Forgive me if this question has been asked before on the forum - I couldn't see it anywhere. I'm making beeswax candles with coconut oil (1 cup coconut oil to 1 kg wax). I'm pouring them into candle jars, and I'm trying to make it so the wax either sticks completely to the jar, or else pulls away completely, without leaving any wax at all on the jar.
So far I've tried heating the jars, leaving them in a tray of hot water while cooling, or leaving them in the closed (off) oven to cool slowly after heating the oven to about 70 C. Also tried doing a second pour (disaster) and...various other disasters that I won't mention. Whatever I do I can't get the wax to stick completely to the jar - it always shrinks away, or if cooled slowly in the oven it's the messiest result, with some messy wax sticking to the jar, but mostly pulling away.
Generally the wax is poured somewhere around 65 C.
I did read of one article where they're using a 50:50 ratio of beeswax to coconut oil, and they don't seem to have the problem, but I don't really want to use that much oil myself.
If I can't get it to stick, the other option is to get it to not stick, in a neat way. Okay, I'm a perfectionist, and I'm bugged by the little specks of wax or whatever it is that stays on the glass, just making it look smeary.
Does anyone have any experience with this? Any advice? I'm a candle-making newbie, so 'scuse my lack of knowledge