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  1. I too was over and bought some Peak oils and spoke with Pam. She reassured me that she did buy the codes and will be carrying their oils.
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  2. I don't think the f/o would settle in the pouring pot if you stirred it well when you added it, and once again after the wax is ready to pour. If you feel that you perhaps didn't stir enough, maybe, although I kind of doubt it.
    1 point
  3. I use a standard mouth and the burn I get is amazing. A CD 18 really isn't that big...compared to a zinc, it's around a 60-44-18z I use the same size in a paraffin blend actually. My melt at 4 hours never exceeds 1/2". Wicks Unlimited and I worked for years perfecting this combo...Bruce is amazing. I've used the same wax since about 1999-2000
    1 point
  4. I miss it too. I had to order wicks from Flaming this a.m., and I grabbed a half pound of their Mulberry to see how it compares. The last thing I need is another berry scent, but it practically jumped in my shopping cart.
    1 point
  5. This is normal. As the air currents change in the deeper part of the jar the flames move in response. Even the white barn candles in the small, straight sided jars dance deeper in the burn. Glad to read that sunflower does the trick... it was one I had suspicions about and wanted to try myself. Sunflower has a characteristic odor. Do you smell it in the final blend or burn? 20% is more than I would have thought, but I will try it. Thanks for the tip and welcome to Craft Server.
    1 point
  6. I hear you....never ending battle and I'm dealing with finding a New blend all the while trying to beat 415 into what it used to be 😂 PM me your address and I will send you some - I will have a lot left over, I'm doing little melt cubes with Himalayan pink salts in 4 different scents- amber being one of them to use alone or mix and make your own blends in a new parasoy combo I haven't put out there yet to see what people think then you can decide if you want 1 pound of amber or 20 🤣🤣
    1 point
  7. They are all amazing and all throw so good in soy! amber is heaven in a bottle but needs wicking up
    1 point
  8. Hands down theee best pink sugar ever!! I always used just Scent before TT's because it was the closest to the perfume but TT's is so much more deep and rich I love it and pink sugar is one I always run out of first for candles, my biggest fan is a landscaper that says it makes his place smell fantastic for the ladies 😂 Trapp you have to try it - I bet ALL your accounts would want this on their shelf
    1 point
  9. @moonshine Candlewic does have the coconut/apricot blend. They also have the coconut oil blend made with palm and stearic. Swans has a coconut/apricot blend as well. As for Candlewic's, they've been sold out for a couple weeks. Speaking of Candlewic's coconut/apricot, I think it's a nice wax. It's white, translucent enough that the flame's light causes it to have an attractive glow, burns clean (depends heavily on wicking), accepts color quite well, and doesn't have an odd smell (mine smelled faintly of apple peel). The only downside to using it by itself was the wicking. Either it
    1 point
  10. @GailC, Those of us that work with our special needs kids are grateful for moms like you and Moonstar! As an aide for 21 years for special needs kids, I can tell you that I've seen my share of parents that don't give their special needs child near the attention and devotion that they give their other children and it breaks my heart. It always makes me smile however when I meet parents like y'all! I know then that child is cared for and taken care of and most importantly, loved.
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  11. ... IGI's response to Accu-Blend's coco83 sans the soy, maybe. I don't understand why suppliers aren't coming out and openly stating that their wares contain paraffin. The dishonesty and lack of disclosure makes me want to start creating my own coconut blends.
    1 point
  12. I called Aztec yesterday and was told that the IGI 6570 does contain paraffin but she could not give me the percentage. I ordered 25lb to test. Brad
    1 point
  13. @GailC That combination sounds lovely.
    1 point
  14. I don't really know. Something you like Moonstar I know I would like...For 20.00 a pound or less. Trappeur
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  15. Well, my visit to Candlewic didn't go quite as planned, traffic was horrible and by the time we arrived they were just about to close so no sniffing for me. 😭 It was so hard to choose what to order from all the great suggestions! @katmeltswax I got the Voodoo Love, and it was exactly what I was looking for! I already made incense with it! I need to go look up the ifra for it, I would love to soap it and do a body butter. @LRed the snowflake is so strong! OOB it's knocking me over, and it does smell a lot like a snowfall. I'm glad I got the lb of it, I'm going to mix it with the
    1 point
  16. Okay ... I'm following up with some good news as far my test candle is concerned. It's a 12-oz. Libbey Status jar (3" diameter) with a #2 cotton square braid wick. I melted 9 ounces of the GW464 I just received that was undated and seemed more moist with more of an ivory tone than my previous orders, added 1.5 teaspoon of stearic acid, 1/2-ounce of scent (on the generous side). It almost reached a full melt pool after the first four hours of burning, but not quite and got there by the second burn session. The scent seems to be doing alright and the candle seems very nice overa
    1 point
  17. I think I am going to blend it with Lavender. I have some Lavender & Apricot lotion from BBW and I tried the Q-tip blend of the Apricot with one of the Lavenders I have and the result smelled very similar to my lotion, which is a very nice scent.
    1 point
  18. @Belinda, my daughter, Rena, has been out of school a long time, but I am still eternally grateful for her caring, dedicated teachers and aides as we called them back then. Now I am grateful for those who work with people with disabilities at the day program she goes to 4 days a week. I am also grateful that over 8 years ago, I saw some old cups and saucers at a garage sale and the idea popped into my head that they would make pretty candles. ???? Where did that come from? My hobby has evolved over the years; and really took off once I switched from cups to jars. I have an in
    1 point
  19. @amy91, that's what I do. If you have one of those candle warmers you could use that I suppose. Sometimes what I will do if it's a new container that I'm testing or a new FO that I'm really unsure about, is I will pour the wax into the container with no wick. Then I cut the appropriate length of wick I want to try off of the tab, stick a hole in my wax with a skewer, and stick my tabless wick in the hole. I totally stole that idea off this forum. 😁 That way if the wick is way off, I can just pull it out and stick in a different one. The wick will fall over once you get to about 2" f
    1 point
  20. Not to drag on this thread, the only thing I can say is I personally spoke to the owner of Keystone and she told me that she DID buy the codes for Peaks oils and the oils they are carrying and will carry are NOT dupes but will be made from the codes. Trappeur
    1 point
  21. I thought I would share some labels I designed for my apple orchard account you've heard me talk about so many times. I was having a hard time deciding so decided I would go with both styles. They both have the red/black buffalo check in it so they really went together. This orchard account has an old farm wagon right as you enter the store which looks pretty much like in the picture here so I was thrilled when I came upon this design. I'm using my standard 16oz canning jars which I use a black lid on it and also putting a red stretchy bow around the neck just for the holidays
    1 point
  22. Thanks everyone for the great advice. I did raise our wholesale price a bit (2.5x my cost) and landed my first wholesale account! Super excited--so many candles to make, so much more to learn!
    1 point
  23. Either way I'm still buying my so called "Peaks" oils from Keystone.
    1 point
  24. Mahogany Spice might be one you don't judge by sniffing. It blooms in wax and is pretty nice ... different and more all-seasons perhaps. Fall and winter will work well. Peppermint and Cypress comes out almost straight mint, but there's a bit of freshness with it that doesn't just scream peppermint. Sorry I cannot remember what Holiday Sparkle or maybe it was Holiday Frost was like. I have a few others we've not used.
    1 point
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