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  2. I use parrafin wax with 1%fat. and I use metal mold for pillar candle. Isn't suitable?
  3. Trappeur

    Well this is just great

    Shelley, if that Vanilla Champagne doesn't work for you, I'll buy the bottle as I am out of it and need to order some soon. Trappeur
  4. After Christmas I decided to take the good advice that was being offered and do some serious wick testing. Perhaps I went a little overboard because I now have a massive wick collection, most of which will never get used. Along the way I still fed my FO addition by giving it a few sample sizes now and then. But as my testing was winding down, my search for new FOs was, as we say at NASA, reaching escape velocity. Iโ€™ve slammed on the brakes now until I can get organized, but losing control of my FO addition has left me with an overabundance of sample size FOs. To put it simply I lack the ability to make more than two candles in any one scent. My storage space is beyond maxed out, so something has to give, it is time for me to start buying larger bottles of FOs and I have a considerable list of them to buy. What do you do with all the sample size FOs that you donโ€™t use? If I take up any more space with candle making my wife will divorce me, and Iโ€™m rather fond of her.
  5. For ovals I would double wick for figurines, well I stopped making them since no wick really burned them all that great.
  6. What kind of paraffin wax?some are specially designed for pillar candles to shrink from the mold. For pillars i use a silicone candle release release spray in my molds to help them slip out for the one already stuck put it in the freezer overnight and see if it releases after good and frozen.
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  8. katmeltswax

    What should i make?

    Do you like making wax chunks ? I am not familiar with soy or palm ,if the wax is soft enough ,you could certainly make alot of chunks . I have some palm to play with ,waiting for time to experiment a bit with candle making . I love the look of palm candles . If you do not want to make candles ,tarts or chunks will be the solution .
  9. Sarah S

    What should i make?

    Holy crap, that's a lot of wax! I personally am not a fan of soy for tarts, so I can't advise there, but I am really loving the palm wax for shaped tarts! They come out so pretty, and the throw lasts forever. I wish I could get them just a teeeeny bit stronger, but even 6% FO is pushing it with the fragrance load. I don't use the glass glow though, I use CWs Palm so maybe you'd have different results. I do recall some old threads on here about mixing palm and soy, you lose a lot of the crystalization, but it might be fun to play with. Can I ask, why not candles? The more Palm candles I make, the more I love them. Palm is so easy to work with once you get the hang of it, and the results are absolutely gorgeous.
  10. Sarah S

    Calling all incense makers!

    @Faerywren, I love making incense because it's so simple, and hard to mess up. Like candle making, however, everyone has their own preferred method, so the way I do it might differ slightly from others. You'll find what works for you too! I like a 50/50 mix of FO and DPG. I actually don't soak mine, I dip them, let them sit for a few minutes, swirl and twirl them around in my container, then pull them out and flip them stick side down but upright to dry. However, I use charcoal blanks so they absorb faster than the regular punks. I personally have not noticed a difference if I double dip them, likely because I start off with such a strong concentration. I have found there are a few fragrances that don't burn well, or maybe they don't mix well with the DPG.... When I burn them it is a horrible chemical smell instead of the FO. Kind of like when you have an FO that morphs in soap. Notably, every fragrance from Fillmore (that I've tried) does this, and a few from NG. So far I've had the best results with FO from RE, Aztec, BC, and Candlewic. I highly recommend BC for incense supplies. I know @Hopie has a different method than mine, and certainly she produces waaaay more than I do, so hopefully she'll pop in with some advice too. Really it's super easy, and a great way to use up the little bits of leftover FO or samples that you can't figure out what else to do with. ๐Ÿ˜† I'd love to hear how it goes for you!
  11. I know customers don't care about these, but after my transition to 4630, I'm having real issues with many, small wet spots on some 8 oz jars. This last go around, I tried pouring hotter (170F or so), and covering the two test candles with a box to help insulate it. Definitely fewer wet spots, but still enough to be noticeable. Is this all about cooling rate? I work in my basement (it is summer though), so should I run a portable heater down to my work room and heat the room up? The other side is, should I pour a lot cooler to minimize the amount of cooling needed before solidification? I'm surprised how many wet spots I have with this wax compared to the soy wax I used previously.
  12. Hi everybody I 'm bigginer in candle making. I make candle with parrafin. my mold is alluminum. My candle not get out of mold easily although I put in freezer for 10mintuse. I forced to melt it. when I make in pvc mold I don't have problem . please guide me about what is my fault and what temprature i should use and why this happen for my candle. Thanks
  13. Faerywren

    Calling all incense makers!

    I currently make loose incense with herbs, resins and essential oils etc. It's great except I don't like the hassle of using the charcoal block to burn it. I'd like to try making some stick incense with my FO's. I've got the supplies, but before I start I was wondering if anyone has any wisdom they would like to impart? Tricks they've learned over the years? Anything. Is it really as simple as soaking an unscented blank in FO/DPG overnight? Are there duds like with candles? Inquiring minds want to know!
  14. Faerywren

    Fragrance Buddy

    I haven't smelled the CS Lavender, but I use Lavender from Brambleberry and it's a herbal/camphor, natural smelling lavender. I have mixed sage FO with that lavender in a pinch when I've run out and it was pretty close. I used to think it smelled like medicine, so I wasn't fond of it, but now I like it. It's a herbal, no frills or perfumy notes FO. It smells very clean to me now. Sun and Earth is really nice. I don't pick up on all the notes that FB says is in there, but it's a nice smelling FO.
  15. Greetings. Here we are again for another wick sizing question. All the wick selection guides have been helpful when I study and compare them side by side. However, they are all based on cylindrical molds and containers. How do you choose a wick size when you are using a mold or container that has a different or odd shape? I'm not talking about just square or octagonal. Those aren't too difficult. What if you have, for example, an oval that is 6 inches one direction and only 2.5 inches the other way? How about a pyramid shape or a silicone mold that is shaped like a figurine with an irregular shape? What do you do then?
  16. ScentedPleasurez

    What should i make?

    Before i had my spinal surgery i had ordered a case of ez soy from bc and a bag of glass glow palm from cs. I will not make candles with it so i come to ask yall what should i make? Ive been thinking on making tarts. 100 lbs of wax sure would make a ton of those
  17. ScentedPleasurez

    This is nuts!

    I to have candles everywhere. I have 6 in my bathroom alone...... i used to mix and make, now i just blend a bit of oil and put it in my warmer, if i dont like it then its an easy toss.
  18. ScentedPleasurez

    You tube wax hauls

    RIGHT. Probably is his mom like you said lol. I smell ๐Ÿ’ฉ lol
  19. Laura C

    This is nuts!

    LOL. I'm there with you. I have candles stashed all over the house and not all are pretty & nice. I keep meaning to have a candle melt down party and of course turn right around and make new ones. YeeHaw!
  20. Quentin

    You tube wax hauls

    I love it. About 18 or 20 seconds into the video he mentions he used to shop with Victoria when he was real young, 11 or 12 years old. Now he's much older. Age 20! So much older and wiser now!<<<----- Him. Me---->>>
  21. I am seriously out of control. Seriously. I have candles. So many candles. Yeah, I like candles, but at what point do you have enough candles? I think I passed that 60 candles ago. I can't get a grip on myself! This is the conversation that is running through my head: "Hmm, I like vanilla mixed with peach, but what will happen when I mix it with cinnamon? (makes candles). Not that great. Try another blend. (makes more candles) Yeah, these are excellent, I need to put these in my personal stash. Just for me. But what about Christmas and birthdays and other gift giving occasions? I won't want to deplete my personal stash for that. Better make more, you know, for just in case. (makes more candles). I have lots of sweet scents and that's fine, I like sweet. BUt what about friends who don't like sweet and want something more aromatic? (makes more candles)......" Good lord. When friends drop over I never let them leave without taking some candles with them. They always gasp as I set the box full of candles on the table for them to sniff and choose. I smile, as if this is all the fruits of my labours that I am generously sharing. No! No! It's a lie! I have, off in a corner, a MASSIVE paper bag stacked to the top with votives and they're mine MINE! My preciousesssss... Help me!
  22. Quentin

    You tube wax hauls

    I think Victoria is his Mother.
  23. ScentedPleasurez

    You tube wax hauls

    Exactly! Lol. He said in the video thats extra just take it off the waxed paper and put in a tart burner๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ NO NO NO!! I am screaming ๐Ÿ˜‚ I could only imagine the look on some faces if i told them that
  24. Quentin

    You tube wax hauls

    Imagine this. You go to an automobile dealer to buy a brand new, straight from the factory car. Then the salesman says, "Just remember. When you get it home, always remember to put a piece of cardboard or a tarp underneath the engine to catch the oil and other fluids as they leak to the floor."
  25. Quentin

    Credit Cards Processing

    Clever, nevertheless.
  26. ScentedPleasurez

    You tube wax hauls

    L o l there was an asmr video and someone asked if they could just open and pour canned sodas for an hour. All i could wonder was what exactly is that person smoking? I have 1 mukbang channel that i watch, not all of the time but they talk about current things while doing the mukbangs. Lol. Some just sit there and eat an enormous amount of food. If i wanted tl sit and watch someone eat i can pull a plate up to my mirror, but its crazy popular. Its alot of yc fans still out there. I cant see it but they exist. I had a lady tell me that she went and spent 300 on their candles
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