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  1. It has been a long time since I smelled it. I recall it is a heavy oil and spicy but that is all I remember. Sorry.
  2. As I recall it is a ginger bread sort of fragrance?
  3. 6% is plenty if you use good oil. My 2 3\4" candles could scent a 500 sq ft space with 4630 and 6% FO. 10% will drown your wick or make a huge flame. If you want a candle recipe use a small jelly canning jar, 4630, HTP 52, 6% FO and use a light FO. Cannot tell you which fo since I used to use Peaks but their cranberry worked and the Christmas Spruce did too. Bakery scents are hard to wick. You may be pushing it by trying to get this right for Christmas this year. Good luck.
  4. I used paraffin and cut down to 4 5 percent when I had this problem That worked and throw was still good.
  5. I saw one person who put them on edge in tubs. Maybe shallow stacking tubs. Also saw clams with attached tabs for hanging them.
  6. Are they bagged up or in any container?
  7. Peaks Hollyberry. I think we used it as dog repellant.
  8. We use our Kitchenaid to grind meat. I do bread by hand.
  9. Prices of wax are based upon their raw components. Petroleum for paraffin, soybeans for soy. These are commodities and prices fluctuate based upon supply and demand. Finished candle prices are partly based upon cost and partly based upon what consumers are willing to pay as well as popularity of the items, and even by fashion and propaganda.
  10. Newbie advice? FDA vs. CPSC

    TT, would soap from a cold process rebatch base be regulated like the melt and pour? Thanks.
  11. Mostly I am OK with natural scents. I grow citrus and have no problems there. That may have possibilities... Thanks!
  12. I may have to give it a try...thanks!
  13. That's interesting. Fragrance seems to be everywhere now, so I am not surprised more people are becoming sensitive. I also like to crochet or knit while watching TV. I used to make rugs but no money in that, I don't think. I have to wake up my creative juices....☺
  14. Wow, these are all really great ideas. I did wonder if there is any market for unscented products like beeswax or soap as I really liked making candles and tarts. I may look into the bags. I think I could do that. My sewing machine is an old White treadle machine so no fancy embroidery, but I can do all the basics. I don't think I will buy 500,000 soap saver bags....I have good crochet skills but I never saw anyone make any money with crochet. I am in Florida but not in a tourist area. However I will be within a reasonable drive of the Mouse. And beaches too. I do not know if this is a craft but I like old lamps and lighting and maybe I can do something with that. I have sold lamps on eBay with good results. Thanks, everyone!
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