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  • Soy Wax Melting Safety Concerns September 29, 2011
    Soy Wax Melting Safety Tips For Scented Soy Candles Halloween, Christmas and Thanksgiving are coming soon, and more people make, use, and give candles as gifts then any other time of the year. So I just wanted to urge everyone not to forget safety concerns. Learn how long to burn soy candles, how to trim the candle [...] […]
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Soy Wax Melting Safety Concerns

Soy Wax Melting Safety Tips For Scented Soy Candles

Learn What Not to Do When You Burn Soy Candles

Here is what not to do when you burn your soy candles

Halloween, Christmas and Thanksgiving are coming soon, and more people make, use, and give candles as gifts then any other time of the year. So I just wanted to urge everyone not to forget safety concerns.

Learn how long to burn soy candles, how to trim the candle wicks each time, and how to prevent tunneling which the candle on the left exhibits.  When candle wax burns down to the base of a glass container, there is a risk the glass could shatter from the heat. The spilling wax, and flames could start a fire. (Click here for more safety tips)

When you work with flammable candle wax making candles you must be extremely vigilant, and NEVER get distracted for any reason.

This is just one of the many reasons, I only make candles using soy wax. Although soy candle wax has a higher flash point than paraffin wax, spontaneous combustion will still occur if the wax is allowed to overheat. 

The melting point of soy wax is normally between temperatures of 110°F and 130 °F. While water boils at 212° F, well below flash point’s of soy waxes, or paraffin wax.

Understanding the flash point of  every wax you use is very important. Each one can be different. When any wax reaches it’s given flash point it will burst into flames by itself. You must understand the wax may not bubble or smoke, and when it explodes flaming wax can be thrown in every direction.

Avoid this potential catastrophe! Don’t risk burning down your home, or serious injury. Always use a double boiler, or a candle wax melter when you are making your candles, and follow all candle making instructions, and read any instructions from the candle wax  manufacturer. A word to the wise – if the wax is smoking it’s too hot .

Never melt wax in a microwave! You cannot control the temperature wax is heated up to, and microwaves vary tremendously in output strength. For example, the butter in my microwave peanut brittle recipe burns in one microwave, and does not finish cooking in another microwave because of lower wattage.

Several soy waxes I’ve looked at recently have flash points between 450°F and 600°F.  In comparison, many paraffin waxes list flash points near 395°F.  The melting point of soy wax between temperatures of 110°F and 130 °F

Just one more thing. Never burn candles in front of open windows where curtains may be blown towards them from a breeze. Never burn candles where children or pets are, because they will always do the unexpected.

Let’s have a happy, healthy, wealthy, and joyously prosperous holiday season!


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I was asked to write articles at Bizymoms recently so I decided to have a go at it. In addition to posting articles at EzineArticles, I just posted a new article at BizyMom’s.com, titled, “You Need to Develop Financial Security During Economic Downturn.” More people than every are looking for ways to start a successful home-based business, and make money from home. One of the favorites people have liked that I wrote is the article about a soy candle home business for teens.

So if you are following my soy candle blog posts, you can find me in more than one location.  I am going to be writing upcoming soy candle articles on using color wax to enhance your candles, and making special holiday candle articles in the very near future, so keep a look at won’t you?

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Candle Safety Labels Have Industry Standards

Candle Safety Labels Must Follow Candle Industry Standards

In the United States, candles must be labeled with safety information following specific guidelines developed by the ASTM International standards organization.

These guidelines are relevant in the United States, and are often reviewed by international regulation authorities and candle organizations worldwide.

Because fires resulting from candles were on the increase,during 1997 the National Candle Association got involved at the request of the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to lead the way in pioneering an ASTM subcommittee for the purposeof developing improved candle fireworks safety standards.

Membership on the ASTM subcommittee on candle products includes safety organizations, fire officials, the CPSC, and members of the NCA and other interested parties.

This has resulted in the publication of six ASTM candle standards. Two standards are reference standards.

Key ASTM Standards for Candles*

Cautionary Labeling Standard

Reference #: ASTM F-2058
Effective Since: 2000   Revised October 2007

Safety” labels have exact rules as to what is to be said, where the label is to be placed and the typesize (which varies according to the size of the labeling panel).

This standard sets forth specifications for the warning label that cautions consumers to always burn a candle within sight; to keep candles away from things that can catch fire; and to keep candles out of the reach of children.

Reference title: Standard Specification for Candle Fire Safety Labeling

Heat Strength of Glass Containers Standard

Reference #: ASTM F-2179
Effective Since: 2002

This safety standard sets specific scratch test and temper specifications for the correct annealing of glass containers used for candles in addition to thermal shock differential requirements.

Reference title: Standard Specification for Annealed Soda-Lime-Silicate Glass Containers that are Produced for Use as Candle Containers

Fire-Safety Design Standard

Reference #: ASTM F-2417
Effective Since: 2004

This fire-safety design standard specifies acceptable flame height, freedom from secondary ignition, stability and end of useful life requirements.

Reference title: Standard Specification for Fire Safety for Candles

Candle Accessories Standard

Reference #: ASTM F-2601
Effective Since: May 2007

Specifications are established in this standard for labeling and testing candle accessories for fire-safety manufacture. (Including potpourri burners, candle burners and candle rings. ) It is anticipated by 2008 the standard will be enlarged to include candle holders and other accessories.

Reference title:  Standard Specification for the Fire Safety for Candle Accessories

*Please be advised these are only descriptions of the standards to give a basic idea of the material covered. They are not the actual specifications. The actual ASTM standards are copyrighted by ASTM International. As of the date of this article copies of the actual standards may be purchased for download at www.ASTM.org. The charge to purchase each standard is roughly $39 each.



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Confusion About Lead In Candlewicks of Soy Candles

Is There Lead in Today’s Candlewicks?

Soy Candles are sometimes made with a solid core in the candlewick, but in today’s market, the core of the wick can be made from zinc or tin. Recently I saw a post on another blog talking about lead in wicks. I felt it was necessary to post a response to that article, because lead in candlewicks was banned in the US Marketplace in 2003.

Candle manufacturers and their suppliers here in the United States are represented by the National Candle Association (NCA); a major trade association. Purchase your candle wicks from a reputable candle supplier.

Use of lead wicks was voluntarily discontinued during the mid-1970s, and they asked every US candle manufacturer to agree not to use lead wicks and sign a formal pledge to this effect along with all NCA members. However, if you have any doubt about the metal core containing your candle wick, get a white piece of paper and rub the wick on it. A lead core will leave a gray mark. If you have any doubt , dispose of  it.

Just be careful when you’re purchasing inexpensive foreign  imported candles, as not all countries apply the same quality standards, and you would still be wise to question cheap imported candle wicks.

Remember it is not just what is in the wick being burned, but what candle wax the candle is made from. Paraffin wax candles still give off 11 known carcinogens, so you can still be polluting the air in your hom, whether a lead wick is used or not.

If you make your own scented soy candles, you will know you are burning a natural candle wax in your home.

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Scented Soy Candles Shipping Fragrance Oil Postal Regulations

Postal Regulation Requirements When Shipping Candle Fragrance Oils

 Important information: Postal Requlations When Shipping Fragrance Oils for Making Scented Soy Candles

The United States Post Office has the following guidelines to follow when shipping certain Liquids.  

Buy Fragrance Oils For Scented Soy Candles

Fragrance Oils For Scented Soy Candles

Liquids that combust over 200°F are not labeled as hazardous.

Flamable Liquids have flashpoints below 141°F and 199°F.

Combustible Liquids have flashpoints between 141.

More information is available in Publication 52 available at the link below to read.

                                 http://www.usps.com/cpim/ftp/pubs/pub52.pdf 
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International Mail:   Any Flamable or Combustible Liquid is prohibited from being shipped via International USPS mail. Anything below 200°F cannot be shipped. Combustible Liquids may be shipped using UPS Internationally, where they are not considered hazardous.

Domestic Mail:  To ship Combustible Liquids with the USPS you must use Parcel Post, and package must be clearly labeled with the correct flashpoint identified on the outside of the package. In addition, the package must have ORM-D Parcel Post only clearly labeled on the outside of the carton.

 Anyone shipping Fragrance Oils that are combustionable below 200°F using the International Postal service, or Priority Mail are doing so in violation of the law. I violations could be considered fraud, and the sender could risk fines up to $10,000, even imprisionment. Know the postal laws before you decide to ship any type of fragrance oil. It might help you be aware also, when you are purchasing Essential Oils, and Fragrance Oils. what method of shipping is being used to sent product to you.

If the seller is in violation of this USPS law, then you might want to reconsider purchasing product from them for your candles.

Click here to see Fragrances offered by Candlewic.

 

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Teacup Scented Soy Wax Candles

Soy Wax Candles In Teacups Another Great Soy Candle Gift Idea

Teacup Scented Soy Candles

Gift idea soy candle in a teacup

Shopping around for soy candle containers I decided to see what I could find walking into my local discount stores. Uniqueness is really important especially in the beginning, when you are trying to set yourself apart from any competition. This is very important to remember as you are creating your own home based soy candle business. Since so many people are trying to get started making income from home on a shoestring, I decided to show you another idea on how to make a one-of-a-kind scented soy candle. Plus showing you another idea on how to find low, or no cost candle containers.

Make A Soy Teacup Candle

Make A Soy Teacup Candle

Many ”beautiful” Teacups and Saucers can be found in thrift stores. They make a really beautiful addition to any product line you might be trying to sell, or just to use as a great gift for birthdays, holidays, or perhaps a special occasion.

Here are items you will need to make Teacup Candles:

You Will Need The Following:

1. Teacups (the saucer is optional)  I found these at the local Salvation Army Thrift Store. 
2. Soy Candle Container Wax (I buy mine from Candlewic.) 
3. Candle Wick (Make sure the wick will be a minimum of 1″ taller than the top of the teacup)
4. Candle dye and Candle Scent (optional)
5. Stacking Pour Pots (Make a double boiler)
6. Thermometer
7. Hot Glue Gun

Teacup Soy Candle Directions:

Place a Wick In The Teacup Candle Container

Set a Candlewick In Your Soy Teacup Container

1. First wash saucer and teacup, and wipe them completely dry.

(You don’t want water in the wax, or water spots on your finished teacup or saucer.)

2. Select a candle wick, adhere it to the bottom center of the teacup using your hot glue gun. (I use a the hollowed out portion of a bic pen, run my candlewick into it, because it makes it easier to press the wick in place exactly where i want it.)

3.  Center your candle wick and hold it in place on the top of the candle container. (I use the glue to hold the wick on the dowel, and a bit on the side of the container to hold the dowel centered while I am making the candle).

4. Add wax into your double boiler, melt it, and add dye and fragrance following a soy candle recipe, or manufacture’s directions.

5. Pour melted wax into your teacup container.

6. Let candle cure for a minimum of 24-48 hours before lighting.

Wick A Soy Candle In A Teacup

Scented Soy Candles Teacup Candle

7. Trim candle wick to 1/4 inch before lighting it.

To give you a better idea on how inexpensive it was for me to buy two sets of teacups, I bought two separate cups and saucers for only $2.00.  When I am making these candles at home, I will make up more than one type of candle in different containers to maximize my time.  Because they are unique, and can be gift wrapped very nicely, these will quickly sell for a nice little profit.

Making scented soy candles can be a very lucrative home based business model, for more information on how to get started including writing a business plan, scenting your soy candles, complete instructional guide books on how to make soy candles and tealights can be found on the homepage of Scented Soy Candles. Click here.

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Make Homemade Candle Molds For Soy Wax

By Debra Hardy  2010-08-24

How To Make Homemade Candle Molds

Making your own soy candle molds can be easier then you think, and there are numerous ways to create your own candle molds. If you don’t mind funny feet, and want a larger candle, you could cut the top off of a soda bottle. Just remember to look for smooth sides on your containers, if you plan to remove the candles to burn as free standing pillar candles. If the sides are not smooth, the candles won’t slide out once they are cured.  When beginning to look around for ideas on soy candle containers, the primary consideration is whether the container is smooth sided, heat-resistant, and leak proof.

More Homemade Candle Mold Ideas Follow Read On….

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How to Start (NOT) Soy Candle Buisness

Starting a Soy Candle Business Pitfalls to Avoid

I found a really interesting article about the start up issues involved with a company as they started to get off the ground. Below is the original title of the article, and the link to read the rest of the article.

How to (not) Start a Candle Company

A brief excerpt:

The following is about my experience with starting a Candle Company (Zionsvillecandlecompany) from SCRATCH,  Click here to read the rest of the article…


For more information on how to make money and get your own scented soy candle business opportunity off the ground, please follow this link to return to the home page of Scented Soy Candles.

Scented Soy Candle Tea Light Gift and Business Ideas

Scented Soy Tea Light Candles –

Great for Beginner Hobbyists or Business Entrepreneurs

Hi everyone!

I have been thinking again about more ideas for those of you trying to get your home based soy candle business up and running, and making some serious money.  So today, I am writing a couple of posts about scented soy candle tea lights.

So here’s another home business idea for those of you who are looking at ways to develop your own scented soy candle home based business and make money from home.  As before, we will touch upon soy candle product line ideas. Don’t forget, these articles are all about helping other people succeed so all comments, soy candle gift ideas and thoughts for other readers will be welcomed by everyone. Read the rest of this entry »