The Cure


If you have come here to find the cure for any one of the many diseases plaguing our land in this season, you are in the wrong place & I am sorry to have misled you.
But since you are here, why not stick around and read to the end.
If not “theeeee cure” what then?
Did you know that candles need time to cure? Mind blown? Yup, mine was too.
What do I mean by that? Well funny you should ask because I was just preparing to tell you.
Cure in candle jargon, refers to the time it takes for the wax & fragrance to properly bind together which results in the amazing hot throw ( you learnt about that last week) if this is your first read, go back & read “Size Matters”.
Ok, what was I talking about? Yes, candles need time to cure and that curing time greatly depends on the type of wax you decide to use to make your candles.
There are many different types of wax on the market such as beeswax, soy wax, gel wax, palm wax, coconut wax, paraffin wax, para-soy (paraffin and soy blend) coco apricot creme wax (this one was new to me) and each one has a different cure time. Of all the wax, paraffin wax cures the fastest, within 24- 48 hours some say. I haven’t tested this wax however, so I can’t agree or disagree.
I should point out that paraffin is a byproduct of petroleum & there is a great debate in “candle making circles” that candles made from paraffin are toxic. I don’t subscribe to this debate & further more I don’t want the PUP’s (Paraffin Users Police) to come searching for me, so that’s all I’ll say about that!
Of all the other waxes mentioned above, I have only ever tested para-soy and even though many in my Chandlers circle rave about this paraffin & soy blend, me on the other hand I don't care for it at all.
Of all the waxes however soy wax takes the longest to cure, up to two weeks, yep 14 looooooong days. Some Chandlers say they have good hot throw within a few days but I find that when I allow my soy candles to cure for 14 days or longer, that’s what helps to  produce that “knock your socks off” hot throw that my customers have come to know & love. Yikes, now you know my secret formula....maybe I should edit this later to exclude it. Hmmmm...
If you are a Chandler who uses soy wax you have to have a lot of patience to begin with or you’ll be sure to learn some along the way.
If you have already checked out my candles and I strongly suggest that you do, I use only soy wax in my candle making process, for no other reason than, simple preference. 
So before you leave my website, leave me a comment in the "comment section" & go check out my candles...
Until next time....Be that light!

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