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About LittleMissSunshine

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  • Birthday 02/28/1991

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    Candles, Soaps, Bath Bombs, Scrubs

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  1. LittleMissSunshine

    Coloring Candles

    For soy I prefer uncolored. For paraffin I prefer colored.
  2. LittleMissSunshine

    6006 cure time

    I am finding that 6006 is pretty easy to over-wick. I'm using 9oz straight-sided jars which are about 2.75" wide I think? I forget now. I started testing with CD-12s, then 10s, then 8s, now 7s. And by half to 2/3 of the way down it is a torch that gets WAY too big and hot. To the point that it actually stops throwing mid-burn. I also test without trimming, but that is because I know all of my family and friends do not trim their wicks so I want to know how they will burn the way my family burns them lol. I will be testing CD-6's next and hoping that is small enough lol.
  3. LittleMissSunshine

    Hot throw. IGI 6006 vs Para-Soy 600

    That brittle-ness may have been what he was referring to. I use an ice cream scoop to get 6006 out of the box. Very easy. But having to chisel slab waxes apart can result in lots of pieces everywhere. Very messy lol.
  4. LittleMissSunshine

    4625/6006 Wax

    How is this going for you @Tokoo? I am using 6006 for containers and wanted to try something a little different for clamshells. 4625 seems like it could be good as it would make it harder, so I am wondering if you are having success. Maybe I will try it out too. ☺
  5. LittleMissSunshine

    Strange smell with 6006

    Aww that's sad. 😞 luckily it's one that I'm not super broken up about it not performing well. I like the fragrance, but I'm not terribly upset I guess. There are others I would be much more disappointed about.
  6. LittleMissSunshine

    Strange smell with 6006

    Sort of yeah. It's kinda hard to describe. I think it must be just that one fragrance though.
  7. LittleMissSunshine

    Strange smell with 6006

    I am thinking now that it's coming from the specific fragrance oil. I'm burning a candle I made a week ago with Island Hibiscus from CS 6% and it is burning and throwing wonderfully.
  8. LittleMissSunshine

    Strange smell with 6006

    I believe I made it about a month ago. I've burned it a few times since then.
  9. LittleMissSunshine

    Strange smell with 6006

    Yep, Pomegranate from Candle Science.
  10. LittleMissSunshine

    Strange smell with 6006

    I'm also getting soot on the jar, but I really don't think I'm over-wicked with a CD-7....
  11. LittleMissSunshine

    Strange smell with 6006

    Pomegranate.
  12. LittleMissSunshine

    Strange smell with 6006

    I am using 6006 in 9oz straight-sided jars. They hold about 6.5oz of wax and I've been using 6% fragrance load from Candle Science with CD-7, 8, and 10 wicks (testing currently). I'm finding that when my candles are burning I get a strange smell along with the fragrance. Like it smells like the wax is burning or something. Any idea what could be causing this?? Also no additives or dye at the moment.
  13. LittleMissSunshine

    6006 cure time

    I am very interested in this thread as I have been having trouble with 6006. I have had people swear that 6006 has a fantastic HT after just 24hrs. I have been having an incredibly weak HT after several days and changing my wick size hasn't changed anything. Do you all really stand by 2 weeks for a 70% paraffin wax? I'm not opposed to trying it, just surprised is all I guess. And a little disappointed haha. I was under the assumption that 6006 didn't require a long cure like pure soy.
  14. LittleMissSunshine

    What is a high end wax?

    I quote this exact quote to my daughter all the time! 😂 I say it so much I had to bring her to the butter aisle to show her what parkay is lol.
  15. LittleMissSunshine

    I should probably introduce myself...

    Absolutely agree @Candybee. I do most of my 'making' at night anyway when the kids are in bed and hubby is home to be there just in case I need him or the kids need him or something. I will definitely be doing that with soap. I am still trying to figure out WHERE I will be doing soap...I do everything else in the kitchen, but I don't want a spare little lye crystal to get lost on the kitchen floor where a crawling baby could find it. I'm thinking either basement or outside when it gets warmer.
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