Here is a question I was asked a little while ago, and I thought I would go ahead and post it and answer it here:
“Hi there! First off love your site and have found it very helpful! My question is can I make soy melts using my 100% soy wax that I use for my container, jar and tealights candles? Or do I need to buy a soy wax specific to pillar candles? Thanks, your help would be greatly appreciated ” Stevie
You can use the 100% soy wax, but the problem is, it most likely isn’t going to release from the molds very well so you would need something like a mold release spray. The other problem with making tarts with that is when someone uses them in a warmer, they won’t be able to pop them out very easy when they want to put a new one in. So I recommend using a votive/pillar blend wax or you can add an all natural modifier to the 100% soy.
Here are a couple votive blends you can use:
Ecosoya PB (Pillar Blend) turns out beautiful votives and tarts. (Available at quite a few places online, so you can just do a search for it to find someplace closest to you)
P-100 Ultimate Pillar Blend. This is a new one by American Soy Organics . I have recently tested this wax out and I really like it. Turned out beautiful votives as well. You can now get this wax at CandleSoylutions too.
Candle Cocoon Soy Votive Wax Haven’t tried this one yet, but I’ve heard it is a good one too.
Soy Modifier (all vegetable). This hardens the wax, supposed to reduce frosting, and I have used it in Golden Brands 416 wax to make some test votives. It did help with release from the molds, but it kind of got a frosted look and didn’t keep a nice smooth color. I still need to do more testing with this modifier though. It may work better with a different wax or different amounts.
You can get the soy modifier from American Soy Organics and Candlesoylutions.
So, for those of you reading this post…. Have you used 100% soy wax for making wax melts or tarts? If so, how do they turn out for you?