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  • Beginner's stupid question.

    Hello,

    I have this simple question for you.
    If I want to make 160gr soy wax candles with 10% FO content, since the FO will be 16gr, what will be the final mass of the wax?
    It will be 144gr (160gr - 16gr of FO = 144gr) or it will be 160gr (no removal)?

    Thank you very much!!!

  • #2
    Not a stupid question at all!

    I always start with "how much candle fits into this vessel" - which I rough estimate by weighing it with water then multiplying by 0.86 (or using this guide to more accurately estimate if I feel the need to). In this case, if your container weighed 100 g of water (I'm guessing "gr" means "grams"), that means the candle (wax + fragrance) would be:
    100 x 0.86 = 86 g
    That 86 grams represents the entire candle. In your case, if you perform that exercise or trust the 160 g number you have, THEN you split it into wax and fragrance. For a 10% fragrance load:
    • Wax = 145 grams
    • FO = 15 grams
    (remember, the FO is 10% of the wax weight, not 10% of the total weight)

    Resource: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsIIvvQdAJ0

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    • gaildayk
      gaildayk commented
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      So glad to have found your YouTube videos; thank you Kevin!

  • #3
    That was clear as crystal!!! ?

    Thank you very much!!!

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    • #4
      We used to use a calculator on this suppliers site nicandlesupplies.co.uk it's cuts out the head scratching moments.

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      • #5
        Thank you!!!

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