Firstly, what are wet spots?
“Wet spots” aren’t actually wet. It’s just the name we call the area on a candle where the wax has pulled away from the jar, creating a kind of bubble. This can happen in a small spot, or to a large area of the jar (as pictured).
There are a couple of things you can do to try and prevent this happening:
1. Warm your glassware up prior to pouring. Placing them on a low heat in the oven works well. They don’t need to be hot – you should still be able to hold them with your hands, just take the chill out of the glass.
2. Make sure your work room isn’t too cold. Soy wax can be finicky with temperature. The ideal ambient room temperature is 20 – 22°C.
3. Raise your pour temperature. Wet spots can occur when the wax cools to fast. Try increasing the wax temperature so the candle can cool slower.
4. Try cooling your candles on a wire baking rack. This will ensure even air flow around the sides and bottom of the candle.
Unfortunately once you get a wet spot there really isn’t a lot you can do to fix it. Take a look at any candle, even in high end stores, and you’ll very likely see this occurance. It’s completely common, and doesn’t affect how your candle burns in any way.
If all else fails you can try one of our coloured glass jars or tins!