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« on: December 09, 2012, 10:13:02 PM »

i use these for my wax melts. a few stick sometimes, no big deal. EXCEPT.....every single christmas one I make is sticking, and as they are for gift baskets, they cannot be broken. I am even putting a couple of drops of cyclo into each cavity, but this doesn't seem to help much. does anyone have any tips please?
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2012, 10:20:26 PM »

Freezer?
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2012, 11:02:24 PM »

i use these for my wax melts. a few stick sometimes, no big deal. EXCEPT.....every single christmas one I make is sticking, and as they are for gift baskets, they cannot be broken. I am even putting a couple of drops of cyclo into each cavity, but this doesn't seem to help much. does anyone have any tips please?

are they the new ice cube trays (this year's)? I found they are not good for ice cubes either! They are rubber rather than silicone, I think and they are now made in Poland, whereas before they were made elsewhere (it didn't say). I was not impressed by the new ones, they are harder and not as flexible as well. If you have a TKMaxx near you, they have some good silicone trays for chocolate making and they are much better!
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2012, 11:21:22 AM »

freezer doesn't work, makes them more brittle......I don't know how old this mould is, it is a yellow star one, and I bought it a jumble sale in september. I am having to re-melt the wax several times (with the fragrance in) in order to just get a handful of unbroken ones Sad
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2012, 12:28:25 PM »

I know this might be time consuming but could you not line them with cling film? I use silicon mould for mine and have no probs so sorry other then the cling film I cant think of owt else  :buttrf:
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2013, 09:16:55 AM »

well, that was helpful............
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2013, 09:43:09 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2013, 10:05:48 AM »

There was no need to melt the wax again and several times. Re-melting it again will not help you.

Could you maybe elucidate?
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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2013, 10:10:30 AM »

Have you tried to wipe with some mineral oil first?
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« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2013, 10:12:29 AM »

I have the old ones too and had vast problems with some FOs. Never made a note of which ones it was cause I only use EOs now and that works well so far.
Putting them in the freezer doesn't help, as mentioned.
It's something with the oils. What % of FOs do you have in them?

Suzanne, I tried the oil wiping too and for some strange reason it did not help.
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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2013, 10:31:43 AM »

Just thought - with the ridgid moulds I use the company I bought them from recommends washing them in soapy water and just shaking out the excess. It has worked so far.
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« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2013, 12:15:18 PM »

some of my wax moulds are the individual ones i got them from ikea they were sticking and i was loosing chunks of them when unmouldning  Angry but what i do now is have a small bowl of hot water dip each one in for a few seconds and they unmould unscathed Happy Bounce
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« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2013, 01:39:05 PM »

I wonder if the fragrances break down the silicon/plastic after a while
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« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2013, 02:18:01 PM »

some of my wax moulds are the individual ones i got them from ikea they were sticking and i was loosing chunks of them when unmouldning  Angry but what i do now is have a small bowl of hot water dip each one in for a few seconds and they unmould unscathed Happy Bounce
Ah that is a nifty way!  :buttrf:
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