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Do you use Ecosoya CB135 for your Soywax Container Candles with Esential Oils?

by Laurel

I hear it works well with eo's and is gmo free. I love your web site... thank you... you are just what I have been looking for!

I want to make healthy, non toxic, soy wax candles for Christmas presents with my children. I'm not sure about dyes do they make the candle toxic when burned? And for that matter are eo's perfectly non toxic when burned in a soy candle?

As you can see I have a lot of questions but am very excited to learn how to make a truly healthy/non toxic candle when burned.

Thank you so much for your help, I really appreciate it!

Aspiring Chandler

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Soy Candle Making
by: Kyley

Hi Laurel,

I would suggest using Cargill's NatureWax® C-3 for Container Candles because it accepts more scent. Many people are disappointed when they discover that essential oils have much less scent "throw" (meaning they smell WAY less strong than the synthetic fragrance oils they're used to.)

With the Cargill's you'll be able to add a higher percentage of essential oils to the wax, increasing the amount of scent you'll get as the candle burns. That said, be prepared for it to be more subtle than you might expect.

And, to the best of my knowledge, essential oils are completely non-toxic when burned.

I think it's safe to say that candle dyes are likely synthetic and therefore probably at least a little bit toxic. That said, I really have no idea HOW toxic, so I guess you'll have to decide if you'd rather have a plain, completely safe candle over a possibly slightly toxic but colored candle. I personally think they look very nice in their original creamy white color, and if you put them in clear candle jars, the wax goes golden while candles burning and it looks really sparkly.

I hope you have a really fun time making candles with your kids - what a lovely way to spend time with them and make gifts at the same time. Good for you! I hope they turn out beautifully, and please don't hesitate to comment back if you have any other questions, or even just to let us know how they turned out.

Good luck!


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