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  1. Thanks for the info! But the wax is NOT 100% SOY. It's a parasoy blend. It's called Problend 600, and I get it from Flaming Candle. The blend ratio is 52% soy and 48% paraffin. I don't think it's a color issue because it happened to my plain white candles as well. I've uploaded a picture of a white one for you to take a look at since it contains no dye. The batches I'm pouring lately look weird, and I'm not sure if this is frosting or an adhesion issue. I'm doing everything right with my pouring temps. Is it just the season? How do you remedy this issue? Should I also pour parasoy a
  2. Hi! I poured a batch of candles this past weekend. I use Flaming Candle's Problend 600 wax, which is 52% soy and 48% paraffin. I washed, dried, and heated my jars in a low oven. I poured my wax at about 160F, which is what the recommended pouring temp is for that wax. The candles set up in a room that stayed between 72-74 F overnight. I woke up to find most all of them looking like the candles in the photos I have attached. I'm not sure if it's frosting or an adhesion issue. What do you guys think? I tried to get rid of it with the heat gun. It goes away, but comes right back, someti
  3. Hi guys! I am going to try my hand at offering 6-pack tealight candle samplers in my shop, but I'm having a hard time finding boxes that would work. I'm using standard sized clear tealights (1.5 inches wide) and want to package 6. I like clear boxes or the Kraft ones with the clear window. Could anyone suggest where I can purchase boxes that would work? Thanks!
  4. Hello! I have a couple of questions that I hope some of you experienced candle-makers can answer for me: (1) Do wicks from different supply companies vary in size, even when they're in the same series? For example, is it possible that a Premier 740 from Aztec could burn stronger/hotter than a Premier 740 from Flaming Candle? Or do all wicks in a series (no matter where they're from) burn the same? (2) I am trying to wick 9 oz straight-sided jars (2.75 in diameter) using Problend 600 wax with 10% fragrance load using Premier wicks. I have found that Premier 740 wor
  5. Hello! I have a couple of questions that I hope some of you experienced candle-makers can answer for me: (1) Do wicks from different supply companies vary in size, even when they're in the same series? For example, is it possible that a Premier 740 from Aztec could burn stronger/hotter than a Premier 740 from Flaming Candle? Or do all wicks in a series (no matter where they're from) burn the same? (2) I am trying to wick 9 oz straight-sided jars (2.75 in diameter) using Problend 600 wax with 10% fragrance load using Premier wicks. I have found that Premier 740 wor
  6. Hello! I am struggling with finding the best wick for my 9 oz straight-sided jars using IGI 6006 and fragrance oil at 10%. There is a particular fragrance oil that I am trying desperately to incorporate into my line because it perfectly matches a specific theme I need, but it is so subtle when burned. I am thinking that if I can choose a hotter burning wick, it can work for me. I am currently in the HTP wick family. I've tried HTP 73 and 83. The HTP 83 gave really strong hot throw, but begins mushrooming badly within 2 hours of the burn. The flame is also very active and too tall for my
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