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type of soy-gb415

additives if any-just started adding cup of comfort blend to 10 # of wax we will see:tiptoe: seems to be working

prefered dyes -liquid that I have added to wax to make a soft solid

wick -eco or lx :cry2: not where I want to be on that one

temp- slushy

frosting -nothing

rough tops -heat gun

wet spots -nothing

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Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use? Ecosoya PB & CBA

Additives if any? 1/2 tsp BW per #

Preferred dyes? liquid

Preferred wick (Not sizes)? HTP

Pouring temp you recommend? PB 140 CBA 120

What you do to prevent frosting? no dye or + BW

What you do to prevent rough tops? don't get them with EcoSoya

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots? don't get them with EcoSoya

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Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use?

NatureWax C3, V1, P1

Additives if any?

Universal Soy Additive from JBN; may add 1 Tbsp. pp of beeswax; or 1 teasp. pp of coconut oil; or 5% stearic acid - depending on wax, etc. Always add UV Inhibitor, even to uncolored candles.

Preferred dyes?

Liquid Dyes from JBN

Preferred wick (Not sizes)?

CDN (Stabilo KST) trimmed to ¼" before burning and before each time the candle is burned.

Pouring temp you recommend?

120°–140° depending on wax

What you do to prevent frosting?

Temper the wax after melting & before pouring; add coconut oil; add USA; pour at cooler temps; no heatgunning; avoid certain FOs and dyes I have had problems with in the past; store finished candles in boxes in cool, dry area.

What you do to prevent rough tops?

Space cooling candles on raised metal wire racks; cover with large box; or cool in a warm (>150°) oven (turned off when candles go in).

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots?

Wash all glassware with HOT water & Parson's Sudsy Ammonia; rinse in HOT water and air dry upside down; never touch interior of jar once it has been washed. Store finished candles in boxes in cool, dry area.

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Thanks Guys I am going to sticky this so it slaps me in the face till I get it done but it will have to wait till things slow down for me.

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Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use?

Ky125

Additives if any?

None

Preferred dyes?

None

Preferred wick (Not sizes)?

CD

Pouring temp you recommend?

100-125

What you do to prevent rough tops?

Pouring temp above

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots?

No - who cares

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Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use?

Naturewax C3

Additives if any?

None

Preferred dyes?

Dye Chips

Preferred wick (Not sizes)?

ECO

Pouring temp you recommend?

100-105

What you do to prevent rough tops?

Pouring temp above and use heat gun when needed

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots?

Warm the jars with the heatgun before pouring

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Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use?

Ecosoya CB Advanced

Additives if any?

None

Preferred dyes?

Lone Star Liquid, or dye blocks

Preferred wick (Not sizes)?

CD Wicks

Pouring temp you recommend?

Around 110

What you do to prevent frosting?

Nothing, I zap with heat gun to get the little air bubbles out after it cools then most of the frost disappears.

What you do to prevent rough tops?

CB Advanced has nice tops, but if needed zap with heat gun to smooth.

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots?

No, but again if they are bad I'll heat the sides of the jar a little with heat gun to get the air pockets out.

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Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use? CB Advanced.

Additives if any? Coconut oil, 1teaspoon/lb. UV Inhibitor, 1/2teaspoon/lb.

Preferred dyes? CS Liquids, preferably French Color liquids and powders.

Preferred wick (Not sizes)? ZINC, due to low melt point and for longer burn life.

Pouring temp you recommend? 135F March thru May; 145F June thru October; 115F November thru February. Trust me.

What you do to prevent frosting? Not needed.

What you do to prevent rough tops? Not needed.

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots? Coconut oil for FO loads above 7% in 75F+ ambient, less in cooler months, as long as they sell out before May. Outdoor venues? Forget it.

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It's been a while since I've been here! Here's what I do:

Blend: Cargill C3 soy wax from Genwax

Additives: Universal Soy Additive 1 tbsp/lb from Just By Nature

Dye: Diamond color chips from Pourette. 1 color chip/ lb...gives consistent coloring. Sometimes I make my own color blends, but because the chips are all the same size, the colors are always the same.

Wick: All cotton square braid wicking, burns about 0.1 oz/hour

Prevent Frosting: The additive from JBN made a huge difference, so now it only happens when its super cold (I live in San Diego), but when the candles warm up (if stored in garage) it all goes away, so I just chalk it up to a natural product that I can't control...no one seems to care.

Prevent rough tops: Hit with a heat gun before capping any of them every time, so subsequently don't even measure pouring temperature. I melt it in my hot pot just until melts and then put it in my pouring pot and take my time.

Wet Spots: You can't control the weather...even if you don't have wet spots today, you might a week from now. Hoping frosted glass will make it less evident, but again the additive made a huge difference.

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Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use? KY 125

Additives if any? NO

Preferred dyes? None

Preferred wick (Not sizes)? HTP, CD

Pouring temp you recommend? Very Slushy

What you do to prevent frosting? Nothing, not much of a problem and when they do it isn't easily seen since I don't color

What you do to prevent rough tops? poor cool, and if i do get rough tops it is cuz i poured too cool and I use a heat gun to even

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots? no, I don't see them too often

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Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use? KY's Perfect Blend

Additives if any? None

Preferred dyes? blocks

Preferred wick (Not sizes)? CD's, I have found LX's do not burn well in this wax.

Pouring temp you recommend? about 150 or so.

What you do to prevent frosting? Isn't a problem

What you do to prevent rough tops? No rough tops.

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots? Absolutely nothing.

After 6 yrs of candlemaking,

My 2008 New Years Resolution is to graduate to all soy for my containers, using cottons, htp's or CD wicking and no color additives.

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Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use? gw 464

Additives if any? none

Preferred dyes? liquid

Preferred wick (Not sizes)? Eco

Pouring temp you recommend? Ipour between 130-140

What you do to prevent frosting? Yeah right unless I don't want to pour any red or brown

What you do to prevent rough tops? 464 does this for me. The tops are great

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots? I would like to know anyone elses tricks

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Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use? - CB advanced

Additives if any? - UV inhibitor

Preferred dyes? - color blocks

Preferred wick? - I have had the best luck with LX wicks

Pouring temp you recommend? - 120

What do you do to prevent frosting? - not a problem with this wax

What do you do to prevent rough tops - not a problem with this wax

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots? - No

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Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use? Farmhouse 50/50

Additives if any? None

Preferred dyes? Blocks

Preferred wick (Not sizes)? CD

Pouring temp you recommend? I add FO at 165', stir very well, and pour, room temp containers, which this time of year are pretty cool in my basement!

What you do to prevent frosting? Slow cool in covered styro. Sometimes this works, sometimes not.

What you do to prevent rough tops? Don't get them.

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots? No, they're usually minimal, and I don't sweat them much.

**Informative thread!**

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Here's my :2cents:

Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use? EcoSoya CB 135

Additives if any? None

Preferred dyes? Dye Free

Preferred wick (Not sizes)? Eco and CD

Pouring temp you recommend? 100 - 105

What you do to prevent rough tops? Pour Slow, or if I’m in a hurry and pour too warm, use my heat gun

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots? No. They are not usually noticeable except to me. I just embrace them

Paige

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Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use? - Ecosoya CB Advanced

Additives if any? - UV inhibitor

Preferred dyes? - Liquid

Preferred wick? - ECO and HTP

Pouring temp you recommend? - 125

What do you do to prevent frosting? - not a problem with this wax

What do you do to prevent rough tops - not a problem with this wax

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots? - No

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Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use? - GB 464

Additives if any? - UV inhibitor

Preferred dyes? - Liquid

Preferred wick? - CD's

Pouring temp you recommend? - 145

What do you do to prevent frosting? - Not been a problem except with reds and blacks and I just cross my fingers and dance lol... I do try to cool slowly also...

What do you do to prevent rough tops - not a problem

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots? - Make sure jars are clean

-Kristi

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Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use? Cargill C-3

Additives if any? None

Preferred dyes? EVO dye or mostly NO DYE

Preferred wick (Not sizes)? HTP

Pouring temp you recommend? 145-150

What you do to prevent frosting? Cool Slowly

What you do to prevent rough tops? Cool slowly

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots? cool slowly

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Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use? EZ Soy

Additives if any?none at this time in containers, votives steric acid

Preferred dyes?BCN

Preferred wick (Not sizes)?CD

Pouring temp you recommend?100

What you do to prevent frosting?Live with it , havent had to much

What you do to prevent rough tops? dont have many,if i do heat gun

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots? no

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Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use? GW 444 & 474

Additives if any? stearic acid (only if needed)

Preferred dyes? Dye Blocks

Preferred wick (Not sizes)? CSN (Candlescience)

Pouring temp you recommend? 140 for 444, 150 for 474

What you do to prevent frosting? Nothing, hasn't been a problem thus far

What you do to prevent rough tops? Nothing, like the natural look

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots? Nothing, not a problem

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I am new to this board but will give the info that I have

Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use? Enchanted Lites Votive Blend

Additives if any? None

Preferred dyes? Liquid

Preferred wick (Not sizes)? CD

Pouring temp you recommend? Around 160

What you do to prevent frosting? Nothing it is not really a problem

What you do to prevent rough tops? Don't have any since switching to this wax

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots? No

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Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use? Ecosoya CB Advanced for containers

Ecosoya PB for votives

Additives if any? None

Preferred dyes? liquid

Preferred wick (Not sizes) LX & Eco

Pouring temp you recommend? 160-165

What you do to prevent frosting? Nothing, not usually a problem

What you do to prevent rough tops? Heatgun (usually only a problem when room too cold)

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots? Nope, not a problem

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Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use? EZsoy

Additives if any? FO added at 180 degrees

Preferred dyes? Chips

Preferred wick (Not sizes)? CD

Pouring temp you recommend? syrupy, @100

What you do to prevent frosting? Slow cooling on rack in warmed oven during winter

What you do to prevent rough tops? Crisco

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots? slightly warm jars

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Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use? Ecosoy CB Advanced

Additives if any? None

Preferred dyes? Drops and blocks

Preferred wick (Not sizes)? RRD

Pouring temp you recommend? 125

What you do to prevent frosting? no frosting

What you do to prevent rough tops? if holes, melt top with heat gun.

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots? none

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Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use? Cargil c-3

Additives if any? UV Stabelizer

Preferred dyes? Liquid

Preferred wick (Not sizes)? Htp

Pouring temp you recommend? Heat to 185 & pour at 170

What you do to prevent frosting? Make sure house is warm

What you do to prevent rough tops? Make sure house is warm

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots? Hope for the best,lol

Trappeur

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