What is the difference between Vybar 103 and Vybar 260?

The Vybar 103 has a higher melting point and is used in molded/pillar candles while the Vybar 260 has a lower melting point and is used in Jar/Container candles. Both have the same effect to enhance the scent throw in wax and allow the candle scent oil to be more evenly dispersed throughout the wax.

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Vybar wax additive is a polymer-based product composed of highly branched hydrocarbon molecules serving as a binder for oil and pigment. Vybar will help eliminate bubbles, and mottling (internal cracking and bubbles).

It allows the scent to bind more effectively with the wax.

Often harder waxes in a container burn longer than the fragrance.  Chemicals such as Vybar are used to enhance the candle’s ability to retain the scent throughout the burn time.

Recommended usage is 2 teaspoonfuls per pound of wax. Some use 1 or 1 ½ teaspoons per pound of candle wax. Testing must be performed with the candle wax blend you are using.

For container candles – add  0.25 to 1% Maximum

For Pillar / Tapers / Votives – 0.5 to 1% Maximum

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If you add too much, the wax will get very hard and you will need a hotter wick to burn.  It can also cause cracking near the wick. Using too much Vybar can also trap the fragrance oil in the wax and hinder the hot throw.

The additive makes the wax smoother and creamier in appearance, especially paraffin.  It can also help in demolding candles.

Vybar increases the candle surface gloss. This will make your candle shinier.

For the summer months, increasing the melting point of your candle wax will help with shipping or stabilizing when selling at craft and vendor events in the heat.

Adding Vybar to candle wax also helps the pigment bind with the candle wax creating a more uniform color and often brightening the color.

Adding Vybar will enhance the candle wax composition that cannot be achieved by blending different wax types.

What temperature do you add Vybar to soy wax?

The melting point of Vybar is 160 degrees Fahrenheit. It should be added to soy wax and melted to a minimum of 185 degrees Fahrenheit. Vybar must be added and completely melted before adding candle wax dye or fragrance oil.

Sharron Gimik
Sharron Gimik

Sharron is the founder and creator of Homestead Sparkle, Down Home Wicks, Bundt Cake Admiration, and Timbers Cove. She loves crafts of all kinds and started as a candle maker. She loves to bake and collect decorative cake pans too.

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