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  1. gls

    Temporary labeling

    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.
  2. 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 testing notes and web research. I have my entire life in my onenote and can access anytime...without it I might as well just stay in bed!💤
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    Aging Candles

    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!
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    4627 for tarts dilemma lol

    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. 🤔
  5. gls

    Cut ‘A Sailor’s Dream’

    Those are so cool looking!! I’m so impressed with the designs all of you soapers come up with!
  6. gls

    TT’s 2018 Faire Days

    Looks great!! Love the “ spell candle” station that’s such a cool way to incorporate the theme of the Faire into your product!
  7. gls

    Pouring 16 oz FO

    My middle school science teacher would be so disappointed that I totally forgot about this experiment. Thanks for reminding me, it works great.
  8. @TallTayl I hope you’re having an extremely successful opening day!! Thanks so much for all you do here on the forum...best of luck with this year’s Faire! I’m sure all of your testing is going to pay off and this will be another fun and profitable season! I still want to see costume pictures😁
  9. gls

    Pouring 16 oz FO

    THANK YOU!!
  10. I have the most difficult time pouring directly from the large FO bottles...I spill it everywhere. I have looked for some type of dispenser caps but can’t find many that fit 28/400 bottle. I’ve tried using pipettes but it seems wasteful and takes forever on larger batches. I mainly use Fillmore, RE, And CS for FO. I would love to hear any suggestions on how everyone else handles this. There must be someone on the forum as messy as me! TIA.
  11. gls

    Today’s Failures

    I think the third one would look perfect in a mancave decor. Love the ombré look also.
  12. I like the neutralizer also. I think my favorite is #1. It grabs my attention most (and it is cute). 2nd choice is the orange color label.
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    Do you keep an FO journal?

    I also use OneNote for all my candle/FO info. I’ve been using the software for years, my entire life is organized with OneNote. I have it synced on my laptop, iPad and iPhone. Works great for grocery lists too😁!!
  14. Are these the same jars as aztec’s or do they really hold 1 more ounce?
  15. gls

    Can FO Burn Off?

    How much stearic do you suggest to start testing with in the 464. Or do you have a recommended line test % to try? I have zero experience with stearic - I purchased some but not too sure where to begin the testing.
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