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  1. Every supplier has different strength and quality oils for candles. One companies lavender can be strong, and another’s weak. One companies lavender can smell drastically different from another companies. Wicks some wick work well in some waxes but not all waxes. This is a slow process learning about well process, and materials. Read the forums and and ask questions.
  2. Palm containers will burn faster if they are in shouldered container. Keeps the heat in. I love palm container candles. Have not played much with them but the scent throw cold and hot are really good. Plus they look amazing. I do not think many people get how they burn compared to regular paraffin or soy candles. Learning curve on a tag.
  3. Tobacco cedar Aztec is not a sweet scent.
  4. Are you doing palm or beeswax that require hot wicks? Fillmore might be able to help. Most jars used for canning have to be able super hot temps to process for sealing and sterilization.
  5. Totally new to this, but I love some of the shaped molds. How do I determine wick for these. Should they burn down with hole in center and outside shell, or burn down melt from top?
  6. Whenever I make a product, I go for as simple as possible to get end result. For cream Water emulsifier thickener oil butter preservative as you get experienced you can add stabililizers tiny amounts of natural gums polymers gel emulsifiers just like waxes, you have to get to know your ingredients. different emulsifiers different results, same with thickeners, stabilizers, oils. you can make a greasy cream or a dry cream by switching the ingredients around. take notes. buy
  7. Also make sure you are spot on with pour temp. It can affect adhesion. I like to have fresh clean glass as well.. Is you work area temp controlled? If the temps fluctuate, or you keep candles somewhere that get cold, it will happen. If you are using 20 per cent coconut wax with 464 that’s way too much and could be the cause, reduce that to 10 or less with 464. That’s a very very soft candle with that wax. Different with c3 which is harder. 464 May not be able to stick because of that coconut wax load. Do not pour low temp with 464. Try a higher temp. If you pour at 120, 130 you will have
  8. Okay that looks better. Recipe is still very high in oils and butters. You don’t need 6 per cent stearic. Stearic is a draggy thickener. It won’t feel glide you on skin. Over 3 per cent you will get whitening when applied to skin. You could do 2 per cent stearic and 2 per cent Cetyl alcohol. Cetyl alcohol is a nice very glider thickener. You can also cut you oil usage down by half. Here is good article from Soapqueen. Look at percentages in formula https://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/lotion/how-to-create-homemade-lotion-recipes/ To le
  9. Wait until it cools off for a day then evaluate. It looks like some of the butters may not have been melted enough, and possibly you didn’t blend long enough. Looking at your recipe. Simplify. The reason is it’s hard to figure out culprit ingredient or technique with a multi ingredient formula. Pick one butter to use. Each butter will have different qualities in feel in final product. You can use the stearic. Use one oil. Whats the percentage of BTMS and what’s the percentage of oils and waxes? You might not have enough emulsifier.
  10. How tech are you? Online labels is super basic. You could do Canva or Affinity, or hire someone.
  11. I suggest this - Pick one wax 4630 Pick a container - I would start from beginning and use a round one, squares are very hard to wick and candlemaking can be complicated enough Pick your favorite fragrance Pour testers without wicks into container 3/4 full. You will use skewers and insert wicks to compare in container. Use 6 -7 per cent fragrance load Keep it simple and take notes If you are new to candlemaking dont jump around with waxes and wicks. Get the basics down, learn the wax, fragrance oil loads and wicks. You will learn ho
  12. Not all of Flaming Candles fragrance oils are good in candles. Some are quite weak. You have to test various fragrances. I have found that if you up the percentage to 10 in 464 in warmer months the fragrance oil will ooze up to top of candle. You should be able to get a good candle 6 - 8 per cent and then it will also be easier to wick. You should get some different wicks and test with the wax. There are many types. CD, HTP, ECO... I would try a sample of a parasol 6006 you will need to go down about two sizes in wicks or less when wicking this type of wax. You should do test b
  13. What per cent of fragrance oil are you using? 6-8 per cent should be more than ample. Also what company are you buying from. Not all fragrance oils are created equal. There are strong oils in wax and weak ones. Make sure the oils are well stirred into the wax. Curing does help. Soy will never duplicate a paraffin or parasoy candle. They will be weaker. If you don't think 464 cutting it, try C3 it has a learning curve but I think it throw better then 464. 464 is pretty easy to use.
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