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  1. LRed

    Color bleeding in M & P soap...Help!

    Thank you all! Ordered some mica and, so far so good.
  2. LRed

    Color bleeding in M & P soap...Help!

    Sorry to ask this question but, what company does TKB stand for? I was also looking at Brambleberry for non-bleed colorant blocks. I might order a sample to test.
  3. LRed

    Color bleeding in M & P soap...Help!

    Ordered mica from Bulk Apothecary. We shall see what happens. Thanks again!
  4. LRed

    Color bleeding in M & P soap...Help!

    Using soap liquid dyes from Candle Science. I guess I assumed they were non-bleeding. You know what they say about assuming! 🙄 I will research the non-bleeding dyes and get some micas to test. I purposely didn't use micas because I thought they were sometimes difficult to disperse through M & P bases quickly enough. Thanks for the recommendations!!
  5. Made some M & P soap (Stevenson's Triple butter) with imbedded colored chunks made of glycerin M & P (also Stevenson's). Looked great in the beginning but after about 2 weeks, the color in the chunks began to bleed through into the white T3 base. What am I doing wrong? What can I do to prevent the bleeding? Thanks, all!
  6. LRed

    New Member!!

    Welcome, Morgan!
  7. LRed

    Hi ..no questions....just Hi

    Welcome Sunday. I'll take luck over work anytime!!! Hope you continue to have endless luck. This is a great forum. Lots to learn and very friendly members.
  8. LRed

    hello! 😊

    Hi Michellem. I heated the votive molds in the oven before pouring and poured under 110. Still saw some frosting and a few air pockets with the C-3. Used a heat gun to smooth out the top. Cold throw seems good. I'm going to wait a week or two to test. I'll let you know!
  9. LRed

    Newbie from NJ

    Thank you Trappeur! Happy to be here and looking forward to educating myself with candle making. My timing may have been better, in terms of all the inconsistencies with waxes, etc... but I'm having fun so far. I'm actually researching candle making as a potential business for myself and my son, who has a disability. Trying to find things that he would enjoy, can do, and maybe even make a little money along the way. It is much tougher than I had anticipated but it's only been a few months and I'm trying to be very patient and find a good process. Thanks to all of you for being so kind!
  10. LRed

    Newbie from NJ

    Yes, we live on top of a mountain and can actually see the sky and the stars! Did you live in Bergen county? Very congested in the northeastern part of the state these days. Still beautiful areas though.
  11. LRed

    hello! 😊

    Welcome! I'm new to candle-making and this site too. I found lots of knowledgeable, experienced people here and they are very generous with their knowledge. I am just trying C-3 for the first time tonight. Wish me luck! Used 6% FO from CandleScience. Toasted Pumpkin Spice. I'm not that keen on the scent but I accidentally ordered an 8 oz bottle so I decided to use it for testing. We shall see what I get. Good luck and happy pouring!
  12. LRed

    Newbie from NJ

    Northwestern NJ, Long Valley.
  13. Hello. I'm new to candle making and look forward to learning from you all!