Thursday, August 22, 2013

Candlemoldvault and Food Safety

We finally did it.
We have the approval that our Silicone molds are FOOD SAFE. This is in addition to our ABS plastic molds being already food safe molds. Now, you don't have to worry about the silicone you buy at other places or where it comes from. ALL OUR NEW MOLDS ARE FOOD SAFE.

The  Silicone we are using is suitable for making baking molds and trays, ice trays, casting butter, chocolate and other applications used to produce foods.
The ingredients and ingrediant levels in our Silicone comply with 21CFR 177.2600, Rubber Articles for repeated use subject to the total extractive limits as specified and published in the Code of Federal Regulations. But having this FDA compliance does not mean we are FDA approved. It only means we are compliant with all rules and regulations set by the FDA for products that come in contact with food are are used in food production such as baking, ice trays, chocolate forming and other forms of producing food.

So, you see, Candlemoldvault and Food Safety go hand-in-hand. The Candlemoldvault is not just for candle wax. Our Silicone molds are GREAT Beeswax molds, Concrete molds, Plaster molds, Chocolate and Ice molds.

Don't forget, you are not bound by our stock pieces. We specialize in CUSTOM molds. YOUR design, YOUR mold and all done FOOD SAFE.

But we also have a few USED silicone molds in stock. These are highly discounted used molds you wont get anywhere else.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Used Mold update

I'm in the process to offer our USED plastic molds individually, now, as well.
They are in limited quantities and these prices wont come back.
Check for the "USED Silicone Molds" category.
I have divided the used molds into 3 price groups. $49.99, $99.95 and $149.95
Grab them fast before they are gone.
Since these molds are linked to our Business Start Kits, these will also change when the used molds are gone.
As a reminder, we also do lay-away on orders over $300.00 to make the Starter Kits easier to get

Don't forget the current sale, too. 10% off till the end of the month on our NEW Signature Line.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

CMV Signature Line

Here are some new molds to open our brand new Signature Line
 Champagne 4-in-1 Silicone Mold
 Floating Lotus Silicone Candle Mold
Floating Rose Silicone Candle Mold

You'll also find our Wine Corks, an Eiffel Tower Plastic Candle Mold, and a Piano Silicone Candle Mold. With many more are to come.
As a Treat for you, i knock off 10% on the Signature Line molds till May 15th.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Yet more news coming soon

I have a few things coming up in the near future and release those over the next few days. This is just a short overview.
  1. We are moving to a new location and therefore, want to remind you of the stock used silicone molds for sale. A list can be found here. Let me know if you are interested.
  2. We are going to release a CMV "Signature Line" of Silicone Molds. Many Pieces Never before available to the public, Root men, Santas, Champagne Cork Candles and Much More.
  3. We are also in the process of designing and releasing more plastic candle molds
So, stay tuned and let us know if you have requests.
Also, our Custom Mold service seems to get more and more attention. We are very happy that you enjoy our work.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

What's going on at the VAULT?

Thanks to YOU, I'm being kept pretty busy. Running a bit behind on the orders and i don't like it to have you waiting.
But I can also show you a custom mold project i have just finished. As you know. you send us the original and you get a mold made from it... or we design it for you from scratch. Attached, you can see what we've got done. What can we do for you?

The white cast shows the advantages of silicone so well. The detail is captured down to the last sand grain and there there is truly no comparison between plastic and silicone molds. Also when it comes to size. the shells would just be impossible as a plastic mold, to start with and the plastic mold would also have lost at least 25% of it's amazing detail. And, as i mentioned before. you can pour about everything in silicone. Plaster, concrete, wax, chocolate (but let us know so we make YOUR mold in food grade silicone), ice... only your imagination is setting boundaries. Before you start counting... the Shell mold makes 100 per pour and no 2 shells are the same.

I'm also working full steam on a few new silicone molds that will hit both websites soon and one or two new plastic designs that will be exclusive to Candlemoldvault Canada.

Another thing... I just HAVE to tell you about one of our new customers. You can tell she is fun to deal with by just the name of her Business... Hot Mess Candles. She brought back to life  a few of our molds that haven't been seen as candles in 30+ yrs. and she uses ONLY beeswax. She also designs her own candles. You should check out her Facebook page. She is still working on her website Check her out and help her to get the Hot Mess begin. Good Luck and all the best with your Business, Brenda.

Here is a picture of her Abraham Lincoln Taper:
 Can you guess where she got the mold??? :)

Monday, March 25, 2013

A How-To Guide for Beginners

When you make your own candles, be prepared to embark on a journey of discovery! Candle making is a learning process and you will soon discover what to do and what not to do when making candles...

Here are a few candle making tips to keep in mind as you experiment with making your candles.
Sink Hole in the Center: When I started making my own candles, I thought that having a sink hole in the center of the candle was normal. How silly I was! I did not realize that wax expands when heated and therefore, natural shrinkage occurs when it cools. It is this shrinkage that causes this depression. I have found that warming the container or mold before pouring the wax in helps. You will also have to poke a few holes around the wick and refill the candle up to the same level while it is cooling. You may have to do this a few times.

Smoking Candles: Have you come across any smoking or sooty candle problems whilst making your candles? If you have, ask yourself these 2 questions:
1. Did you trim your wick?
Poorly trimmed wicks can sometimes result in smoking and if the wick is too large to start with, this makes the problem worse. A proper and appropriately sized wick should ideally consume the wax at the same rate at which it is melting it. Keep all your wicks trimmed to a quarter of an inch.
2. Are you burning your candle in a location where there is a draft?
If you notice that the candle flame shifts from side to side and produces puffs of smoke, this means the candle is in a draft. Shift the candle to a less drafty place or try to eliminate the draft.

Dripping Candles: At times, you may come across uneven burning and/or dripping of candles. Troubleshoot this problem by asking yourself these questions:
1. Are you burning in a draft?
When you burn candles in a location where there is even a slight draft, this can cause one side to burn more quickly than the other. This will result in a lower spot on the edge of the candle which allows the wax to drip and run out. If possible, remove the source of the draft, try to minimize it or relocate the candle.
2. Where have you placed the wick? 
If you have not placed the wick within the center of the candle, then there will be more heat on one side of the candle. Ensure that you center the wick carefully before pouring.
3. Did you trim your wick? 
As I have mentioned before, poorly trimmed wicks means larger flames which cause the wax to melt more quickly that the wick can consume it. Ensure you keep the wicks trimmed to ¼ inch.
4. Have you chosen the correct wick size?
Inappropriate wick size can cause a candle to drip. The wick size you opt for must be suitable to the wax formula and your candle diameter.Remember that a properly chosen sized wick will consume wax at the same rate that it is melting it. This will prevent any excess buildup of melted wax which means that there will not be any dripping. Some experimentation is involved here. Check out our wick size infos.

You can see what I mean now when I said that candle making is a learning discover new things along the way. I find that part of the journey quite exciting as I'm sure you will too!

Happy Candle Making!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Besides the Candle Molds and Supplies I offer on
and, i'm glad to offer a new service.
I bet you all have Vinyls laying around. I'll convert them for you into MP3 and/or CD for you.
If you are interested in that please contact me at
I'll add the service in the next few days to the website for Pricing.