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Beaches last won the day on September 24 2017

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About Beaches

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    Northern California
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    Candles, Soap, Antiques, Beaches, Mountains, Wine and Cats!


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    candles soap b&b
  1. FAVORITE Halloween / Fall Fragrance OILS

    I'm burning the candles and they are awesome. Great throw, great scent.
  2. Lonestar has 22 new fragrances

    I like the Cardamom Vanilla, it's a good one.
  3. Lonestar has 22 new fragrances

    I got 2 of the sets and they arrive tomorrow. It worked out cheaper than ordering 2 each of the ones I wanted to try, so I just got two sets. I'll post once I smell them all. I probably won't like the pot ones, or anything that smells like men's aftershave. But the rest sound pretty good. Can't wait to get them.
  4. Need a sweet almond that throws!

    Toasted Almond from Sweetcakes is great. Good throw and does not smell toasted at all.
  5. I like Lonestar's Dreamsickle. It smells spot on, but is a little light so try it with the max amount for your wax. Also, Chubba Dubba from Nature's Garden is sort of like a creamsickle scent. It's worth trying a sample if you have not already tried it.
  6. Are you talking about the one from RE or Nature's Garden? RE is the one I love.
  7. I love Santa's Whiskers! One of my all time favorites.
  8. My worst pics would be: RE Citrus Cilantro, smells like body odor. They have it on the discontinued section and still can't get rid of it. RE Lemon Meringue Pie, was discontinued. So gross I had to throw out the candle I made with it and brought the rest of the 16 oz bottle I stupidly bought without smelling first to the dump. CS Pumpkin Souffle, I know it 's popular, I hate it CS Fruit Slices CS Grapefruit Mangosteen CS Mango & Tangerine, all i smell is rotten fruit Peak Lemon Pound Cake, has a weird tone to it, like dirty socks Natures Garden Cucumber & Aloe Nature's Garden Coconut Lime Verbena Nature's Garden Fresh Coffee I know I have come across plenty more "stinkers", but these are what came to mind.
  9. FAVORITE Halloween / Fall Fragrance OILS

    Yes, I do use 464 often for melts, because if I have a bit left from candle pouring, I make melts from it. i usually do not concern myself with anything about them because i don't sell. But to Answer your question, I put cotton balls in the melter and turn it off. I then scoop the wax balls out and stuff them in paper towel holders for fire starters.. I never bought much from Peak.
  10. I don't think they have done one the last couple years. In the past they would put all the new releases in a What's new sample pack, at a good discount, and the bottles were 2 ounces. They stopped doing it. It was really good too, since the sample sale is always before most of the new scents come out in the fall. I won't pay the retail price for one ounce bottles, so it sucks waiting till next year to try the new ones, unless I get a couple free with orders. Rant over. I just miss this deal.
  11. FAVORITE Halloween / Fall Fragrance OILS

    I did do those. Just finished a few days ago, and was able to make some candles! I'm so sick of doing melt and pour now, and my hand is slightly sprained from dealing with pushing the soaps out of the molds she wanted. It was the Victorian Heart mold from Milky way, and each mold only makes 3 bars. I only have 3 of them, so had to do pretty much a batch a day until I had enough. The wedding is still a few weeks out, but I think they turned out nice.
  12. FAVORITE Halloween / Fall Fragrance OILS

    Yes, I just usually make melts out of any leftover wax I am pouring at the time. This one was 464, my go to for containers. I do them in ecosoya pillar blend (I still have a stash of it), and both container and pillar palm too. I like Lonestar's Amaretto, Ginger & Lime, Sugared Cronut, Vanilla Cardamon, and probably a few others I can't think of right now. I also like the Lemongrass Sage, but it's not phthalate free, so I won't get that one again. I want to try Fall Festival with RE Baked Apple HI. Maybe I will just burn the candles together and see how that does. Now I"m wanting to pull them out for tomorrow, but will force myself to wait.
  13. FAVORITE Halloween / Fall Fragrance OILS

    I had 2 one ounce bottles of Fall Festival from the last Lone Star ounce sale. I was on the fence about them, because their reviews of it are great, but oob I smelled a faint rotten apple scent and not much else. I went ahead and used them, and added a half ounce of cinnamon to it. I used 2 lbs of 464 and made 3 little 6 ounce candles and the rest in melts. This was 4 days ago. As I poured them, I still was not very impressed. Yesterday I sniffed one of the melts, and it did smell pretty good. i never do this, but I put it in the melter. Normally I cure my stuff for months. That melt had a powerful throw, and it smelled great! What a surprise, this never happens for me. I generally know if I don't care for something in the bottle, it's a waste of wax to try to use it. Not this time. Now I can't wait to burn the candles, but I think I will give them another week or so. The scent reminds me of walking in a store that is selling fall candles. I will have to get more of this one.
  14. What is your #1, VERY favorite FO?

    Me too! Or Santa's Whiskers, or Lemon Curd. Hard to pick just one.
  15. Looking for strong gingerbread FO help!

    I like Candle Science's Gingerbread. To me it's spot on. My daughter hates it, and says it smells like dirty socks. I don't get that at all, and love it. This one will sound weird, but I sometimes mix it with Re's Lemon Curd. My mom used to make gingerbread and serve it with a lemon sauce. That combo smells just like it.