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Sarah S

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  1. Sarah S

    What should i make?

    Holy crap, that's a lot of wax! I personally am not a fan of soy for tarts, so I can't advise there, but I am really loving the palm wax for shaped tarts! They come out so pretty, and the throw lasts forever. I wish I could get them just a teeeeny bit stronger, but even 6% FO is pushing it with the fragrance load. I don't use the glass glow though, I use CWs Palm so maybe you'd have different results. I do recall some old threads on here about mixing palm and soy, you lose a lot of the crystalization, but it might be fun to play with. Can I ask, why not candles? The more Palm candles I make, the more I love them. Palm is so easy to work with once you get the hang of it, and the results are absolutely gorgeous.
  2. Sarah S

    Calling all incense makers!

    @Faerywren, I love making incense because it's so simple, and hard to mess up. Like candle making, however, everyone has their own preferred method, so the way I do it might differ slightly from others. You'll find what works for you too! I like a 50/50 mix of FO and DPG. I actually don't soak mine, I dip them, let them sit for a few minutes, swirl and twirl them around in my container, then pull them out and flip them stick side down but upright to dry. However, I use charcoal blanks so they absorb faster than the regular punks. I personally have not noticed a difference if I double dip them, likely because I start off with such a strong concentration. I have found there are a few fragrances that don't burn well, or maybe they don't mix well with the DPG.... When I burn them it is a horrible chemical smell instead of the FO. Kind of like when you have an FO that morphs in soap. Notably, every fragrance from Fillmore (that I've tried) does this, and a few from NG. So far I've had the best results with FO from RE, Aztec, BC, and Candlewic. I highly recommend BC for incense supplies. I know @Hopie has a different method than mine, and certainly she produces waaaay more than I do, so hopefully she'll pop in with some advice too. Really it's super easy, and a great way to use up the little bits of leftover FO or samples that you can't figure out what else to do with. 😆 I'd love to hear how it goes for you!
  3. Sarah S

    BC FLASH

    Oh Moonstar, it is amazing! Super strong, yes there is a lot of cinnamon, but you also smell the butter, vanilla, raisins and bread. Distinctly different from cinnamon bun, IMO. I love it, and so does everyone who smells it!
  4. Sarah S

    WeLcOmE tO tHe FrEaK sHoW! Episode 1

    Ah, ok, clearly my reading comprehension failed me there! Sorry for the confusion! The old wheel did look great though. 😁
  5. Sarah S

    Cinnamon Raisin Bread co bc

    I have used it in my CBL125/soy125 mix, and the throw is phenomenal. However, I only put about 10% soy in my blend. I don't really like soy, but I do like the extra creaminess it imparts to the paraffin, so I use as little as possible. I have also used the raisin bread in palm wax, both candles and tarts, with great results. This is hands-down one of the best fragrances I have tried.
  6. Sarah S

    Presto Pot Melters

    Yep! 😁 Just keep an eye on it, especially if it's a small amount, they can overheat if you're not careful. Enjoy!
  7. Sarah S

    WSP 35% OFF 21 Pumpkin fragrance Oils

    Ugh! Always the worst timing with their flash sales! I JUST placed an order last week because I needed lotion pumps. I would have bought at least one FO then if they had been on sale. But I agree with Trapp, 35% off just barely brings their 1# prices down to something reasonable. @TallTayl, does the flash sale apply to 25lb drums? I'd be down for a co-op.
  8. Sarah S

    BC FLASH

    Yes! I can smell the raisins too! Sooo good! This time I also ordered the Apple Cobbler, because I need another apple, the Kitchen Spice to use for blends, Cold Mountain Air, and Chocolate Cappuccino. And I really did want to try the new Hemlock Forest, so I went for 8oz of that. Thank goodness I just sold a bunch of fall candles at work, lol!
  9. Sarah S

    BC FLASH

    Hot dog!! Thanks! I need more of the raisin bread!
  10. Sarah S

    Hot Maple Toddy

    Mmmmm, ok, maybe that one is going in my cart too. Although I have yet to burn the Hot Buttered Rum from CW that @GailC talked me into, lol. Just got that one in wax yesterday and the CT is yummy! @ScentedPleasurez, did you order any of the new ones? I have the Hemlock Forest in my cart, and I can't decide if I want to do the full pound or play it conservative with 8oz. Or maybe even just a sample... I have so many FOs that I love but no one else does! It will take me years to burn all the candles, lol!!
  11. Perfect sense! Thats how I gauge it as well.
  12. Sarah S

    No Throw in Melts...am I crazy?

    It sounds to me like you are correct that the FO and the wax are not incorporating well. I also tend to make small batches of melts when making them just for my own use. I heat the wax to a minimum of 190 in the pesto, transfer the amount I want to a (clean) plastic yogurt tub with the fragrance and color already in it, stir very well, and pour immediately. By the time I pour it's around 180ish. That's with paraffin. When pouring small batches of palm wax, I increase all the temps by about 10 degrees. With the small batches you gotta work hot and you gotta work fast. Another issue may be the ratio of your wax blend, as you touched on in one of your posts. IME, adding too much container wax will compromise your throw in strength, but mostly in longevity. The softer waxes just don't throw as long or as well in the melters. When blending I don't like to go over 25% container wax for the best results. Hope that's a little helpful for you!
  13. Sarah S

    WeLcOmE tO tHe FrEaK sHoW! Episode 1

    Love all of it! Also waiting for the next installment, although I saw the finished piece in the other thread, is that cheating? Lol
  14. Sarah S

    That's what SHE said...

    Wow, that's some creativity! Totally in awe over the ingenuity here! 🤓
  15. Sarah S

    Major Dissapointment

    Thanks for the supportive words everyone! It's so nice to have friends that totally get it! 😁❤️❤️❤️ I did generate some new leads and customers from the whole thing, so that's the bright side! And now I know I need to upgrade my tent, lol.
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