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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. FIRE HAZARD (TYPO ABOVE) AS WELL AS DRIED PETALS, GEMSTONES, MONEY...YES PAPER MONEY USED IN SPELL CANDLES. NO NO NO
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. Also what kind of dyes, did I miss this was it liquid or solid.
  8. 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.
  9. You can use a griddle to warm jars, but that doesn’t help much to be honest. adjust room temp, or work on finding the sweet spot that provides the adhesion with pour temp or adjust your wax. If you get wet spots on your candles then you wax maybe prone to shrink and warming jars will be temp fix. Some waxes are made to shrink away from the glass. Storage - if you make your candles and then store them in cold room even the best made candles can shrink causing wet spots.
  10. From those photos. It looks like type of paraffin wax, and also the dye you are using, and pour temp. Pour temp you will get those lines. I do some molded candles in silicone and never have issue with wax sticking. Also you have to test burn those to make sure the wick is correct size for each candle. You do t need a torch nor do you want a candle that doesn’t burn. Do you have a thermometer for candlemaking? Also if you tell us what wax this is this will help. Not all waxes are equal.
  11. Changing wick series can offer cure hot throw. Some wicks hotter, some cooler in wax. Also depends on fragrance oil. Some are strong some weak. Variables. What wick are you using now and what size container.
  12. Hi there, This seems to be the question of the day. I want to make candles fast so tell me how to do it in one minute. Candlemaking takes time. There are so many things to consider. Glassware and shape, wick families, fragrances, temp to mix, temsp to pour, wax types - many soy wax types, additives. Why don't you find out first what is available to you, and people can suggest maybe what you can try. Right now everything is a shortage and different countries carry different supplies...
  13. Many of the fos have been changing. First their was the citral issue which is a component in many perfumes, the factory has a fire so the fos had to change until that was fixed. Then there is definite change in the base many fragrances are using, I think to make them cheaper but it also messes up formulas if you use surfactants etc. I can tell because many of the fragrances are discoloring at much faster rate. Don't know if anyone noticed this. Then as we all know the shortages of everything is just bad all over, and if you can stuff prices increased.
  14. Here’s what I know about candlemaking. There are no shortcuts. I have spent a long time learning about different types of waxes and wicks, and though it took a long time I do not regret it because once you have that experience you can create and tweak formulas and have a pretty good idea to get what you want out of waxes etc. I have many types of wicks and waxes, and there is no one size magic fits all formula. The candlemakers on this forum are here because even if they do have some magic formula, everything changes new waxes appear, other one change, wicks disappear. There hahah no s
  15. get a presto pot add water, heat, put your pouring pitcher in and bring to temp
  16. https://www.amazon.com/plastic-pail-lid-opener/s?k=plastic+pail+lid+opener https://www.homedepot.com/p/5-gal-Paint-Pail-Opener-PPO-ANV/309996626
  17. If I knew I wouldn’t tell you 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥. I call them fire bowls. I don’t think people use them responsibly if that can be called that for using fire wax and wood, with the exception of wood, wax and wicks in glass or metal.
  18. Here’s what Ik ow about lip balm flavorings. Some of the companies dilute theirs quite a bit, I have used from 3 per cent up to 20 per cent. The flavorings are just like fragrance oils. You have to test. Some will be strong others not so. now it’s important to do test balms on the lips not just by smelling. 3 percent pepppermint eolip balm will be very potent and 20 per cent burn your lips off! Depends on manufacturer and company you’re buying from. Also if you are buying a base and adding flavoring you have to stay with a certain percentage or you lip balm will get too soft. If
  19. Yes TT suggestion Ultradawn can work. You could use diLimolene, it’s used to take away heavy grease it smells like oranges. Odorants!
  20. Dye have to be added usually at high temps , then stirred very well to incorporate into the wax.
  21. If you are using fragrance, if it has vanillin it candles will discolor
  22. Never had issue with c3 frosting, and certainly not blend.
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