwood, or ylang ylang are good ones (or a combination).
Pour into containers and insert wicks in the middle.
Set 24 hours, then it's ready to burn.

For Information you can visit my website at https://masonjarcandles.org/.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:57 pm 
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michealmike wrote:
Yes, here is the process:

Ingredients

1 cup soy wax
2 tsp. cocoa butter
2 tsp. almond or other light oil
2 tsp. coconut oil (or shea butter if you have it)
2 (125 ml) canning jars (or tins)
2 wicks (for soy wax - lead free, for 2-3 inch diameter candles)
essential oils or fragrance (optional)

Directions

In a microwave, melt all ingredients on low, stirring often. Make sure the wax/oils don't get too hot!
When melted, add 1/4-1/2 tsp. of essential oils (lavender, sandalwood, or ylang ylang are good ones (or a combination).
Pour into containers and insert wicks in the middle.
Set 24 hours, then it's ready to burn.


I would convert the cups and teaspoon into grams or ounces. That way you can correctly calculate the amount of a fragrance or essential oil needed.

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