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  1. This ” Incline Equity Partners (“Incline”), a Pittsburgh-based private equity firm, is pleased to announce its portfolio company, Wholesale Supplies Plus (“WSP” or the “Company”), a leading B2B distributor of consumable supplies and provider of services to commercial artisans, has acquired Rustic Escentuals (“Rustic”) and Elements Bath and Body (“Elements”). The acquisitions strengthen the customer experience and share of wallet potential by significantly broadening the Company’s product and service offering. WSP can now provide the combined customer base an enhanced set of pro
  2. Some soy waxes have more of that look than others. It’s fairly typical of soy wax and an identifier. if you don’t like the look you need to either use a paraffin wax, a paraffin soy wax blend, or learn how to use additives to smooth out the wax. You can also use a heat gun to melt the top layer to make it smooth but after you light the candle and blow it out it will have the crumbly look.
  3. This https://www.amazon.com/Edward-Tools-Paint-gallon-buckets/dp/B01N6U1M8Y/ref=asc_df_B01N6U1M8Y/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=198065490425&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=18052112025885565061&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=t&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9004849&hvtargid=pla-379557406684&psc=1 other types available short long
  4. Voila! https://www.popularmechanics.com/home/food-drink/a19400187/diy-hand-mixer/ There are some fab lightweight cordless drills you can attach your whisks or painter attachment for soap etc. on Amazon
  5. Waring had consumer one for awhile, then they discontinued it. I loved it then it died like all of them. I like the Mueller the price is good, and it has not died on me yet. The Bella is fine, basic but hasn’t been my favorite. I thought a great idea was a cordless drill with blending attachment as solution!
  6. I have a Mueller and a Bella. The Mueller is quite strong. Two settings. The only thing I don’t like about it is that it can kind of suction itself to anything on bottom. Not my favorite bottom design in a stick blender but has power. Have had a number of Hamilton Beach tried and true for the most part -the design of the bottom of the stick blender is better than the Mueller and I find it easier to clean it has more of a cone where the blade it. The Bella is heavy and just okay, not my favorite but it was cheap when got and it does the job like a Hamilton Beach. You can look at photo
  7. If you go to Candle Science and read the instructions for their very expansive wax melter, might be the same usage on this one. So higher temp when container is full, then lower temp when half or lower. This actually sounds better as it seems to be self regulating. I think I would be inclined to put this on lower than standard table top, so you can see where you’re at with wax amount inside,
  8. I would eliminate any food coloring liquid. You should be fine with micas and oils. Liquid food coloring is going to make salt damp unless you dry it out. Yes and you didn’t dry out so the salts dried out in burner. Now if you dried them low temp in oven or with oven light, you could break them up when dry. With ever addition or removal expect changes. That’s part of research and development. If xx doesn’t work try xxx until you refine what you do
  9. Also two heat setting would be curious how you work with those and wax like lower setting get you to xx temp but higher takes you to max?
  10. I see the digi- thermometer! Getting one. Insulate jacketed could be a hot water heater wrap you can buy at Home Depot. Fantastic! Let me know how it goes.like I need another gadget 😂
  11. I see a 110 and 220 models. Interesting. I have the old school master built with thermostat. What do you do about temp regulation? They have three settings?! This would be handy.
  12. You are changing the candle formula by adding more fragrance and they may not burn the same way you tested. it sounds like you did not do fragrance test candle before pouring batches. I always test each fragrance with a test candle for wick size and if the fragrance is good enough. Not all fragrance are the same, some will cause you to wick up or down, some are super string in wax and then some are not good in wax. It is what it is and you have to test.
  13. It sounds like you are doing bath and body recipes by parts. You need to start formulating by percentage for accuracy in your recipes. This way you can test trying 1 percent, 2 percent etc in your body butters. You will know the exact amount, for each version size of your recipe. Now when you test that percentage recipe, make small test batches to test fragrance load.
  14. Try 2 tsp. You don’t need much. Make sure you stick blend it well!
  15. I drink it and use it for cooking Indian food! Also soap making, use the powder. Maybe keep percentage of powder low. I don’t use much in a batch and it makes an impact. It may be too much the amount you’re adding and then it seizes.
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