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  Using UV Absorbers

Ultraviolet Light Absorbers or UV's are more commonly used today than ever before. Very small amounts of these products are added to colored and scented wax blends to help reduce the degradation (fading) that occurs when candles are exposed to fluorescent light and sunlight. UV's actually "protect" the candle by absorbing more of the ultraviolet light or energy than the candle itself.

Candlewic recommends the use of two common UV absorbers. One a benzophenone, the other a benzotriazole. We recommend that both products be used together because they offer protection in different wavelength regions or at different ends of the color spectrum.

Although a candle can never be totally protected from sunlight and different dye/wax/fragrance combinations can pose significant fading problems, it is certainly advisable to incorporate UV Light Absorbers into all of your wax formulations to extend the life and beauty of your candles.

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  More Candle Making Information and Instruction

Soy Wax
Using beeswax
Candle making basics
Candle making vocabulary
Candle making safety
What's new in candle making
Importance of temperature
Mold techniques
Polycarbonate molds
Choosing colors
All about waxes
Wax 101
Blended versus non-blended waxes
Palm Wax
Natural wax
Whipped wax
All about wicks
Protecting your candles from the sun
Using UV absorbers
Making a chunk candle
Making double pour candles
Making white candles white
Making crackled candles
Selecting the proper sustaining base

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