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So who wants to test this for us? I don't have any clay flowerpots laying around or I would.
How long is wax good for if it's been stored inside my house in its original shipping box?
I want yto make some beeswax ornaments this year and was wondering If anyone has purchased there beeswax from candle science. If so does it have that great honey earthy smell to it. I figured I would ask before I purchase some
I've got a load of beeswax that I want to use in candles but because of the price I don't want to waste it.
Ideally I'd like to do some votives but I don't know what size wick to use. I have only got LX wicks, from 8 to 22 so ideally i'd like to use that rather than buy more.
With my paraffin votives I can use an LX8, and I assume with beeswax I would have to wick up, but to what size?
Can anyone help me please.
I ran a search through here first and was wondering if anyone compared Wellington parasoy votive pillar blend vs. KY (Aromahaven parasoy) tart wax. Wellington doesn't have the melt point listed but I read a thread on here saying they were the same, CJ Robinson was the manufacture. Any impute is appreciated. Thanks
I have a small 10x10 room that I will soon be using as a craft room for candles and soap. It is completely bare right now with two concrete walls, two finished interior walls and concrete floor. There is one small 1x2 window that I will be converting into a vent/exhaust outlet for heat and fumes. I plan on framing/finishing the two concrete walls for a more finished look.
What do you really like about your craft space? What can you simply not live without or wish you had done differently...
I am making Cut&Curl candles with materials I brought from USA, but now I am running low on reserves.
Can anyone point me to good suppliers in Central Europe ( I need pigments, dyes, fragrances, candle glaze, silicone molding materials)?
First, please allow me to give thanks to the admin for allowing me to join!
Second, let's get down to the nitty-gritty!
I'm new to candle making but I have been attempting to do all of my research & I've run a few test batches. There are things I'm feeling pretty confident with & things I'm not...
(Backstory - My family has been in the commercial beekeeping business since 1978!! We've been dedicated all of the time to caring for our bees so that they can help us...
Is anyone buying molds from Vanulay? Are they out of business? I sent in letters and a copy piece foe a custom mold a month ago , the owner said it would take a week or so. I have tried to email and call for the last two weeks and can't get a response.
I've been trying to make carved candles, but I am not able to find the correct wax, i'm from Greece, and the only available paraffin wax on my market is the German SasolWax, that i can find in wholesale, on good price. I have a list of available types of wax from sasol, but i'm not sure which one is the right for cut and curved candles, can someone suggest me?
i know IGI 1343 is the best one, for this candles, but i can't find in Europe market, only in USA, but the shipping cost...
I've been trying to make carved candles, but I am not able to find the correct wax. I've tried 140 MP wax without additives (as advised in http://onestopcandle.com/candle/cutcurl01.php), but it is not flexible enough, and it breaks just seconds after starting to cut. Is any additive needed? What type of wax should I use?
Also, I've seen a lot of places where wax can be bought in the US, but almost none in europe. Customs add considerable costs, time, and effort (additional...
Anyone have a source for the 4" wide by 3-1/2" high jars and lids like Bath & Body Works uses?
Chunk Xmas Star Candle Chanel No 5 ( peak).
Oh my gosh..the last time I went to order they were out of my bullet bottles and sprayers..now I go to order and they are out of my wax, both of my wicks, and 20/410 sprayers! UGH!! Talk about screwing up my plan! Wish they weren't the only supplier in WI!
I tried to find the answer in the old posts but saw very little. Does adding a little coconut oil help with the scent throw? I use 6006 and a little 4625 in my blend. Does the cocnut oil help with the hardness thus eliminating the 4625?
Are all dyes Aniline based? I've been reading about how Aniline can cause bladder cancer. I would just prefer to not dye and may go that route but have some customers who only want dyed. Wondering if there's a safer alternative such as organic dye which can be used in candles??
Thanks for any input.
So I'm doing a test burn tonight with a size candle i've not made before. I'm currently using the 75x90mm mould for pillar candles.
When I made it I clearly didn't add enough red as it's turned out pink but seeing as I'm just making them to test burn I'm not so bothered.
I've used Cinnamon Stix scent at 7% in blended paraffin wax and an LX18 wick
This is the pic after half hour.
This one is after 1.5 hours.
Ok...so I have never wicked a loaf pan before (or anything that needed multiple wicks for that matter), and so I was hoping I could run my thought process by you all, and see if you could let me know if I am heading in the right direction for my testing. Is double wicking an oblong container (like a loaf pan) just a simple as taking the length measurement of the pan, halving it, and picking the wick that best suits the half dimensions? If this is true, here is what I am working with and what I...
First I am working on my Xmas line for some up coming shows. I have acquired some Xmas jars which are pretty wide, at lease 4". I believe I will need a wick at least the size of "y****e" apothecary sizes. Any suggestions on tabbed wicks which are bigger.
Second- I have a decent tea light which has great HT and CT. How do I make them last longer? They seem to not burn as long as some as I have seen.
I purchased one of these and have been burning it for awhile now. I really do like them! No complaints from me except that the wick isn't centered. The hangup on the side of the jar is finally catching up on about the 5th burn.
DH just commented I'm going to have to move the candle OUT of the living room! He says it reminds him of food cooking! He said it sounds like I'm cooking eggs or fried potatoes! LMAO! Anyway, I thought I'd share my experience with ya'll. :laugh2:
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