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    EcoSoya - PB - Pillar Blend - Votives - Melts - Pillars

    EcoSoya Pillar Blend (PB) is self-releasing so it is perfect for all molded candles: pillars, votives, tarts, novelty candles, etc.

    Product Name Per kg Price Qty
    EcoSoya - PB - Pillar Blend - 1kg $12.95
    $12.95
    EcoSoya - PB - Pillar Blend - 5kg $9.99
    $49.96
    EcoSoya - PB - Pillar Blend - 22.6kg $7.52
    $169.95

    Product Description

    EcoSoya PB - Pillar Blend

    • Melt Point 55degC
    • Pour Temp 60degC
    • 100% vegetable, made with soybean and botanical oils
    • Great for all moulded candles (votives,pillars.tarts. etc)
    • Excellent Scent throw
    • Self-releasing from moulds
    • Ships well in all climates

    FAQ

    Molds
    Molds should be clean and room temperature. Conditioning is recommended with new molds or molds previously used with paraffin.  This simply involves thoroughly wiping the inside walls with warm soybean/vegetable oil.


    Dyes

    Most dyes (powder, liquid, chips, blocks, etc.) work with PB.  To achieve better color depth, use about 30% more dye.  When using powder dyes, heat the wax to 87.88°C, add the dye, and mix until dissolved.  Powder dyes may also be dissolved in fragrances and then added to the melted wax (be sure the dye has dissolved completely before adding).  *When using powder dyes dissolved in fragrance, liquid dyes, color blocks, chips or no dye, heat the wax to 68-69°C).

    Fragrance
    Many fragrances work in PB, especially those designed for soy wax in general.  Recommended maximum scent load is about 12%.  To minimize scent loss, add scent prior to pouring but at a wax temperature no less than 61.°C.  Accommodate for temperature drop due to the addition of the cooler scent when targeting pour temperature.  Some scents may react poorly causing bleed, objectionable frosting, or poor flame quality.  Try a different Fragrance to correct that occurrence.


    Wicking
    PB requires larger wicking than paraffin.  Wicks such as paper cored, cotton cored or metal cored should be avoided as they tend to cause sooting and carbon build-up.  PB tends to burn more down than out creating a Hurricane Candle effect in pillar candles.

    Scent, color and candle configuration have a great impact on the best wick choice.  Too large of a wick may cause sooting, quick burn times and guttering (wax leaking through the side of the candle)  Keep wicks trimmed to 0.6 cm.  If you experience poor flame quality or stability, try a different type of wick.  Test burning should be done after the candle has had a chance to set up and cure for 48 hours after pouring.

    Melting
    When using dye, except for powdered or un-dyed PB, melt the wax to a minimum of 68-69°C under gentle agitation to promote even heating and thorough mixing.  For powder dyes, heat the wax to 87.8°C to ensure the dye dissolves.  Temporary high temperatures such as 87.8°C have no adverse effect if cooled quickly.  Higher temperatures, in excess of 87.88°C may cause wax to discolor.  Allow the wax to cool to the desired pour temperature.


    Pouring
    It is typical for wax to solidify at the beginning of the pour during its first contact with the mold.  PB should have a pour temperature high enough so that when the mold is full, the initial solidified wax has remelted.  The temperature should not be so high that the liquid wax sits more than 30 minutes before starting to solidify.

    Pour temperatures will vary according to mold type and size, fragrance and dye, and the effects preferred.  PB does not normally produce static electricity or bubbles when poured, tapping of the molds is not necessary. A recommended starting temperature is 68-69°C.
    There is a difference in cooling rates for different mold configurations.  Cooling too quickly or too slowly can cause cracking and/or frosting.  If difficulties are experienced with your pour temperatures, try a lower or higher temperature in increments of 5°C.

    PB Double-Pour: When using EcoSoya PB two pours are required with candles such as 3 & 4 inch (7.6 cm & 10.2 cm) diameter pillars.  The first pour is done at 68-69°C by filling the mold to the top and allowing the candle to set up with a warm but congealed soft center.  If the top of the mold (bottom of the candle) has “skinned” over and left a void inside, poke two holes into the candle near the wick.
    The second pour is done at 60.0°C while the candle center is still warm but congealed.
    Do not pour past the solidified wax of the first pour; in essence “fill” the first pour.

    Making Votives with PB: The first pour is done at 68.3°C by filling the mold within 0.3 cm from the top.  Allow the votive to cool until it is still warm with a congealed center that has no liquid.  If the top of the candle has “skinned” over, poke two holes near the wick.  Pour a second time at 60.0°C to completely fill the votive mold.
    Pour temperatures should be checked and confirmed according to seasonal changes.

    |Candle Cooling and Mold Release
    Cool undisturbed candles at an ambient temperature of 22-24°C).  The molds should be at least  1.3 cm apart to allow air circulation for even cooling.

    EcoSoya PB is self-releasing.  Slower cooling will encourage the candle to adhere to the mold causing it not to release, while quicker cooling will encourage pull away and release.  PB is designed to shrink back from the mold for easier release and should be encouraged to do so.  Silicone mold release spray may be used in the unusual event of poor release.
    Candles should be allowed to sit undisturbed for 48 hours before test burning.

    Test Burning
    Test burn the candle for burn pool diameter and quality after it has setup (cured or dried) for a minimum of 48 hours.  Every combination of wax, dye, fragrance, and wick should be tested for burn quality.


    Storage
    PB flakes should be stored in a cool dry location away from direct heat, sunlight and moisture in the original sealed packaging.  Temporary extremes in temperatures, hot or cold, have no adverse effect.  PB may be used frozen, and, if partially melted, allowed to cool and re-solidify before use.


    General Trouble Shooting
    Test for one variable at a time when trouble shooting to isolate the cause.  Variables include (but are not limited to): the mold, wax, dye, fragrance, wick, pour temperature, and environmental conditions such as, cooling temperature, along with manufacturing conditions.

    • First, make a candle in the mold with only the wick (no dye or fragrance). If it looks good then the wax is performing normally.
    • Then, one at a time, change a variable.  Try adding the dye without fragrance to the mold, wax  and wick. If it looks good and burns well the dye is compatible with the wax.
    • Try adding the fragrance without dye to the mold, wax and wick. If it looks good and burns well the fragrance is compatible with the wax.
    • Try the dye and fragrance together with the mold, wax and wick. If it looks good and burns well the dye/fragrance combination is compatible with the wax.
    • If you are experiencing burn problems, try a different type or size of wick.
    • Other variables to try are different pouring and cooling temperatures and even different mold material types.
    • Ensure all equipment and materials are contaminant free.


    Shelf Life
    When stored properly, as per instructions, PB has a minimum shelf life of 3 years.

    Reviews

    AmazingReview by Tamykah
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    I Love love love this wax! It is perfect for Melts. So easy to handle and has an amazing scent throw, not to mention the perfect clean finish once set. I would highly recommend this wax to anyone. (Posted on 24/01/2017)
    Awesome wax for meltsReview by Debbie
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    I love using this wax. Perfect release every time, a nice glossy finish which looks amazing.
    Perfect hot or cold scent throw. I couldn't be happier. Speedy delivery from this company too, very impressed, thank you : ) (Posted on 23/04/2016)
    Best wax for melts Review by Leane
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    Highly recommend this wax for Melts whether it be in clam shells, or any type of pop out moulds as this wax drys super hard and makes the melts easy to pop out. It's actually a good container wax as well (I don't put fragrance) it gives a flawless finish. Great product & customer service from you guys and LOVE fast delivery. THANK YOU :) (Posted on 2/10/2015)
    So in love with this waxReview by marie
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    I've tried a few waxs,mixing wax and this is by far the best. Even when you have melted the melts and you come to change for a new melt very easy to wipe out of melt burner. Others I find the wax drys so hard that I'm fight to get it of my burner. Wouldn't recommend anything else or to buy from anyone else. Very happy!!! (Posted on 10/12/2014)
    Love this waxReview by Christie
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    This is the best wax ive used for melts. It comes out flawless not like other waxes ive tried. Love it (Posted on 26/02/2014)
    I wouldn't recommend anything else!Review by Sarah
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    This wax is the best when it comes to melts/ Clam shells, I have great results all the time.
    I wouldn't recommend anything else! (Posted on 13/09/2013)
    Best wax for meltsReview by Voula
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    I had to go through many different waxes, for melts, but since I used this one, i have great results all the time. Blends well with colour and oil, have really good scent throw, hot and cold, best pouring temp. working for me, is 60-63 degrees. I will never go back, to anything else, this is a 5* wax for melts!!! (Posted on 7/03/2013)

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    • From Jodie Bowles at 2/01/2016 12:39 pm
      • Just want to check with you if I have to add anything to the PillarBlend if I want to make pillar candles as on another site it said to add something to it.
      • Hi Jodie, It will work fine by itself make a few small pillars to test you can add blending palm wax to it however testing is very important. CS
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    • From Serena Weaver at 26/07/2016 7:02 pm
      • Can the pillar wax be used in tealights and containers?
      • Hi Serena,
        Best to use pillar wax for pillar candles, melts and votives.
        regards
        CS
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