Ordering from Polygon
To order please call:
dollars per pound, one drum weighs 360 lbs.)
density, 5% scent)
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order please call us at 617-268-4455
- Cut the gel
out of the drum
with a sharp knife (if you have ordered gel in bags/boxes, proceed to
- Place the gel into an
melting pot with a temperature control. NOTE: Presto makes a 6 quart
pot with a temperature control that sells for under $30.
- Heat the gel to 250
degrees Fahrenheit (~121 degrees Celsius) and keep the gel at this
temperature until it appears clear.
- Allow the gel to cool
to 200 degrees Fahrenheit (~93 degrees Celsius) and add any desired
color and/or fragrance. NOTE: You should use liquid candle dyes,
however, some candle makers have succeeded with dye chips.
- Pour your candle with
the gel between 180 and 200 degrees Fahrenheit (~82 to 93 degrees
Celsius). NOTE: If you pour the gel in layers a few minutes apart, you
can avoid a well in the top as the gel cools.
- If you are going to
embed items in the gel, they have to be clean of all residues. This is
especially true of sea shells. If you wash the items to be embedded in
warm mineral oil (baby oil) it will not only keep the gel clearer, but
it will help reduce the air bubbles in your candle.
- Wax, paraffin wax, or
beeswax will make your gel cloudy and sticky. Make sure that your wick
is not wax coated.
- Be sure to use a wick
with a core. Cotton or metal is okay. You should use a wick one size
larger than you would for a comparable wax candle.
- C Lp (low density) gel
is the easiest to use and it holds 3 to 5% scent.
C Mp (medium density)
gel is slightly harder to use as it is more viscous (thicker, more
syrup-like) when melted, but it holds 5 to 6% scent.
C Hp (high
density) gel is much harder to use as it is very viscous when hot. It
holds 7 to 8% scent, and is designed for embedding particles.