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« on: November 16, 2012, 02:53:13 PM »

Ok so can anyone tell me how to work out how much FO to soya wax please so I can have a go at make these pleeease!
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2012, 02:58:13 PM »

Depends where the FO's are from, some places say 4%, some say up to 10%. Also some waxes don't need scenting as much to get the desired effect.
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2012, 03:09:36 PM »

soy wax will need nearer the 10% mark, but don't overload it or it will spearate out Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2012, 03:14:10 PM »

ok cool beans! xxx
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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2012, 03:30:13 PM »

Some, I go up to 10%, most at 8-9%, cinnamon heavy ones I use at 7%. This will seem a tad low when melts are cold and hard, but once on heat the scent comes out much more. Depends on the scent really.
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2012, 03:42:14 PM »

agreed! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2012, 03:44:30 PM »

Ok great, fo's are GF xxxx
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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2012, 11:27:34 PM »

I have some candle-only FO's, advised to use at 4%, and the smell fills my flat when I use melts Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2012, 11:51:18 PM »

I used to do 6-8% Fo.

But a warning here if you are using Essential Oils lower it to about 3-4. They are inflammable and some can make your melt spit when it gets hot.
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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2012, 08:48:27 PM »

4 - 8%, beware though, this strength FO will frost and ruin polycarbonate moulds if you use them.

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« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2012, 08:57:47 PM »

Also, research the temperatures when using Soy wax, it needs to go to 82C initially and this is when you add the FO and dye, stir vigorously for 2 mins, then reduce the temp to 60C before pouring.

You can increase the amount of FO the wax will hold by using either Vybar (1%) or Sterain (10%).

Again, be careful as you can't use Stearin in latex moulds as it rots it and don't use Vybar in a candle mould as it doesn't shrink and release from the candle mould. You can use either in tins or silicone moulds.

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« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2012, 10:12:57 PM »

Sorry to hijack the thread, but is there a good website to read up on for soya melts receipes?
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