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Gary in Canada

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  1. That's interesting...first I've heard of that, but I did hear a real weird one this past week on the radio. Firefighters were called to a car fire. Turns out the guy was driving his car and decided to light a candle on the dashboard! Well...you guessed it...he went around a corner, the candle fell off the dash and set his car on fire! (I can see a new warning requirement on warning labels..lol)...
  2. Welcome to the forum...Im a fellow Canadian, close to Alliston, about 1hr north of Toronto.
  3. Can you give us your likes and dislikes about Freedom wax from ASO. Like you...I have a local supplier that carries it, so I'm really interested in your thoughts about it.
  4. It sounds like it was a good experience, and will help you to know what to do the same....and differently next time.
  5. Im curious, as I'm sure others are too....how did your show go on the 23rd...or did it not go??
  6. Im sure the coconut wax we get up here is Easy Beads...our local suppliers won't say that, but it looks the same and mine came in like you say TT..thick greasy flakes. Nothing like soy flakes... but it did seem to work pretty good for me (in my limited experience with it).
  7. A little late to this thread...but we also have Village Craft and Candle in St. Mary's ON...and they are very good. I've used Canwax and they are also good. If you want to use C3 Soy wax, New Directions Aeromatics in Mississauga carry it at a very reasonable cost....and they have lots of great scents, which is their core business. I have purchased from USA suppliers, but the Cdn $$$ is not great, and shipping is expensive...not to mention the time it takes for the order to get across the border. The major thing I miss is containers...we have VERY limited options here. I've spoken with Canwax and VCC and they say to bring painted containers or something a little more modern would be too cost prohibitive...personally...I think they're missing the boat.
  8. I know you have been preaching about FMP for quite a while TallTayl...Since I started wicking down like you suggested, and don't worry about a FMP on the 1st and second burn, I have had some success. I for one appreciate the knowledge you provide!
  9. Just got the notice about EcoSoya from our local Canadian supplier. I tried their new waxes, as Im sure most of you did....and I was less than impressed. It looked good, but I found it was impossible to find a wick that would actually work . But anybody that did manage to get it to work will have to go back to the drawing board. All I can say is....Im glad I don't rely on candles to earn a living...hats off to those that do...
  10. This statement made me take notice...and Im sure others noticed too! Everybody it seems is looking for a way to improve HT...may I ask what wick series you used?
  11. Ok..im going to try blue painters tape....for candle containers only...cause i hate painting lol
  12. If it doesn't reach your printer, you could always try an extender. Plug it in somewhere between your router/modem, printer and computer and it will extend your WiFi signal.. Otherwise you get get an inexpensive printer BUT buy your cartridges on Amazon. My orignal Canon cartridges cost $199 (Cdn) for a set.... now I buy 5 sets for about $40. on Amazon.
  13. I use masking tape to "label" the container so I know which FO I used, wick and any other info I need for later. It seems to hold on fine for me.
  14. I've always been confused with the sizing on the larger HTP wicks http://www.atkinsandpearce.com/candle-solutions/product-pages/htp/ The 126 is listed at the bottom of the chart. It shows the largest flame height, largest melt pool but the yield falls between a 105 and a 1212. I contacted them and they told me its the "largest" htp....and yet a LOT of supplier sites recommend the 126 right after the 105.. still confused.
  15. Thanks @Laura C...Im ALWAYS looking for help with wicks
  16. I'm trying to save this discussion somewhere so I can quickly refer to it..is there a way to do that?
  17. I should buy one of those huge candles before next winter...it would probably heat my whole house..lol
  18. @Laura C this link of your's https://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/home-crafts/lavender-vanilla-geometric-candle/ has a very interesting idea for a wick centering tool. I just bought a bunch of bags clips that work well...but soapqueen also has a good, and thrifty option!!
  19. They are....I can think of a few people I would give them too...haha... Not sure if I would want to receive one though lol
  20. Hey Laura....I have a very "unique" link if you want some idea's to make some layered candles lol https://prankcandles.com/
  21. Just for fun I did a couple of layered candles....but they weren't really planned. I melted some leftover/finished candles...poured into a large mason jar...did some more about 2 weeks later...poured them into the same mason jar..and so on.. I think I had about 5 layers in that mason...different colors...different scents. Then I skewered a hole down the centre and stuck in a wick (can't remember which one). It actually burnt really well...I called it my Frankencandle...😁
  22. It will cost me a small fortune to get them here...for me a US dollar costs about $1.30 cdn...plus shipping to Canada...and we have 13% HST tax...ouch. BUT....Glassnow jars are unique IMO, and I don't have to worry about selling cost..so I think I will just go ahead and order some.
  23. It is....the glass is thick and I like their labels. I got it as a gift and I can only imagine what my daughter payed for it in Canada! I see their prices on their US website, so Im sure it would be a lot more here....but....in my opinion, I would rather pay more for a quality product.
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