Industry Words & Meanings
A wick may tend to “glow” and burn down slightly even after it has been extinguished.
The amount of wax consumed per hour in grams. Burn time: The amount of time it takes for the wax in a candle to be consumed completely.
The fragrance emitted from a candle when it is not burning.
Any candle poured directly into the container from which it will be burned, usually used for soy
Diameter - For soy it is usually the diameter of the jar
Colorants that are used to give color to wax. This can be either liquid wax or wax chips
An oil derived from a natural substance (plant material, flowers, leaves, wood, grass)
A blend of synthetic and/or natural components used to create scented oil.
The fragrance emitted from a candle when it is burning.
The temperature at which a wax will start to liquefy.
The wax that liquefies as a candle burns.
Term used when referring to wicking; meaning coated with wax.
Holes poked in candles to release air pockets that can form as wax cools to prepare for a second pour.
The action of filling the cavity left after wax has completely cooled to make the top of the candle level.
Amount of fragrance a wax will hold; usually stated in a percentage.
See Fragrance oil
The fragrance emitted by a candle. (See also cold and hot throw)
Single Pour Wax
A wax that does not shrink enough to require a second pour.
Cavity that is formed when a wax hardens and contracts.
A small portion of scented wax used in a tart burner. Can be made in various shapes, but is commonly a 2.5” diameter.
A device that has a votive or tealight in a lower compartment with an open cupped area on top where a tart can be heated.
Adding 1.5 ounces of fragrance per pound of wax.
When a wick does not make a full melt pool in a candle leaving a ring of unmelted wax on the sides.
A small candle measuring approximately 1.75” diameter and 2” tall and requires burning in a votive holder; designed to liquefy completely
An area where wax has pulled away from parts of a container leaving spots; a common problem with container candles.
Material that delivers fuel to the flame in a candle.
Wick Bar/ Wick Centering Stick
A small metal bar used when making candles to stabilise a wick at the top of a candle
A flat metal disc with a small hole in the center for a wick; holds the wick at the bottom of a candle.
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