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Peggy T

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  1. They duped a fragrance for me. It took about three weeks but I was very happy with the result. They may already have a dupe of CS Cranberry Marmalade. I would give them a call. Their customer service is good.
  2. These two candles are "identical" for all intents and purposes. I made them at the same time from the same pot of wax. Same wax, jar, wick, FO, cure time burn location, burn time. And, as far as I can recall, I cut the wick to the same length. Any difference in wick length is minimal at best. The attached pic is shortly after I lit them but they were doing the same thing yesterday after they'd been burning several hours So why might they be burning so differently?
  3. Hmm....very interesting. Thank you for the sleuthing. I don't know anything about C3 so I'm pretty much in the dark. I do have some additive that Cargill sent me a sample of a while back. I've never tried it but I could give it a whirl and see if it makes a difference. For folks who are more familiar with C3 any additional words of wisdom? 😂 I feel like I'm playing some sort of detective game. Thanks y'all!
  4. The chemist at Cargill told me the % of coconut was proprietary, which I expected. The way he phrased it made me think it isn't super high. In terms of performance, it definitely throws better than my previous blend of 90% 464 and 10% coconut 83. Im going to try some premier 800s next.
  5. I have to say I feel a little bit better knowing that my results seem atypical based on these pictures. I have no idea what the % of coconut is in C6. I did hear back from the chemist at Cargill and he recommended Premier's 700 or 800 series. I'm going to show him these pictures and see what he thinks. I don't have any 800s, so I just tested between 765 and 799. None were acceptable, IMO. I will see if he will share the coconut %.
  6. Ok....I am not going to throw in the towel even though this is frustrating. 😂I have not had to go through this testing process in 5 years so in some ways I'm new to it all. This new candle uses a new wick (ie--not wood as I've used for years), new jar and new wax. I've underestimated just how different all these factors are.😂 The ones I was testing today certainly looked like they were tunneling but I will just keep going and hope that they catch up! I'll add in some testing of the smaller wicks I had discounted previously...and I'll burn them all the way down. 😊 Here are some of the ones I tested today. These pictures are after the second burn which was around 5 hours. Thanks for everyone's assistance this far. I am most appreciative!
  7. Thanks! I would have never thought of that!
  8. My main concern is that a non-full melt pool could lead to tunneling.
  9. How does cure time impact wick performance? I thought that was more for.scent throw.
  10. I used wood wicks exclusively for around 5 years. Most of the time my wax was 90% 464 and 10% coco83. Over time, I found a wick/wax/jar combination that worked fairly well. In my case I used a 1/2 booster wick in a 9 oz straight sided glass jar. You have to trim wood wicks every time, period. I had this on the product page when people ordered them and also did occasional social media posts about how to properly burn a ww candle. I actually printed a little 2x2" card with instructions that I included with purchases. Over those 5 years, I never had an issue with customers complaining about their candles. I never got significant debris like some of those pictures showed. Most issues are prevented by trimming the wick when the wax is completely solid. But that is the inherent challenge with wood wicks; it demands pretty rigorous compliance by the consumer.
  11. I'm not quite sure I understand what you do. How do you stick a wick in here? Thanks.
  12. Unfortunately, I can't find those easily after a (relatively short) search on google. I would be concerned to go with a wick that is difficult to find.
  13. Agree with the above. Wooden Wick Co has the largest selection.
  14. Thanks. I poured some with several Premier wicks last night. Hopefully I'll be able to test them later today.
  15. I'm going to test 6 more wicks today. Hopefully, I'll find I'm moving in the right direction.....
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