C-6 Wax

by Cargill
SKU: WAX00301 Current Stock: 167
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Cargill NatureWax C-6 is one of the best vegetable candle wax blends we have ever tested for hot scent throw.  This 100% natural wax is a blend of soy wax and coconut wax.  The wax is supplied in solid slabs, so won't fill your iMelt or wax melter with air.  Ideal for larger scale production.

WICKING

Wicking is not as easy as with a softer wax, such as EcoSystem, but is still manageable, even in a 30cl tumbler with one wick or occasionally two wicks.  The following wick recommendations should get you started:

 

Diameter Example Vessels CL Stabilo Other
55mm 9cl Jar 8, 10 8, 10
65mm 20cl Jar 12, 14 12, 14
70mm 27cl Jar 14, 16 14, 16
75mm 30cl, 20cl Tin 16, 17, 18, 19 16, 18, 20
125mm 3-Wick 8, 10, 12 8, 10, 12 V7, V8

 

POURING

Step One: Melting of Wax – The C-6 should be heated to a temperature of 160 to 200°F (71.1 to 93.3°C) to melt the wax. Do not heat the wax above 200°F (93.3°C). If wax is held at higher temperatures for long periods of time, it will discolor. Always use a thermometer when melting the wax and never leave your heated wax unattended. While the wax is melting, stir the wax regularly to reduce localized heating of the wax. This will help to reduce burning of the wax while heating.

Step Two: Adding of Ingredients (other than Scent and Dye) – Other additives or ingredients may be added at any time to help improve the performance of the wax.

Step Three: Adding Candle Scent and Dye – The fragrances and dyes should be added to the wax after the wax is completely liquid. Make sure to stir the wax completely to ensure that the fragrances and dyes are completely mixed in.

Step Four: Preparing the Wax for Pouring - After wax has been completely melted reduce the heat on the wax so that the wax cools to a temperature of 120 to 165°F (48.9 to 73.8°C). This will reduce cracking and discoloration of the wax after it has cooled. Pour Temperature should be matched to ambient room temperature recommendations in the table below for best results.

Step Five: Pouring Candles – Make sure that the container is at room or slightly warmer before pouring the wax into the container. The wax should be poured in the container while the wax is 120 to 180°F (48.9 to 82.2°C) to reduce cracking and speed up the cure time of the wax. If the wax is to be left in melter overnight, the wax should be stored at a temperature of 130 to 145°F (54.4 to 62.8°C).

 

Ambient Room Temperature Wax Pour Temperature
60 to 70°F (15.6 to 21.1°C) 170 to 180°F (76.7 to 82.2°C)
70 to 80°F (21.1 to 26.7°C) 160 to 170°F (71.1 to 76.7°C)
80 to 90°F (26.7 to 32.2°C) 145 to 155°F (62.8 to 68.3°C)

 

Step Six: Curing of Candles – The candle should be allowed to cool and cure for at least 12 hours before the candle is burned. This will allow the crystals of the wax completely form giving a nice finish to the candle.

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MK
11/11/2019
Margaret K.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Excellent

First time using this type of wax as was looking for as natural a wax as I could find. I am just an amateur who makes simple non-fragranced votive and tealight candles to use in my lounge at night instead of electric light. These give off a nice white light and the wax burns right to the bottom of the glass but with the tealights it tends to leave quite a large rim so finding a bit too much wastage but I am assuming I can re-use it !

LC
10/09/2019
Linda C.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

C-6 Wax

I am new to candle making and attended a workshop a few weeks ago where we used C-6 wax. I have now had a go with this at home and it has worked really well, apart from one, the tops are all smooth. The one that is not I need to try again in a different container to see if it is the oil that has caused it to go ripply.

LB
09/18/2019
Lou B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great scent throw

Lost a star as I find a solid block harder to work with. Otherwise great wax and scent throw.

JY
09/15/2019
Janette Y.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

C6 wax

Loved the mix of coconut wax, it’s easy to use and made tealights which lasted 2 evenings

LB
08/08/2019
Lou B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Love this!

I’ve tried quite a few waxes now and although it’s slightly more expensive it’s become my favourite. I just wish it came in flake/pellet form.