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  1. Finding a great cheesecake, marshmallow and butter rum is like finding a unicorn laying down next to a pot of gold with the power ball numbers flashing over it's head. I feel your pain. . As for cheesecake, Just Scent had one that wasn't bad, I want to say it was New York Style cheesecake. My favorite marshmallow comes from Daystar, its called Marshmallow the Original (from Soap Silly); I could drink the bottle on this one. No toasted notes just sticky sweet goodness. Aztec has a toasted marshmallow, which I like, but I get no toasted notes at all. As for butter rum, you got me on that
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  2. Thanks, TallTayl! I tried the ones from woodenwick.com because they have various widths and thicknesses. Have you tried them? I can send you some. I will check out the ones from BcN. I see they also have Softwood wicks and they say they are good for coconut wax. Are these new? The glass glow candles sound amazing!
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  3. Hi moonstar! I use white beeswax. I got a small amount from candlesandsupplies but I might get it from NG next if I end up using it. I have not noticed that it burns faster than a regular soy candle. I tried the ribbon wicksfrom Northwood but I didn't have much luck with it. The small was too small and the medium too big. It would be awesome if the wood wicks work but I'm not holding out much hope judging from what I've read here and elsewhere about them.
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  4. Even though the flames are quite large the wax still burns slowly, a lot slower than soy wax. It also gives an amazing scent throw and it looks nicer. That's why I'm really trying to work with coconut wax and spending a lot of time + money testing. I think that once I get a good blend and appropriate wicks it'll be worth it.
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  5. Oooh, how did the wood wicks turn out? I've seen some retailers using those in coconut wax candles. Beeswax was next on my list to try blending with coconut. Had a hunch that hardening the coconut wax might lessen the wild flames, and people use coconut oil with beeswax so why not. I'd like to get my hands on other natural waxes but the list of suppliers here is very short compared to those in Europe. They have canola, almond and all sorts of things to play with. I'm a little jealous.
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  6. Yes! I am finding that coconut wax needs to be blended. I'm currently trying 5% beeswax to harden it a bit. I have also tried blending it with 444 and 464 soy in separate tests. It's hard to strike that balance. Too much soy dampens the scent throw. I just ordered some CDN wicks to see how they do. I also made a batch with wood wicks. Ah, what the heck? I'm in too deep to back out now.
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  7. I'm experimenting with waxes other than soy. I've about had it with soy truth be told. There are many other waxes available to play with... but I get your drift. Coconut is better blended than solo.
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  8. Welcome to my world! I am new to candle making (and new to this forum - Hi, Everyone!) I didn't realize coconut wax would be so beastly to wick. I've had some luck with rrd wicks. Don't go by any wicking guides. You usually have to wick down 1-2 sizes from what they say.
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  9. The description of BBW Beach Nights is " A warm blend of toasted marshmallow, sea salt breeze & s'mores." I did use RE Toasted Marshmallow and Salty Sea Air. The Smores is from Flaming Candle. The blend is so yummy!
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