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  1. I would like to wrap my presto pot with some type of insulation to minimize heat loss from the sides when I have the temperature at the point I want. It doesn’t seem very efficient to leave pots on all the time and they Also heat up my work space too much. Does anyone else do this or have ideas for a nonflammable option. Unfortunately I’m not ready to purchase larger insulated wax melter yet ☺️.
  2. LOL... posted reply same time...used a heat gun after coring and it worked great!
  3. I've been trying to keep better records to help identify what batch a particular product was made in. Under each batch number, I keep as much information, as possible, about the ingredients that are included. For example what lot wax is from. My problem is including this number on the product somewhere. I'm not sure how to (easily) do this. If product has any issues, how do you identify manufacturing info to start investigating cause?
  4. My vote is for #3 also. The animals are so cute (even the cat 😁)!! Also agree with with the white font. Great job.
  5. gls

    Precise pouring

    These are my favorite. I also use them to keep small amount of FO ready & warm during the cold months. I set them on my hot plate. They also come in handy if I want to color a small amount of wax different colors. They are extremely easy to clean by rewarming on hot plate or using heat gun. I purchased the metal butter cups first then the light bulb came on and I realized a HANDLE would be nice so i moved to these!
  6. I agree! The seeping soy candles I had looked and felt like gross rice pudding!
  7. During my many soy wax test attempts, the only time I had a MAJOR seepage issue was when I put the candles in a VERY HOT insulated box to slowly cool. Half of the testers were not in insulated box and no seepage at all! When I dug down in the ones that were seeping the wax was a weird almost gelatin like substance. They never did setup. I melted them down and repoured with normal cool down and they looked normal again no seepage! Of course they were still ugly like most of my testers but no seepage😏! That was gb464 not c1
  8. Somewhere on here - someone said: they used heat lamps on a pulley system and raised the lamps in time increments. I thought that sounded like a good idea but I haven’t had a chance to try it. I’ve looked into restaurant type warming lamps but so far haven’t wanted to spend the money. On a different test I made on insulated box so well that it took a small Candle a day to cool. They were by far the worst ones I’ve ever done😩! So toooo much heat can be a disaster.
  9. I use the removable white contact paper that comes in rolls. It stays on but easy to peel off when needed. I hate trying to get the residue off the jar from address labels!! I also take pictures of the labels to include in my digital notes. i also use contact paper to label all of my storage containers.
  10. I use Onenote and sync it with phone, iPad and desk top. It is setup like a binder and is very easy to use. I used it when I worked full time to manage multiple engineering projects. Some of my coworkers thought it was too simplistic for use on multimillion dollar projects but it worked great. I like to record voice notes while I’m driving. The recording can be put in the notes anywhere you want. It also allows for tags on notes that can be ranked with importance, checked off and also searched. It can be synced with outlook and pages can be printed. It works really well for candle testi
  11. I had a less than happy experience with 464 soy candles I found from last year! I always write tons of notes on my tester candles when I make them. I found a box over the weekend and my notes gleefully stated how beautiful they looked (yes, self encouragement 😁). Unfortunately, after almost a years time they are now some of the fugliest ones I’ve ever seen. They aren’t colored but the frosting patches are bad and the tops look like chalk!
  12. I’ve used these cups for melts for myself and I really like them! I haven’t sold any though because I’ve been worried about liability issues since they are not made for this type of use. I might be over thinking it but also not sure about placing a label on the cup. I don’t like to only have label on the lid. 🤔
  13. Those are so cool looking!! I’m so impressed with the designs all of you soapers come up with!
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