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  1. I have the same problem with the large 4 lb pour pot. I do find that pouring at a lower angle into the jars closest to me works the best. As the wax level lowers I pour into the farther away jars. I guess my "trick" is to manage to angle the pot at a more horizontal angle to avoid wax dripping down the pot.
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  2. This topic feels like bait, but I will play. Anyone thinking soy bean oil wax is all natural is not fully presenting the process. you don’t just squeeze a soy bean and magically produce oil and wax. Hexane is used to chemically extract the oils. Then the oil is hydrogenated to make it stiff enough to withstand being in a candle. Many additives are combined depending on the brand and purpose to hold fragrance, and perform like a candle is expected. I live in soy country. The amount of chemical fertilizer and pesticides and herbicides sprayed to produce a heavily government subsidized crop is not ecologically preferable to any other wax. Farmer friends have given their lives to cancers directly linked to the chemicals sprayed on their fields. The human cost, combined with the runoff into our drinking waterways is no better than that from golf courses. paraffin is inert, and presents no difference in what is released into the air than any other carbon based fuel. When properly combusted any candle wax will produce water and carbon dioxide. Beeswax does the exact same. As does tallow. As does palm. As does olive oil which was used for thousands of years before. As does carpet and other decor people bring inside Most willingly. when adding fragrance, yes even essential oils, the resulting air pollution is the same. let’s all extol the virtues of our chosen fuel without the need to parrot talking points created by one lobby or another. Fear marketing is old.
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  3. What is often neglected when discussing the positives of soy wax is the impact of soy farming in the USA. Particularly, GMO's, pesticide/herbicide drift, and super bugs/diseases.
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  4. That depends on the portion cups the ELLIPSO portion cups are safe to use, I have been using them for years and so has a lot of other members. The standard one are not nor are the ones you get from Sam's Club. Here is the link to the 2oz oval http://www.webstaurantstore.com/newspring-e1002-ellipso-2-oz-clear-oval-plastic-souffle-portion-cup-1000-case/128E1002%20%20%20%201M.html I use these for aroma bead scent samplers and only have to change out the beads once a year and that because the scent get lost from opening and closing so much. The least liked scent will last longer before I have to change them out.
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  5. Flamin' poor noobs isn't gonna get anyone on Santa's list - all you'll get is more hydrocarbons in the form of ashes and coal! BUT... since we're in a flamin' mood today... here's a juicy bone for y'all to chew on.... I know now that there ARE soot-free candles because I was directed to this wonderful, lovely, informative site which HAS SOOT-FREE CANDLES!!! I know 'cause they SAID SO RIGHT THERE!!! AND they have big store locations up North, so they are PROFESSIONALS and should know about these things, right? http://www.pureintegrity.com/soot-free-candles.html Besides - they are called "Pure Integrity" which, because they are "pure" and have "integrity," I feel sure is 100% natural AND organic to boot!!!:laugh2::laugh2: *...skips off hummin'... "Would I lie to ya, honey"...*
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  6. just to make a great product that people will enjoy, That is the bottom line. Your question was fine. We all try to produce a cleaner burning product and shouldn't have to apologize for how we go about accomplishing that feat. I use a parasoy blend because it works for me and because I want to use it. I promote my candles as being a parasoy blend, because that's what they are; not as a better environmental product. You simply state that your product contains soy and or other ingredients and let the product speak for itself. Customers enjoy my products and they come back and buy them because of that fact. I don't bother to tell them to dip or blow or trim or anything else. They burn the damn things for hours on end and they soot up their houses and they don't care. I may start making my candles with horse manure, if that makes a good candle.
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