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make a photo candle or hurricane shell with Soy wax

by Kyle
(Columbus, Ohio)

Is it safe to make a photo embedded candle with Soy wax and also is it safe to make a hurricane candle shell with Soy wax. I have researched for hours and can not find my answer or reasoning.

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two types of soy wax
by: Kyley

Hi Kyle,

I should have mentioned in my earlier comment that there are two types of soy wax - a softer type for container candles and a harder type for pillar candles. The harder soy wax for pillars is often blended with another type of wax which helps it hold its shape without the support of a jar.

Just make sure you buy wax that's specifically intended for making soy pillar candles. (If it doesn't say it's for pillar candles, it probably isn't.)

Hope that helps!

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by: Anonymous

The reason I ask is because I have read that you shouldn't make a Soy candle or Pillar candle without a jar or some kind of casing because it is a softer wax and can I guess basically collapse and start a fire. I will keep trying to research it. I will make one just to try it and try to remember to post my results. I just recently decided to start making candles so I haven't even got my starter kit yet so it will be a while before I post my results. Thank you for your input.

If anyone else has any idea any input would be appreciated.

Soy wax good for photo candle
by: Kyley

Hi Kyle,

Although I'm not an expert, it seems to me that soy wax would work for photo candles and hurricane shell candles because soy wax burns at a lower temperature from paraffin wax, which is the typical wax those crafts are usually geared towards. I would be worried if soy burned hotter, but a cooler burn temp would be safer, not less so.

Why not try making a photo candle and test it? If you keep a careful eye on it (don't leave the room while it's burning) you should have your answer. I promise I wouldn't recommend this if I didn't think it was safe!

And then come back and tell us the results - upload a picture even! We'd love to see your creations!

Good luck,


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