Seeking solutions for cracks in homemade soy candles
December 18, 2016 8:41 AM   Subscribe

I've been making soy candles and have run into a small problem. I've poured the wax too soon/quickly and it has shrunk and cracked when it dried in the cups/jars. I'm looking for solutions to fix this please. Would putting the candles in a warm oven work? Pour new wax over? I can't find an internet solution so far, only what to do different for the next batch.
posted by iamkimiam to Grab Bag (4 answers total)
I'd just remelt the candles and try again.
posted by sevensnowflakes at 9:34 AM on December 18, 2016

Anyway to work with it by pouring a contrasting color of wax over, so that it fills in the cracks for an interesting look?
posted by bunderful at 10:40 AM on December 18, 2016

Is the cracking just on the surface? The general advice is to reheat the surface with a heat gun and let it reset. If it's come away from the sides of the containers and you can see it, then I don't think heating it in the oven would melt it enough for the wax to reattach to the sides but it might be easier to try that than to completely re-melt the batch and start again. But that is another option. Reddit has a dedicated sub for candle-making which I found useful when I was learning to make soy candles recently so maybe you could ask this question over there?
posted by billiebee at 11:00 AM on December 18, 2016

I have had this happen and just pour new wax over the top. It has worked great for me.
posted by djinn dandy at 12:38 PM on December 18, 2016

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