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nscandles

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Hi,

I've been working with Golden 444, trying various things in an attempt to stop sink holes, bubbling & rough surfaces from forming. I thought I might buy some coconut oil & try adding a bit to see if that helps. I'm concerned about one thing though: will adding coconut oil lower melt temperature to the point that I need to worry about shipping them in hot summer months? I live in the hot CA desert. Thanks for any advice! :)
 

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I've never added coconut oil to any wax, so I can't say what it will do, but it will lower your melt point. It has a 76F melt point, which is much lower than the average container candle wax.
 

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Thank you for the info. I didn't realize coconut oil had such a low melt temp. I think I'd better not try. Actually, since I wrote the question I decided to try C3 soy wax and ordered a sample bag. I'm loving it! I think I'll make the switch. Thanks again for answering! :)
 

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I am interested to add some coconut or jojoba wax on my candle but I am not sure if will affected the finished product. I don't sell them just for the home use.
 

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I also never added coconut oil in soy wax, being jar candle professional i will definetly give a try once, lets see how it works.
 

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It's okay to do, but it doesn't accomplish anything useful. If it did you would know it, because people have been trying it for a dozen years.
 

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Hi,

I've been working with Golden 444, trying various things in an attempt to stop sink holes, bubbling & rough surfaces from forming. I thought I might buy some coconut oil & try adding a bit to see if that helps. I'm concerned about one thing though: will adding coconut oil lower melt temperature to the point that I need to worry about shipping them in hot summer months? I live in the hot CA desert. Thanks for any advice! :)
Since you live here in CA I would recommend contacting John at California Candle Supply, tell him Carolyn referred you. He is a candle supplier and manufacturer with a wealth of information http://calcandlesupply.com/
 

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