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  1. I’ve tried researching this and couldn’t find a direct answer. (Maybe I’m a terrible researcher.) Long version ; I Purchased a 2lb sample of IGI 4630 a while back from VCS. I fell in love with this wax because of its consistency and burn quality. After I ran out, I bought a 10lb slab from CS. It was the same consistency as the 2lbs I’d used before. A few weeks ago, I bought 3-10lb slabs of 4630 from BA (I had a good discount and if I wanted to physically pick up my order, I would only have to drive an hour.) It was shipped via mail, and when it arrived I was very disappointed. The slabs were much harder And not sticky whatsoever. At first I thought maybe they just shipped me the wrong wax. I emailed them to return the 30lbs but that ended up going nowhere. Then, I decided to purchase slabs from CS. 30 more pounds later... I recieved the same exact slabs I got from BA. 😑 After emailling both companies, I’ve gotten nothing. BA just keeps sending automated emails and CS hasn’t replied. Also, sending the wax back would probably be useless as the shipping would cost as much as my refund. My instincts tell me I need to add some petrolatum. TLDR;short version: My question is this. Is the petrolatum you purchase online the same as vasoline? (Ex. Candlewic.com petrolatum versus vasoline jelly from Walmart) Is it the same thing or does one have something the other doesn’t? thank you all sincerely!
  2. I made a lot of candles last night and noticed that they looked unmixed ? I've never watched my candles cool, so I'm unable to tell if it's just the wax cooling or if the fragrance oil didn't blend. I always add FO around 181• and stir for 2-3 minutes. I feel like it couldn't possibly not have blended. thank y'all! Edit** I also only used 8% FO. I never go above that percentage.
  3. Is NGs eucalyptus and spearmint strong and does it throw well in paraffin and soy? ive been looking for a good one for what seems like forever. That's always been a favorite scent of mine.
  4. Thank you soo much! ☺️ That's insanely helpful Gail! (as you always are!)
  5. Reusing plastic Clamshell molds/removing labels?

    I ended up buying some the same night anyhow. I've spend so much already I was just trying to salvage what I could. I purchased them on amazon and tossed my old ones.
  6. I've been looking through each suppliers oil and they all offer amazing sounding FOs. Im looking for strong oils that throw well in paraffin and soy blends. If you have ordered FOs from these suppliers, which scents threw the best and which were your favorites? Thank you!
  7. I'm making candles for Christmas this year for my family, and I'm struggling trying to find scents. My my sister had mentioned before that she like YC midsummers night. I think she'd also like clean scents. My sister-in-law is more particular. She despises the smell of vanilla. I can't use any FO that even smells slightly like it. I know that she likes BBW scents (not vanilla, clearly) and Victoria's Secret sprays. I used to make my dad drakkar candles from CS, but they've recently Discontinued their drakkar FO. They all love strongly scented candles and melts. (Because many people who aren't prone to headaches do.) Long story short... I'm looking for strong smelling FOs that throw very well. Any and all recommendations are welcome! ones I need: * masculine/cologne types * good dupes of BBW or Victoria's Secret * clean and fresh scents * and other FOs you've had good experiences with. I'm using my own blend of 80/20 paraffin and soy. I've tried FOs from FB, CS, TFC, and northwood. I was pleased with most of them.
  8. I've decided to use my excess wax for firestarters. I've never done this before, so I'm hoping someone that has can give me a bit of advice. I have a few questions : 1. Does it matter what type of wax is used? (I have about 30lbs of bum tester wax I've recycled - paraffin and soy mixed all throughout.) 2. If I put cotton balls or pinecones in, do they need to be dipped in wax first or just put in the mold and poured over? thank you kindly ☺️ **I am making these as part of a basket for Christmas gifts.
  9. Reusing plastic Clamshell molds/removing labels?

    Thank you very much! I actually didn't have any goo gone and researched that WD-40 does the trick. I gave it a shot and it worked extremelyyyy well at removing the permanent labels. It was strong smelling but I'm letting them sit and the smell is dissipating. I think I may try boiling/hot water bath-ing them to get the FO wax out.
  10. Wooden wick flame huge?

    I believe so. I just figured I'd give them a try. I've decided to use them in my firestarters 🤣
  11. I know that soy needs 2 weeks to cure, but is the purpose of this solely for throw? Will the burn be different than it would be in two weeks? I'm testing a new wood wick and I just want to know how it burns. Thanks all!
  12. I am making baskets for my family for Christmas full of my candles/melts/etc. I was going to order plastic clamshell molds but I realized I had some already. Unfortunately, they have already been used. I popped out the wax and am left with 12 empty clamshell molds. I'm wondering if I am able to reuse these? If so, ANY AND ALL advice on how to get the smell out is highly appreciated. A few of them also seem to have residual wax left in them. Also, does anyone have any experience in removing permanent labels from these molds? thank you all again!
  13. Have you tried amazon?
  14. I use CS and they're absolutely wonderful. My items ship quickly, usually the following day. I receive them in 2-3 days. As for wicks, I would definitely go with the Eco sample pack. That way you can try a few sizes at once. Then, you can order the size you like best, and not have a big bag of unused/useless wicks. CS has some terrific Fragrance oils. They aren't insanely overpriced either. ime, CD & premier wicks tend to burn best with 464. However, it may be different for you. You have to do a ton of testing to find out. Everything is a factor from what FO you use to how much you use. I would recommend a para-soy if you've never 'candled' before. 🤓 I started with the IGI 6006 and It worked amazingly for me (basically) not knowing what I was doing. I wish you the best of luck! The community here are very wonderful, helpful people. If you ever need any help, or have questions that I may be able to answer, feel free to message me. I'd be happy to help to the best of my ability and knowledge.