What is the ideal pouring temperature for my candles?
The pouring temperature is going to vary greatly depending on what type of candle is being made, the desired finish and even the time of year. In general a Soy container wax should be poured anywhere from 120 degrees F up to 140 degrees F. Pillar candles made with paraffin wax will get best results when poured in excess of 180 degrees F, most one pour waxes 150-160 degrees F and container candles made with other paraffin waxes would be 170-180 degrees F. These are just general guidelines and you may find you like the results at different temperatures. It is advisable wherever and whenever possible to preheat your container and molds. Preheating can be accomplished in many different means including heat guns, heat lamps or any “dry” heat source. (Do not dip in hot water.)
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