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  1. 4627 don't have the best appearance as it's very translucent... But you can also use it to add to soy wax etc to bring more throw to a fragrance that finds it harder to work itself in soy.. Good to have in stock I would say
  2. A better throwing wax might save you money on fragrance oils... and happy customers who are coming back for more
  3. I will send you some, and a few others
  4. IGI 4627 is by far the best throwing wax for me... In tins with HTP wicks, I get the whole house to smell within 10 minutes. Also Fragrace Oil's I don't get to work in any other wax / wicking seem to work in this wax.. It's very forgiving.
  5. strugglebrother

    Getting wax out of a Presto Pot

    I got 4 prestos from http://www.magicwaxmelter.com/ and they have lasted fine now for 3 years, no dripping what so ever I think it was worth every penny to get them ready made.. I buy a few of those drip trays from 99cent store which I put under the spigot on the floor when I'm pouring.. After a year when they are too messed up, and wonky, I throw them away I mix the fragrance in the pots and then just wipe them with paper towels when done..
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    Newbies Tutorial . . . It's LONG

    Hahaha... this is brilliant!
  7. strugglebrother

    Responsibly Sourced Palm Wax

    Good to know... I just picked up on what was sold in my local one here.. it's very hard to only stock 100% soy candles if you want to carry any bigger brands...
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    Responsibly Sourced Palm Wax

    I'm definitely not trying to be bossy, haha... It all comes down to how they word it... RSPO is one thing, 100 % sustainable is another... It makes it impossible to have any type of statement on your website about palm really... except RSPO This is the closest to a statement I got from the main distributor, who then sells to Candlewic and Bittercreek etc... "Allow me to introduce myself. I work directly with Lipidchem as their North American distributor for their palm waxes. The waxes we market are from reputable plantation companies who are members of the Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA). MPOA, together with many other stakeholders, has pioneered the establishment of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). Besides plantation companies, foreign companies and Associations such as Unilever, Sainsbury’s (in United Kingdom), Migros (in Switzerland) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are also active participants in RSPO. These members have pledged to support all activities to promote and implement sustainable palm oil production. Our Companies have recognized that the Roundtable process is a secure and neutral environment in which to build trust, share ideas and develop understanding about the practicalities in the palm oil supply chain involving producers, traders, processors, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, investors and NGOs. Our Companies through all the Members of MPOA, takes pride in being part of this RSPO process." I have tried to read articles and other info... But most things posted are old "facts" and "myths" from 2014 and earlier. The soy industry won the war previously and many "bloggers" and "rights activists" are using outdated information to confirm their own beliefs. Even the information from pro-palm organizations is outdated which doesn't help either. WWF is supporting RSPO which is definitely a good thing https://www.wwf.org.uk/updates/8-things-know-about-palm-oil Wholefoods are stocking palm and soy wax candles, but not paraffin candles (at least my local one). I have settled with.. "As far as we know, our palm wax is from a sustainable source"...
  9. strugglebrother

    Stuck between ECO 2 and 4

    TallTayl to the rescue!! What supplier has the most varied amount of Cotton Cores? Need to stock up but find it hard to find it, gets lost in the jungle of zincs and papers!
  10. strugglebrother

    Responsibly Sourced Palm Wax

    Candlewic's palm I believe comes straight from Lipidchem, same as Bittercreek. I hear people saying on here that Candlewic blends their own palmwax, which I doubt to be true. When I ordered a 55lb bag it came stamped with Lipidchem's product number, seemed to be straight from Maylasia. It wasn't even repackaged. All Lipidchem's waxes can't be guaranteed to be 100% Sustainably sourced, there COULD still be traces of unsustainable palm in the wax. There is palm wax that is 100% sustainable but I haven't seen it in USA yet... Maybe the IGI palm wax, but I only see statements about RSPO there also ....The price would be 3 times higher, even though IGI is on the pricier side. I dug down to the importer of all Lipidchem waxes and we spoke on the phone about it and he told me about the pricing of 100% sustainable VS RSPO. It's obtainable but not reasonable from what I understand. But then, he's in the business to sell Lipidchem's waxes so... Where did you read that Candlewic claims that it's responsibly sourced? If they claim this they should have a 100% guarantee of it and not just the RSPO statement. Lipidchem is part of RSPO but that doesn't guarantee that it's 100% sustainable. For the most part, I think the wax is responsibly sourced, but it doesn't come with a 100% guarantee.
  11. I'm stuck between ECO 2 and 4 in sizes... As there is no ECO 3, has anyone found a wick that fits in between 2 and 4 perhaps?
  12. Could be worth trying BLSQ wicks too.
  13. strugglebrother

    Smokey Vanilla Fragrance Oil?

    I really like Lebermuth's Tobacco Vanilla https://shop.lebermuth.com/products/oil-tobacco-vanilla You can find it at Bulk also https://www.bulkapothecary.com/tobacco-vanilla-fragrance-oil/ I have tested it in wax and it throws well, it's very nice...
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    Lab & Co coconut wax

    Yeah, they nailed the tins for sure, I have amazing throw out of their tins in about 10 minutes... I should try one of their new macaroon candles to see how they do... They are probably great too
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    Lab & Co coconut wax

    I would invest in the bigger and trusted brands like IGI and Cargill... I thought I could trust Golden Brands but I will not invest one dollar in any of their waxes anymore.. IGI and Cargill have so far been stable and seem to be much more dedicated to the candle maker industry... Accu-Blends formula might be the same but their ingredients itself might have changed which will change the blend... Smaller companies buy what they can get their hands on for the best price and their formula changes therefore I don't think coconut wax itself is a trend that will die but I agree on that the wax blends that are promoted right now as a "one pour everything is fantastic" is a quick capitalisation on the dying soy wax trend. The blends out there now don't work on their own. Voluspa made coconut wax big 7-10 years ago, and theirs is a blend of mostly coconut and paraffin and other things.. Their wax blend is amazing.