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  1. Have you compared the extreme strength to the ultra? I have trouble with the extremes, generally. They add to the CT, but I notice HT is improved by using the ultra strength.
  2. Looks like it’d be $6 per unit with a minimum order of 1,000 units. That’s a lot!! 😳
  3. @MilosCandles I use the glass tumblers from Fillmore. I like them. And, they perform well. Can be marketed as an old fashioned tumbler after burning. Also, have the clear straight-sided jars and I like them better. Very clean and sophisticated look.
  4. When I mess up a batch, I throw it out and start over. If the mess up isn’t terrible, I’ll give them away as “experimental units”. However, if I wouldn’t burn it in my home, I don’t want others to either. Usually just throw it out.
  5. If you’re doing it just for fun and giving your products away, then totally buy the label sheets and print at home however you want. I use labelsonthefly.com for nice quality, cheap labels. Decoupage is a nice idea, but sounds labor intensive. I tried the handmade way when I first started out a few years ago, and I quickly realized it was unsustainable.
  6. The coconut wax isn’t harder; in fact, it’s much softer. If you want a harder blend of coco soy, I’d say just add some more soy wax or beeswax. I haven’t tried naturewax’s cocosoy blend. And, I still get bubbles with C3, BUT I notice less bubbles if I pour hot and slow.
  7. I'm not sure, but I'd guess they happened upon the same stock image? 🤷‍♂️
  8. I'm along the same lines as everyone else. I have business cards, but RARELY use them (probably because I changed my branding...). I used Moo and ended up going with the small rectangular, double-sided card. They're actually pretty nice. But now, just print the 4x6 cards and keep a stash on me. I like the idea about printing the order on the opposite side, but would need to figure out the logistics.
  9. Hmm... Probably around 145ish? Honestly, I don't go off the temp of the un-poured wax. I judge what the poured wax looks like in the container.
  10. I bought a case of the Dream Vessels and put my "limited edition" holiday scent in them. Charged $38 each, and have no trouble selling them. They're not flying off the shelf, but it's a great option for people looking for something luxurious. Just need to find the same containers for cheaper!
  11. I don't let the wax cool completely, so there shouldn't be a line. But, any time you do a double pour, the odds of sinkholes reduces significantly.
  12. I don't find using a cooling rack helps much. One thing I've started doing more recently is (especially in larger containers) pouring a small amount of wax to fill about an inch at the bottom. Once I notice it starting to cool and turn white, then I fill the container. That first "pour" sets the foundation for the rest of the wax to cool evenly. Ideally, you want the bottom to start cooling before the top. In my 14+ ounce containers, I don't run into issues using that technique. All in all, adds about a minute to the pouring process--not a bad tradeoff for even cooling!
  13. I pour hot, and wait until the last minute to put wick holders in place. I also do t use metal wick holders. The metal cools the top faster (resulting in sink holes). You’re ambient room temp should also be above 68. And, I place my jars about an inch apart. That way the heat stays trapped between the units, and they cool together. Sink holes are inevitable. But, it’s all about the thermodynamics if the wax. Reduce the heat fluctuations and you’ll reduce your sinkholes. Good luck!
  14. I use this same formula (though heat to 185). Pour hot and use premier wicks. Smooth tops most of the time!
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