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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. Hey, we have to stand up for what we see as right.............if that gets under the skin of your friend, then so be it.........
  2. Pam W

    Slack Wax...

    Don't have a clue on how to advise you on how to use up this wax but I'd probably use it in some sort of tarts.......where wicks/burns don't come into play. ............ only because I don't have a clue what '''''''''slack wax''''''''''''is.
  3. I use the wick bars to center my wicks but during the cooling process I do come back and check on the wick's position...if it looks a little off center, I adjust accordingly..........wiggle that baby if necessary.
  4. Pam W

    Help!

    I use 4630 wax exclusively for container candles and depending on the particular FO, I use between 5 and 8% FO load. I also use Eco wicks in my containers. I too am confused by the term of ''curdling". For 4630 wax: heat your wax to 160, remove from heat, add your FO, stir well and then pour into you container......walk away and wait for the candle to complete cool.........then test it............lite that baby up and watch to see how your chosen wick burns in the container. Sometimes, candle making can be a little scarry but it is all about TESTING....(AKA..is the wick the appropriate size for the container) Please tell us what type of containers you are using...then we can offer more help going forward.
  5. I can't see where your temps would cause any problems.........the problems will come into play if you are in WARM temps......other that some wet spots, you have nothing to worry about.
  6. Really late to this thread but what about adding a room heater to the area: https://www.amazon.com/Lasko-754200-Ceramic-Adjustable-Thermostat/dp/B000TKDQ5C/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1545275751&sr=8-6&keywords=room+heaters Something like this....would warm up the surrounding area and maybe help slow down the cooling process???????
  7. Just browsing the threads and came across this one and just have to say...........darn, we here at CS pour some amazing candles :-)
  8. Pam W

    Soy vs Paraffin

    I have never poured a soy wax candle..........so I can not respond to this question,....................
  9. 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...
  10. Pam W

    That's what SHE said...

    Just because I can............
  11. 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
  12. 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 :-)
  13. 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 😃
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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