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Laura C

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    Townsend, TN
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    Container Candles, Wax Melts, Fire Starters and Photography


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    Scented Candles

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  1. "They have silos filled with liquid paraffin plus solid paraffin." Wow, that's mind blowing. 😵 Makes sense, just never thought about it. LOL
  2. Follow the manufacture's suggested temps and later after you have more experience with it then you may come up with a different temp you prefer. As for when to add the color, that depends on what you are making. Generally it is recommended to add the color before the FO because some colors require a hotter temp in order to mix properly and then the FO requires a little bit lower temp. If the product I'm making is going to be all one color and one fragrance then I do color then FO. But, if I'm making a multi color candle or wax melt that uses only 1 FO then I will add the FO first do my first pour then add my color and do the next pour. You should also do a search on here for this topic because it has been discussed in other threads.
  3. That's great, thanks for sharing some good news. 👍
  4. To answer your questions... - Yes, too many options makes me paralyzed or procrastinate. 😵 Best thing to do is break big things down into small tasks and then move to the next after each one is completed. - "High Quality" candle making of course, since there is so much junk out there. You could start with the basics for each topic or step and build on it from there. Such as: knowing what supplies to buy and where, how to make a good candle, how to properly wick and test, how to document your work, how to properly label, how to properly package and store, safety requirements, business requirements, etc. All this info should already be on here, it just needs more organization or a better road map, maybe? - Yes, I love graphics, photos and videos. Draw me a picture. 😄
  5. That's good to know for future reference.
  6. Yes, I just received an email from Aztec Candle and Soap Supplies in TN that they have to shut down as well and will reopen as soon as possible. https://www.candlemaking.com/
  7. Even though this is an old post, I'm compelled to respond. LOL. Aesthetically speaking, the candle looks beautiful, picture perfect but I agree with the others, that sucker is going to get real hot as it burns down into the container. It should probably look like that after the 3rd or 4th burn.
  8. Yes, with over wicked candles, after a while the nice scent changes to a burning wax smell.
  9. Yes, PP #5 plastic, and that's so handy because several food products we already buy come in those containers. Yogurt, sour cream, cream cheese, etc.
  10. I usually have the same problems with HTPs.
  11. Hi @dustinryan2010. I don't have experience with 6006 wax. Sounds like you've ran the full gamut of HTP wicks and have exhausted your options. Would be a good time for you to try another type of wick. Have you tried performa, premier or cotton core wicks? Those are some of my favorites.
  12. Awesome @NightLight thanks for posting that info on the C-1 and C-3 waxes. 👍 I've never used them but they sound wonderful. I must add them to my shopping list.
  13. That's a great way to look at it. LOL 😄
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