Making Soy Floative Candles
Making soy floatives is a pretty simple process. It is especially simple if
you have already made and mastered making soy tarts!
Basically a soy floative is a soy tart with a wick. You basically follow the
same instructions to make a soy tart, only after you pour your soy wax,
insert a wick and allow the soy candle to set up. Once it is set, you may
use a freezer or similar method to release the soy candle from the mold.
Generally speaking soy wax will float. I am not sure of the exact density,
but I believe it is a little less dense than water.
Try your tart molds (if you have some) and make a floative. While the candle
burns, it will raise a bit in the water, kind of like a boat effect. Also
notice while your floative burns, it doesn't leak. This is because the cool
water surrounding the soy candle is keeping the wax cool and preventing it
from melting. Sorry ... some simple things are worth mentioning. ;-)
There are a variety of tart and floative molds. Ranging from the simple to
the elegant. I suggest starting with something simple, then stepping up. My
basic soy floative is still the best seller even after trying to market more
elegant and expensive soy tarts and floatives!
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