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  1. Lulu Belles

    Wicking 464 and 6006

    I found it yesterday and it was a great starting point. Thanks so much for that!
  2. Lulu Belles

    Wicking 464 and 6006

    Thanks for the advice! I probably should have started out with the GB444 as I am in southern CA and the summers get hot. I will probably end up transitioning to 444 eventually if I like the 464 so hopefully the transition won't be too painful. Have you tried the IGI 6006 wax by any chance?
  3. Normally I use IGI 4630 (which I love,) however I have been getting a lot of requests to make "soy candles." I guess soy is pretty big for the area that I am in. So here goes the testing! I am going to begin testing IGI 6006 and GB 464 (I've heard great things about both). I don't trust wick charts, so if anyone could give me a good starting point for these 2 types of wax, that would be very much appreciated! I will be testing with 3" tumblers, and 7% FO. I prefer to use CDs, LX, and HTPs. TIA!
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    What wick to use with IGI 4630

    Just wanted to post an update. I'm almost finished with my test burn (3" tumbler, 7% FO from CS). So far you all have been spot on! The HTP 83, LX 22, and LX 20 are performing the best. I tried several CDs but they flames have been way too big (even with trimming) and they have given off a lot of soot. Thanks again for all the help!
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    Test Burning Question

    Thanks for all the great advice!
  6. I've heard contradicting things when it comes to test burning your candles. I know generally you want to let the candle burn for around 4 hours each time. Some say that after the first burn (4hrs), the melt pool should reach all the way to the edge of the glass, with about 1/4" melted wax. Others say that you do not want to reach a FMP until the candle has burned several times. Can anyone give me some answers as to what the correct test burn method is? I'm using IGI 4630, with a 3" tumbler, not that it really matters. Thanks!
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    What wick to use with IGI 4630

    Good to know! Thank you! Have you tired any of the ones I mentioned? If so, just curious what your results were.
  8. What wick do you recommend I use with IGI 4630? I am using 3" tumblers. Also using about 7% FO. What sizes would you recommend with the following wicks: LX, HTP, or CDs? Thanks!
  9. Lulu Belles

    Bubble Bomb Recipe

    I am looking for a good bubble bomb recipe. I recently started using SLSA in my bath bombs, but I am having issues with them cracking slightly at the seam. I have tried adding more/different oils and butters to hold them together, but after about 24 hours, they almost all crack slightly. I never had this problem before I started using the SLSA. Is there a different ingredient I should be using to get bubbles from my bath bombs? Any good recipes are much appreciated! TIA!
  10. Lulu Belles

    Bubble Bomb Recipe

    I am looking for a good bubble bomb recipe. I recently started using SLSA in my bath bombs, but I am having issues with them cracking slightly at the seam. I have tried adding more/different oils and butters to hold them together, but after about 24 hours, they almost all crack slightly. I never had this problem before I started using the SLSA. Is there a different ingredient I should be using to get bubbles from my bath bombs? Any good recipes are much appreciated! TIA!
  11. Lulu Belles

    What wick for 16 oz. Apothecary Jars

    That's what I thought. Thanks again for all the help!
  12. Lulu Belles

    What wick for 16 oz. Apothecary Jars

    Last question... For testing purposes can I use an 8oz apothecary jar (both 8oz and 16 oz have 4" diameter) so I don't waste as much wax? At least until I think I've got the correct wick, then I can try it out on the 16oz.
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    What wick for 16 oz. Apothecary Jars

    Thank you so much for your great advise! Looks like I have quite a bit of testing to do!
  14. Lulu Belles

    What wick for 16 oz. Apothecary Jars

    I didn't have the best luck the first few times I tried the HTP 126 and HTP 104. The flames were huge!! Even after trimming the wick pretty short. Do you prefer the CD wicks over HTP or LX?
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