Let your candles cure before test burning them. The minimum cure time is 3 days, while 1-2 weeks is the preferred curing time, especially for natural waxes such as soy and coconut. Keeping this in view, why do wax melts need to cure?
At the minimum, there is about a 2-week cure time with our candles. So it is best to not light your candle until it is fully cured. Soy wax is considered to be one of the hardest of the waxes to attain a good scent throw from. On the molecular level of how soy wax is structured, there are many different types of chemical bonds.
The general rule of thumb for testing soy wax is 1 – 2 weeks, but as close to 2 weeks as your patience allows. Also consider that each lot of wax is different given the variability in soybeans, which can radically change curing behavior at times. Curing is also directly impacted by the fragrance oil in the design.
How long does it take for soy candles to cure?
NOTE: While soy candles need to be cured for longer, as compared to paraffin candles, soy candles do not come with paraffin candles’ harmful effects. Paraffin candles need 24-48 hours to be cured before they can burn, while natural candles like soy and coconut need 1-2 weeks.
Another popular inquiry is “Do soy candles need to be cured?”.
Every candle, whether it’s made with paraffin wax or natural wax, needs to be cured. The difference is that certain wax types require a specific curing time. The hard part is to know how long. In most cases, the easiest way to find out is to test. However, when it comes to whether soy candles need to cure, the answer is yes.
Another frequent question is “How long does it take for soy candles to set?”.
It should take soy candles about 1-2 weeks to set; in fact, most natural candles require that much time to set correctly. The longer you let your soy candles cure for, the more scent they will release. This doesn’t mean that you should let them cure for a very long time.
How long does it take for coconut wax to cure?
Coconut candle wax is made from the meat of the coconut with paraffin blends to make it a harder wax. How long do you cure wax melts? Wax melts that are made with paraffin wax or a blend should cure about 48 hours and soy tart wax should cure about 48 to 72 hours.
How long does it take for a candle to cure?
After a candle has been poured and congealed it is not finished. Yes, a candle continues to create a bond between the wax and the fragrance oil as quickly as 48 hours to as long as 2 weeks. This is the curing process. Candles that contain a heavier fragrance load or an unusually dense fragrance may need a few more days.