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sarahmarah last won the day on July 18 2020

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  1. I like the WSP ones I’ve tried OOB (Fresh Coffee and Espresso) but I strongly couldn’t handle the one from CS. I found it overwhelmingly skunky. To be fair I never put it in product and I know I shouldn’t judge based on that but it was a rare hard pass 😬
  2. I’ve had such good luck with the the coffee scents from WSP. They are amazing throwers for me in C3. I’ve had lots of luck with them holding in soap too—some are coming up on a year of curing and still holding strong.
  3. Thanks for sharing your experience @CandybeeI really appreciate it. I have some 464 and C3 that definitely need to be finished off and I definitely want to play with blending. Does palm generally pull away from the glass in container candles?
  4. You need something with zinc. A&D and Aquaphor etc won’t be as effective. When my twins were little they had so many rash issues and it was so hard to find anything that worked. As much “air time” as we could manage and Calmoseptine was a lifesaver for the nastiest of rashes. It’s one of the best barrier creams I’ve found. https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/calmoseptine-ointment-to-prevent--heal-skin-irritations/ID=prod3285901-product?ext=gooKBM_PLA+-+Personal+Care+(2019+Update)Personal+Care_&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIn4-W65zt7QIVAo-GCh3d2gZaEAQYAiABEgKL2fD_BwE&gcls
  5. I used to drop in to get some supplies there. They seemed pretty helpful in person but I’ve never ordered any products online so I’m not sure how they rate in that area.
  6. Thank you—I just got a sample of C&S coconut so I may blend with that once I get an idea of what I’m working with. I was thinking CDN’s might be worth a try?
  7. Thanks for the heads up! Was there a particular wick series that you had luck with? I’m playing with HTP’s right now. I’m making this wax my project and after dealing with C3 problems for a while I’m just kind of thrilled that it’s poured well so far.
  8. Yes, I will definitely update after a normal cure time for sure. 😊
  9. I’m not sure if it requires a cure? It is ROCK hard. Seems like a whole lotta palm and not too much soy. I love the glass pull-away! Just for the hell of it I poured a 9 oz straight sided with 8% Christmas Hearth (CS) and an HTP62. I lit this after 24hrs because I was curious if I could with any effect. Great cold throw! Okayish hot throw considering I just made it but I’ll cure next time to see if it makes a difference. There is a lot of buildup on my wick after 3 hours. The wax is a bit more discolored than I’m used to seeing so I’m not sure if it’s the wick, the f
  10. I recently got a sample of Cargill Elite 200. There are not many suppliers of this wax and info is a bit scarcer to find. I did a search here and it didn’t turn up a whole bunch either. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this soy/palm blend? Also is cure time roughly the same as with most soy waxes? I’m assuming wicking is on the higher end? I’m going to do a naked test pour later on and it’s a bit daunting to dive in blind but I’ll take good notes 😆.
  11. I just got a sample of Rowanberry from Muddy Soap Co. and it definitely smells like some cleaning wipes I’ve used before. I can place it but it’s definitely a kitchen friendly cleaner smell. I think I would only put it in dishsoap tbh.
  12. I’m definitely going to try a simple batch next. Luckily I have some ewax nf and cetyl alcohol samples from Lotioncrafter I can put to good use. I was previously doing some simple experimenting with emulsified scrubs and playing with ingredients with those and when it came to making my first lotion I swear my good sense went out the window lol. Cheers to reigning it back in and keeping good notes 😊
  13. Thank you @NightLight and @TallTayl! I really appreciate the feedback and advice. I'm definitely going to simplify and experiment with less oils/butters and different ways to achieve thicker consistency without relying on added stearic acid. These batches were draggy and I definitely noticed the whitening on the skin. I joined Swift Crafty Monkey a few months ago and Ive been reading enough material to make my head spin 😊 Its been an amazing resource.
  14. I figured out what the likely culprit was— my stand mixer. I made another batch used my immersion stick blender. Now I have cream that looks like it should lol. Live and learn 😆
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