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Just a quick question. For the initial wick trim, after the candle has cooled, about how long should the wick be trimmed? I know after it burns, it should be trimmed 1/4 inch, but does how long it is for the first burn determine if it will burn the diameter it is supposed to?
I am looking to see if anyone is using ww. I am going to buy some and just wanted a little advice. I have been looking at posts but they are older and time has past so not sure where to buy them from today. Any help wood (he-he) be great. Sorry sometimes i crack (he-he) myself up. :laugh2:
Here is my list. I would like to know if you think it is ok or is one of them not a strong throw....
Fresh Cut Grass
Pink Sands Type
I have made the decision to give up on my local shop for now. Not sure if I started going there at a bad time, but I have asked 3 times to order me cases of wax, and every time I check in, it has not been ordered. Dunno if there is transition or too busy or ????
I am out of wax and storms are coming through and I don't even have enough tealights or votives made to make it through a weekend without power.
Anyway, I hate to complain, I would rather create!
So, I need to find another...
I have a bit of an issue that I actually was sort of expecting but not to this degree.
I had to give up candle-making for a good long while, mostly because I didn't have the funds but also because I dealt with an incredibly bad and intense move out of my roommate and by the time I was done with that, I was just done. During the move, the ex-roommate basically tore the house up, threw my things just about everywhere she could and got into my supplies and equipment and scattered them all over...
Are they the same or is one better. I know they are "sister" companies but are they same same scents and is one stronger then the other?
Can someone tell me what to spray in pottery,so I can make a candle in it.I bought a candle in pottery, they sprayed something black in the pot.Thanks!!!
As a newbie to high preforming wax. I was attracted to try IGI J225 Super wax. I was wondering if anyone gets sink holes using this wax (even though it is supposed to be a 1 pour wax). I heat the wax to 200 add colour and Fragrance then pour at 190. I hear lots of people using heat guns for smoothing out issues. When doing a second pour with this wax do I have to pour at 190 again or should the temperature be lower?
Hi All, I make candles and bath & body products. I've sold several candles to a lady who owns a consignment shop in town. Recently, she said she want to sample my bath & body products.
She's an Avon rep. So, I wasn't sure if I should or not especially since, I don't know how to negotiate a sampling in her shop. Can you all give some advice on how to handle this? TIA
So, I ordered from Peak just this past weekend and have been anxiously expecting my shipment to arrive, which should have been yesterday. No thanks to UPS, I didn't get my supplies. What made it worse, I checked the website and it said it was already delivered and sitting at my front door. I go outside and no such package so I run up and down the road looking for it and nothing.
Called UPS, then called Peak and now I have to wait until at least Monday.
I'm just so thrilled, I could pee...
Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows a candle making supplier in Canada that has Heinz pre tabbed wicks?
Can anyone tell me the name of the man that sells candle wax in Dallas? He just sells wax, paraffin, food grade too. Owns a warehouse.
Hello everyone! In search of 16oz Straight sided jar with silver screw top. SKS has them for $20.76 for a case of 12 including lids plus $17.00 UPS Ground. Does anyone know of a supplier that I can get them at a lower cost? I would greatly appreciate anyones input! Thanks! Have a great weekend :grin2:
I'm trying to mess around with wax mixtures and wanted to get some opinions.
I want to make "skateboard wax" I've been using paraffin in silicon molds and it's been fun but trying to come up with something a bit better to play with.
Skateboard wax needs to:
1: Not fall apart or crumble when it's being rubbed on the skateboard or obstacles at the park.
I keep reading on soy candle web sites that soy is much more expensive than paraffin wax,
" paraffin is a cheap alternative" I guess I must be getting my wax (cb30 4627) from the wrong distributors because my paraffin is much more expensive than the soy- cb3, eco soy, 464, 415 ummm pretty much all the soy!! so my question is WHERE the heck is the cheap paraffin hanging out these days???? and why wasn't I told about it....lol
Nothing in the pot but a few things on the beading mat. Edit some video and take some pictures. Spend time with my family.
I am using this wax for a customer who wants some candles made from a scent But the HT is week. I am thinking that since this is a heavy oil I may have to wick up to a cd 10. I also have a lx 18 wicked in another 8 oz jj I am going to test that one tomorrow. I really don't care much for zinc wicks Cause of smoking and shroons. Any idea what would be a good wick to start with. Thank goodness customer told me to take my time. Cause this may take a while lol
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