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  1. Gospel. Truth. Broken hearts and tears. Dear candle, I love you. I hate you. I love you.
  2. Holy crud what just happened? I only come here to read how you and TT answer other people’s questions. If you don’t know the answer I’m screwed.
  3. Hi everyone. I'm back and looking at giving wax melts a shot. I've really enjoyed all the tarts from the fall tart swap. It's been a lot of fun switching out scents. I have a question about packaging. Do you think a wax tart placed on cardstock will cause the FO to be sucked out of the wax at a rate that would cause the tart to be ineffective? The thinking is using cardstock pressed against the flat of a tart and then shrinkwrapped. I know some FO will leach to the paper, which I'm fine with. I just don't want the scent of the tarts to be disappointing if they've been stored for months before purchased. And for this discussion say the cardstock is the same size as the tart - example a 2" square bar with a 2" square cardstock.
  4. Munchkin looks to fully understand the struggle of soy wax.
  5. Apologies. I had tried searching a bunch and came up empty. I just realized I was searching “balsalm”. I’ll go back and search now for balsam and probably find 600 posts.
  6. I tried Filmore Christmas tree after hearing @Trappeur exclaim it’s virtues. It smells great! However, I can’t get it strong enough for what I want. I tried 6% in 464, 10% in NW Elite 200 soy, and 10% in 4630. I don’t get enough scent from any of them. If I have six testers going all at once for three hours I can smell it, but just one small candle gives me nothing. And CT is very faint. I’m a little candle maker, so I know it’s a tough job to expect 4oz to fill an open room, but I’ve had other scents perform better. I see CS Frasier mentioned as sharper and filmore Christmas as softer. Maybe I’m expecting it to be sharp. I’m looking for a throat punch of Christmas tree! Any besides CS Fraiser I should try, or something I should mix to make it more punchy? I also tried Christmas Hearth and didn’t care for it. I love smelling it straight from the bottle!
  7. I think they might have removed it from their main page. It was posted 10 hours ago and I don’t find it any more. I see a post from 9 hours and 11 hours. I found the video still on their page.
  8. I spy the smiling face of a craft server star while reading through all the comments on that post.
  9. Haha!! I'd buy it for sure if it had "doesn't stink" in its description.
  10. This forum is so great! I'm finally trying 4630 with fragrance and I totally forgot about this post I made and all the great comments. Luckily I ended up choosing a couple wicks discussed in this post. Crossing my fingers I get one that tests well.
  11. Hi. I didn't like this blend. I probably didn't test strong enough wicks. My notes say it didn't perform well and I gave up testing it three burn seassions. Mine discolored when burned. I was also testing Christmas hearth, which I didn't care for. Overall I might have been in a bad mood over candle testing when I tried this blend. Sorry I know this wasn't much help. Does the blend work for you?
  12. I read folks here pouring without wicks so I started testing like this. I like it for initial testing. I can pour wax and wait until cure is done before I have to decide what wicks to test. Then if a wick is a dud, you just pull it out and pop in a different one. It doesn’t work well one the melt pool gets deep or near the bottom of the container. The wick can easily tilt. I lost a bunch of wicks at the end of a test this way. I think if they were secured not all of them would have failed. Also easier to clean out jars for retesting.
  13. Isn’t it time for you to do some candle testing with us?
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