Making White Candles White
One of the most common questions we receive on general candle making is how to make a white candle. In the past, products such as stearic acid, gloss polymers or even titanium dioxide were used to make a candle white. Each of the mentioned products were good for making the candle white and are still very good means for doing so, but in some instances they do have some inherent problems. For example, titanium can clog the wick and keep it from burning; the gloss polymers can raise the melt point of the wax in containers; and in some instances these products do not get the candle white enough.
To assist the candle maker in making a candle white, we have started manufacturing a white color button. This is in coordination with our new line of color buttons. This new white color button will color your candle white when used with 10-15 pounds of wax. Like any dye, this button should not be used in excess because it can also affect the burning properties.
We are pleased to announce our new line of Color Buttons, which have been developed using the latest manufacturing techniques. This allows us to sell these new colorants at very competitive prices. The new line offers new exciting colors such as white, navy blue, purple, Christmas red and a new shade of yellow. To help candle makers maintain consistency, we have matched the colors offered in our Color Block products (the B series colors) where possible. When the new Color Buttons are an exact color match to the Color Block product, we note it by placing a * next to the name on our web site. These new buttons are tea-light sized and are very easy to use. If you are just starting out, looking to expand your color selections or looking to save money, these new color buttons may be just what you are looking for.