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  1. Wasted candles?

    What a great idea @Jcandleattic
  2. Wicking Coconut Wax

    @Kerven That is certainly possible. I believe NorthWood Candle Supply sells coconut 83 wax and they offer free shipping on certain quantities.
  3. Wicking for every variable...

    I've purchased a few candles that were pre-trimmed way down.
  4. Wicking Coconut Wax

    @TallTayl Thanks! Yes, in the glass jar. I have smaller RRD wicks. I tried the LX wicks. They mushroomed badly, even in my fragrance free testers. I have HTP wicks as well. I've been having decent results with the RRD wicks. I just wicked a bit higher this time around since I added the stearic and went with 50% gb 444.
  5. Wicking for every variable...

    Glad you shared that! If I ever make a decent candle for sale, I was thinking I would send them out pre-trimmed.
  6. Wicking Coconut Wax

    I used a CD 6 and RRD 47
  7. Yep! I was thinking ECO, too! Even in coconut wax, which turns ECO wicks into torches, that smoke fo drowns everything if you don't wick up a lot.
  8. Wicking Coconut Wax

    Hi @ShineOn I did test burn a 45% coconut wax/50% gb 444/5% stearic blend yesterday after a 5 day cure. As it burned, I noticed a crack deep in the melt pool. I'm wondering if it was the stearic. (I heated wax to 180, poured at 135 and 130 between two test candles) My wick slumped, but that could have been because of the crack. Back to the drawing board...
  9. @Moonstar Sounds like a plan! And, we are in good company here - lots of knowledgable people! I love Etsy shops, too! I almost buy as much as I sell there!
  10. @Moonstar I feel your pain! I am not giving up on coconut wax, I'm just realizing it too will be subject to the fluctuations affecting the performance of soy wax these days. My gut is telling me that to achieve a good candle in this current situation with the wax problems, I'm going to have to formulate a blend of different waxes so that each one brings something to help or compensate for the issues with the other wax(es). Unfortunately, we have been let down by the suppliers and we are basically on our own and forced to blaze new trails. All we can do is try to help each other as best we can.
  11. Pulling wicks?

    Thanks for the helpful replies, Everyone!
  12. Exactly! And, that will trickle down into the lots of coconut wax as well, since it is mixed with soy.
  13. Why is scent throw diminished?

    I knew I saw it somewhere: From Flaming Candle Supply: Golden Brands GW 444 is a natural soy wax containing a soy based additive to reduce frosting. The soy based additive and a higher melt point enable it to retain a higher fragrance load and improve scent throw. GW 444 is designed for use in container candles and blends well with other waxes, such as paraffin, slack, and microcrystalline wax. It is not recommended to blend GW 444 with beeswax.
  14. Why is scent throw diminished?

    @TallTayl - this is what I've read on a couple of supplier sites, no idea why. When I come across where I read it, I will post back.
  15. Why is scent throw diminished?

    5% beeswax helped to firm my coconut wax, but I hear that 464 does not blend well with beeswax, so maybe try 5% stearic?
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