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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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  1. Just an FYI @Wax Boy, I know first hand that you can't always believe what the candle suppliers or manufactures tell you. It's an irritating and sad truth. Sometimes it could just be an employee that has to say what they are told to say.
  2. Good question @Hometown Handmades. I agree with the 2 statements TallTayl made. It's basically easier to build your product ideas around the performance of the wax instead of trying to force a wax to perform the way you want it to. And of course know your waxes since some are specifically made to be used for certain types of products in the first place.
  3. I totally agree @xxxAlpha71xxx. With several years of wick testing, I have experienced the same things you have described.
  4. Looks neat and it's a pretty color blue anyway.
  5. Hi @jmspgh. FYI, here's the link to the list of suppliers by state so you could possibly visit some locally and/or avoid high shipping costs. You will find several candle making suppliers on the list under Pennsylvania. Candles and Supplies is one of my favorite fragrance suppliers, I love a lot of their fragrances. https://www.candlesandsupplies.net/Fragrance-Oils
  6. Well, yes, I have seen candle wax like that and I hated it. My test candles that looked like that were what I considered defects, not sellable products. LOL 😄 It makes me nervous looking at those wild, bumpy tops. 😵 Everybody has their own likes and style or maybe they just gave up on smooth tops and rolled with it, I could certainly understand that. LOL I do like the way the wax looks on the sides through the clear glass, that's pretty. Who knows, they may get rich. I noticed they are in Knoxville, TN, not far from me.
  7. FYI, Candles.org has updated the data on their site. They have even better information now and it's more current and specifically explains topics that have been muddy or have needed proper clarification. Such as myths regarding paraffin wax, scented candles, the burning of candles and synthetic FOs vs. essential oils, etc. https://candles.org/ https://candles.org/faqs/ https://candles.org/research-studies/
  8. Hi. Sometimes glass containers will be labeled safe for candle use. Per Candles.org, the recommended type of glass container for candles are "Annealed Soda-Lime-Silicate Glass Containers that are Produced for Use as Candle Containers". https://candles.org/industry-standards/ Since we are on the subject, I just noticed that Candles.org has updated the data on their site. They have even better information now and it's more current and specifically explains topics that have been muddy or have needed proper clarification. Such as myths regarding paraffin wax, scented candles, the burning of candles and synthetic FOs vs. essential oils, etc. https://candles.org/ https://candles.org/faqs/ https://candles.org/research-studies/
  9. Congratulations, happy to hear your business has increased.
  10. You're welcome. Yes, proper wicking is certainly a challenge and it's not just you. Basically all the information you are looking for is out there, unfortunately it's not all in one place. LOL.
  11. Hi @jmspgh. Can't think of anything specific. If you haven't done so already, do some searches on here for wicks, there's lots of posts on the topic. Plus, some candle making supply companies have wick charts on their sites and the major wick manufactures do too. For instance: http://www.atkinsandpearce.com/candle-solutions/ and https://wicksunlimited.com/wicks/ and there are others. You can see more wick suppliers here: https://www.craftserver.com/articles1.html/candle-making-faq-archive/
  12. Congrats on your sell. I have no idea about soap stuff except I bet it smells wonderful. LOL
  13. Yes, they are. I like the looks of them, I should buy one and try it out.
  14. I see what you mean. That is a very pretty jar and lid. I agree with the others, warning label on bottom of candle with main info or a hang tag. I'll also add that you could do 2 labels, if needed. In addition to the warning/info label on bottom of candle, you could also have an info label on the inside of the lid.
  15. LOL, I'm working on my site trying to make it look great and simple. That's interesting about the ionos reviews, since they bought out 1and1. On reflection, my past dealings have been with the company when they were 1and1, I haven't had to deal with the new owners. Hmmm... I'll keep that in mind. I don't have any experience with any of those other companies. Sometimes it's hard to know what to do. Sometimes going with your gut can help you decide. Good luck, hope you find what makes you happy. here's a couple posts that may be helpful to you:
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