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    Hi there,
    I have read some of the previous threads about scents in wax melts and understand that you can use between 6% and 10% scent to wax, now excuse me if I sound really daft but how do you calculate wax at 250gms to the amount of oil in mls. I have used 250gms wax and used 19ml of scent but this is guess work & I guess I will have a lot of burning & testing to do. I am making some melts at the moment for a fair later in the month and am using ice cube trays, various designs but they are coming out with the white marks as someone else mentioned earlier. Are these type of moulds not suitable. I have melted the 1st batch down again and put them in a chocolate type mould and these are ok. Any advice would be great, thanks in advance Linda
    My blog http://setters-delight.blogspot.com

    Folksy http://www.justgifts.folksy.com

  • #2
    Hi Linda,

    mls and grams weigh roughly the same so 19g would be roughly 19mls. However I measure all my candles in grams. I weigh out the wax in grams then I weigh the scent in grams so if you were making a 500g candle and wanted to use 10% FO you would use 50g of scent (does that make sense?). I just weigh my FO out on digital scales, best to weigh the FO out into a small container because if you are adding it directly to the wax if you put too much in you can't take it out again.

    I use icecube trays to but I use the rubber ones I don't know if the wax and FO are attacking the plastic and that is why you are getting white marks.

    HTH.

    Cheers.

    Lisa
    Bowed Over
    Handmade Dog Collar Accessories
    www.bowedover.co.uk

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    • #3
      thanks Lisa

      thank you for the quick reply. I have been burning a melt I made earlier and it certainly seems to be throwing the smell ok so it must be fine. I've had a look at sensory perfection who you recommended to someone else and I've ordered some FO from them and might get some more moulds later. I've looked at your site and your candles are gorgeous, I'm surprised you need to work at all because I would have thought the candles you make would be a full time job in themselves. Once again, thanks for the help.
      My blog http://setters-delight.blogspot.com

      Folksy http://www.justgifts.folksy.com

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      • #4
        No problem that's what I'm here for. You can try Keith at Candelights - he doesn't do as big a range as Jo but his service is excellent if he doesn't have something or you are after a particular scent he will get it for you and delivery is fast you generally get your goodies in a day or two.

        http://www.candelights.co.uk

        The candles are taking up a huge amount of time but I am lucky I work for the NHS and have fairly flexible hours plus I start at 7.00am and finish at 2.30pm so most of my time is taken up with the candles when I get home (with the occasional break to make dinner!!) Hard going sometimes but I love making candles.

        HTH.

        Cheers.

        Lisa

        Last edited by Bowed Over; 03-06-2008, 08:32 PM.
        Bowed Over
        Handmade Dog Collar Accessories
        www.bowedover.co.uk

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