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  1. I use 10% f.o. with this wax and it's great! I don't use intricate molds with it but, for me it serves it purpose and does well.
  2. I started to use ASO white beeswax to harden my coco 83 candles - best stuff hands down!
  3. In CO you are not required to register as a commercial co-venture according to CO's Secretary of State website. However, you do have follow certain conditions. See below: 6-16-110(2), C.R.S.
  4. Awesome! Thank you to everyone so much for helping explain why things happen. I find it sometimes hard to get good info on this. Anyway, I appreciate the recommendation on the ceda-serica. Funny, Kerven that you mentioned it because I just ordered a sample of it; when I get the chance I'll try it out - can't wait. Good thing I have various wick types to test with 😂. In the meantime, I'll try pouring cooler with these see if that helps. Fortunately, this only happened with the small candles, my larger containers I do a double-pour with and they come out really nicely. I still have very slight adhesion issues, but I just chalk that off to my little experience and my own "pickyness". I have faith they will get better as my skill set grows - and just put this last flawed episode down for the learning curve book. Thanks again everyone for sharing some great knowledge and have a terrific weekend!
  5. 50/50 464 Soy and Coco 83. I'm thinking of switching from 83 due to availability issues to another brand of coco. I've also heard iffy things about 464. Does anyone have any recommendations of a better quality of soy? I'm on the fence. Thanks so much for the help!
  6. Hi everyone, Quick question, I've made several of these little tins now and thought I had resolved this issue. It's baaaack!!!!!!!!!! I made large batch of these last night and half are cracked. Is this a sign of pouring too fast? The tins were pre-washed and pre-heated. The cracking throughout is random. I poured different fragrances and made 3-5 at a time. Pour is around 140 degrees. It's so random that I'm not sure what went wrong. Thanks!
  7. Hi TallTayl, You are a life saver! I actually shook it earlier thinking that it had separated, but it didn't change. I didn't think about heating it and the heat with shaking worked! Yes - I love easy fixes!!!!! Thank you so much! My worries are gone as I had pending orders on this fragrance. Thank you, Thank you! 😁😁😁!
  8. Hi everyone - Happy Fall! I could use some advice... as I have pending orders on this fragrance 😬. The oil was not exposed to sunlight and stored in a glass amber bottle at room temp. It is now cloudy. I have sample bottles of this oil that are actually older and have not done this and are clear. Should I be concerned about the performance on the cloudy oil? It smells fine using fragrance blotter but, it could be very different when being burned. This is the first and only time I’ve had this happen to fragrance oil and I store all my oils the same way. I use several suppliers and I’m disappointed since this is one of my most expensive fragrances. Thanks so much!
  9. No, not at all. I'm still new to candle making myself. If anything here that I notice is that you have an edge to edge melt pool. I would watch the heat of your container as it tapers towards the bottom. It may get pretty hot in later burns. In the very beginning I did a lot of testing and went through tons of different types of wicks. Now that I've settled on a few different wick types, (yes a few - depending on fragrance type used). I always have a few "tester" candles burning and abuse the crap out of them. I mean I trim, don't trim, burn for 30 min., burn them for 4+ hours, put them outside in drafts, etc. I try to simulate what people will do them once they leave my hands. I still have a lot to learn - it's never ending :). I hope this helps and things go smoothly for you. Wishing you much success!
  10. Hi - We going through this ourselves. My husband and I decided to use Pirate Ship because it's free and integrates well with Shopify. This site may help with cubic shipping questions. https://www.shippingschool.com/
  11. Hi -This site may help. https://www.shippingschool.com/
  12. I've purchased a warming lunch/casserole box. I know they get pretty hot esp. the warming element, so I only plug it in for a few min. and it heats jars and containers nicely. They also stay insulated and warm while working. This is good for small batches and I fit approx 10-12 three in jars in one box. This seems and inexpensive way to heat jars outside the oven. My casserole box cost about $50.00. And the bonus is if it doesn't work well for you - you get a nice insulated food dish warmer!
  13. Thank you for examples BusyBee! The little bubbles I'm not too worried about, and really I only see maybe 1-2 little bubbles in my candles. Most of them don't have any which I'm happy about. The bubble issue I was referring to are within my relief holes while I refill them. I think I have a solution to release them to the surface - I need to try it.:). Thanks again.
  14. Hi Hometown Handmades! I'm not an expert yet here either and new to this method. While soy wax is great, it has a tendency to create serious imperfections and burn quality issues in candles. (Most famously, sink-holes, uneven surfaces, wet-spots and cracking). This usually has to do with the wax cooling too quickly and pouring temp. problems. These flaws are very common in soy wax and are considered part of the craft. Relief holes are holes intentionally punched deep and around the wick after complete cooling. They are then filled back in by a second pour or using a heat gun. Basically, they are methods to "repair a candle". In basic understanding, the relief hole method helps release air trapped within wax, fix cracks and fill-in any large air pockets i.e. sink-holes. (Sink-holes can ruin an entire candle within minutes as you often can not see them and they cause the wick to sink and drown out). Many candle makers use this method just to make sure there is nothing wrong with the candle. It has worked well for me and many others. There are lots of videos on this method and besides here CandleScience has helped me tons in technical questions. Hope this helps.
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