Based on Rapeseed and Coconut vegetable oils,100% plant-based, with no additives.
This wax is free from Palm, Soy, GM, Paraffin, and Additives and is also considered Halal, Vegan Friendly, and Kosher.
This newly developed wax comes in solid block form and comes packed in 10kg slabs from the manufacturer. For smaller quantities, we break the wax down at our on-site processing center into smaller, more manageable lumps/shards.
Originally developed for high (natural) fragrance levels the fragrance helps to plasticize the wax and reduces its tendency to crack.
This wax works really well for wax melts and tea light candles and performs best with high fragrance loads of around 10-12%.
This wax melts at 50 °C and has a recommended pouring temperature of between 55-60 °C but to use in clamshells the maximum is 55ºC or else the plastic will be deformed.
This wax was chosen by a high-end fragrance house in France, where it was the only one with the desired odor and stability.
On its own, and in the absence of fragrance, it is rather hard and brittle; so for non-fragranced or lightly fragranced melts, we would suggest blending with a softer base wax.
It has been extensively tested in poured t-lights and melts, where the bright white color and smooth crystallization are appreciated.
Molds / Tarts and T-lights:
Originally developed to make 100% vegetable t-lights (it has a very light/white color), with the additional constraint of being palm-free and no soy/GM. Has a very low odor/color and excellent stability, so is ideal for non-scented t-lights.
From experience, not every fragrance performs well together with this wax, especially when benzyl benzoate is used which can be troublesome, so it would be advised to do some testing to see what works best. The wax will crumble.
Benzyl Benzoate is an organic compound most commonly used as a plasticizer.
Benzyl benzoate often appears in fragrances, either as a synthetic additive used as a fixative to help preserve the longevity of a fragrance or as a natural component of the essential oils used in the fragrance. This ingredient is also used in medicine for the topical treatment of some skin conditions.
This wax would appeal to ‘high-end’ customers like fragrance houses/candle makers alike that need a neutral odor base wax with very good stability to oxidation.
When tested we found it has a high melting point (50 Degrees Celsius).
In general, lower pouring temperatures seem to be better; for this wax, 55-60C is recommended. It's sometimes necessary to heat the wax to higher temperatures initially to incorporate colors, fragrances, or other waxes. But let it cool down to no less than 5ºC before pouring it into plastic clamshells
It would be best to resist pouring the wax immediately and let it cool slightly (with gentle stirring if needed) as this will yield the best results with less risk of frosting and surface defects.
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:
Prepare Your Work Area:
Use a Release Agent:
Pour the Wax Carefully:
Cooling and Setting:
Gently Flex the Mold:
Start at the Edges:
Use a Soft Tool:
Warm the Mold Slightly:
Patience is Key:
Inspect for Breaks:
Clean and Store:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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