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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Okay for Beginners
Posted by Alexis Milton on 17th Sep 2017
I wouldn't recommend using this wax. I had okay results with it, but in the end, all it did was disappoint. I've given it three stars because I'm not so sure if the low hot throw was caused by the wick choice or the choice of wax itself. I am using C-3 and am having much better results, but not just with the hot throw, but the wax itself. I never have to worry about sink holes when using C-3 like I did with 464 and the hot throw is amazing!! I have some 464 left over, but I doubt I will ever use it anymore. If I do, it would only be for my use.
THE ONLY SOY WAX I USE
Posted by MARSHA RANDOLPH on 12th Mar 2017
I really don't have anything to compare it with since this is the only wax I use. I chose this bran after researching my options for soy wax and this is the brand that was best suited for container candles. For me my problem has never been the was but what I put into the wax- colors and scents.
Posted by Kara Cella on 27th Feb 2017
In love with this soy wax.. Works AWESOME!
Posted by rosy blanco on 20th Feb 2017
I like this wax sometimes I mix with 6006 cause all fragrances do not work well with natural soy
I will keep using it
thank you FC
Posted by Unknown on 13th Feb 2017
I love this wax, it works wonders for my container candles.
Love this Wax!
Posted by Tina on 12th Jan 2017
Great wax to work with. Gives a great cold throw right away, at least with the fragrances that I have tried thus far. However, it does take about 1-2 weeks of curing, as suggested, to obtain a really good hot throw.
Posted by Unknown on 9th Dec 2016
The 464 wax flakes were very simple to use. The flakes melted easily, blended well, and set up very nicely. This will be my go-to wax for my new hobby. Oh yeah - nothing burns like soy wax.
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.
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