After the first batch, I'm very pleased. They are exactly what I was expecting based on the description and comments. Yes, the edges were sharp, but nothing a few swipes with sandpaper didn't cure. I cleaned out the insides with alcohol to remove the sandpaper remnants and some of the machining dirt. My first batch of 10 was made from a hodge-podge of leftover candle wax, random soy, beeswax, and paraffin. I didn't mix the waxes, which made for more work. I didn't add any color or scent because it was in the original candles. I poured at about 170 F, which is higher than I would normally use, but I was impatient. Of the 10 containers, I easily pulled the candles from 6 containers with minimal effort; three were put in the freezer for an hour and came out with a quick wack to the bottom. The last was very difficult. When the freezer trick didn't work, I heated the sides to loosen the wax. I believe it was the paraffin that gave me the problem, but I'm not 100% sure. Again, I'm happy with the purchase.
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These seamless, 15-hour flared votive candle molds are manufactured from steel and are perfect for creating your own votive candles. Each flared votive mold holds 2 oz. of wax, yielding 8 candles per pound of wax. Candles made with this mold typically have a burn time of 15 hours. Can be used with the Votive Wick Pin for easy wick placement.
Recommended waxes for votive candle molds:
- Ecosoya PB Pillar Soy Wax
Made in the USA
|Diameter||1.9" Top | 1.5" Bottom|
|Prop 65 Warning Required||No|
Quick shipment despite the snowstorm & it's a good votive size but I didn't realize it doesn't include the hole for the wick. How do I make a hole for it?
Hi there! The Flared Votive Candle Molds do require the use of wick pins, which can be found in the details section above. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to assist further!
The edges of these molds are so sharp that while I was washing them before first use, they sliced both my thumbs open. Not happy at all. Candle science should not be selling something so sharp in the first place, let alone with no warnings for customers.
I love these molds. You just have to be careful with the edges as they are very sharp. My soy candles come out perfect. I am going to start using Palm Wax. Does anyone know what size of wick to use for palm?
Don't let negative reviews turn you away from these! They work great!! Yes, they are extremely sharp, be careful! They came in perfect condition, nothing wrong with them. Wash them with rubbing alcohol before you use them. I had no problems with the shape/manufacturing of them or any discoloration. Removing your candles is terrible however, put them in the freezer for a few minutes and they pop out with no problems! If they're not coming out easily, put them back in for a few more minutes. These are great, my candles turned out beautifully.
Cheap basic metal votive molds. One of them was machined improperly so there is an internal ridge/dent about 1/4th of the way up and a second one has hairy brown organic matter matted on the inside so only 8 out of 10 molds are usable. I'm still happy with my other CS supplies, just will probably stick to other company's votive molds in the future.
I love these votive molds. I'd never attempted votives before, but tested two different soy wax blends for pillars and votives and a few different wicks. First off, I smoothed the edges of the molds with sandpaper so I wouldn't cut myself and wiped them out with a vegetable based oil to get rid of the black inside. I had no problems with any discoloration on my candles and they came out easily with a small tap. FYI...I found my best result was with Ecosoya Pillar Blend with a 2 poor method. I didn't use wick pins since Candlescience was out of stock. Instead I poured all of my votives to about 1/4 inch to the top...let them set up slightly on the edges...dropped in my pre-tabbed ECO 2 wicks...and allowed the wax to harden for about 10 more minutes. I then reheated my remaining wax to about 190 degrees and topped off the votives giving a mushroomed top keeping the wicks centered as they cooled. They turned out beautiful, smooth, and glossy. I forgot to mention I warmed the molds on a cookie sheet at 185 degrees for several minutes before pouring the wax initially. My votives look extremely professional! Great mold...and if your careful...wick pins are optional. I like the smooth bottom I achieved without using a wick pin even though they won't show when applying a warning label!
I followed all the directions and recommendations and every votive has come out orange around the outside. They don't just pull out I have to use players to pull them out with a lot of force. So I am not happy at all with this purchase. Will be calling to get more advice as what is going on. I have made a dozen so far 3 different batches and all turn out the same.
Bought 10 molds & wick pins, easy to use & works great. Votives pop out with no trouble. Reason I'm giving 4 stars, using these for the 1st time, some reason I got black markings from the mold on my votives after curing, only have them on some of the candles. I did wipe them down with paper towel & alcohol. Maybe that could be it or I didn't wipe it good enough
I got three of these. I may need to get more. They work great. I use these with soy wax and I usually don't have a problem with it sticking. If it does stick I just pop them in the freezer for a few minutes and they come right out.
You definitely have to be very careful with the edges. They are most definitely SHARP. Knowing that they're really sharp, I'm just careful with it and I don't have a problem. Just be careful.
These are the easiest mold EVER! My first try with Pillar Soy PERFECT! Thanks CS!
I bought these as they are very reasonable priced and I get most of my scents from here and my soy container wax. I unwrapped them and wiped the grease off the molds before using but there needs to be a disclosure about how sharp these actually are. I sliced my finger all the way across the tip from one end to the other and it was not pretty.
to smooth the sharp edge of the votive molds just run a small piece of emery cloth around the sharp rim before using. gets rid of that sharp edge
I originally bought 10 of these molds and loved them so much that I bought 10 more. I use ecosoy pillar blend wax and the candle pops right out. When I recieved them all I did was wipe them out with paper toweling and they work great no stains on the finished candle. One word of caution though they will cut you if your finger comes in contact with the top of the mold as I found out twice thinking I was being careful. Now I am even more careful and think I will wear latex gloves when wiping them out.I Absolutely love these molds.
I have found that rubbing the edge with 400 grit sandpaper takes care of the wicked little burrs left from the machine process. The molds will still have a sharp edge, just like candlescience said it would, but not as bad. Also, any petroleum based cleaner, like Goo Gone, takes care of the oil coating.
Please keep in mind that these are $0.59 steel molds -- they are cheap and they are rough, but I have had great performance out of mine, with NO sticking using paraffin waxes.
To clean to grease off, separate the tins apart, remove the packing peanuts between the molds, and then put them in the sink and fill with boiling water, and add some dish detergent or degreaser (Greased Lightning, Purple Power, whatever). Let them soak, then scrub them out really well. I had no problems with the grease after that.
Also, the way that these are made is going to cause some metal discoloration -- it is from the heat treatment of the metal.
Anyway, great molds, no problems at all with mold release, even without release spray.
I like these molds and while there have been some bad reviews about them I found that they cleaned easily with Goo Gone and that, yes, the edges are sharp(one small cut). All in all, I like they, there performed well and I will get some more, with the pins this time.
Im a first time candle maker,,and I think these molds work Great!Perfect votives every time!
I am pleased with the results I have with this mold. Yes,the packing grease has to be wiped off; this is disclosed in the product description! The reason for the grease is also disclosed, therefore, it is necessary! I use palm wax, exclusively for now, and it can be a little tricky, but my results have been good!