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About Pam W

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  • Birthday 06/26/1950

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    candles b&b
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    Phoenix, AZ
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    which one???

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  1. Pam W

    Soy vs Paraffin

    I have never poured a soy wax candle..........so I can not respond to this question,....................
  2. Ok, I use a single pour wax for my containers but do run into a problem once in a while.........even tho I follow all the directions for a single/one pour wax, sometimes the Gods interfer (I'm assuming just to test me).....in trying to diagnose the problem, there are so many different avenues,....1) maybe the pouring temps were off a little 2) maybe the ambient temps were off a little while the candles were cooling, 3) maybe I just poured that particular container too fast.........3) maybe that particular container was a little cooler than others. I just enjoy burning my candles and enjoy sharing them with others...
  3. Pam W

    That's what SHE said...

    Just because I can............
  4. I have to say that I do not understand the obsession with pouring tins........yeah, they might be nice to have on hand if one is traveling and want to scent a hotel room ............but other than that, why would I, a consumer, pay the price of buying a tin.......IDK..............just totally lost on the obsession with tines
  5. Have never had to melt down that many jars at one time but that said,,,,,,,the ones that I do remelt, I do in a pan of hot water on the stove....once melted, I pour the contents into a larger jar (hurricane type).........layer by layer.......as the remelting continues....once I have finished remelting all those unused candles into one large jar.........I poke some holes in the finished product and insert the appropriate wick.........once the candles actually burns down from one layer to the next, I certainly enjoy my creations and many times actually wonder....what the heck is that scent??? Ellajoan, if there is any way I can help you in disposing of those unwanted scents, I am more than willing to help you out.........just send me any any unwanted samples........I am more than willing to help you ........ ya know, if we have some ''pours'' that we are not happy with, it may help our fellow man to step in where needed.......... But all that said, you really don't need any of us here at the forum to help you.........just melt down any of those '''''experiments''', pour the contents into a larger container, set it aside and pour more layers when the times comes.........over a short period of time, you will end up with a container that has several layers of ''''past failed"" experiments.............insert wicks and enjoy :-)
  6. Pam W

    Oops

    Hey, don't feel bad............so many times those accidents tend to give us new avenues to address...and the only thing I can add is that you need to send me one of those bad-boys so I can give you proper feedback...PM me for my mailing address 😃
  7. Pam W

    Heating Jars

    Ok, 1st let me say that I have absolutely NO experience with the wax you are using. That said, I live in southern AZ where the daily temps are high enough to make one sweat............but when it comes to pouring my container candles (paraffin) I have found that the ambient temp of the room can cause some problems. When I first started pouring containers, I went thru the process of heating the jars in the oven....blah, blah, blah and so discovered that it really didn't make a difference when actually pouring the wax so I started covering my containers immediately after pouring....never used a box but did wrap and/or cover/wrap the containers with a towel and made sure that they were not in a '''draft'''. No matter what the temp of the said jar was when I actually poured, the end result was really based on the next few hours....aka, the cooling process. Yeah, I have ended up with some major craters around the wicks, etc.......but ya know....that is why God created heat guns.
  8. That's the one thing that makes this forum so user-friendly......most everyone is willing to share any info that can help the new comer or a new user of certain waxes............Of course there are those that do sell their candles and do not want to lose their edge on the market, but ya know, if someone shares some pouring/temp info with me.....there is no way under God's green earth that I am a threat to their selling and/or profits. Another forum that I frequent will not hesitate to throw a dagger toward your heart if they think you are asking for proprietary info...of course that is their right......but if one could go back in history I am sure there were some people that mentored THEM when they were in their learning curve.......hey, I am willing to share any knowledge I have concerning making candles, melts and B&B products, etc, etc........mainly because what little I have learned along my journey was given to me by others and since that guidance was granted to me by others, I do feel it is my duty to pass it on to anyone that may ask..........or anyone that I can help....no matter how little that help really is. I joined this forum way back around 2005 (aprox) and have to give the most heartfelt thanks to it's member for helping me along my way in creating anything from candles to body products.
  9. Pam W

    Sweet Potatoe and Brown Sugar

    Sweet potato and brown.............darn, that just makes me hungry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. I've found that Dawn is really a God send....that said, I have also found that using my CP rebatch soap also eliminates the stains on the hands from candle dyes....
  11. Well, I do not use soy wax to make my candles and I DO NOT use ZINC wicks......so does that let me off the hook?????? Besides candles, I have personal issues with soy.........mainly in the diatery area........my DH is a blood thinner user and soy products when injested tend to disrupt his blood issues........of course that has not a darn thing to do with candles...duh. But that said, soy products are not the product that will save the world......... If one likes what they get from a soy candle then cudos to them ...... but lets not demonize those that do not buy into the soy...save the world issue. Just make your candles out of whatever product you are comfortable with and restrain from critizing others for not buying into your line of thought. If throwing stones at others for not buying into your opinion on soy makes you feel good then please continue .... it will fall in line with political issues of the day.............demonize the opposition and you will be exalted into heaven and/or public opinion......ok, I'll stop
  12. 1st let me say that I do not use soy wax.......only paraffin. One day, I poured three containers at the same time........one of them ended up with a tremendous hole around the wick. ok....same wax, same temp, exact same pouring time, etc, etc.....is there an explanation for this??? Maybe I poured too fast into that one jar....who knows>>> I'm not going to stress out over what caused one single jar to go weird on me..........just hit it with the heat gun and chock it up to the candle Gods....lol Know, If I were pouring to sell, then I might take a closer look at the situation if I had multiple jars go weird on me but since I don't sell, I'm not going to get excited.......afterall, that is what God made heat guns for. Like I'm really a lot of help...huh??????
  13. Pam W

    Getting "lit" this weekend?

    There are several candlemakers here on the forum that can produce this type of candle...........cool pour allowing for that rustic look...............so I have to issue an challenge to any ''''''''''wanna be"""" that wants to get into the candle making obsession????????? Heat your wax, cool it down to a particular temp and pour that baby.............The challenge is on................do your research on pouring on the cool side to create that rustic look............ That particular look is SOOOOOOO easy to obtain...........ya just have to go for it....(and ya know if your 1st pour doesn't give you what you want then,.....remelt that baby and repour it.............) Challenge is on................
  14. Pam W

    Quoting and Misquoting

    Quentin: what has you frazzeled?????????? Please PM me as I really want to help you along your way in candlemaking and I am totally confused by the current post. I see that you are totally commited to producing a qualirty candle What has you frazzeled??.............I'm really going off the grid here...........
  15. Pam W

    Candy Christmas

    Spearmint and Patch..........OMG........I can sooo picture a bar of that in my soap holder and loving every minute of lathering up that baby....but then I'm obsessed with playing with soap lather.😃
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