What Are Wet Spots and Frosting On My Candle?

You may notice what appears to be “wet spots” on your candle, as well as what looks like frost- these are not flaws in the candles.  This is a natural characteristic of pure soy wax and actually a testament to the lack of paraffin and preservatives in soy candles.

These can appear during the candle making process or even after due to changes in temperature. Frosting or wet spots do not affect the scent throw or burning properties of the candles.

You can safely burn a candle with these properties without worry.

Why can I see frosting on my candle?

This is a particular crystal growth of vegetable oils. It will cause the candle to look dry, or have a crumble like appearance on the top or sides of you candle,  which is simply a characteristic of that crystal structure. It has nothing to do with the candle “drying out”. It is almost impossible to stop the soy wax from blooming. It’s just one of the beautiful and natural features of this wonderful soy wax.

Why are there wet spots on my candle?

Candle makers refers to the spots or patches in container candles that appear to have air, or a wet spot showing through the glass or transparent container and the candle wax. Wet spots are extremely common and will not inhibit the functionality of your candle, just the aesthetic appeal.

Why is my candle sweating?

Soy wax is a natural material and is sensitive to extreme temperature change, The natural oil can separate from the soy wax but it does not affect the quality of the candle, the way it burns or the scent throw.   Simply wipe the excess oil off with dry paper towel and light up!

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