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About LittleMissSunshine

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  • Birthday 02/28/1991

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  1. I was browsing Etsy and saw these gorgeous mottled pillar candles. I decided to message the seller and ask about them and she said they are made with a blend of rapeseed and soy. I have never heard of that before. They look exactly like mottled paraffin. Has anyone ever heard of this? I don't know if you can even get rapeseed wax in the US and from what I've seen it has basically the same appearance as soy, more of a creamy texture.
  2. He told me on the phone that they do not test or make anything there. Kind of surprised me haha.
  3. That is basically like what happened with me but after 2 emails and then no response I called and spoke with the owner and he tried to blame it on the 464. I have since ordered a slab of 4625 from my usual supplier (Candles and Supplies) and so far it seems exactly like what I am used to. Still need to test it in my parasoy though. Did they give you a refund once you returned the remainder of the wax?
  4. Story Time: I recently ordered 4625 from a different supplier than I usually order from and received a case of paraffin wax. I started making things as usual, though something seemed a little... Off?... about it. The texture was slightly softer, still brittle and needed a hammer just like 4625, but as someone who works with 4625 a lot I could tell right away that this seemed different. I shrugged it off and got to work. My wax melts started coming out completely different. I have been testing a blend with 464 and they are usually creamy yet matte, beautiful, perfect consistency. These new ones were glossy, shiny, frosted, and cracking, even seeping fragrance. They looked horrible. I contacted 3 different distributors to ask about it, none of them had anything useful to say. I decided to try making votives, which I had never made before, to see what would happen. I used 6% fragrance because I know that is the max for 4625. They came out completely mottled and seeping fragrance. Now, I'm not entirely upset. I've always wanted to try making mottled candles as I love the way they look. The cold and hot throw of these little buggers is quite surprising too. I will probably keep making things with this wax. The problem is, I don't know what this wax is. I definitely don't think this is 4625. It shouldn't have mottled if it were. It just seems like a straight paraffin. But then what kind is it? I know they have different melt-points and whatnot. And no, the supplier doesn't know. They tried to say it was because of the 464 that I was having different results lol. Any thoughts are much appreciated. Oh I almost forgot to add, I blended it with 4630 and all the appearance problems disappeared. Here's one of my parasoy cute seashell wax melts. The shininess is glitter lol. Here is one with the new "4625". Here is the votive.
  5. I splurged this year and bought myself a stainless steel table from webstaurant. I love it. I do still put wax paper down when I'm making bath bombs though. That works wonders for making cleanup easier. I imagine it would do just as well with wax products.
  6. Where do you get rapeseed wax? I just spoke with someone today who is using it with Soy for pillars and I had never heard of anyone else using it. Her pillars were really beautiful and looked like mottled paraffin.
  7. This this this this πŸ™‚ this πŸ™ƒ this πŸ™‚ this πŸ™ƒ Then I would agree with @Forrest about using closer to recommended fragrance loads. If that isn't working you're probably wicked incorrectly. Higher loads are just going to cause wicking problems. Also. Cure. Do it. Stick it on a shelf. Put a cover on it. And don't touch it.
  8. Oh no...!! I literally just tested some wax melts I had cured for a while with this scent and my husband said I absolutely had to order more. Now I'm worried that it won't even be close to the same...😭
  9. Just tried it the other night and it worked great! I even used it on my biggest batch yet!
  10. I'm probably going to try a little batch like this today. I will try to post results. The weather is bad here in Maine too. Disgustingly humid. I've been trying to get stuff done in the morning or at night because basically all afternoon I'm just laying around sweating lol.
  11. That would be absolutely fantastic and you should totally do it!
  12. @Forrest have you tried making CP soap? There are books looking at it from a scientific viewpoint, how the chemistry of it all works. I feel like you might enjoy it. πŸ˜›
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