NatureWax C-3 Soy Wax Flakes - 50 lb. Case
NatureWax C-3 soy wax from Cargill is an all-natural soy wax blend that is well known for excellent jar adhesion (minimal wet spots), minimal frosting, and excellent scent throw. We have found that NatureWax C-3 produces the best aesthetic candles among the various soy waxes we have tested/carry and is very easy to work with.
Melt Point: 125 - 130°F
Suggested Pouring Temperature: 120-165°F
Advantages of using C-3 soy wax:
- Typically requires only a single pour (tops can be smoothed out with a heat gun if necessary)
- Formulated to minimize frosting when used correctly
- Strong hot and cold scent throw
- Typical fragrance load is 6% or less (fragrance loads up to 7-10% are possible with the addition of additives)
- Smooth and creamy appearance
- Excellent jar adhesion
- Comes in flake form
- No additives required
- Melt point: 125 – 130°F
- Heat wax to temperature 130 - 190° (caution: heating wax above 200° may cause wax discoloration)
- Add dye as needed and mix thoroughly
- Add candle fragrance oil as needed and mix thoroughly (fragrance oil should be added just before pouring to prevent fragrance oil from evaporating)
- Pouring temperatures should typically be around 120° to 165°, though experimentation is recommended to determine optimal pouring temperature
- When pouring melted wax into containers, the containers should be at room temperature or slightly warmer
- Allow candles to cool as slow as possible to achieve good jar adhesion and create a smooth finish
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I used to love this wax!
Posted by Candle girl on 14th Mar 2018
Sorry guys, but something has changed. I switched to this wax over a year ago and always loved the results. I still use the same fragrance oils, and process the same way, but now to tops of my candles are pitted and rough. Frosting is at an all-time high. I switch to this wax because the tops of the candles were always smooth and never required remelting, but not anymore. Something has changed since the Cargill acquired Nature Wax.
switch from gw 444 , couldn’t be happier
Posted by Danielle Melchor on 2nd Feb 2018
I was having issues with sink holes in my 444 even after playing with many different amounts of temperature pours. so I decided to switch my waxes and I couldn’t be happier than I am to not have any more sink holes.
Great Soy Wax Option
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Dec 2017
I have used GW-464 for 4 years, but when I started my business, I was making candles to order and shipping within days. When I started doing markets and carrying a stock, I suddenly realized how bad the frosting was on 464 and I was ashamed to sell some candles at full price after a few weeks. So I decided to try C-3. I think the negative feedback this wax gets is from relying on lazy candlemaking techniques. Golden waxes lets you get away with pouring a little hotter and still come out pretty much ok because it takes forever to cool and the wax has time to settle. With C-3 you must watch your pouring temperatures and the temperature of the room very closely because this wax sets so much faster than 464 (which is actually good for retaining scent). If you pour too hot, you absolutely will get sink holes, massive wet spots, and gaps at the wick. If you pour too cold and haven't warmed the jars, it can just look wonky on the sides and uneven on the top. It is a little more high maintenance than Golden and you must exercise good candlemaking technique to pour at the right moment (and it's a pretty small window of time). The payoff is having candles that set up very quickly and have a terrific scent throw. And so far, I have not seen any frosting. This will be my new wax, but I probably would not recommend it to a beginner unless you had the time and money to experiment a bit. Because most new candlemakers have to focus on getting their scents first, the Golden waxes may still be a better option to start with because they are more forgiving (initially).
Large Sink Holes
Posted by Tammy Olson on 3rd Dec 2017
I love the CB135 which is no longer available. Ordered the Nature Wax C3. End result is large sink holes.
Best Soy Wax by far!
Posted by Tena B on 29th Nov 2017
I've been using C-3 for years and it's still my favorite. I rarely have any holes and when I do it's because I have been rushed and poured too quickly or my environment was too cold or too hot and/or humid. Beautiful creamy tops and I never have to repour the tops. It's a soft wax so anything left in the bottom of a candle jar just wipes right out.
Posted by Luminous Candles Co on 14th Sep 2017
We switched to Nature Wax C-3 just over a year ago and have been very happy with its performance. Minimal frosting, smooth tops, and excellent scent throw. But, something has changed. We just went through 100lbs of wax, all from the same lot and now we noticed a substantial increase in frosting, and almost all of our candles pull away from the wicks and have large sink-holes. Consequently, we spend each morning repairing all of our candles made the day before. We noticed the packaging and product label changed, so perhaps there has been a change in the wax itself? Now were are forced to look for a new product again...too bad.
Posted by Jen @ The Bookish Flame on 17th Aug 2017
For the last year I've been using GF 444 which is pretty easy to work with, but I was having major frosting. After trying several things, a more established candle maker recommended the C-3. In working with it, I've realized I have to pay close attention to heat and pour temps for optimal results. I have minimal to no frosting now and when it appears it's usually only at the edges. Sometimes I do get a line/ring like a crack but not, usually a heat gun resolves that. I'll take that over the crazy amount of crystallization I was getting with the 444. This wax is softer and has great cold and hot throw. I use hemp wicks and pour between 150-160. I've completely made the switch as a result. This wax has changed my candle game. I've also seen online that it's certified vegan and kosher as well as non-GMO, if anyone is interested. I'm also very happy with the level of customer service and fragrance oils from The Flaming Candle. I've officially added them to my supplier list.
Posted by Nicole on 20th May 2017
I was using 464 and was losing at least one candle per run because it was not up to our standards. Switched to C-3 and our candles ae coming out perfect now. Love this wax.
Love Naturewax C-3
Posted by Narcissa Evans on 16th Sep 2016
This is the best wax! I've tried 464 as well, however, C-3 leaves 464 in the dust. Great cold and hot throw and also great for people with allergies! I have a few customers that complained of how other wax type candles they had purchased in the past give them headaches...they tried my candles made exclusively with C-3 and they love them, no headaches! Great, great product!
Best wax so far!
Posted by Mark on 10th Sep 2016
Only been in business for 1 year and have tried 3 different soy waxes. This one so far seems to be the easiest to work with for me. Seems to have a very nice scent throw and requires the least amount of scent to make the candle well. One caveat, if you over indulge in fragrance oil, you will get seapage onto the top of the finished candle. Otherwise, this dries the smoothest of any wax and requires the least touch up with a heat gun of those I've tried so far.
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