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With all the chaos in wax pricing I am bumping this sticky up . . .

Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use? Southern Scentsations Container Parasoy

Additives if any? 1/2 tsp Coconut Oil per pound

Preferred dyes? Liquid or blocks work equally well

Preferred wick (Not sizes)? zinc

Pouring temp you recommend? 145* - 150*

What you do to prevent frosting? Frosting not an issue

What you do to prevent rough tops? Rough tops not an issue

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots? Wet spots are minimal, coconut oil helps

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I'm in the testing phase again but will post what I've been using.

Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use?

-started with and still use EL 100% container soy wax and have experimented mixing it with palm

-Ecosoya CB Advanced and have mixed in EL with great results and also tried palm with good results as well

Additives if any?

I tried coconut oil once and want to try it again but for me 1/2 TBSP per pound was too much and I tried it with the EL soy.

Preferred dyes?

-use wax coloured blocks from a Canadian supplier

Preferred wick (Not sizes)?

-started off with RRD47 for tins and LX for tealights

-now I use LX, HTP and have been experimenting with square braid #3 and 44-24-18C for bigger sized containers

Pouring temp you recommend?

-for CB Advanced I use between 130-140

-for EL I use between 105-115

What you do to prevent frosting?

-no issues with CB Advanced

-when I do get it with EL I use a heatgun but customers don't seem to mind it

What you do to prevent rough tops?

-no issues with CB

-only get it with EL if I pour too hot and use heatgun to fix it

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots?

this hasn't been a problem for me at all

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Hello Everyone! I am **brand** new here, first post, and have only made 4 candles to date (two pillars - not soy, and two 16 oz containers - both soy). For the purpose of this thread, I will give the results I had with my two Soy container candles.

Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use?

GW-444 (98% Soy / 2% Soy-Based Additive)

Additives if any?

None other than my FOs and color.

Preferred dyes?

So far, have only used Peak's dyes; one was a chip the other was liquid.

Preferred wick (Not sizes)?

For the soy, I have only used RRD. (Have not burned them yet, just made yesterday!)

Pouring temp you recommend?

I poured both of these at 135* F.

What you do to prevent frosting?

I did not have any frosting on either candle.

What you do to prevent rough tops?

I did have tops that looked "lumpy" on one, and the other cracked a little and was also "lumpy". I used a heat gun on both, and seemed to smooth out okay.

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots?

So far I have not seen any wet spots on these two candles. I did not heat my containers, just wicked and poured.

Thanks for this thread!! And this site!! :D

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Candle newbie here! :yay:

Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use? EZsoy

Additives if any? None

Preferred dyes? Have only used the blocks.

Preferred wick (Not sizes)? HTP want to try Eco.

Pouring temp you recommend? @ 100 or less.

What you do to prevent frosting? Live with it.

What you do to prevent rough tops? Heat gun.

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots? Havent seen many.

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Newbie and still testing, but will share:

Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use? 464

Additives if any? none

Preferred dyes? dye chips, but have used liquid

Preferred wick (Not sizes)? Eco is my fav, or CSN

Pouring temp you recommend? 100* slushy

What you do to prevent frosting? :( working on it, pouring cool helps most of the time.

What you do to prevent rough tops? still working on the best for my conditions, usually nice with low pour temp.

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots? usually not a problem, make sure container is clean (don't touch inside with fingers), and love them if they show up!

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Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use?GW 435

Additives if any?Coconut oil 1 tsp per lb

Preferred dyes?blocks

Preferred wick (Not sizes)?cd

Pouring temp you recommend?100

What you do to prevent frosting?pour at 100, warm jars

What you do to prevent rough tops?nothing or hairdryer

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots?no

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Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use?

Ecosoya CB Advanced

Additives if any?

None

Preferred dyes?

Liquid or Dye Blocks

Preferred wick (Not sizes)?

LX

Pouring temp you recommend?

I don't use a prefered temp. I pour when I'm done stirring.

What you do to prevent frosting?

CB Advanced doesn't have many frost issues

What you do to prevent rough tops?

CB Advanced doesn't have rough tops. If it sinks or cracks a little around the wick, I gently and quickly melt with heat gun just enough to smooth it.

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots?

Nothing

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Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use? Soy 415 & Joy wax

Additives if any? none

Preferred dyes? liquid sometimes block

Preferred wick (Not sizes)? CD

Pouring temp you recommend? right after melting

What you do to prevent frosting? don't get none

What you do to prevent rough tops? do not get none

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots? no

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Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use? EL millenium soy

Additives if any? none

Preferred dyes? dye free

Preferred wick (Not sizes)? CD & CDN

Pouring temp you recommend? 140

What you do to prevent frosting? not a problem

What you do to prevent rough tops? heat gun

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots? warm jars

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Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use? CB Advanced

Additives if any? UV Inhibitor

Preferred dyes? Blocks, Powdered

Preferred wick (Not sizes)? CD, HTP, Eco

Pouring temp you recommend? 120

What you do to prevent frosting? Pour cool, used Advanced

What you do to prevent rough tops? Don't have any

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots. Pour cool

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GB 464

1/2 T of coconut oil per pound

Liquid dye

HTP wicks

Pour at 135

CO to prevent frosting

CO to help with rough tops

don't do anything for wet spots

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From dreppert

This is the reason that the user gave:

Wax used: EcoSoya Advance

Additives: UV Inhibitor - 1/2Teaspoon per 4lbs wax

Preferred Dye: Color Blocks

Preferred Wick: RRD

Pout Temp: 155 degrees

Prevent Frosting: Nothing (99% frost free)

Rough Tops: Second Pour regardless

Prevent wet spots: Nothing (99% wetting free)

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Hi Guys

I would like your help here. I am going to try to put a soy data base together. If any of you are willing? This is information I would like to collect first. Even if someone has given the same answer for the same kind of wax please answer with your information also. I want as many opinions as possible.

Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use?

Additives if any?

Preferred dyes?

Preferred wick (Not sizes)?

Pouring temp you recommend?

What you do to prevent frosting?

What you do to prevent rough tops?

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots?

I want to put something together in the Tips and FAQ Database and Archive everyone that helps will have their names listed at the bottom of the data base. Credit will be give where credit is due.

whats your setup for soy tin cables vicky?:smiley2:

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We have been making both container and pillars out of the same wax, but the mix for additives is different, so:

Containers:

Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use? Golden Brands GW444

Additives if any? N/A

Preferred dyes? Candle Science Liquid

Preferred wick (Not sizes)? LX

Pouring temp you recommend? Pour at 140* into heated containers

What you do to prevent frosting? Nothing

What you do to prevent rough tops? Heatgun the top 1/4" and let recool slowly

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots? Dishwash containers same day we are pouring, and heat the containers with a heatgun before pouring.

For the Pillars

Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use? GW 444

Additives if any? We add 4 "teaspoons" (Wendy's chili spoon) per pound of Vybar 103

Preferred dyes? Candle Science liquid

Preferred wick (Not sizes)? LX

Pouring temp you recommend? Heat the metal containers to VERY hot with a heatgun, and pour at 160*

What you do to prevent frosting? Heat the containers, cool covered

What you do to prevent rough tops? Our pillars are poured upside down (gives beautiful looking pillar), so we don't have rough tops, rather rough bottoms. I just heatgun them out.

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots? No because it's not into a container

Chris and Lisa

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Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use?

Ecosoya CB 135

Additives if any?

None

Preferred dyes?

Havn't found a preffered one yet

Preferred wick (Not sizes)?

Hemp

Pouring temp you recommend?

170*

What you do to prevent frosting?

Stir well before pouring and pour at hotter temp

What you do to prevent rough tops?

Pour slowly,use hairdryer to fix tops

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots?

I try preheating the containers but I still get them

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GB 464

wick - ECO #10

pouring 135

yes frosty

smooth top

no additives as of yet..because I have a perfect burning candle but I just cant get the throw on the scents.:mad:

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Hi Guys

I would like your help here. I am going to try to put a soy data base together. If any of you are willing? This is information I would like to collect first. Even if someone has given the same answer for the same kind of wax please answer with your information also. I want as many opinions as possible.

Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use?

Additives if any?

Preferred dyes?

Preferred wick (Not sizes)?

Pouring temp you recommend?

What you do to prevent frosting?

What you do to prevent rough tops?

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots?

I want to put something together in the Tips and FAQ Database and Archive everyone that helps will have their names listed at the bottom of the data base. Credit will be give where credit is due.

Type of soy - Soy 125 (Candlewic) or EZ Soy (Bitter Creek)

Additives - beeswax, UV inhibitor

Dyes - dye chips or blocks

Wick - RRD or ECO

Pouring temp - just this side of slushy

Frosting - pour as cool as possible

Rough tops - beeswax, pour cool

Wet spots - ignore them

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GB 464 soyblend wax

no additives

die chips

ECO wick

Pouring Temp - 122 degrees

Warm jars in a heating pad and when ready to use I pour. Rare frosting problems and no wet spots.

For rough tops I pour tarts with my candles and I put a glitter shaving on the top to hide the rough. Only when I get the rough spots.

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GB 464

wick - ECO #10

pouring 135

yes frosty

smooth top

no additives as of yet..because I have a perfect burning candle but I just cant get the throw on the scents.:mad:

GB 464 soyblend wax

no additives

die chips

ECO wick

Pouring Temp - 122 degrees

Warm jars in a heating pad and when ready to use I pour. Rare frosting problems and no wet spots.

For rough tops I pour tarts with my candles and I put a glitter shaving on the top to hide the rough. Only when I get the rough spots.

You confuse me!! :tiptoe:

Edited by islandgirl

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All the materials I got for this candle are from candlemaking.com.au an Australian candle supplier.

Type of Soy or Soy Blend you use?

Uni-Soy Wax

Additives if any?

20% Beeswax

Preferred dyes?

N/A (didn't use any)

Preferred wick (Not sizes)?

Cotton Pre-tabbed

Pouring temp you recommend?

80C

What you do to prevent frosting?

Nothing, beeswax helps prevent it

What you do to prevent rough tops?

Double pour, 5-10 degrees higher then first pour

Do you do anything to prevent wet spots?

No

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What kind of htp wick did u use

GB 464

1/2 T of coconut oil per pound

Liquid dye

HTP wicks

Pour at 135

CO to prevent frosting

CO to help with rough tops

don't do anything for wet spots

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Type-Ecosoya Advanced

Additives-none needed

Wick-LX and HTP

Pour temp-115

This wax does not frost and gives consistent smooth tops

Wet spots-rarely

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GB 464

USA

Wick-CD, CDN, and Cotton

Don't use dyes

Pour Temp-180

No frosting and always have smooth tops

Ignore Wet Spots

Use this for tarts and candles!

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