Soy Candle 101: Frosting
“Frosting” is a term used to describe the white crystalline layer that forms on the surface of all natural vegetable waxes, especially soy wax. Frosting can also be referred to as “bloom.”
Frosting is a natural characteristic of soy wax and it is one way that you can tell if your candle is really made with pure, all-natural soy wax.
Adding a non-vegetable wax or any additives to all-natural soy wax can change the molecular structure of the wax which would result in little to no frosting. But, here at Happy Scents, we do not use any additives to combat frosting in our candles because we want to keep everything as natural as possible! Colored candles will show frosting much more than non-colored candles but we don’t mind it and think this makes each candle even more unique.
Frosting is not a defect. It does not affect the quality of the candle, the burning properties of the candle or the way the candle smells-it is just a part of the soy experience!
If you want to minimize frosting, try to keep your candle out of direct sunlight and fluorescent lighting. Even changes in the temperature can cause additional frosting. It is almost impossible to stop the soy wax from blooming--it is just one of the beautiful and natural features of this wonderful wax.