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What gives gel candles a bad name?

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Well, for starters ... OMG, are these people serious?

 

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I was bouncing around ebay and I always see very poor examples of gel candles.

 

Some of the weak points are usually clouded gel, tilted wicks, curly wicks, very long wicks, flammable embeds ... but these, where do I begin?

 

 

(This example is from a foreign ebay seller.)

 

 

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Saw this one tonight on my candle Facebook group, although maybe it doesn't look as bad as the ones you posted.....those are plastic, yes, plastic oranges. I asked purposely. It's a scary thought how many people have no idea what they are doing. 

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What I really do not understand is how crafters who put items that can burn or melt into a gel candle can be so uncreative when there are so many options for safe embeds.

 

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On 8/21/2017 at 6:49 PM, birdcharm said:

What I really do not understand is how crafters who put items that can burn or melt into a gel candle can be so uncreative when there are so many options for safe embeds.

 

I honestly don't think its about being uncreative or creative, when it comes to E-bay seller's. Its all about the quick bucks. Whats fun is they warn you about color's may differ, but nothing about the candles may catch fire like a roman candle.  I stopped using E-bay over 10 years ago, do to the flooding of cheap sales, sad really. 

 

Your right though, I love gel-candles, but I haven't seen to many that I actually want to buy, besides the plain ones.  

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I'm not a chandler. So I say this as a consumer and lover of candles. When I've seen them for sale they smell like Midland/Odessa in the summer, they make me itch, if someone could do them with EO's or unscented I would be allllll over them.

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On 3/31/2018 at 4:26 PM, iansmommaya said:

I'm not a chandler. So I say this as a consumer and lover of candles. When I've seen them for sale they smell like Midland/Odessa in the summer, they make me itch, if someone could do them with EO's or unscented I would be allllll over them.

 

Unscented candle gel doesn't really smell very good, it has a slight bit of odor ... add to that a zinc wick and unscented really isn't, lol.  Only non-polar fragrance oils should be used, otherwise, among some other things, the gel will cloud, so, essential oils, I believe, would cloud the gel.  There are two main reasons I like them ... they burn for a very long time, and they put out a lot of light!  :)

 

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On 3/31/2018 at 3:42 PM, Tokoo said:

I honestly don't think its about being uncreative or creative, when it comes to E-bay seller's. Its all about the quick bucks. Whats fun is they warn you about color's may differ, but nothing about the candles may catch fire like a roman candle.  I stopped using E-bay over 10 years ago, do to the flooding of cheap sales, sad really. 

 

Your right though, I love gel-candles, but I haven't seen to many that I actually want to buy, besides the plain ones.  

 

There are a lot of fun techniques that can be used to make them interesting pieces, it's too bad that it's as you say with some sellers. 

 

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What gives gel candles a bad name? I think it's the word GEL... (I could be wrong though...) 

If we're gonna do "Gel" "Candles" I wanna see something like THIS: 

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THOSE would be COOL "Gel" "Candles" 

Maybe this? 

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Let's get creative here people! 

Sponiebr
The Executor of BAD Ideas and Sundry Services

 

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Some of those due look pretty but yeah are in no way safe.  i can't find the horrified reaction for posts. So i will put the reactions i wish i could of used here. 

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8 minutes ago, bfroberts said:

I'm gonna go have nightmares now.

Awh... I'm sorry... Here, drown this guy and light'm on fire... 

 

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12 minutes ago, ncraiders said:

Some of those due look pretty but yeah are in no way safe.  i can't find the horrified reaction for posts. So i will put the reactions i wish i could of used here. 

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Sorry... 


Sponiebr
The Executor (yeah, yeah, THEY KNOW already...) 

 

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