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Gary in Canada

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    Alliston Ontario area...1 hour north of Toronto
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    This question always sounds corny to me..but I like in no particular order:
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    Life in the country..

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  1. Gary in Canada

    container supplier suggestions

    I love your dust covers...do you make them? I only give my candles away, and I have a lot of 12oz jars with no lids. I would like to make a dust cover like yours to pretty them up a bit..
  2. Let me know what you think of the CD's.... That is about the only wicks I haven't tried. I get my wicks from Canwax.com They have most types of wicks, but not CDs. They have a new wood wick..which I just received a sample pack, but have not had a chance to try them out.
  3. Gary in Canada

    Testing Wicks

    This is the method I learned from this forum too....but....you have to make notes, so you know which wick you have in when the candle burns perfect..lol I'm speaking from experience...got a good one..but didn't know which wick I had put in..
  4. Gary in Canada

    New label for Woolrich type shop.

    I love the Deliverance reference...because Im of that generation!! lol. The newer generation will not get it, but do they buy many candles/? I like it, and I think the red label would stand out. On a side note...not too long ago I tried to find Deliverance to stream and watch it after many years...one thing led to another, and I found out about that kid that played the banjo...Billy Redden. Well...in the movie he didn't actually play...they chose him because of his "appearance". Even now..he's about 60ish..he still looks the same. Sorry...I love your scent names...and do you even need the real scent listed under?
  5. Well...Im no expect by any means..but I tried the HTP104 in the 2.5" container, with 6% Lily of the Valley...it seemed to work good, but I might even go down to a 93 and try that. I find the best way to try wicks is pouring the candle without a wick then poking a hole down the centre and feed the wick down..If it doesn't work, then its easy to pull out with pliers and go up or down a size. And on a side note...you have Eroma in Australia, and they have such a great variety of containers IMO. Canadian suppliers are about 10yrs behind with their containers. And I like how Eroma also recommends a starting point for the wick for all their containers. I wish they would open a Canadian branch lol...
  6. I ordered a lot of ECO 10's from all the positive reviews on a suppliers website. They didn't work for me, so now I have to figure out how to use them. I remember watching the shipment tracking on line...and those wicks did a tour of the US that I was envious of lol....
  7. Gary in Canada

    container supplier suggestions

    https://www.eroma.com.au/candle-making-supplies/candle-jars/ We have NO supplier in Canada that even carries 10% of these containers. How come Australia can have these available, and all we have in Canada is mason jars and traditional jars?
  8. Gary in Canada

    Zinc Core Wicks Specifications?

    I always wondered what those numbers meant too...with ECO's, HTP etc..its pretty straight forward...but Zinc numbers were confusing.
  9. Gary in Canada

    Ocean Sunset

    Actually that's a good idea... I remember when I was a kid (a few years ago lol)..my grandmother always had a display of decorative soaps in the washroom..they were for decorative purposes, not to be used... But after a while they would all be dusty and old looking.. She could have used your advice! I think I might take a closer look next time I see decorative looking soaps.
  10. Gary in Canada

    Selling beer can candles

    I would definately buy one of those beer can candles to try.. I made a beer bottle candle..cut it the beer bottle, not problem, but wow, what a lot of work to get the cut edge smooth..I poured the candle, but a beer bottle is not that wide so it was hard to trim the wick when it got down to the lower part. It did give a nice glow from the amber bottle though.
  11. Gary in Canada

    Ocean Sunset

    Well...Im not a soap guy haha...but your's looks like a work of art! Do customers use it, or keep it as an art piece? I think if it was me, I would like to display it rather than hide it away in the shower. Looks great to me!
  12. Gary in Canada

    Cierra Sale

    I think I should give Candle Cocoon a try. I want to test CD wicks (which no Canadian supplier carries!), and while Im at it...I have to try Vanilla Voodoo lol.. It's just the time factor, shipping and duty getting supplies into Canada that holds me back....but I will give it a try.
  13. Gary in Canada

    Soy wax prices expected to rise

    I would gladly pay Flaming's prices for FO's, and wax too... Our supplier up here is $4.99/oz. for all FO's. 6006 Wax is $136 for 60lb. Makes testing VERY expensive.
  14. Gary in Canada

    Organic soy candles

    To me it seems to be difficult to distinguish between a 100% soy candle, and a soy blend, let alone an Organic candle. It seems to be a very loose term. I know I was concerned about fragrance oils being synthetic (and I don't even sell candles) until I read this blog..I found it very interesting https://villagecraftandcandle.com/index.php?route=d_blog_module/post&post_id=61
  15. Sorry for the late reply...As far as I know there is no company in Canada selling CD or ECO wicks. I have bought ECO from the US. but they didn't work for my container/wax. I have heard CD's are good so i might order some from the US.
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