Geurbrander waxmelts

9 - Making wax melts

Supplies:

  • Paraffin (any type of paraffin can be used for wax melts)
  • Casting mould
  • Pigment
    Fragrance burner
  • Scale
  • Pouring jug
  • Bain-Marie pouring jug
  • Thermometer

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Introduction :

Wax melts are easy to make yourself. Any paraffin can be used to make them. Our paraffin granules or paraffin for containers are very suitable for making wax melts in combination with our fragrances and dyes, you do not need to add stearin. You also need molds such as molds for floating candles.

  1. Pour the wax into the stainless steel container and heat it to 80-90 °C in a bain-marie. The correct temperature of the wax is essential to obtain a smooth surface and to easily remove the wax melts from the mold! Be careful when melting directly in a pan! Use of the microwave is also not recommended.
  2. You can obtain the desired shade by adding color powder to the wax.

Be careful with the dosage:

  • Recommended: 5 - 10 g powder for 1 kg paraffin.
  • color test: pour a little liquid colored paraffin into a bowl of cold water.
    Choose from 50 colors in the webshop.
  • Always stir well or use a mixing stick.

Have you already used our colored paraffin? The controlled composition of paraffin, dye and fragrance provides certainty of the correct composition when making wax melts.

3. Preparation of the mold.
  1. Make sure you have a clean mold so as not to mix colors or odors from the previous use of the mold into the new wax melts. A clean mold will make it easier to remove the wax melts after hardening.
  2. Only add the desired fragrance before pouring to prevent evaporation. Stirring well is important. The guideline to achieve the desired result is between 15ml to 30ml of our fragrances. Choose from 50 scents in the webshop.
  3. Fill the mold with liquid wax. When the wax cools, a crater (shrinkage hole) is formed. Puncture the paraffin and fill the crater, once or twice.
  4. An ideal curing period is one night.

When casting in layers, the mold can be placed at an angle (place the casting mold on a sand bed).

Tips for wax melts:

  • Store your wax melts in a sealed container to preserve the scent.
  • Casting at a low temperature (± 65°C) gives a rough look to the wax melts.
  • Casting at a high temperature (± 90°C) gives a smooth and shiny look.
  • Take seasons into account if temperatures in the work area are not stable.
  • At temperatures lower than 71°C you will get a marbled appearance from the wax melts. You will then have to clean the casting mould. Using this method of lower temperatures is also called cold casting. To obtain a more even appearance you can use marble wax.
  • If the paraffin mixture has exceeded 100°C, this mixture can only be used for making outdoor candles.

Important:

  • Cover the work surface and wear an apron!
  • Make sure the casting mold is clean and dry when you pour the wax.
  • Prepare only as much color as you need.
  • Check the temperature of the wax with a thermometer.
  • To clean the casting mold, use warm water and wipe the mold dry with a dry cloth or paper towel.

Warning:

  • Only heat wax melts in the containers provided for this purpose.
  • Beware of fire: never heat the wax directly in the mold.
  • Never heat the wax directly in a pan or over an open fire.
  • The washing vapor is flammable at 180 °C.
  • Never leave candles burning unattended.
  • Always place candles on a fireproof surface. (See our safety instructions. )

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