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  1. Sweater Weather is great in candles and as a winter blender. In soap it discolors which I was not aware of. My only issues with Muddy Soap Co. is that they don’t seem to bother noting soap performance which is beyond irritating. They also don’t allow fragrance reviews which would be incredibly helpful if they weren’t going to bother listing performance. This is a supplier pet peeve of mine. The oils all smell wonderful. I think the only one I’ve ordered and not cared for is Rowanberry because it smells exactly like the Clorox cleansing wipes scent.
  2. I haven't tried the C1 yet but Elite is very hard—brittle even. I’m a lazy new wax tester (hobbyist) I’ve only tested one candle with it and it was severely under wicked but the HT was still good considering. The candle did crack in the container. Seems like a potentially good wax to blend with. I put the project on the shelf for a bit.
  3. I like Caribbean Coconut from WSP. It has a warm spice note to it but it’s actually quite nice. Smells like coconut to me but it only lasts about 6 months in my bars. I made a batch last July and it’s barely there now. Despite not having a pronounced scent now— the coconut does still come alive in the shower though. I just got a sample of Daystars Coconut and I’m not sure what to think. It smells light and I’m not sure I’m in a rush to test it in soap. Smells like it would be nice in a lotion.
  4. It was trending and now that ultra popular suppliers like CS have picked it up the market is literally going to be flooded with it even more so this year. The scent varies so much from woody/earthy to spicy cologne depending on where you get it. I’ve used it as a blender. It can be nice to mix with depending on what your going for.
  5. 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 😬
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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?
  11. 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.
  12. Yes, I will definitely update after a normal cure time for sure. 😊
  13. 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
  14. 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 😆.
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