Use to harden (extend burning time) or change the opacity and colour qualities of your candles.
Lustre crystals. A wax polymer. They make your candle burn twice as long as plain paraffin wax candles. The candles will turn out more opaque, and your colours will appear brighter. The crystals have to be melted separately from the wax, and take a very high temperature to melt. When they are melted, add them to your melted wax and blend well. Again, I have found this additive not suitable for container candles.
Clear crystals. Also a wax polymer. These have the same effects as lustre crystals, but they won't change the opacity of the wax.
Vybar forces the paraffin to form smaller crystals and provides an interlacing network to the paraffin's crystalline matrix. There are three positive results: 1) the oil holding capacity of the paraffin is increased, 2) the oil and dye molecules are anchored in place, 3) the denser crystalline structure is much stronger and resistant to flaws which appear as star bursts or mottling. A plus is that the Vybar will also bind up any unwanted water molecules which may be causing problems. 1% Vybar is a starting point for experimentation assuming you are using scent in your paraffin. This will be about three teaspoons for each kilo (2.2 lbs.) of wax. This will add whiteness to your wax which may or may not be desirable. It will add a creamy surface and consistency to the finished candle. Vybar will not raise the melt point of the wax so they should burn about the same as before. Vybar comes in two forms, one for container candles and one for moulded candles.
Mineral Oil: To get the mottling effect. 3 Tablespoons per 1 lb of paraffin wax. Pour the wax at 160 degrees fahrenheit and don't use a water bath to cool the candles.
in flake form. Add 1 to 4% of this product for
large crystalline effect on candles. Call
Chris at 610-896-5022 for information and samples.
I have never tried
this additive, and do not know what it is made from, but
someone once said it works to stop smoking candles,
caused by the use of lots of mineral oil and scent oils
when trying to achieve the mottled effect.