WHAT IS SWEATING?
In hot weather like summer, you may have noticed a thin layer of oil sitting on the surface of your candles. This is known as Sweating and more often than not, it’s not candle-makers' fault.
WHAT CAN CAUSE SWEATING?
Sweating can be the result of moving a candle from one temperature to another. Soy wax is sensitive to extreme temperature changes, causing the natural oils to separate from the wax, leaving the pools of oil we see on top.
Sweating can also occur when fragrance oil is incorrectly added to the soy wax. If you add the oil at too low a temperature, don’t stir it sufficiently, choose an oil not suited for the wax, or exceed the wax supplier's recommendations, the fragrance oil won’t bind fully to the wax.
HOW CAN I AVOID SWEATING?
The good thing about Sweating caused by temperature change is that it doesn’t affect the quality of the candle, the way it burns, or the scent throw. You can simply wipe the excess oil off with paper towels or tissue. To avoid this keep your candles away from drafts, direct sunlight, and the room that varies in temperature.
If you suspect your candle Sweating is caused by incorrectly added fragrance oil, then do not burn the candle. If raw fragrance oil comes into direct contact with the naked candlewick flame, it can pose a serious fire risk.
As big advocates of soy wax, we’re always keen to offer support and advice where we can, so if you need more help with avoiding sweating, get in contact via our online chat or email.
Article Credit to @NI CANDLE SUPPLIES