Time to Make Tea Lights and Wax Melts February 11 2014, 0 Comments

With overnight temps starting to warm up, we are coming to the point where we can start to replenish our candle supply. Soy wax is very persnickety when it's curing and doesn't like cool temperatures at all.

It takes about 7 days for a canning jar or status jar candle to cure and if the temperature drops to low then the candle wax has a tendency to separate from the glass jar and create "wet spots". In reality these "wet spots" are simply the soy wax separating from the candle jar glass giving the visual appearance of a "wet spot".  This does not affect the performance of the candle in any way but we are very conscious of the appearance of our candles and this is not acceptable to us.

Making Tea Lights and Wax Melts doesn't really present us with the "wet spot" problem because we are not using glass jars. We'll knock out some of those while we're waiting for warmer weather.