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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
  14. that's what matches do for pennies and without adding to the piles of plastic/electronic waste sitting in landfills for centuries.
  15. This has to be some kind of parody video. It can't be serious, can it? Tell me it's a joke!
  16. Solving a problem that doesn't exist while creating a new and novel way for someone to set your house on fire from afar.
  17. It's quite hard and wicked so there's abt 3/4" + shell but I'm concerned the cracks may increase and cause seepage out and down the side. So far it's maintaining its structure but we'll see... I've never made a pillar but it wouldn't occur to me to even try it with soy. That said, I'm about to embark on a beeswax pillar adventure. Wish me luck
  18. Enjoying the hot throw and overall look but soy's gonna soy and some cracks are starting to pop up - along the edges and in the center after cooling. So far not impacting the burn but I'll be keeping a close eye on it
  19. the 4" tall jars create a nice little chimney effect down the burn - that's why I love them. The increased throw later in the burn is often just the the wind effect going on in there - -the heat + air flow pushing the scent up and out. So, the hotter MP isn't necessarily what's giving you better throw, it's the height of your container and the flame heat pushing the air + fragrance up.. As TT said, the hottest MP does not= the best throw. Too hot can kill the throw.
  20. I would think all the moisture in fresh fruit, and flowers too, would be problematic. Water and wax are not friends.
  21. @TallTaylwe overlapped but it took you about 2 lines to say what I did in my short essay/thesis. LOL well, good thing you're the admin of this site
  22. What happens after 80 minutes? An 80 minute test burn tells you.. not much at all that's relevant. There is no formula for this: No if X + Y + Z does this than use ____. So many variables: wax, container, FO chemistry, Fo%, wick type.. etc.. including uniquely odd candle making stuff like the fact that no 2 candlemakers ever get the same results no matter how identical their ingredients/conditions, are all factors. But first- why do you think you need fast "full melt pool"? Have you seen what a candle you've made that has a FMP in under 1.5 hours looks lik
  23. I had this pillar candle shipped all the way from Latvia! I grabbed it during a free freight deal around Christmas. It arrived in about 1 week in perfect condition and was packaged in a nice, well- branded kraft inner box in keeping with their eco natural vibe. I almost felt guilty getting free freight from Latvia to CA but they shipped it and quickly! The scent is Heather. Retail site link: https://www.themunio.com/products/heather-candle What moved you to buy this candle? I've been following them on instagram for a while- stumbled on the line while browsing a store in
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