EUROPEAN 100% RAPESEED WAX (R50)

€7,00 EUR

Description

100% vegetable rapeseed wax for container candles or perfumed molds or scented or unscented cast candles, of European manufacture and origin.

GMO-free guarantee. Residual levels of pesticides and others below tolerated levels in food. (Maximum residual levels below 0.0001% in the wax)

Wax composition:100% rapeseed and nothing else...

100% natural, 100% vegetable (vegan wax), and biodegradable. 

This wax has an excellent olfactory rendering hot and cold. Exclusively from  European cultures. 

France is the leading European producer of rapeseed and Europe is the leading producer worldwide. This crop, which embellishes our landscapes with a yellow color in April-May, produces seeds rich in oils and vegetable proteins.

Product Specifications 

Rapeseed wax is not the easiest to work with but it results in beautiful truly ethical candles. It is therefore an aesthetic solution, as well as being ethical.

Rapeseed is a local product, grown in existing fields to allow the soil time to regenerate in between two crops.

It requires fairly cold pouring and a fairly well-controlled environment. We recommend the addition of a crystallization additive like stearin for easier use and a better aesthetic result (3 to 10%).

We also recommend heating the glasses so that the crystallization is as slow as possible. cooling too quickly can cause cracks or wet spots.

This 100% rapeseed wax can be also used as a natural additive to harden/soften other natural waxes and obtain lower melt temperatures.

This renewable material has been developed to produce high-quality candle blends. Rapeseed Wax comes from the oil that is harvested from the plant, it is an ideal sustainable eco-wax. The Rapeseed crop sources are from locally grown non-GM crops in the UK, France, and Germany.

As it is a hard wax you may want to add a small percentage ( 20%-30% ) of a softer wax such as soy and make your own exclusive blend. As it is, very hard and brittle, it works well in a blend if you want to use it as a container wax but to use it as a wax for melts it works very, very well with no blends.

We have tried a blend with 20% soy, and a second blend with 10% pure coconut wax. 

The adhesion improves a lot with 10/15% coconut wax or 20% soy.

But it improves, in the blends for containers, if you add, as well, some 3-10 % of rapeseed stearin, to improve the setting between burns and help with the frosting.

As it is naturally a hard wax it's good for perfumed molds - Resulting in very nice and shiny fragranced molds. It requires less fragrance than soy or coconut waxes. 

Take these brands as inspiration :

https://www.hetkinen.com/collections/rape-seed-wax

https://www.hoppingharecandles.co.uk/shop/

 https://thedifferentkind.com/collections/aerende

https://www.skandinavisk.com/en-pt/skog-scented-candle.html

 https://julieclarkecandles.com/handmade-candles-ireland/blog/news-events-irish-candle/vegan-creulty-free/

Here it's Eco credentials 

  • Low carbon footprint  – rapeseed is grown in Europe so it is not traveling over oceans to get here 
  • It does not create harmful toxins 
  • It is non-hazardous for us, our pets, or wildlife
  • It helps our bees, they love the nectar that rapeseed flowers product
  • It feeds our animals
  • In the form of bio-fuel, it powers our vehicles
  • It is sustainable
  • It protects our soil
  • It is not genetically modified

Interested in knowing about rapeseed crops in Europe, here is an extensive article.

Click here to know the AAK source and how rapeseed oil is used in the waxes.

Instructions and recommendations

Don't work with rapeseed wax as you do with soy wax. Rapeseed wax is a bit sensitive and likes to be treated with a lot of attention.

  • This wax requires a second pour to fix any sags or cracks on the surface. 
  • This wax gives a white candle surface appearance and can often appear matt or glossy depending on temperatures during candle making process.

As an example, to melt it, you have to heat it to a temperature of at least 60ºC but never above 75°C if you don't want to damage its crystalline structure. The container (assuming you're making a container candle) will have to be at least at room temperature but preferably heated to around 45ºC. Adding dye to the wax happens around 70ºC (some solid dyes will not melt under that temperature) and adding fragrance oil is best done between 55°C and 60ºC. Finally, pouring into the (still at 45ºC) container is done at a rather low temperature. Manufacturers often mention 50ºC but experience shows that a lower temperature (as low as 38ºC) gives better results. Let the candle cool off as slowly as possible in a room that is not chiller than 20ºC

Rapeseed wax has a natural inclination to display some level of frosting at its surface and will often develop cracks; following the instructions relative to the different temperatures will help minimize these symptoms but not eliminate them completely. Surface cracks can usually be mended using a  heat gun but other than that, these imperfections are like the signature of rapeseed wax and the price to pay if you want to use a truly natural and environmentally responsible wax.

Once poured, it is recommended to let your container candles cure for at least a week at room temperature before using them. 

  • Melting temperature: 47-54°. heat the wax to at least 60° without exceeding 80°.
  • Add the additive at about 70°C
  • Add color dye at 70ºC
  • Add the perfume between 65º and 55° ( best at 55ºC ).
  • Pouring temperature: 45-53°  ( Best <47ºC)
  • Fragrance load: up to 6-8%

With rapeseed, you will need a thicker wick than those used in soy wax and much thicker than those used in blends with coconut wax. 

From our tests, we could see that in between burns this wax doesn't present the most smooth surface ( typical from vegetal waxes ). It improves with the addition of a small percentage of 2-5% of stearine of rapeseed ( a special product for rapeseed waxes).  If you are using 1 Kg of wax start with 20g of stearine.

 Regarding wicks for containers :

The wick you use will be an average of two sizes above what you would normally use in a soy wax container candle of the same size/diameter. The ideal wick for rapeseed wax is one in the TCR Series

Wick TCR  Container  Diameter
15/8  5cm
18/10

5.8 cm

21/12  6 cm
24/14 6.5 cm
27/16 7 cm
30/18 7.2 cm
33/20
7.5 cm
36/22
 8cm
39/24
 8.5cm

Note:  This is just a starting point as there are many variables that can affect burning.

 Packaging: in pellets. 

in bags of 1,5,10 and 20kg.

 Tested recipe for containers :

We tested  160g of Rapeseed Wax + 40 g Soy 464 +10 g of rapeseed stearin +14 g of Fragrance Oil ( we tested Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh) with a TCR 36/20 wick, and the resettings between burning cycles were beautiful in a 30 cl container glass Aurelie.

Great, great HT and CT  ( hot throw and cold throw). One of the best

Also, this recipe can be used as a refill as the candle comes out of the glass beautifully. 

For other fragrances or other soy wax just test and adjust the wick if necessary.

 


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