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  • Tealights and Wax Melt

    Hiya,
    Can I use the ECOsoya XCel wax I already have to make tealights and wax melts or do I need to buy EcoSoya Pillar Blend wax?
    Thanks!

  • #2
    I've made both with XL and they've worked well.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by holehouse View Post
      I've made both with XL and they've worked well.
      That is good to hear ~ thank you.

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      • #4
        I have been testing my tealights. I used Eco Soya Xcel with ECO 0.5, TL25 and TL28 and 4C's standard foil tealight cups.
        I haven't been that impressed with the burning time ~ the ECO 0.5 lasted 3.5 hours (its out of wax but the wick is still lit) and the TL25 and TL28 lasted a just over four hours.
        These were unscented and I was hoping for them to burn for at least 6 hours.
        Any advice? Should I use a different type of wax such as the eco soy pillar blend?
        Thanks!

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        • #5
          I've never had a tealight last 6 hours. Not even a soy one and soy is alleged to burn far longer than paraffin.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Spencer101 View Post
            I've never had a tealight last 6 hours. Not even a soy one and soy is alleged to burn far longer than paraffin.
            They lie then! Thank you!

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            • #7
              Maybe they have very big tealight cases...

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              • #8
                Perhaps

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                • #9
                  Quote by Spencer
                  I've never had a tealight last 6 hours. Not even a soy one and soy is alleged to burn far longer than paraffin.
                  I have just tested a couple of tealights using Rapeseed and a different wick and have got in excess of 6 and a half hours burn time each time using 3C's clear tealight holders

                  I will go burn some more incase it was a fluke, it could also be that it was in a burner so ideal conditions i.e. no drafts.

                  Valx
                  Last edited by sheddie; 23-01-2013, 11:08 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Our tealights last just under 6 hours on average - I lit one the other day at about 3pm and it burnt itself out at about 8:40pm, so 6 hours MIGHT just be possible. If not, nearly 6 hours is good enough :P

                    We use clear plastic cups, EcoSoya XL and TL28 just for the record.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by LauraShayler View Post
                      Our tealights last just under 6 hours on average - I lit one the other day at about 3pm and it burnt itself out at about 8:40pm, so 6 hours MIGHT just be possible. If not, nearly 6 hours is good enough :P

                      We use clear plastic cups, EcoSoya XL and TL28 just for the record.
                      Thanks lovely! I am going to do another test

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                      • #12
                        My pleasure! Good luck, let me know how it goes! Maybe we should all have a tealight burning contest...
                        Or maybe that would be a bit like watching paint dry.

                        I think I'm too obsessed now. Going to have a lie down :P

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                        • #13
                          I am little unsure whether to offer tealights but could make them at as and when they are ordered.
                          How is the business going?

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                          • #14
                            They might be good to put into a gift set or offer as samples. It still means you're offering variety, just in a limited sense!
                            Business is going well thanks, we've got a stockist in Kent and another possibly on the way in Suffolk. We've had a few web orders and even sold 3 things in the middle of the snow yesterday morning at a village farmers' market lol.

                            How are your preparations coming along?

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                            • #15
                              That is super!

                              Yeah, I am happy with the candles/melts now. I need to put the wheels in motion to buy the supplies I need to make some up, get them photographed and sort out the website ~ the bit that needs the cash!

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