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  1. Alexa says 1 percent of 1.5 pounds 0.24 ounce 2 percent of 1.5 pounds .48 ounce Also here https://percentagecalculator.net/
  2. Go to wholesalesuppliesplus and find their calculators. You can figure out the exact amount for the batch size. Also I have a google home cost under 30 bucks that does the math for you! You can ask it what 1 per cent of your batch number and presto a nice little voice tells you the amount. Especially handy for math challenged humans.
  3. Do you guys go by vanillin content in fragrance oils to determine wicking up, or do you go by regular wick swapping testing. The candle fragrance companies some are good with vanillin content, others don’t list. I find it helpful to know if the product whether candle or whatnot is going to turn color, but with candles whether I need to go up a wick. Thoughts?
  4. You could. There are many ways to make a coconut blend. There is not set method of making a so called coconut wax.
  5. Hydrogenated coconut oil is NOT a wax and anyone thinking that they can use it to make a candle alone is wrong. All coconut wax candles are blends how you make it or buy it is up to you. Like soy it has its own set of problems of adding too much or less in your blend. You can use coconut oil to help your blend burn faster easier. I use if I am stuck between two wicks, for example a wick almost perfect but not reaching edge of glass. Add coconut oil and it can help with that instead of wicking up one size that you know is going to be too big. Coconut oil takes longer to harden. Not mushy just very slow solidifying, well mushy if you have added waaaay to much.
  6. Hydrogenated coconut oil is NOT a wax and anyone thinking that they can use it to make a candle alone is wrong. All coconut wax candles are blends how you make it or buy it is up to you. Like soy it has its own set of problems of adding too much or less in your blend.
  7. Haha high pelican didn’t see that. Agree with Tall Tayl. Pk is good. I love Kokum butter myself. Hemp I believe doesn’t have super long shelf life, same with rice bran tho I love rice bran for lotion. You will have to google percentage for sodium lactate I believe Brambleberry has a calculator. It works for keeping soap fluid. Also sodium lactate is great in lotions so it won’t go to waste. you can do a a three and four ingredient soap and it will be great. Sometimes simplicity is best to work out the kinks in your soap formula.
  8. The problem with powder it has to be ground super fine, micronized and that maybe not even enough for lip balm or you will feel on lips. other body part different. Don’t forget if you are using beeswax you are using a bee product already.
  9. That’s a lot of hard oils and could make it hard for you to work with it in hot process. You’re using CBD in wash off product. Bye bye CBD down the drain. I would add sodium lactate, it will make your soap batter more fluid and easier to work with. And also grape seed oil will go bad fast. Sunflower oil has to be as TT said has to be high pelican or it will go bad quickly too.
  10. I use sunflower wax. It’s super hard. IMHO harder than carnauba. Go very small percentage, smaller than other waxes you maybe used to.
  11. I have a coconut wax formula. I have no soot with my candles. The reason to use coconut oil with soy is it’s an all natural alternative paraffin. In all my versions using coconut oil it does help with burn with soy and you get a meltpool faster, which equals faster throw of scent. Soybean Oil I would never use as it would be prone to rancidity, and soybean oil gone off is yucky.
  12. I just saw that. I have purchased from them without any problems. I believe there was a medical emergency and they had to close shop here
  13. Try eliminating the beeswax, and try various ranges of stearic.
  14. You really don’t need honey. Lip balm in itself is moisturizing. Try different blends of oils and butters and you can create perfection! If you want to get tech and make a honey lip balm your will have to use an emulsifier to incorporate the honey which is like a water ingredient into oil base, but this will take quite a bit of testing.
  15. Coconut wax still frost FYI. C6 wanted to love but frosted within a month.
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