Candle Additives (5 Products)
For those of you who want to take your candles to the next level, Nature’s Garden offers an assortment of candle making additives like Vybar 260, Vybar 103, vegetable Stearic Acid, UV light inhibitor, and beeswax. These candle additives help improve the quality of your candles in numerous ways from improving the scent throw to preventing sun bleaching in your more colorful candles. Don't know where to start? Let's introduce a few of our favorite candle additives:
Vybar 260 - Improves scent throw, hardness, and color quality while also increasing surface gloss. Great for container and votive candles, Vybar 260 is designed for waxes with a melting point below 130 degrees.
Vybar 103 - On the other hand, Vybar 103 is created for the same benefits as Vybar 260, but is meant for waxes with melting points above 130 degrees.
Stearic Acid - Used to harden wax and create a more opaque appearance. Great for pillar or votice wax but also doubles as a soap making additive to also increase hardness and extend the life of your soaps.
UV Inhibitor - I bet you can guess what this does...but in a nutshell if you're looking to preserve a distinct color or look without worrying about the sun, our UV inhibitor works great at preventing discoloration or fading. A great tool in the candlemakers toolbelt.
Beeswax Pellets - Beeswax is a great natural way to harden your wax and extend the life of your candles. The harder the candle, the less quickly the wax will melt. Beeswax also features a milky white color and a touch of honey/pollen smell.
Finally, let's address additive FAQs:
What additives can I use to make my candle last longer?
In general, softer candle waxes are likely to melt faster than harder waxes. Additives that harden your candles, like Vybar, Stearic Acid, and Beeswax, generally help extend the life of your candles and let them burn longer.
What's the difference between Vybar 103 and 260?
Vybar 103 is meant for waxes with melting points above 130 degrees, while Vybar 260 is better for waxes under 130 degress.
Can I put dried flowers and herbs in my candles?
You can, however there is a potential fire hazard here unless you follow a couple simple rules:
1. Do not place dried flowers on top of the wax.
2. Directly after pouring your candle, position dried flowers as far away from the wick as possible. You do not want them catching once the wax melts away.