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  1. That fragrance is pain in the tushie. Wick down on it. Try one or two down in testers.
  2. If you use lx wick test for each fragrance, and you may have to go up or down a size or two. It’s not across the board.
  3. Here’s what you need to do. Test with container half full. Wick for that area. Get that down, then do a full tester. Three wicks you want to go down in size, when you hit half way those three wicks can be flickering torches.
  4. I use hot temp glue gun. Super fast, and zero issues with unsticking. Try it.
  5. Reduce your fragrance to 6%, test jars at half full to find your wick.
  6. Interesting observation. Was at friends house who has tons of high end candles, soy and coconut. The majority of high end are paraffin blends. The cold and hot throw, appearance are excellent. Coconut wax candles appearance nice, cold throw not so good. Soy candles I have seen age at house, not good. To me if you want to sell wholesale, the paraffin blends are winners across board for fragrance, appearance and longevity. Regarding coconut wax blends, the waxes are always sold out, and formulas not stable. The coconut wax beads I tried were disgusting smelling. The Igi coconut wax
  7. Agreed pouring too hot. You must add fragrance at 180 to combine into wax. 160 too hot. Do tests for your environment in pour temp. 150, 140, 130. Three testers no biggie. Monitor room temp this is factor. Each person has different pour technique as we all have different work spaces.
  8. I saw that information on the website and thought it was a red flag for the wax. If you want to use it I would def go down percentage with fragrance. The wax seems problematic when you have that much seepage and then required to do this and that to fix it. It should be ready to use. I would use another wax. Also I got some coconut something beads from same place. Awful wax, the smell of that wax was like bad canola oil. Threw entire bag out.
  9. To me each supplier has hits or misses. It’s a big pain in the tushie finding the gems. along with finding the gems is dealing with the supplier. Do they ship quickly, do they always have fresh stock etc. Ebay I would avoid for the most part though, many of the bi suppliers have opened up show there.
  10. Sorry for tough love. BUT THIS IS A CRAFT THAT DEALS WITH FIRE. IT REQUIRES HARDWORK, PATIENCE AND DOING YOUR OWN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SO YOU UNDERSTAND THE WHY AND HOW. IT DOES NOT BENEFIT YOU IF SOMEONE SAYS USE AN XX WICK. WHAT IF YOU USE XX WICK POUR 25 CANDLES AND THEY ARE FIRE HAZARD BECAUSE YOU JUST WENT AHEAD AND MADE THEM TO MAKE QUICK CANDLES BASED ON A FORUM.
  11. FIRE HAZARD (TYPO ABOVE) AS WELL AS DRIED PETALS, GEMSTONES, MONEY...YES PAPER MONEY USED IN SPELL CANDLES. NO NO NO
  12. DOUGH BOWLS ARE A FIRED HAZARD. And if you do proceed you will be responsible for homes burning down. You have asked for wicking help before, there are charts and you must test yourself. There are no easy instant make a candle answers. Part of learning candle making and responsible candle making is doing the research development - the work! But again dough bowls are wood and flammable, kind of like the coconut shell candles etc.
  13. I use silicone molds and have not had any issues with release. Make sure you allow to cool your candles completely before trying to unmold this can cause issues. Silicone is fine for candles otherwise there would not be a million molds on the market. Regarding dyes in some of the photos it looks like dye not dissolved enough. Make sure you heat and stir the dye in very well. Problems occur when wax is not hot enough for solid dye to really dissolve and incorporate into wax. Again I would stop what you are doing. Order samples of other paraffin wax. How much wax d
  14. Also what kind of dyes, did I miss this was it liquid or solid.
  15. There are different types of pillar wax. Look at flaming candle. leftovers not sure what you mean, you might be able to melt down and make into tarts. You would have to see how they work in melter. Sometimes you just have to toss stuff into garbage! Fails happen many times. Have you tested with wicks yet. First get some test waxes, then you can test wick. If you do not know what this wax is, personally would not go further with it, smae iwth wicks. if you do not know EXACTLY what you are working with its a waste of time.
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