KimmyPee

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  1. IGI sent me this back in response to me asking if it's normal then why is it yellow.. "Sorry Kim, I’m not aware of any issues. The product is within spec, even if it’s in the lower colour range." A color range? Wouldn't you be able to articulate what causes differences in color if there's a color range? She also suggesting contacting my supplier if I'm not happy with the product. CS doesn't feel that it's a widespread issue so I'm not sure what else to do. I'll wait and see how it tests I guess.
  2. I poured a C-3 4630 blended at 85/15 last weekend to test the difference in what's usually a great fragrance in my c3 alone but doesn't seem to have the same umph. I'm curious to see your results. I did receive my new case of C3 but I've not opened it yet, the case I'm finishing up was white and normal to what I've always received so we will see, I almost don't want to know.... Kim
  3. Now I'm questioning if she said it the other way around because I've always believed it to be more paraffin as well. Right now we don't know what it is. I did hear back from BA and basically they said they have nothing to compare it too as they're out of stock and do I want a return label. IGI responded back with this: Our specs have not change and this product is within spec. I’ve attached the TIS along with the QC for this lot to this email. I've responded back to try to get more info. Kim
  4. I got a couple samples of CC meadow Mountain Honey and it's smells almost exactly like Peaks OOB but it didn't put it in wax yet.
  5. -Almond Pastry -Amish Harvest- Rustic Escentuals has one by the same name -Banana Nut Bread -Birthday Cake -Black Canyon -Botanical Orchard and Nectar -Cinnamon Balsam -Cookies for Santa -Freshed Brewed Coffee -Home for the Holidays -Lavender -Lemon Pound Cake -Ocean -Paris Twilight -Twilight Woods -Wild Mountain Honey - TT - I use the one from brambleberry. -Winter Wonderland
  6. I've been making candles off and on for around eight years but have gotten serious with it the last year or so. It could be ambient temps as we are experiencing pretty warm weather, for us anyways, here in Washington. Due to a demanding day job and a 4 year old I pretty much pour in the middle of the night so it is substantially cooler, 60's outside 70s inside. I pour around 150. I wouldn't think it's the oil either normally but it's the only scent that's done it to me on both occasions I poured it. Three times if I count my remelt and repour. The first one I'm pretty sure now did the same thing but I didn't catch it so I assumed a bad wick and pulled it out and stuffed a new one in there. I do poke little holes since I do a second pour but I've never found a hidden tunnel before.. I'm a tad upset there wasn't treasure down there haha. Since I only bought a 4 oz. bottle and Peaks is gone it's probably a non issue but I do have another curing that I'm patiently waiting to burn to see if it does the same thing. Would the wick possibly cause it in some weird way? Both of those were made with CD-10 from lonestar but this last one I made I used one from CC.
  7. Is your lot white? I was on the phone today about the issues that I posted about a couple days ago and am waiting for some feedback. One of the companies I spoke with was Candlescience as that's where my "white" wax came from. As of today they've had zero complaints or comments and weren't aware of any of this. I do expect to hear back from them soon and will share what I find out when I do. I also contacted IGI. I broke down and made a candle with my new yellow wax tonight so I'll see how it behaves for me, I add more soy to mine though. The rep at Candlescience said that they don't know much about the wax as far as percentages etc. They guess it's more soy because the way it behaves but IGI is pretty tight lipped about their formulation. I'll update as I hear more.
  8. Candlescience carries them as well and they just came out with bronze ones this week.
  9. I'm sure others will chime in as well that have way more knowledge than me but my understanding is the flashpoint means nothing more than when the oil will combust when near a flame, and is listed mostly for shipping considerations. I add my oils at 180, all of them and have no problems with throw, at least not related to that. That's a common piece of misinformation that gets spread around. As far as CS oils I don't know that they make their oils geared towards soy but they have a leaf rating for those they have found to work well in Soy. I've used their oils in paraffins and blends just fine.
  10. I know TT, I also have a case of C-3 coming and I'm worried about that from what I've been reading on threads here. I only ordered 1 since I had read about the problems with it, might have to look at switching to the new eco waxes. Bulk responded to me asking for the photos and said she will get to the bottom of this, we will see. Off topic I know I read somewhere on here what other supplier was close to Peaks for Birthday Cake FO, does anyone know.. them closing just made my friggin day, ugh. I suspected something was up this weekend since the website was down..
  11. I sent a message to BA, I'll send to IGI in the morning. Luckily I color my parasoy candles but something's not right. I'll post if/when I hear back from them.
  12. So I just cracked open my new case of 6006 from BA, looks like it's the same lot discussed above. Attached is pic of the lot and in the tote is the wax from BA, left, and wax I had received a couple months ago from Candlescience. Major difference! Did anyone find out what was going on? Did testing result in changing wicks? UGH 😠
  13. I poke before I do my small second pour to get rid of my c-3 circle lol..
  14. I have been testing mandarin plum from Peaks in a 12 oz. status jar with c3, CD-10. I only know what happened because I happened to be walking by when I heard the gurgling, it was a tunnel by the wick down under the surface. I unfortunately didn't take any pics because I was too in awe watching what happened lol. Once lit it opened that tunnel about 15 minutes into the burn sucked all the wax from the small pool, the wick burnt up and died. I've just been doing a second pour this summer since the C3 circle crack seems to be happening to me a lot and I don't feel like playing around with pouring temps, I usually poke a couple holes before the pour just in case. I used 6% load no dye. So I thought maybe I did something wrong. I remelted the wax, heated my jar this time, and poured it back in.. when I lit it again it had the same darned thing although not as bad and it didn't really affect things too much, yet anyways. Ive never had this happen on any other scents in these jars, my methods haven't changed, the only thing "different" is the oil. What could it be? 🤔
  15. I'm burning them in 3 hour sessions a couple times a day, depending on my schedule. The jar is roughly 3.25"x 2.75" by 3.5" tall. I have no problem getting a fmp first couple burns but, I think, that because of the difference in length v. Width it gets way to hot further into the burns. That's what started me wicking down.