Soy Candle FAQ
What causes all of the beautiful, artistic (sand-art-like) designs that appear on the insides of the candle jars?
Sometimes referred to as Frosting, the snowflake like designs in the wax are a natural characteristic of soy. It is not a flaw. It is strictly unique to pure soy candles. Often times it is called the "bloom". Actually, many customers are concerned if there is no frosting on their soy candles. It is a way that a customer can tell if their candle is really made with pure, all-natural soy wax. It's part of the soy experience!
With extensive test-burning we have found that frosting does not seem to affect the scent throw or the burning properties of the candle. You can safely burn a candle with a bloom without worry. It is said that "Frosting is a particular crystal growth of vegetable oils. It will cause the candle to look dry, which is simply a characteristic of that crystal structure, but has nothing to do with the candle "drying out".
It is almost impossible to get a pour where the soy wax doesn't form some sort of frost, bloom, design, therefore, we are embracing it thanks to our customer responses noting that it makes our candles even more unique and beautiful.