How to Melt Wax in a Quicker Way
Many people like DIY Candle or have a small candle making studio. Melting wax is always the first step. How to melt wax? We should have a basic knowledge of several common waxes.
Beeswax, Soy Wax and Paraffin Wax
Beeswax: It is a completely natural wax produced by honey bees. It has a melting point range of 62 to 64 ℃ and a flash point of 204 ℃.
Soy Wax: For many scented candle, soy wax is a popular choice. It mix well with scents and colors. Its melting point range is from 49 to 82 ℃ and its flash point can seen on the label.
Paraffin wax: It is classic candle-making wax. It has better burn quality and looser requirements for wick compared with other kinds of wax. Its melting point is between 37 and 70 ℃. Its flash point ranges from 199.0 ℃ to 249.0 ℃ depending on whether it is with additive.
How to Melt Wax
There are small wax melting equipment for DIY candle making like double boiler, microwave melting and wax warmer. If you have a manual workshop or small factory, these would be not suitable. You need large wax melting pot.
There are three advantages to use Parparty electric candle wax melting pot. First, as we all know, if the heating temperature is over the wax’s flash point, that will be very dangerous. Parparty wax melting pot is equipped with temperature controller. Then, special melting way makes wax melting speed faster. The wax melter make use of the electric heating tubes to heat the heat-conducting oil, then melting paraffin wax. Last but not least, it is very safe. Parparty wax melting pot has three layers: inner stainless steel, heat-conducting oil layer and insulation layer. You won't be hurt by high temperature.
Not All Waxes Need…
Although wax melting seems an necessary process, it is not for all kinds of candles in some cases. Take automatic candle making machine for example. It directly press paraffin wax block into white candle. This will greatly save time and energy. The whole process is also very clean.