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  3. Hello everyone, With CS discontinuing their Lavender Cucumber and Sage I am looking for a good replacement. This is a huge seller for me and also my husbands favorite. I did buy 5 pounds of it on sale this week but that will only last me for a short time. Thanks, Karen in MA
  4. Belinda

    Hi Everyone

    Hi Sam! Welcome to the forum! We're happy to have you. You'll learn so much from the members here. Everyone is so kind and helpful. You'll love being here! I've always wanted to travel to England. Maybe one day I'll get over my fear of flying and do that!
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  6. TallTayl

    Candle melters question

    Yay (I think?) the wick varible is the WORST variable. Setting a tin on a coffee mug warmer should act like a big giant wax melt.
  7. NightLight

    Performa wicks Yikes!

    Here’s the response I got from Bittercreek! Loved the wick burn but can’t have flaky wick bits like that. Good Morning! Bits of burnt wick dropping into the melt pool is quite typical. The Performa series is a self trimming wick and will break off at any time during the burn, if there is excess wick at any point.
  8. Forrest

    Candle melters question

    Well you have done now, I've been sitting home with nothing to do, out of wicks with no paycheck to buy more and just when I come up with a test that doesn't require wicks you go and burst my bubble, I'm only forgiving you because that is the answer I had hoped for🤣
  9. kandlekrazy

    Performa wicks Yikes!

    I don't recall them doing that either. It's been a bit but I would have noted something like that and my notes don't have any info about mushrooms, soot or black bits.
  10. kandlekrazy

    Hi Everyone

    Hi & Welcome!
  11. Sam D

    Hi Everyone

    @Candybee From the South West - Gloucestershire
  12. Candybee

    how to make gold marbling

    Thanks... I just ordered the 24K gold mica from TKB. I already have some gold glitter I can add to it. Now going over to Nurture to see what they have... When I get a chance to work with the micas I will post some pics of the results.
  13. TallTayl

    how to make gold marbling

    When you pour it over the top of your batter in the pour pot, as you’re pouring it naturally flows inside like any other Swirl.
  14. Candybee

    how to make gold marbling

    Is there a way to get gold veins running through the soap and not just the top?
  15. aptommo

    Chocolate Transfer Sheets?

    Okay maybe I'll just buy a sample to test out. I'd ideally like them for melts so maybe they would work? Probably easily in the clamshells and maybe in larger/ harder melts.
  16. TallTayl

    how to make gold marbling

    I mix the AHRE gold sparkle or 24 karat gold mica (or tkb, brambleberry, wsp, etc equivalent. ) into castor oil. Then drizzle the oil/mica onto the top of the soap in the pitcher while pouring. Pour slowly to not over mix. Perfect marble vein lines every time. Works with all micas I’ve tried.
  17. I want to make a soap with gold veins running through it. Does anyone know of a good gold mica that will look enough like gold to make it work? Also, do I swirl the gold batter in or is there another technique for getting a "marbled" or "veined" look running through the soap?
  18. I use CS Smoke & Odor Eliminator and think it works great. My question is does anyone mix this with other scents to make more scent options? Also, does it have the same great odor eliminating power if mixed? Thanks
  19. Candybee

    Hi Everyone

    Hi Sam and welcome! Glad to have you with us. Yes candlemaking and tart making can be quite addictive so welcome to the addiction! Where in England are you from?
  20. TallTayl

    Chocolate Transfer Sheets?

    Hmmmm. The answer would have a load of variables. Chocolate has a range of temps it will work at - it is also not as broad an ingredient as “wax”. Piping or painting a bit of wax onto a transfer sheets is possible. How to adhere it to another piece of wax, like a cooled pillar candle, will be the hard part. You may have to experiment with heat gunning the main candle, etc. Anything is possible.
  21. TallTayl

    Candle melters question

    Not sure I understand the question... you want to take a candle and melt it on a hotplate? Or chunk out a bit of candle wax on a wax melter? Not light with a wick? If not lighting it, melting a bit of wax like a Scentsy melt has been similar in performance for me whether fresh or aged a bit.
  22. Forrest

    Candle melters question

    I feel a test coming on. The question came from an idea I had to combine quantities of wax and FO and age it to make candles later. TT said it wouldn’t work so I took a candle that was a year old and melted all of the wax and let it cool. As always TT was right. If I have got this right ageing changes the structure of the wax, but melting changes it back. Of course nothing is absolute in candle making, so there are probably things going on that I don’t understand. When I make candles I like to pour some wax in the bottom of a flat bottom tin to use on the melter as my den needs some extra fragrance due to the air currents. So I think I shall go melt some wax to test the effects of time and FO load on these melts.
  23. Laura C

    Hi Everyone

    Hey @Sam D, welcome to Craft Server. You'll find lots of information here and helpful, friendly people. Enjoy!
  24. I've recently started playing around with making wax melts myself. That's a good question @Sam D, I have not found a lot of information about this either. Just from looking at pictures and from wax melt recipes I have found, looks like you can use just about anything as long as it's not toxic or flammable. Such as baking decorations like the colored sprinkles, spices, glitters, micas, bath salts, coffee beans, etc. Here's a few recipes and there's a lot more online. https://www.naturesgardencandles.com/rustic-wax-melts-recipe https://www.naturesgardencandles.com/pumpkin-cheesecake-wax-melts-recipe https://www.naturesgardencandles.com/pecan-pie-wax-melts-recipe Here's links to other wax melt discussions:
  25. It depends on the density of the sprinkle. I have sugar sprinkles on mini cupcakes that melt right along with the wax.
  26. Thank you! Guessing they just stay as the are and sink to the bottom once burning?
  27. Yep..the sprinkles are the ones you use on cakes...perfectly safe!
  28. Sam D

    Hi Everyone

    I’m Sam, a wife, mother of 2 and a stay at home mum. I've always had a love for candles and only recently discovered wax melts (I know - what’s wrong with me!) Anyway, after spending money on a little collection I thought why not make my own? My husband surprised me by buying me a starter kit at Christmas and I used it the other day and I love love love it! I’ve order lots more bits and can’t wait to try them out! So thank you for having me!
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