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  1. I liked Cierra's Santal OOB but couldn't coax and throw -hot or cold- out of it in a candle. Maybe you'll have better luck with it.
  2. shout out to 2 etsy makers whose candles I recently received πŸ‘ 1.Tokyn- a beautiful, very giftable combo of a votive surrounded by gel with embeds . Seems like a simple thing but she just does it so well and the finished product is lovely, upscale and unique. Even the label is just right. Packaged in a substantial, luxe gift box. It's almost to pretty to burn it, but I will. Looks like a 100% soy wax in there, but honestly it's so good looking I barely even care about the actual candle in there. My pic doesn't do it justice. Check out her etsy for better pics. 2. Wellness b
  3. maybe it's just me and my wax, but I don't get discernably better throw when I go above 8%. It only seems to add the potential for some late soot and/or mushroom action.
  4. I go with a lower FO% in my multi wick candles, just because they throw so well. Sometimes too well for my taste. I'd try a wick down instead. Especially with a 3 wicker. A CD3 or have you tried some P725s in that?
  5. https://nypost.com/2021/01/18/gwyneth-paltrows-vagina-candle-ignites-in-uk-home-report/
  6. https://citybonfires.com/products/portable-and-reusable-bonfire Genius!
  7. πŸ‘‹re: premier sizing -just chiming in with a comparison that might be helpful depending on your wax's soy:para ratio. I wick a 4" dia. Weck jar with two P725s and get a pretty much perfect burn (with a select # of FOs) I've never worked with 6006 but I use my own blend that's 50% soy + para + coconut oil, so maybe it's similar to yours. If I were to tackle your vessel in my wax, I'd start testing with 3 P735s as the shallowness of your container means you won't have the trapped heat effect to melt down any hang up on the sides. For a visual- Here's a pic of one with P
  8. I'm a little confused. If you want your embeds to show through the wax, why are you trying to make it more opaque by adding vybar? What does it look like with just 1260 and no vybar?
  9. I make my own blend now out of plain (no additives) soy, para and coconut oil. Simple, easy to obtain ingredients and best of all I know exactly what's in my wax and how much. Like talltayl, I suggest you add soy to your coco83 to make that 45 lbs you've got workable. I used to do a 50:50 blend of 415 : coco83 and it was...ok. Less soy wasn't enough IMO to control the flame,adequately, more soy led to the usual soy appearance stuff. The sooting/flame size was much reduced with a 50:50 ratio but sinkholes were common in certain containers, and you'll need to deal with
  10. My prayers have been answered
  11. @TallTaylmy coworker, a single Mom with 4 daughters in the house, recently confessed to me that she lit one of my candles in the evening in her downstairs guest bathroom when she had company. Then forgot all about it, went to bed and didn't realize it was still burning until the NEXT MORNING when she got home after driving her youngest to school. I'm sure this kind of scenario is not all that unusual. All I can say is thank god I learned how to wick candles from this forum and not from some youtuber.
  12. 4 hours is really just a standard (for me, minimum) test burn time, it's not a power burn. My power burns are 7+ hours, sometimes 9-12 hours. If you want to see some complete wick tests showing all the stages of melted wax from start to finish, this video is super helpful:
  13. Mulholland is a good one. The fragrance notes make me think of a canyon drive on a cool,damp Cali morning. Mulholland Hwy , Kanan Dume Rd, to the Pacific Coast Highway. Actually, any of those 3 would be good. Or just : Canyon
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