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Candle maker's lingo

Candle Maker's Lingo

Today I'll let you in on some top secret lingo candle makers use to keep everyone else in the proverbial dark, just kidding, not kidding. Here are some terms candle makers use, so the next time you here them chat, you can chime in.

Cold Throw: the intensity of a candle's aroma when it is not burning.

Hot Throw: the intensity of a candle's aroma when it is burning.

Curing: Allowing the wax to set and chemically seal in fragrance oils is the process.

Frosting: Discolorations of the candle in a snowflake pattern are a common cosmetic concern. In soy wax, it's mostly apparent. Much more visible in waxes containing dye. It has no effect on performance and can be temporarily fixed by heating the container.

Melt Pool: The Melt Pool is just a description for the melted wax in a burning candle. A Full Melt Pool is when the melted wax fills the entire top layer of the candle

Wet spots: Due to shrinkage and air bubbles that occur as the wax is cooling inside the candle container. A part of the wax pulls away from the glassware and sticks to the container and doesn't affect performance.

Mushrooming: Carbon buildup occurs when the flame consumes more wax than it can burn, resulting in the "mushroom" shape at the end of a candle wick after burning. It's a rather typical occurrence, and it could indicate that the wick is too big for the candle.

Sustainer: The small metal disk that is used to apply the wick to the jar.

“How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.” - William Shakespeare.

If you have any questions, message me on Facebook or Instagram and I will part with more pearls of wisdom *jokes. I will answer any questions to the best of my ability.