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« on: January 12, 2009 03:25:45 PM »

I have a friend that bought some of my melt and pour soaps last week and she said she wanted some candles in the same scents. I have been web surfing and I think making wax tarts would be the easiest to start with. I wondered if I could do this with 100% soy wax...anyone tried it? Anything I need to know (other than melting and pouring at correct temps, etc.)?

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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2009 04:32:53 PM »

tarts are fairly easy to make. Parafin works well I think. I can't use soy wax because I'm allergic to it. Not sure if say acts the same as parafin, but the hotter you pour parafin the clearer the wax is. another factor is your mold, metal molds allow you to pour hotter, i make tarts in metal tart molds. Tart molds can be purchased for just about any online candle store. you can also use chocolate molds, just be careful how hot you pour it or you will warp or melt the mold. Also the more scent you use the stronger the tart will be and in a melter the longer it will last and the fuller the scent will be.
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2009 09:25:36 PM »

I haven't used the soy wax (I have a soy allergy as well)  When I make candles I use beeswax chips, the melt easily and pour beautifully.  I started using them instead of paraffin since I have them around for making lip balm. 

They have a nice honey scent already which mixes really nicely with most scents and essential oils I have used so far.

Good Luck
Tricia
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