Candles and Essential Oils

What is Frosting & Wet Spots

(toothache for all candle makers)

What causes Frosting? 

Frosting is a perfectly natural effect of using soy wax and is unique to vegetable waxes. It is the natural wax re crystallizing and trying to return to its natural state. All soy waxes frost and is a sign that we are using 100% natural soy wax

What are Wet Spots?

In candle making, a wet spot refers to an air pocket or watermark showing through the wall of a jar candle. What in fact has happened is the wax has pulled away from the edge of the glass. And did you know that, wet spots on the candles glass are not actually wet.

Sandy Shores Candle Company always strives for perfect glass adhesion and this is one of the most frustrating problems to solve when using natural soy wax. It does not affect the performance of the candle in any way but is an aesthetic thing.

It generally happens when the candle temperature fluctuates and the wax expands and contracts. You will find it very nearly always happens overnight if you leave your candles out when the weather is cooler.

Sometimes however no matter what you do you will not prevent wet spots. The climate changes both outside and inside, even during transportation or the air-conditioning in a shop can all cause wet spots to form and even disappear.

Candles do not like the cold or fluctuating temperatures, particularly pure soy waxes. Ensure you keep your candles at a room temperature of approximately 18-24 degrees Celsius.