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  2. I’m not sure what type of wax that is, so I would guesstimate the Max FO to be in the 5-6% range. You’ll need to run some tests of fragrance with different specific gravity to see how much leeway there is. (Not all fragrances and essential oils weigh the same by volume). I wouldn’t think as a melt it would need curing time at all. Waiting 24-48 hours before packaging may help eliminate smearing.
  3. That makes sense. I've been adding up everything I've spent whether I used it or not! Whoops! I won't do that this year.
  4. Yesterday
  5. Okay so I want to make some wax tarts I have some fragrances already and I've made a few however I want to use gulf wax right now and I don't know what the fragrance throw is.... I can smell my waxes and this type of wax specifically seems to be going very well. It has not been messy which I'm very satisfied about. So I've been heating 4 oz at a time until the wax is completely melted and then I wait until the temperature is around 182-185 degrees Fahrenheit then I put fragrance oil in it but I have been doing round about 6% and I don't know if this is too high and also I was wondering what I should be doing concerning the cure time or if there should even be a cure time? Any tips would help.
  6. Hey @Issac curious to hear how the rice bran is working out for you!? I've just started experimenting with it myself and find it a bit difficult...
  7. I'm gathering that this means to add up what you've spent to make the candles you've sold, not everything you've spent, which makes sense to me. It would not make sense to me if it was to add up everything you've spent without taking out what you haven't used in the form of inventory, because you can't write off all of your supplies, just what you've used to make your products, at least that's how I've always understood it. The thing about doing the inventory is that it follows from year to year.
  8. The only time I have had silicone molds stain is when liquid candle wax was touching it directly. is the candle unmolding completely? I mean does there appear to be a wax layer left behind on the mold? If so, it could be pouring temp, cooling rate or the type of wax used. We do not have that type/brand here. you could try spraying the silicone mold with mold release before pouring to see if that helps. to clean an existing mold to “start over” very warm water and soap in a soak should do it. If that does not strip the surface then perhaps a solution of ammonia and hot water. Rinse well and allow to dry completely. Spray candle release and experiment with temps to find the best combo.
  9. so, mold from silicone. Wax - soy was Kerasoy. Brand of colorant - candle works
  10. I have washed in soap and water, ammonia and alcohol trying to get them to rust and nothing,
  11. What kind of wax, what brand of colorant and what are the mOlds made of?
  12. Agreed. I've never seen one actually rust, and I do citronella candles that sit outside for days or weeks and they don't rust.
  13. Some FO use powdered resins to get specific notes. That could be residue from that. Or could just be from thick parts of the spice notes. It’s not rust. Makes me wonder, though, if discoloration has been mistaken for rust. . I have never once had a tin rust. Residue or discoloration sure, but not rust.
  14. Amish Harvest is one of those FOs that always discolors tins. I don't know what the particulars are regarding what will and what won't discolor. Maybe it's a combination of things. I have many vanillas and other high vanillin content FO's that don't discolor tins and then again there are a few that do. But Amish Harvest does, every single time.
  15. I just put out my same tin using the HTP 109 and it looks the same with Brown around the edge. Idid'nt think Amish harvest had vanilla.
  16. When I started with candles I used tins and that use to happen to me to, it looks a little different though. I'm not absolutely sure why but it seemed like it happened when I used fo's with a lot of vanillin in it..and I think amish harvest has some
  17. I was burning an 8 oz tin with 4630 and Amish Harvest. Wick LX 18 and it was working very well on flame, MP and scent but after 4 hours I put out when I saw the brown around the edge. What is this? Rust??Brown around the edge 4630 8 oz tin
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  19. Hello! I need some advices. I making candles with color drops. After umnolding the candle the paint stays in the walls of the mold and passes the pale color to the next candle.how I can clean the molds?
  20. I know what you mean about new suppliers. Geez. I ordered 3 from Muddy Soap Company a couple of months ago or so. Some of the names of their fragrances drew me in. I think you'll be pleased with FB. They have 4 or 5 sales a year. I wish I could buy all my FO's from them, but nooo. I also am placing an order with Nature's Garden because I need some from there that FB doesn't carry. Besides, when I find a scent that customers and I really like, sometimes I'm afraid to order that scent from another company. Why mess with success? I just made some Salted Caramel from FB and oh, it smells so good.
  21. I made a few testers... this wax looks and smells just like Millenium Soy to me, it comes in little beads... It's definitely mostly soy .I don't have the patience to wait for the wax to cool to 140 before I pour so I won't be using it as a stand alone wax, I would blend it.. the HT and CT are both really good... I burned a tester after 4 day cure and it was good and strong.. I did 10% fragrance- heated the wax to 190 added scent, stirred about 30 secs and poured. It's great on it's own, but it doesn't look pretty.
  22. I placed an order from them. They have some good prices! Even before the discount. I may have found a new supplier. (like I needed another one )
  23. Palo Santo is quite the buzz word lately...well actually it's two words. I will check those out next time I need to order jars from Flaming Candle. Thanks!
  24. I smelled Cracklin Birch when I went to Nature's Garden but I crossed it off. I know a lot of people like it though, so maybe I should give it a try. It's hard when I don't like these kind of fragrances. Thanks for the recommendation.
  25. I may duplicate some of Belinda'a FAVORITES of mine and customers too: Lemon Pound Cake Cinnamon Broom Spiced Apples & Peaches Pumpkin Cupcake Pumpkin Sugared Donut Salted Caramel Sea Witch (best salty ocean scent) Also I like Apple Mango Tango, Jamaica Me Crazy, Caribbean Escape, and Lavender Fields is good for a Lavender which isn't my favorite.
  26. Woods and Earth from The Flaming is nice too. They have a new Palo Santo and Patchouli.
  27. I love several FB oils. This is what I use from them. Mulberry-very strong! Sugar cookie Pumpkin peanut brittle-love this one! Pumpkin pecan waffles Cinnamon apples and peaches Strawberry Pound cake-yummy! Blackberry Jam Butter Cookies Blonde moment-same as the one from JS Buttercream Mint Cinnamon Broom Cinnamon Pumpkin Bread Cinnamon sugared donuts Circus Concession Coconut Cream Pie Cookie Kitchen Creamy Nutmeg Downy Blue Ultra Fizzy Pop Soda Fruit Loops Harvest Gathering Both Home Sweet Home FO's Homemade cookies Sugar Cookie Royale Juicy Fruit Mango Peach Salsa Mint Chocolate Chip Pearberry Pumpkin Cupcake Pumpkin Pumpkin Milkshake Pumpkin Spiced Cheesecake Pumpkin Sugared Donuts Salted Caramel Serendipity Spiced apples and peaches Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Sweater Weather-smells the same as the one from Aztec to me Tea and Cakes The Perfect Autumn smells good but haven't put it in wax Tis the Season Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow Warm Welcome I'm sure I have a few more but I can't remember. Most of the FO's I've gotten from them have been very good plus now they carry Moonworks and Peak oils.
  28. what are some good scents? I havent bought ANYthing in months!
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