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Description: These tart moulds are made of heavy gauge tin and are suitable for making floating candles or candle melts. The best wax for making melts is the EcoSoya Pillar Soy Wax. Simply add your fragrance and colour and pour into the mould. Once released from the mould, place the melt on top of an oil burner and light your tealight. A mould gives up to 20 hours of fragrance depending on fragrance strength. Each tart mould holds 25 grams of wax.
Dimensions: Diameter 57mm; Height: 20mm
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Click here to see our How to Make Soy Melts page for a guide to making your own oil burner melts at home.
Q. How much wax and fragrance does this mould need?
A. Ideally you should not fill your mould all the way to the top, but rather fill to 5mm from the top. This equates to an approximate total of 25 grams of wax and fragrance. We recommend 2 grams of fragrance per mould which equals about 8% per 100 grams of wax.
A. When using the feather palm wax, you should be melting this up to 95 to 100 degrees Celsius. At this point you should transfer your melted wax into your pouring jug and add in your fragrance and colour at around 95 degrees Celsius. Give a good, gentle stir to mix and blend the colour and fragrance with the wax. You will then want to pour your wax into your mould at around 90 degrees Celsius.
If using Pillar Blend Soy wax, you should melt this wax up to and between 70 to 80 degrees Celsius. This wax does have a pouring temperature of between 50 to 70 degrees Celsius and your own testing with temperatures is best. As a suggestion, if you are going to pour the wax at 60 degrees Celsius, you will want to add your fragrance and colour at around 70 degrees to allow mixing and blending with the wax. Stir gently and pour your melted wax once you have reached the required temperature. As a general tip, always add a little extra wax in case you have any holes form in the bottom of the candle. This way you will have the extra wax with the fragrance and colour to fill these up with.
Q. When can I take the candle out of the mould?
A. Once you have poured the wax into your mould, you will need to leave the candle to set for around 4 to 6 hours before it can be released out of the mould. A good 24 hours is the best time to let your pillar candle set and cure before melting.