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« on: September 14, 2011, 11:04:10 AM »

Hi, I made some coloured wax melts last night for the first time.  I used a silicone mould from Ikea, when I came to take them out of the mould this morning, the part that has been in contact with the mould is a different colour to the bottom.  I am not sure what has happened, the mould I have used before but without colour and have washed it several times in the dishwasher and used bicarb on it because it smelled of a different fragrance.




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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2011, 12:13:13 PM »

may I ask: what wax are you using?
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2011, 01:23:16 PM »

Did you use container blend wax?

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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2011, 02:29:32 PM »

For these ones I ended up using a combination of soy pillar wax and the soy wax I bought from 4 candles (I ran out of the pillar wax so made up the rest in the new soy wax that I had just bought).

I have just made some more coloured ones with the soy wax from 4 candles in my silicone cupcake cases and they have turned out ok.  I think it might be the mould.

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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2011, 02:55:32 PM »

it is hard to get all the residue off those ikea ice cube moulds.....
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2011, 05:19:10 PM »

Could it be the salt in your dishwasher ?

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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2011, 06:15:48 PM »

I don't DW mine, they warp too easily....I always scrub with a brush in hot soapy water and leave to air dry.
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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2011, 09:32:15 PM »

Shell - it could be, I never thought about that.

Think I will leave it to soak and try scrubing it with a brush.

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