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  1. waxwonders15

    Candle business name....

    We came up with Flickering Palm Candles. How does that sound?
  2. waxwonders15

    Candle business name....

    Thanks for the advice Quentin!
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    Eco 12 wick problems

    I did notice what you're describing with the votive that I test burned. The pillar candle is about 2 inches down and slowly burning more toward the side. I'll continue burning and see what happens. Thanks for the advice!
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    Candle business name....

    My husband and I have been trying to think of a name for our business. I came up with Forever Yours Candles, but he thinks that doesn't sound right for a candle business name. We make palm wax candles and we're trying to come up with a name to keep the eco-friendly theme going. Does anyone have any ideas to toss around? We could really use some help! Thank you!
  5. I've been testing out Eco-12 wick (from candlewic) with my 3x3 palm wax pillars, and have discovered an issue. The pillars burn down the middle instead of to the edges. What can I do about this?
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    This is the first picture I was able to size of one of my palm wax candles. Can I please get feedback? What does everyone think?
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    Wax melter for palm wax...

    After I wick my molds while the wax is melting, I heat them on an electric griddle so they are not cold when I pour my candles. Also, I do not use jars. I just make pillars and votives currently. No offense to people who do pour into jars, but I chose to be different and not use them.
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    Wax melter for palm wax...

    I typically melt about 6 lbs at a time. I do not water jacket it, just straight into the presto pot it goes. I had to do a remelt b/c the wax never came up to temperature...then I realized the extension cord I'm using is bad, so I bought a new one. Hopefully this will fix the problem!
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    Posting pictures...

    I have a really cool camera that takes awesome pictures, but none of them are able to be posted to this website. The files are apparently too big. Can anyone tell me how I decrease the size of the files so I am able to upload them? TIA
  11. I currently use a presto pot to melt my wax, but it takes a long time to get the wax to the correct temperature (205 deg). I found this other one on eBay https://www.ebay.com/itm/42-LB-STAINLESS-STEEL-WAX-MELTER-SOAP-MAKING-MELTER-LID-DIGITAL-THERMOMETER/232601478616?hash=item362820e5d8:g:C0AAAOSwJ-pbBcKo The description says it only heats up to 200, but I obviously need slightly higher. Are my temperature settings off...should I be melting the wax to a lower temperature? I'd like to purchase the above melter, but only if I can make it work. What are other palm wax makers using? Personally, I'm getting tired of waiting on my presto pot!!
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    Posting photos

    I am trying to upload photos of some candles I made, but get the error message that my photos are too large. Does anyone know how to shrink the photo size so I can make this work? thanks in advance
  13. I read somewhere that I am supposed to use 5% of FO per pound of palm wax; when I make my candles, I automatically add 1 oz of FO per pound. How do I know what percentage that would equal? I've always just made my candles this way and have never had a problem. Thanks for the help
  14. waxwonders15

    What is a high end wax?

    My boyfriend and I took a break from making paraffin candles and started making ones from palm wax. We've had nothing but good results! The scent throw, hot and cold, is fantastic. We buy ours from the Lone Star candle supply website. It is IGI R2779A Feather Palm. Currently we are just testing the waters with it, burning them at home only, but do want to expand out. They burn fantastic as well! We don't use jars, making just pillars, votives, and tea lights. It would almost be abusive to put a jar around this candle -- the patterns turn out so pretty! I made a couple candles tonight and will post pictures ASAP.
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    wax melting options

    I am having a similar problem. I also use palm wax, but my presto pot is taking forever to get the wax up to even 200 F. I melted close to 5 lbs of wax tonight and it took over 1.5 hours to get to 210 F. Do you know if there is a quicker method even than a presto pot?