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About Grungedoll

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    Music, Nature, Photography, Candles and all sort of Crafts. <3

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  1. Grungedoll

    First burns!

    I have HTPs already on the way! Id been thinking of testing them too. Thanks for the tip.
  2. Grungedoll

    First burns!

    Yeah! I love woodsy scents, and I had high hopes for it.... but Fallen leaf just wound up smelling like some really terrible perfume. (And I love perfume) but this was too much. I like Winter woodland a lot, that and the strawberry got good reactions when I had a few people smell them. I’ve heard so much about Vanilla VooDoo, I really want to try it. I also got daydream believer which is insanely mint, but I think might be really nice in wax. I also got a sample of the mango I actually really like OOB which is crazy when I normally don’t like mango at all! They have so many great sounding scents!
  3. Grungedoll

    First burns!

    Oh that’s ok, thank you for your input anyway! I let them cure for a week. I do have others at home that i made recently where I used a full ounce of falling leaf for three tins and I think it’ll definitely have an amazing throw (the CT is crazy strong) and they are the prettiest candles I’ve made so far! Nice and smooth... I was SO proud. But sadly I can’t stand the scent! So I may not be able to even burn them, haha! Ive thought a lot about using C3, and I’m still in the process of choosing my rightwax right now... so if I go that route you can bet I’ll be asking some questions!
  4. Grungedoll

    First burns!

    Oh also @Trappeur I’d used winter woodland and strawberry and rhubarb for these tins, sorry I forgot to say in my first response. The throw is actually a little noticeable but I think I just used too little.
  5. Grungedoll

    First burns!

    Thank you, Trappeur. Im glad to hear I’ve done things well. Ive heard a lot of good things about cd wicks and htp too, so I’m definitely thinking about grabbing some. Do you think they’d work well in CB-130? I’d heard of ECO working well in millennium and that which is why is grabbed them first, but I’d love more input. Any idea where would you start size wise with either of those wicks for an 8 ounce tin with a 3” diameter...?
  6. Grungedoll

    The four elements

    These are so pretty! and I love theme.
  7. Grungedoll

    How do you feel about it..?

    That’s what I was thinking, but I just wanted to make sure! Of course!
  8. Grungedoll

    First burns!

    Reading over this, I honestly think I wasn’t very good at explaining what I’d done in my original post :/ As I said- I’d used that .05 oz. of FO for a little over a pound of wax to fill three 8 oz. tins with three different wicks... Not just the one tin (that would be a lot of FO for one ) this is one of them. So I think that’s where some of the confusion came from. I’m sorry! Hahah. Thank you again for all your help! And Ive noticed already that the learning never stops.. but being something I genuinely enjoy, I’m glad. It’ll keep me interested and make me strive to be better at it. It helps having boards like this as well to help you along the way!
  9. Grungedoll

    How do you feel about it..?

    So not to repeat myself but to make sure, I’m right in thinking as far as good ventilation (I plan to open windows and turn on the exhaust fan over my stove) that others that maybe around are safe with it being in the air? I figured I’d make them when I’m alone at home as much as I can and then air out the apartment before anyone else maybe around. Is that good enough....? Any extra precautions I need to consider? You don’t know how much your help so far has helped calm my paranoia! Haha.
  10. Grungedoll

    How do you feel about it..?

    Awesome! I’m sure that’ll be the one I’m going to grab or this other one for paint fumes. I just wasn’t sure what it should say it blocks out since nothing says “fragrance oils”, obviously and thats at a good tip! Luckily I’m only pouring so much right now to start but I’m sure for more that’ll get more hard to keep them separated!
  11. Grungedoll

    First burns!

    That was my original plan but as I said, they were more concentrated (candle cocoon fo) and I’d read a bunch of posts where most people said they’d used half with their lb of wax since it’s so strong. When testing I’ve also been letting it burn for 3 hours and putting it out each time since I’ve read you should let it burn an hour for the diameter of the container. But then I’ve also read some people say to burn it longer. Just so many opinions and specifications..... I really hope I can get the hang of this at some point soon!
  12. Grungedoll

    How do you feel about it..?

    I’ll definitely be adding it to my list! I wasn’t sure if they’d be ok to wear while stirring and everything or not.
  13. Grungedoll

    How do you feel about it..?

    Just regular latex gloves? I take it you only wear them when adding the FO with candles?
  14. Grungedoll

    First burns!

    I guess from the way you explained it, it was more 0.5 oz. as it took maybe a tiny bit less than half of the 1 oz. bottle I used. How much do you normally use in a lb of wax (a little over a pound fills 3 8 oz. tins)? I’ve always read that 1 oz. was the norm per 1 lb wax, so I figured if I tried about half I’d be in a good starting place as it was a very concentrated oil. Is that not true for tins....?
  15. Grungedoll

    First burns!

    Well, Id used 0.05 ounces.....? My apologies if I’m explaining things incorrectly. I’m still trying to get this measuring thing down. didn’t even use the full ounce, so I didn’t believe I’d added too much. I also have been trimming the wick each time... but maybe I’d trimmed to much or something. Thank you for your input though. I believe I’m going to just look at these as my “getting used to doing the basics” such as pouring and so on...!and really test once I change waxes, as I believe I’ll be switching for numerous reasons. We shall see.
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