ProBlend 550 Versatile Paraffin Wax
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Please note: ProBlend 550 will be transitioning from a granule form to a pastille form beginning November 2020. There is no change to the wax other than the form changing from granules to pastilles.
ProBlend 550 Versatile Paraffin Wax is a fully refined food grade paraffin wax. This wax contains no additives and comes in granule form for ease of use. The flexibility of this wax makes it suitable for pillar candles, votive candles, cut-and-carve candles, chunk candles, and tarts. This wax is not recommended for container candles.
Please note: During our testing, this wax exhibited mottling characteristics when used without additives. If you want to ensure your candles do not mottle, we recommend using additives to prevent mottling from occurring.
Melt Point: ~ 138° - 140°F
Advantages of using ProBlend 550:
- Pastille form makes it easy to get just the right amount of wax needed without having to cut or break slabs
- Just enough shrinkage for easy mold removal
- 3% fragrance loads are possible, which can be increased with the use of additives
- Appropriate for a wide variety of applications
- Customizable with additives and techniques to produce a variety of end results
Please note that usage guidelines will vary with this wax depending on desired outcome
Basic guidelines for pillar candles:
- Heat wax to around 185° - 200°
- Add dye if desired and mix thoroughly
- Add candle fragrance if desired and mix thoroughly
- Initial pouring temperatures should typically be around 180° - (Note: be sure to reserve some wax for the second pour)
- As the wax begins to congeal (or harden), it is recommended to poke relief holes around the wick using a wooden skewer or other utensil
- As the wax continues to cool, it will contract (sink in) and will need a second pour - Second pours should be poured 10° hotter than the first pour
- When doing the second pour, be sure not to pour above the level of the initial pour or wax will run down the side of the candle where it has pulled away from the mold (leaving an uneven surface)
- 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 mold size