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Here are a few common ones. STEARIC ACID While not really an acid in the caustic sense we usually associate with acids, this candlemaking essential is an animal or vegetable fat refined to a flake or powder form. ” CAUTION Stearic acid is the most common candlemaking additive. It is almost always used with paraffin and rarely used with beeswax. It should never be used with rubber mold materials because it acts as a caustic. Nor should it be used with copper, because it acts as an oxidizer. WAX AND ADDITIVES 33 It is, in fact, a natural offshoot of the soapmaking craft.
Measure that amount of water in a measuring cup, determining its volume, then convert this volume to pounds by using the conversion chart at right. For example, if your container holds 4 cups of water, you will need approximately 2 pounds of wax. (Remember, extra wax is never wasted. ) Or, if you are using the double-boiler method to melt your wax and have scored the inside of your melting pot to mark the incremental depths of different weights of wax (see page 58), simply pour the water from your mold into your melting pot to see which line it reaches.
The art of candlemaking, enhanced and complicated by wax technology, synthetic additives, wick options, and scent and color choices, is like cooking — each ingredient changes the overall product, and adding anything new may necessitate modifications to the whole recipe. Instead of taste testing, we candlemakers burn test to check the flame’s size and consistency, the emission of smoke, the size of the wax pool, whether the candle drips, and whether the wick is able to combust all of the wax. As you can see, there is much more to candlemaking than simply how the candle looks!