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FAQ: Why does my soy candle have a white coating aka frosting?

Posted on Oct 01, 2016


We use this term to describe the white coating that appears on your soy candles.

What causes it?

Frosting is a perfectly natural effect of using soy wax and is unique to vegetable waxes. It is the natural wax re crystallizing and trying to return to its natural state.

All soy waxes frost and is a sign that you are using 100% natural soy wax. Some soys have additives to stop this frosting however if you want a 100% natural product then expect frosting.

Frosting does not affect the performance of your candle and is something that you shouldn’t stress over.

You can minimize frosting with these simple tips:

  • Play around with your pour temperature. Pour temp is only a guide and is very relevant to your conditions and surroundings and also the fragrance you are using. Try pouring hotter in small increments and keep a diary.
  • Keep your candles warm overnight. Don’t leave them out especially when you know the temperature is going to drop. This is certain to promote frosting. Soy hates difference in temperatures.
  • Frosting will also occur with age so try and move your candles quickly if its something you don’t like.