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Title: Wax melts
Post by: Amanda82 on May 26, 2012, 07:23:19 PM
Can one make wax melts with beeswax? I've got loads of that and no soy wax.


Title: Re: Wax melts
Post by: Alphya on May 26, 2012, 07:26:51 PM
I don't see why not. It's harder than soy though so would take longer to melt in a burner.


Title: Re: Wax melts
Post by: Amanda82 on May 26, 2012, 07:28:14 PM
Thanks alphya. That's ok that it takes longer to melt. I usually only light my burner if I'm in for the evening :)


Title: Re: Wax melts
Post by: Alphya on May 26, 2012, 07:34:06 PM
I love making wax melts, and it means you can use US fragrances too!


Title: Re: Wax melts
Post by: Amanda82 on May 26, 2012, 08:13:26 PM
Yeah for sure! I have loads I can't get the allergens info for so I wanted a way to use them.  I bought some US fos frm sidewalk and lucky I was able to get the MSDS sheets for them all and brambleberry gave me the allergens sheets too!

I have loads from sp that need using though and there's no info for them. Just made a wee batch of Pacific Waters wax melts. The beeswax smells strong. Do you think that's why people use soy wax?


Title: Re: Wax melts
Post by: Alphya on May 26, 2012, 09:06:40 PM
Hm possibly, hopefully someone else with a bit more knowledge will pop along.


Title: Re: Wax melts
Post by: dizzybuff on May 27, 2012, 12:49:41 AM
 :mwaha: okay I have just realise :argh:d Salach is Amanda .... :mwaha:


Title: Re: Wax melts
Post by: EJ on May 27, 2012, 01:01:43 AM
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The beeswax smells strong.

Beeswax has its own fragrance - hence beeswax cadles.

If using for melts then you need to use a fragrance/blend which will marry with that of beeswax.


Title: Re: Wax melts
Post by: Amanda82 on May 28, 2012, 08:05:49 AM
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The beeswax smells strong.

Beeswax has its own fragrance - hence beeswax cadles.

If using for melts then you need to use a fragrance/blend which will marry with that of beeswax.

I tried the beeswax and don't like it for wax melts.  Way too over powering and it changes the scent of the FO.


Title: Re: Wax melts
Post by: LizzyH on June 15, 2012, 06:33:02 PM
I've noticed when doing big batches of beeswax candles that towards the end the wax  that has been heated for a long time develops a smokey note on top of the usual beeswax smell. I'd expect the same to happen with a wax melt. Works OK with some of the heavier woodier smells, but you havbe to plan for it and it's a disaster with light florals.