To calculate a reasonable estimate of how much wax is required for a container candle, simply enter the specified weights below. You may use any units you like; lbs, ounces, or grams. The important thing is to use the same unit of measure in each box. For instance, if you enter the number of ounces in the first box, make sure you are thinking ounces when you enter the number for the second box.

What’s the equation here?

It appears to be:

Weight filled w/ water — weight of empty container = weight of water

THEN

weight of water — 14% of weight of water

Example:

Weight of container: 12.5 oz

Weight with water: 23.5 oz

23.5 — 12.5 = 11 oz = weight of water

14% of 11 = 1.54

11 — 1.54 = 9.46

Can anyone tell me…… a 50 lbs container of flaked soy wax – approximately how many ounces of MELTED way does that produce?

A pound of feathers weighs the same as a pound of gold. Therefore, 50 lbs of flaked wax weighs the same as 50 lbs of melted wax. There are 16 oz in a lb. 50 x 16 = 800 oz.

Seems like they tried to build a better mousetrap here with this calculator. What was wrong with the old Water wt to Wax wt formula? “For every 3.5 oz of water, you will need 3 oz of wax.” Truthfully, I have trouble with that one too, so that’s why I’m here. : ) lol

Nothing’s wrong with water weight to wax weight, but you still have to do math.

(3.5 / 3) = (11 / X ) written as…

3.5 11

— x — Cross multiply (11 x 3 ) and divide by 3.5 = 9.43

3 x

This has worked perfect for me!