Just finished testing this wax. Amazing. Heated to 190, added fragrance oil at 175, and poured into the clamshell at 150 degrees. Made 6 different scents at 10%. Tested it 2hrs later and the hot throw filled my entire big 12 foot high ceiling house. It has a clean finished surface, and a good "snap" when you break the wax melts. Comes super clean off the clamshell. Quite literally the perfect wax melt wax.
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Blended Waxes® Pillar Soy Wax (BW-921) is an all natural soy wax for pillars, votives, wax melts, and tarts. BW-921 is a great replacement if you previously used the EcoSoya PB Pillar Blend. This 100% soy wax is packaged in pastille form for easy scooping and measuring. It exhibits very good scent throw, vibrant colors, and excellent mold release. BW-921 is a great natural wax for creating smooth and creamy structural candles and melts that resist frosting.
Note: Wax is packaged in pastille form.
45 lb Case Size: 16.5" x 13.5" x 11.5"
To help you get the best results from BW-921 Pillar Soy Wax check out our lab notes.
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Produced from US Grown Soybeans!
I am just testing the wax for the first time so cannot give it a full rating yet. How long does this wax need to cure?
I used the Melt and Tart Soy Wax for the longest time and then CS discontinued it which originally made me panic a little. However, since using this alternative, I have found that this doesn't frost hardly at all when I'm pouring/setting, it has this lovely sheen once it has dried, AND it is more solid and hard, making this easier to break and use. LOVE THIS!!!
I love this wax - it pops out of mold quickly and easily, votive pins remove cleanly (I tap the top with a hammer to dislodge them from the base of the votive). The only thing to keep in mind is this wax cools *fast.* If it's less than 170-175F when you pour it, it could very well solidify as you're pouring it which as been interesting to clean up. Still, it's a small adjustment to my cleaning routine isn't enough to warrant a star deduction in my opinion, but it's just something you should be aware of if this is your first pillar/tart/votive wax.
Candle Science no longer sell GW 494 Melt & Tart wax. But don’t freak out theres many many sites where you can purchase GW 494 wax but let’s say you really enjoy Candle Science. I decided to make the switch and purchase their brand NEW! BW-921.
Instructions to enhance HT (Hot Throw) and CT (Cold Throw) using BW-921
Heat 1 pound of wax to 185F (add your color dye block with the unmelted wax to reduce frosting)
Remove from heat
At 165-170F mix 1.6oz 10% (which is the maximum for this wax) of FO (Fragrance Oil) adding slowly to your melted wax. (For stronger scents I only add 1-1.3oz of FO
Stir wax and FO for 2 mins
Pour your wax into your clamshell or mold RIGHT AFTER Stirring.
This wax does require a 2 week cure however I noticed amazing HT the very next day.
If you are switching from GW 494 Melt and Tart Wax read the notes below:
1.) This wax is physically harder than 494. 494 is a hard wax already but this BW-921 is much harder and I would say easy to to remove from any silicone mold but an be more difficult depending on the mold you use. NOW removing this from a clamshell will be slightly more difficult.
2.) BW-921 sets really fast. So if you’re one of those people that was use to waiting before testing or popping your wax out of the mold WAIT NO MORE as soon as you pour this wax you’ll noticed it will start to solidify quickly. Setting time less than 1 hour.
I would highly recommend this wax for silicon molds not so much clamshells.
Scent overall. After comparing the two waxes GW-494 and BW-921 the best scent HT AND CT I will have to give to GW-494 main reason is with GW- 494 you can add 2oz of FO instead of the 1.6oz of FO you’ll add to BW-921
Having quite the issue with HT. I heat till 185, pour scent in at 185 and no HT. CT is great though.
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Not getting HT on my wax melts, don't know if it's a bad batch but I tried anywhere from 8% to 12% of fragrance 8 different scents with same result. I heat it to 190° add scent at 185° and pour at 170°, no luck :(
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What temp does this wax need to be heated to? I see the pour temp is 170 degrees, but I'm wondering if this needs to be heated to 185 like other wax or if it's heated AND poured at 170. Any help is appreciated, thank you!!
I wrote a review on this prior to testing my wax melts and I just wanted to give an update on this. I had only made the melt hours prior and I was really hyped about this wax. After several weeks of testing this and selling it, I have to say that my opinion has not changed about this wax. The hot and cold throw is amazing, it comes out of the clamshell so easily, it pops out of my warmer easily, and it has been a hit with my customers. I highly recommend those mourning the loss of 494 to test this wax. I love it!!!
This makes Great wax melts! I use it alone and in batches with (paraffin 10%) to enhance the break and hot throw. I heat to 175 and pour @ 160.
Had no issues with this soy pillar wax. First, purchased 10 block sample, performed great....
Then a 45 lb case, great performance in soy pillar candles using colorants as well. Our business chiefly makes soy pillar candles.
As a suggestion, please put lot numbers on each amount (10-45lb amounts) to avoid constant retesting. Please keep this product in stock and give advance notice if it is discontinued. Cheers!!!
I have been using paraffin wax for my melts from CS for years. I recently decided to try the new 921. At first I absolutely loved this wax. First it was so nice to pour “beadlets” of wax instead of cutting through a block with a knife. Perfect. The pouring of the wax was great! Slow, “thicker” flow of wax into my silicone mold. (I use 1 inch square slots). Tested several of them and BOOM.. I am getting a “plume” of wax on the upper part of the warmer plate. It’s the oddest thing. Wish I was able to post a pic of it. It’s almost like the wax puffed up. But it wasn’t laying in the warmer... it literally bubbles up the side. I am not sure if this is something I did or if it’s the wax? I’ve been doing this for a long time and never had a problem like this with wax.
Unless it was a straight up bad bag of wax. 🤷🏼♂️
I was using the 464 but was getting a frost from my wax melts I was going to try this 921 put it with 464 how it works out with my mica color
I was very hopeful for this wax: the frosting was very minimal, the color took very well, the CT is awesome. I was using 494, but I hate the frosting! My husband is my tester, and even without him saying anything, I could tell there was a difference. I purchased 30 lbs but only needed to use 1 due to the fact that this wax does not perform as expected. The aroma is not very strong no matter what temp I add it, after curing we tested and found that it does not last as long as 494. With 494 I could get 72 hours worth of fragrance, with this wax I get 48, if that. I would recommend this wax for those who are just starting, its a great starter wax or for hobbyist. I would not recommend if you will be selling these, I personally will be going back to 494.
I don’t like this wax what’s so ever. I bought 50 pounds worth and have made 5 different batches. I followed all of the directions on how to use this wax with fragrance along with asking other candle makers on their process and non of my wax melts are giving off any scent even after 2 weeks of curing! Horrible. I don’t recommend.
I bought this to make my clamshell melts and have to admit that I got a better hot throw with just the 464. Can I mix with with 464 or 6006 to get a better hot throw? The CT is amazing and I love how there’s no frosting and they can easily be removed from the mold but that’s as far as it goes for me. Thanks in advance😀
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Well the first batch of this 921 was AMAZING!
My candles were flawless, so I ordered another 10lb bag 2 weeks later and it’s trash. All of my candles after removing them were filled with water ruining every candle I poured with this wax. I would like to have a replacement with another type of wax please clearly this was a bad batch 😢
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I am currently melting this wax for the first time and am already seeing a noticeable difference for the better! I was previously using the 494 blend and after getting the temps right, had no real issues.
With this new blend, it is easier to handle physically (not as sticky) and is melting sooo clear and pretty!
I’ve been getting some frosting lately with 494 so I decided to try this wax instead. Very little frosting, which is great. Works wonderfully for melts made in silicone molds — I didn’t try clamshells. However the HT leaves a LOT to be desired. I just did a test of some Toasted Pumpkin Spice melts earlier today and within hours I couldn’t smell them at all. For contrast, the same fragrance and fragrance load in 494 I can get to last 12-16 hours. Maybe I just didn’t work with it enough but I followed manufacturer’s recommendations and I’m not too thrilled. I’ll be sticky with my frosty 494 for now.
I was wondering which wick is suggested for use with this wax to make pillar candles?
I used this wax earlier to make wax melts at a 10% fragrance load. It has only been a few hours but the cold throw is amazingly strong! It also comes out of the clam shell super easily. I think I'll be using this wax for now on!
I bought this wax to experiment with options for my wax melts. I tried it with paraffin ratios and without. I have found that it can stand on it's own . It has a great cold and hot throw. IT snaps well instead of crumbling like other soy waxes. I like it . Now I make both paraffin and soy wax melts . I love the strengths both waxes have. No need to combine them at all. The only con with the paraffin is that you have to break it with a hammer to use. Soy all you do is measure out your quantity.
Currently testing this wax for my pillar candles, love that is soy can I use this wax to do embeds with my 464 candles will it affect it the burn performance?
Hi... is this wax ideal for silicone wax making? Also does it contain paraffin ??
Hi There! The Blended Waxes Pillar Soy Wax BW921 is an all-natural soy wax made for pillars, votives, wax melts, and tarts. It exhibits a very good scent throw, vibrant colors, and excellent mold release!
I just ordered this and am excited to get it. Can you make candles out of this or just tarts like the eco soya?
Hi There! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. This is definitely a great all-natural soy wax for pillars, votives, wax melts, and tarts! BW-921 is a great replacement if you previously used the EcoSoya PB Pillar Blend.
Currently using 494, is this new blend 100% soy wax? Interested in trying this but need to be sure before purchasing, thanks!
Hi! Yes, this wax is 100% soy and all additives are botanical.
We are 100% Soy Wax Company, would this be considered 100% Soy? We used the EcoSoya until we couldn't anymore, is this the same products?
Hi! While this is not the same product as EcoSoya, this wax is indeed 100% soy and all additives are botanical.
Is this mixed with paraffin? I wonder if i can say “100% soy wax” for my labels. Also, can i use it for silicone molds. Do i need spray if i used it for metal votives by Candle Science?
Thanks for leaving a review! Yes, the Blended Waxes Pillar Soy Wax BW 921 is all-natural soy wax. A member of our support team has reached out to you with more information.