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  1. Oh wow thank you so much, I‘m flattered by your judgement! It doesn’t have any mushroom when it’s been burnt properly, but when it‘s power burned it has developed a moderately sized one. I just couldn’t find any real solid guidelines for how a candle should test in a power burn. Just found this video for regular 4hour testing (+ a testing procedure in the video description) I get the wax and wicks from a UK website (candle-shack.co.uk) and I‘ve been happy with it (take my opinion with a grain of salt, I haven’t used soy or paraffin as I was specifically looking for an alternative to those). The wick is a cotton and linen one suggested by the wax manufacturer
  2. Just trying to be as safe as possible, guess I‘m getting too caught up in it. Thank you!
  3. Hey everyone! I've been testing and researching like a maniac and thought I was getting so close! My small container candle (diameter: 67,5 mm, height: 80,5 mm; 150 g burning material) with RCX wax (coconut & rapeseed mix), no dye and a 9% FO load is burning (what I thought) wonderfully with a CL 6 wick. Cold and Hot throw are amazing, the melt pool diameter reaches edge to edge after about 3 hours, melt pool depth never exceeds 1 cm. I've been burning in intervals of 5-6 hours (due to my schedule), the flame doesn't exceed 2,5cm and the container temperature are what I thought to be moderate (hour 1: 42,3 degrees Celsius; hour 2: 42,7; hour 3: 45,7; hour 4: 47; hour 5: 47,6; hour 6: 50,5); average consumption rate lies at 3,13g/per hour and the after glow time average is 7,27 seconds, no mushroom.. In order to test for realistic circumstances (ie forgetting a candle, leaving it unattended etc.) I also did a powerburn without trimming the wick and this is when the container temperature exceeded 60 degrees and a mushroom formed, would that be reason to fail this specific candle system? The glass didn't burst and the surface the candle was placed on didn't get damaged. Do you guys have any suggestion on what I could do? Wicking down to a size 4 instead of 6 doesn't work as the size 4 tunneled a lot; I've also tried V and VRL wicks in various different sizes but I've had mushrooms as well; also tried at 6% FO load; same thing- unless it has been way underwicked, there's always been a mushroom. Are issues like this to be expected when ‚misusing‘ a candle instead of properly handling it and is it acceptable as long as they don’t pose a threat? If there are any other parameters necessary to make a judgement/give advice please let me know. Thank you so much for reading.
  4. Interesting, thank you for sharing your experience! Weird that it always turns out different though 🙈
  5. I haven’t had the seeping or pooling issue but the throw was really bad, which usually isn’t the case with this wax. But I do see where you‘re coming from, I was just hoping this might be a possibility to increase throw even more (apart from using proper wick etc) I‘m sorry if it was dumb of me to ask but I‘ve seen this suggested in videos, even by a candle scientist. https://youtu.be/c7OnNZou2bU https://youtu.be/_akWOi6lug4 I definitely want to make my candles as safe as possible and am making sure I extensively test them. Do you happen to have a recommendation for great high quality fragrance oils? Thank you so so much for you insight!
  6. Hey guys, I‘ve been doing so much research on all things candles that wax is running through my veins. During my research I‘ve found a method that suggests adding FO as cold as possible and pouring cold instead of manufacturer’s instructions of adding FO at a certain higher temperature. The reasoning for this method being that FO and wax doesn’t „bind“ as it‘s often proclaimed, but rather mixes/dissolves. And when FO is added at high temperatures it‘s being burned of, no „binding“ occurs. Now this reasoning sounds perfectly reasonable to me as 1) manufacturers often sell FO and when it‘s burned off during curing we are supposed to add more for a good throw, 2) „binding“ of wax and FO doesn’t really make sense as that would imply that those two components would form a new molecule and finally 3) during the time the wax cools it‘s basically at full melt pool for a long time, releasing scent until the wax has hardened. So I‘m wondering if any of you have tried this and how your results have been. I’ve tried this with a coconut+rapeseed+beeswax blend +10%FO but my throw isn’t as great as I had hoped, now I don’t know if I’m nose blind to the scent I’ve been testing, the wick doesn’t work or if I didn’t stir for long enough (definitely didn’t stir for 2 minutes) I‘m slowly losing my mind over here hehe Thanks
  7. Oh no, I didn‘t notice I missed that. It means ‚smoking‘ basically, and ‚Brenndauer‘ is burn time. Must’ve overread when I translated it because I use mine in German. Damn it, I‘ll fix it, let me know if you need an update. Sorry
  8. Oh that‘s a good one! I might tweak it some more, thank you!
  9. It‘s actually 2 full A4 pages, I made it this way so it can be printed double sided. The second page is really just for continuing to document burn cycles (you can add the numbers of the burn cycle and/or just print the second page if you need even more burn cycles) Hope that made sense 🙈 you can also just use the first page if you‘d like
  10. Hey guys, I've been researching, pouring and testing candles like a crazy person in order to make my product the highest quality I can, but also make it as safe as possible (ain't nobody trying to get sued, amirite). In my research I've found plenty of resources, some more helpful than others, however I wasn't able to find a testing template that worked super great for me, so I made my own and wanted to share it in case anybody needs it/wants to use it. If you have any suggestions of what I might have missed or what else I could add, let me know. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SYvfDLarFZwzaGQM-j8D1U5IxCsnJUKU/view?usp=sharing
  11. Oh okay thank you, I couldn’t find much information on this topic. Do you know if the increased flickering during the lifetime of the candle would be a safety concern and therefore possibly fail a lab test? thank you
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