ECOSOYA WAX MELT

€9,00 EUR

Description  

EcoSoya Melt is an all-natural soy wax specifically designed for making perfect wax tarts and melts. 

This wax exhibits great scent throw, vibrant colors, and excellent mold release. Truly the perfect natural wax for a smooth and creamy surface finish.

This wax can take a fragrance load of up to 12% but we advised you to start at 6-7% as our fragrances are highly concentrated.

 Ecosoya Melt is an all-natural soy wax specifically designed for making perfect wax tarts and melts.

The benefits of this wax are:

  • Holds vibrant color and provides excellent mold release.
  • Exhibits an excellent scent throw, both hot and cold.
  • Uses only a small amount of liquid dye or chips.
  • Can take a fragrance load of up to 12%*
  • Does not contain any GMO products.
  • Arrives in pellet form for ease of use.
  • Gives a smooth and creamy finish.
  • It Biodegrades and is vegan-friendly.
  • Requires only a single pour.

Supplied in beautiful,easy-to-work,creamy white pastilles

Try this wax if you had previously used EcoSoya Q230 from the old Quantum range.

Recommendations 

Melting Temperature

Under gentle agitation, melt the wax to a 70°C.  Do not heat to above 90°C for prolonged periods of time.

 Colour

The wax should be melted to around 75°C when using dyes to ensure it fully dissolves into the wax. We recommended that moderate stirring is carried out. When not including dyes, melting the wax to 70°C will be sufficient.

Molds

Molds should be clean and free of contaminants. They should be at least at room temperature, although pre-heating to approx. 45 - 50°C can be beneficial.

Fragrance / Pouring

Add fragrance as close to the pouring temperature as possible for optimum results.

We recommend pouring at 55ºC-60°C and adding your fragrance oil as close to the pouring temperature as possible for optimum results. If you experience difficulties with your pour temperature, try a lower or higher temperature in increments of 5 - 10°C.

Minimize the time that the wax is at a high temperature in order to reduce the burning of the fragrance.

Be careful if you are using plastic clamshells. Check the maximum temperature those molds can support.

Curing Time

Soy wax typically has a cure time of 2 weeks, however, after testing we found the scent throw to be good after only 3 days.

Suggested Applications

Wax Tarts and Melts

Complementary information

EcoSoya waxes were a favorite of candle makers for nearly 20 years. When NGI made the decision to close its business in 2019, it left a big gap in the soy wax market. In early 2020, UK-based manufacturer Kerax purchased the brand and these popular soy waxes are, very happily, once again available.

 Technical Information 

Ecosoya Melt Technical Data Sheet 

Ecosoya Melt Safety Data Sheet 

How to take the vegetal mold of the silicon mold 

Taking vegetable wax molds out of silicone molds can be a delicate process to prevent breakage or damage. Here's a step-by-step guide with some tips and tricks to make it easier:

  1. Prepare Your Work Area:

    • Ensure your workspace is clean and dry.
    • Make sure the silicone mold and the vegetable wax are at room temperature.
  2. Use a Release Agent:

    • Apply a mold release agent to the inside of the silicone mold before pouring in the vegetable wax. This can be a silicone-based spray or a specialized mold-release product.
    • Allow the release agent to dry or set as per its instructions.
  3. Pour the Wax Carefully:

    • When pouring the melted vegetable wax into the silicone mold, do it slowly and steadily to minimize air bubbles and ensure it fills all the details of the mold.
  4. Cooling and Setting:

    • Allow the wax to cool and set completely. This may take several hours or overnight depending on the size and thickness of the wax mold.
  5. Gently Flex the Mold:

    • Before attempting to remove the wax from the mold, gently flex the silicone mold by pressing on the sides. This can help loosen the wax from the mold's surface.
  6. Start at the Edges:

    • Begin removing the wax mold from the silicone by carefully peeling back the edges. Use your fingers to create a gap between the wax and the mold.
  7. Avoid Force:

    • Do not force the wax out of the mold. If it feels stuck, gently flex the mold a bit more and try again.
  8. Use a Soft Tool:

    • If necessary, use a soft, non-abrasive tool like a silicone spatula or a plastic spoon to help ease the wax out of the mold. Be very gentle to avoid damaging the wax.
  9. Warm the Mold Slightly:

    • If the wax is particularly stubborn, you can warm the silicone mold slightly with a hair dryer or a heat gun on low heat. This can help loosen the wax without melting it.
  10. Patience is Key:

    • Take your time and work slowly. Rushing the process can lead to breakage.
  11. Inspect for Breaks:

    • Once you've successfully removed the wax mold, inspect it carefully for any cracks or breakage. If you find any, you might need to re-melt the wax and make a new mold.
  12. Clean and Store:

    • Clean the silicone mold after use, and store it properly to maintain its condition for future use.

Remember that practice makes perfect. It may take a few tries to get the hang of removing wax molds from silicone molds without breaking them. Additionally, the quality of your silicone mold and the type of wax you use can also influence the ease of removal. High-quality molds and proper techniques will typically yield better results.

 Silicone molds are known for their non-stick properties, and in many cases, they do not require a release agent. However, whether you need a release agent for silicone molds can depend on several factors:

  1. Type of Silicone Mold: Most silicone molds designed for crafting, baking, or soap-making are naturally non-stick, and you can often use them without a release agent.

  2. The complexity of the Mold: If you're using a silicone mold with intricate details, deep crevices, or undercuts, it may be a good idea to use a release agent to ensure easy removal of the molded item.

  3. Type of Material Being Molded: Some materials may have a tendency to stick to silicone more than others. For example, certain types of wax, resin, or clay may require a release agent, while others may not.

  4. Personal Preference: Some individuals prefer to use a release agent as an added precaution to ensure that their molded items come out easily and without any risk of damage.

  5. Reuse of the Mold: Using a release agent can also prolong the life of your silicone mold by preventing any build-up or residue from repeated use.

In many cases, you can start by trying to use your silicone mold without a release agent. If you find that the material sticks or has difficulty coming out of the mold, then consider using a suitable release agent. Common release agents include silicone mold release sprays, vegetable oil, or even a light dusting of cornstarch for certain applications.

Ultimately, the decision to use a release agent with your silicone mold should be based on your specific project and the materials you're working with. Experimentation may be necessary to determine the best approach for your particular situation.


Customer Reviews

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Valeria Stepanova

The best products!

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E.P.
Excelente

Ótimos acabamentos, muito boa para moldes. Adorei.

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Catarina
Muito boa

Cera de soja muito boa para moldes, bons acabamentos

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Eva B.
se trabaja muy bien

Es la primera cera de melted q utilizo y me ha gustado mucho con colorantes y sin ellos. los melted han quedado muy bien. me gusta que no viene desde la otra punta del mundo,he decidido usar ceras de la eu.

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Célia Cardoso Monteiro
Satisfeita

Ótimo acabamento. Perfeita para moldes.

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