Golden Brands GW 464 Soy Wax Flakes
Golden Brands GW 464 is a natural soy wax containing a soy based additive to reduce frosting and increase fragrance load. GW 464 is designed for use in container candles and blends well with other waxes, such as paraffin, slack, and microcrystalline wax. It is not recommended to blend GW 464 with beeswax. The lower melt point of this wax enables it to have improved jar adhesion and helps prevent wet spots. A heat gun may be necessary to smooth out tops on finished candles.
Melt Point: 115 - 120°
Suggested Pouring Temperature: 130 - 145°
Advantages of using GW 464:
- Typically requires only a single pour
- Contains a soy based additive allowing for to reduce frosting and improved scent throw
- High fragrance load - 8% to 10% fragrance loads are possible
- Smooth and creamy look
- Comes in flake form
- No additives required
- Melt point: 115° to 120°
- Heat wax to around 185°
- Add dye if desired and mix thoroughly
- Add candle fragrance if desired and mix thoroughly
- Pouring temperatures should typically be around 130° to 145°, though experimentation is recommended to determine optimal pouring temperature
- Allow candles to cool as slow as possible to achieve good jar adhesion and create a smooth finish
- Wait at least 24 hours before burning
- Wick testing is recommended to achieve optimal burning characteristics and will vary with different combinations of wax, fragrance, dye, and container size
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Posted by Unknown on 18th Sep 2016
This wax is great for personal candle and wax melt making bit I recommend that you do not make large quantities to store and use later. This wax frosts bad! I followed the steps listed on how to make soy candles and mine frosted withing 12 hours of setting up. I then heated it to 185 degreed cooled it to 145-150 degrees then reheated it to 200 degrees then cooled to 185 degrees to add scent/color and poured 145-150 degrees and that delayed the frosting for around 2-4 days. The colors aren't bright but very creamy and pastel like. Grwat scent throw but the frosting effect is extremely annoying...
Posted by Unknown on 10th Sep 2016
I have been using this wax for a while. I have a lot of frost on my products. I will keep testing and trying to reduce the frosting. Maybe I'am pouring too hot? I pour around 130. I will try different pouring temperatures.
Posted by Pamela on 5th Aug 2016
I'm a beginner at candle making and was surprised at how many waxes there are! I did my research, read reviews and watched videos and selected this wax. I poured my first candles last night and it was very easy. This morning the candles look great with smooth tops and no cracking around wicks. I did not add color to my test batches so I don't know if there is any frosting. Over all I'm very pleased with this wax.
Posted by Christy on 11th Jul 2016
I'm a beginner candle maker and this wax is perfect for just that. Made it so easy to do.
The BEST soy wax yet!!!
Posted by Unknown on 28th May 2016
This wax is awesome. Very reliable every time I make a candle I know what to expect. It burns clean and even with a great melt pool and I always have smooth tops. Inwill never use another wax again. I'm in love!!!
Posted by Unknown on 1st May 2016
I love this wax, but I still get sink holes in have tried everything not sure what to do.
Excellent product. Melts, pours, and burns cleanly.
Posted by Unknown on 14th Mar 2016
I agree with the other reviewers: this is a great wax to work with!
I've been using the Golden Wax 464 for all of my soy candles. I've found it to be a very reliable product that incorporates fragrance oils easily, pours and sets predictably, and burns cleanly.
I've found that pouring at a lower temperature (around 105 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit) into slightly warmed containers has helped to reduce the likelihood of frosting or sink holes developing.
Posted by Joann Oyervides on 19th Feb 2016
I absolutely love this product. I've never really ever used the other waxes. They say if it's not broke, no need to fix it.
Posted by Theresa Hackle on 2nd Feb 2016
I've been making candles about 6-7 years and have enjoyed this wax tremendously.
good adhesion and scent throw w/ some coaxing
Posted by Unknown on 20th Nov 2015
i live in a colder climate and have to keep my candles away from any drafts, etc… otherwise i get terrible cracks, pitting, and poor adhesion. what really helps me is keeping one room extra warm where i leave them to cure. this particular wax causes fewer problems than others when it comes to frosting, and adhesion--two of the problems i encountered w/ nearly every other soy wax.
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