Hearts & Crafts Natural Ice Wax Kit contains everything you need to get started making candles. The set come with 10lb. of our best-selling, top-rated, natural Ice Wax.
Ice Wax has all of the best qualities of a palm wax, but also creates beautiful sparkling crystalline patterns as it solidifies. The wax itself is reminiscent of a light and fluffy snow, and is an all-natural and renewable resource. It is resistant to melting from the heat of hot summer days, has an amazing scent throw, and retains colors well, ranging from deep and distinctive dark tones, to soft and gentle pastels.
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How do you get the wicks to stick to the bottom of a container?
You can add a little wax or tape to the bottom of the wick in order for it to properly stick to the container.
Is This Wax Scented?
No. The wax is naturally unscented, but you can add scents to it by adding fragrance oils.
What are the wicks made out of?
The wicks are made with 100% cotton, and are pre-waxed with soy wax.
What color will my candle be when it cools?
Candles can look vastly different after they cool. The best way to test the color is to take a sample drop of the wax and place it on the napkin, allowing it to quickly cool. This will give you a good idea of the color it will be when it sets. If you’re going for a deeper shade, add more dye chips gradually, and make another sample until you get your desired color.
What is the length and width of the wicks provided?
Our wicks are 6’’ long and 5 cm in diameter.
What is the melting point for this wax?
The melting point is 151° F.
What is the pouring temperature for this wax?
The pouring temperature is 230° F.
What temperature should I add wax or dyes?
180° F degrees is the best temperature to add wax and dyes, once it is fully mixed in together, lower it to 150° F before pouring.
**Note: When adding scents and dyes to your candles, please be aware that a large ratio of scents/dyes to the wax can influence the burning effectiveness, causing smoke and reducing the ability of your candles to stay lit.**
Why do I have specks of dye in the bottom of my candle?
When the temperature of the wax is not hot enough to melt, it will result in specs of dye forming on the bottom of your melted wax. Simply slightly raise the temperature to around 185°F (Or to 195°F if that still is not hot enough), and mix until it is fully dissolved.
Why isn’t my wick burning cleanly?
We recommend that you trim your wick to ¼ inch before each lighting for a smooth burning.