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Curious if anyone here has made scented soy drops & what your opinion was?  I ran across Flicker's tutorial on candlesoylutions on how to make them & it sounds almost too easy!  Wax pastilles mixed with FO & dye until it absorbs, no melting/mixing/pouring.  Searching here, I didn't find too many threads about it but did see a mention that someone thinks that is what Pink Zebra does.

 

I'm wondering if the wax really absorbs that well in a dry state & is there a better brand over others.  I'm thinking if this works well, it would be so easy for my 6 yr old to help out when making gifts for his teachers & aides.

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I have never made them myself but I have bought them from a company I think was called Bean Pod and I didn't think they were very fragrant compared to actual wax melts - I am not a chemist by any means but it's hard for me to believe a solid wax can absorb oil better than melting the wax with the oil and pouring into molds....but again I have never tried it so I really can't say 

 

Scented salts are another option for gifts for teachers and they are super easy to make 

 

let us know if you try it - curious how it turns out and your daughter would probably love it - just keep safety precautions in mind when using oils with gloves and I recommend at the very least a painters mask if not respirators 

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Yes, I almost forgot about the scented salts!  That's another thing I want to try. Thank you!

 

I'm skeptical about how well the wax absorbs too.  I made one purchase from somebody's party that raved about them & was disappointed.  Guess I thought if I do it myself, I could try to use up to the wax's full load for FO & see how it works.

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1 hour ago, Timber said:

Yes, I almost forgot about the scented salts!  That's another thing I want to try. Thank you!

 

I'm skeptical about how well the wax absorbs too.  I made one purchase from somebody's party that raved about them & was disappointed.  Guess I thought if I do it myself, I could try to use up to the wax's full load for FO & see how it works.

 

Home Depot sells Morton pool salt for like $5 per 40lb bag. Rediculously cheap. I got a flour strainer and filtered out the very fine particles and salt dust and set aside the larger crystals to tinker with. I think I ended up using 1/2oz FO : 1lb salt and colored with liquid candle dye. Took about 2 full days in a throw away mason jar to fully dry out. They are super fragrant and I ave yet to put heat on them. I have read that you can put them in a regular tart melter and heat them or just put in a bowl and place wherever, but heated will throw better.

 

They were cheap as heck and your kiddo sure could help. Just make sure you handle the dye and FO and he/she can play with the salt!

 

Link to dalt here: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Morton-40-lb-Pool-Salt-3460/100575298

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1 hour ago, Clear Black said:

 

Home Depot sells Morton pool salt for like $5 per 40lb bag. Rediculously cheap. I got a flour strainer and filtered out the very fine particles and salt dust and set aside the larger crystals to tinker with. I think I ended up using 1/2oz FO : 1lb salt and colored with liquid candle dye. Took about 2 full days in a throw away mason jar to fully dry out. They are super fragrant and I ave yet to put heat on them. I have read that you can put them in a regular tart melter and heat them or just put in a bowl and place wherever, but heated will throw better.

 

They were cheap as heck and your kiddo sure could help. Just make sure you handle the dye and FO and he/she can play with the salt!

 

Link to dalt here: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Morton-40-lb-Pool-Salt-3460/100575298

Wow! Thanks so much for all the great info!  I'm thinking the salts are the way to go. 

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33 minutes ago, Timber said:

Wow! Thanks so much for all the great info!  I'm thinking the salts are the way to go. 

 

No problem! Just get some over sized mason jars and put your salt/fo mixture inside and close.  Every time you walk by them over the next few days, shake them all around.

 

Just be aware its rather late in the pool season and they may be hard to find. If they dont have them in store, ask a clerk to see where the nearest store has them, if it isnt within driving distance, request them to arrive on the next truck.

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Solar salt in the water softener aisle works exactly as well and has a range of crystal sizes. That is what I use for scented crystals. 🤗 $5-6 a 50lb bag.

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This is awesome, I have been looking for an alternative to the soy drops. Because I read that they do not hold very much fragrance oil and that they can take up to 2 weeks to absorb it

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I went to our hardware store today and they didn't have the Diamond Solar Salts, but they had the Diamond Super Soft crystals.  I bought them, do you think they will work the same?

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On 10/9/2017 at 6:42 AM, GoldieMN said:

How do people package these to sell?  Packaging?  Instructions?

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So many ways to package. Cellophane bags,organza bags, deli tubs, Mason jars, sell it in bins or bowls bulk by the scoop. It is pretty so it is nice to be to see it through the package.

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On 10/9/2017 at 5:42 AM, GoldieMN said:

How do people package these to sell?  Packaging?  Instructions?

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@candyb Wow, those are so pretty!

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I have those very bags!! Yay!  I'm just hoping I got the right salts.  I purchased Diamond Super Soft instead of Solar Salts and it's day 2 and they are still wet after laying out to dry.  Is there a difference does anyone know in the 2 salt types?

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I think the salt you use is personal preference, big and chunky or fine. I am not familiar with the super soft but I know if after a few days it doesn't absorb all the oil just add more salt.

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18 hours ago, candyb said:

I think the salt you use is personal preference, big and chunky or fine. I am not familiar with the super soft but I know if after a few days it doesn't absorb all the oil just add more salt.

 

CB, are those your in that photo? If so may I ask what you use to color them and which salt you are using? They look so uniform in size, the ones I get from Home Depot are no way near that uniform and are the larger crystals.

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No that is a picture from google, but I think that is epsom salt.

8 hours ago, Clear Black said:

 

CB, are those your in that photo? If so may I ask what you use to color them and which salt you are using? They look so uniform in size, the ones I get from Home Depot are no way near that uniform and are the larger crystals.

 

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On 10/12/2017 at 4:34 AM, candyb said:

I think the salt you use is personal preference, big and chunky or fine. I am not familiar with the super soft but I know if after a few days it doesn't absorb all the oil just add more salt.

Thank you!!!

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