Highly fragranced soy wax melts

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Hello once again, this week I am discussing the soy wax melts that I make.

This past week, I have spent a lot of my time making these highly fragranced melts, and must admit that my shop now smells lovely.

My soy wax melts are manufactured on the South Coast of NSW, Australia in my small gift shop that I run, selling my handmade creations and also selling raw materials for those that would rather make their own skincare/soaps etc.

Soy Wax Melts are simply a wickless candle, designed to be used with either electric or tealight oil burners and they tend to be more fragrant than fragranced candles. This is due to the fragrance oil. It is recommended that a candle has less fragrance oil added, to prevent the wick from clogging up and to create a better burning candle.

It has recently come to my attention that a lot of people are claiming that their soy wax melts/tarts are double and triple scented. This is nothing but a sales gimmick, as it simply is not possible. They are trying to convince you that their soy melts should be purchased as they are more fragrant than a competitor’s that does not make this claim.

Think of soy wax as a sponge. A sponge will only hold so much water and then the excess starts seeping out. The same can be said for soy wax. It can only hold so much fragrance oil, usually about 10%, and then the excess will start seeping out.

If too much fragrance oil is used you will end up with a soy melt that has liquid fragrant oil floating on top of the wax. This is the excess oil that could not be incorporated as the wax had already reached its maximum holding capacity.

Our soy wax melts come in a large variety of fragrances and will give you approx 10 hours of fragrance per cube, so about 60 hours from one pack, as there are 6 cubes per pack.

http://www.naturesmix.com.au/nowrastore/soy-melts.html

 

Hello everyone!!!

Welcome to my first blog (ever). I hope to post regularly about what I have been up to at Nature’s Mix headquarters, including my fails, my successes, new products, new ideas and anything else I think may be of interest to anyone willing to read about what I have to say.

I thought it was about time I joined in with all this social media hype and make my presence in the online world be known, as it seems that this is the way of the future.

To begin, a little about myself. Nature’s Mix was founded in 2002, before which I did not even know that soap could be made at home. A lot of research later, I realised it was possible. I have not purchased a bar of soap since.

I now love trying new additives, new fragrances etc. It then seemed like a natural progression to start trialling creams, lotions, balms and powders.

My first ever batch of soap was a basic Castile, and it was a scary event. I had never used Caustic Soda before and did not know what to expect, especially after reading all of those horror stories that seem to be everywhere. I did not own a stick blender, so it took forever to trace, stirring manually with a wooden spoon. Eventually a trace was reached. It was poured into an ice cream container, covered and put to bed and it turned out wonderfully and I have never looked back.

When Nature’s Mix was born, we could find very few suppliers. It seemed like Australia had been forgotten in the natural skincare department, this is why we also sell waxes, bases, raw materials etc.

I hope that you enjoy reading my little bits of wisdom, and until next installment enjoy where your skincare making journey takes you.