Lumpy candle: Why is my soy candle not smooth after burning?
This is very common and yes, soy wax may burn clean, but it does not always burn pretty. It is not unusual for soy candles to have a rough top after burning, but why is that? In this blog, I am going to explain to you the good reasons for it.
All our Raglan Candles are made of 100% pure soy wax which is a vegetable wax made from the oil of soy beans. The finished wax flakes are free from synthetic material and we don't blend them with any other wax such as beeswax, palm oil, or paraffin wax. This is in contrast to traditional paraffin wax which is made from petroleum, coal, or oil shale.
Ours is 100% pure soy wax.
Pure soy, with no additives like ours, will be rough and cratered when it resets after a burn, including the first one. It is completely normal and is an indication that your Raglan Candles soy wax candle is 100% soy. If it sets smoothly then your wax has additives in it, most likely paraffin wax, to prevent these tops.
Since our soy wax candles do not contain additives, the surface wax after your first burn may appear rough, frosted, or slightly lumpy once it hardens. The good news is that this is a by-product of all-natural wax, and it does not affect the performance of your candle.
We hope this short but well-explained blog helps me to clear this common question. Now, go and enjoy your RC candles.
See you soon and #burnlocal
Vanessa Miller, Founder