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  • Birthday 01/11/1953

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    Central Coast, OR
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    Antiquing, Candle Making, Hiking, Crochet & whatever shows
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    candles b&b
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    in my car
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    homemaker

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  1. I need to try this one.
  2. When I started, I knew I wanted a soy wax. I did test many but due to shipping charges decided on C3 which was available just an hour away from my home at the time. I could go to the General Wax Outlet store or have it shipped for just $20. I just worked and worked until I got what I was looking for in a candle. Since then I have tested some of the soy blends but never was able to really devote the time needed to make a safe, nice candle.
  3. Either it would smell off or it wouldn't burn properly. After trying several things I gave up and mixed with Vanilla, Lavender or Chocolate and it performed great.
  4. Very pretty! Bet it smells amazing. I almost always had issues with peppermint unless I blended it.
  5. I use cedar blocks or balls as well. The blocks are nicer I think because I can easily lightly sand and the cedar smell is right back again.
  6. I wouldn't say a hair dryer is too hot but it definitely blows too much air. A heat gun is much better to use on candles.
  7. It really is all over the place, I suggest searching in this section of the forum. I personally like RE & The Flaming Candle's fos
  8. Wow, that wax really doesn't give you much time at all. I use heat gun, mostly because they work, I have 2 and I didn't want extra equipment.
  9. I would just like to add that "wholesale" on really anything does not have to be 50% off. I purchased soap wholesale for many years and wholesale was between 25-30% in most cases. I sold candles & melts wholesale at 30% off my retail, what the buyer sold at was higher than my retail.
  10. I can relate to your pain! I ended up selling my business mostly out of frustration with suppliers but also because we were moving out of state. I kept just enough wax and supplies to get me through 2020 only to find out nothing is in stock or the fo has changed so much it no longer works the way I like. So, I'll be starting completely over if I want to get back into making even if it's just a hobby for me, family & friends. All I have is time now that I also sold my antique malls, so I shouldn't complain!
  11. Some FO is simply a lighter scent. If this is strong out of bottle you might try remelting and adding a bit more. C3 will melt at a low enough melt point to hopefully not burn off what's already in the wax. I never used more than 6% (1 oz pp) in C3, if the fo didn't work I moved on. Lighter scents are attractive to some buyers so bear that in mind if you are selling. You also could have candle nose.
  12. Def have to research even about diffusing EO with pets. Some are very safe. I think it's a waste of EO to mix it with FO. IMO if you're going for an EO candle it should be all EO. Some work others lose their scent. Most will morph or turn dark in soy wax after several months.
  13. Ok look at the banner on top of their homepage. They state 7-9 business days (m-f) which starts day after order is placed. You can do something called a jump but I'm sure it costs to do it and your order jumps in front of others.
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