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  1. When wicked well 30 minutes or less is reasonable for HT in veg waxes. Single wicks will always lag behind multiple wicks for speed and intensity of HT. Bigger single wicks do not always mean better HT. CD18 in that size jar does not seem unreasonable, depending on the scent. As long as the glass does not get above 170*F, the flame is not growing taller or throwing soot you may be right on track. Soy is a difficult beast to learn. So FO do great off the bat, like bakery or cologne/perfume scents. Some never seem to want to give it up. Some only give HT when you get f
  2. Welcome to your new rabbit hole. It’s nice to meet you.
  3. 4625 is a pillar wax, isn’t it? Probably not the best wax for a jelly jar, but I could be wrong. I would pick one of the container waxes And let us know how you made the candle: what temp was wax heated to pouring temp what FO % of FO wicks tried 6006 has a few fans here. @Forrest or @bfroberts any ideas for jelly jar starting point for wicks?
  4. I don’t usually pour out. If there is a lot of hang up I may level a bit with a heat gun and thoroughly cool.
  5. When you swap a wick I would let it cool completely. Testing labs state at least 5 hours between lighting. you could also have a little candle nose from heat gunning the wax 🤗 it takes a bit with single wicks to get the air currents swirling.
  6. In those above, I would lean toward cd12. Keep going! and keep taking notes. In the picture where All are burning closely, you may be getting slightly skewed results. There is extra heat between the burning candles that could be causing some to appear more overwicked than they would if burning singly in the same space. also depending on how long these were cured, you may need to shift your wick after a month or three on the shelf. if you don’t already have one, An inexpensive infrared thermometer is super handy while testing. I shoot it at the rim of the glass to ensure I
  7. Soy is a tough one with wood wicks sometimes i heat my base wax in a presto pot and hold the wicks to the bottom while heating to sizzle out air and moisture. It is the only way I have found to get any reliability out of them.
  8. I buy my faves when on 30% off sales. bought kabocha when they offered 10# bulk. Pure green pumpkin smell. Their Oakmoss sandalwood is delicious. black salt cypress great in everything dahlia lychee a wicker upper but delightful. black raspberry vanilla is best of all I have used in CP soap.
  9. Wsp is super high on FO. Not sure if it is to offset their “free shipping” or to allow for dramatic sales prices. the FO is really priced well at the keg level.
  10. That is soy grains cooling at different rates and causing frosting
  11. Super! htp and cd have been pretty much the same wick. while all comparisons are wax/fo dependent, Here’s a fun thread to confirm your testing. https://www.craftserver.com/topic/111895-cd-vs-htp-vs-cdn-wicks/ please do test new shipments of wicks Like this if you choose to use them. With supply chain interruptions, a supplier noted that HTP may not be using exactly the same materials. Have not heard the same for CD, but it would not surprise me.
  12. The very first thing to decide is who your target market is. Once you know that, the next steps are much simpler. for example: what age group are you hoping to appeal to? what income level / social groups are you aiming for? men or women? will you be selling In-person? Who in your social circle can you reach out to who already has a reach into your target market? For instance, a home decor pro may help with product placement of your candles, etc.
  13. Hello fellow amber lover. One thing I learned is that there is no single “amber” fragrance. From the natural perfumery side I learned amber can be made from many different combinations of floral waxes and Incense resins. Some are super floral, others are super dry unexplainable base notes with myrrh. Some are more ambergris in nature. i have a sweet, almost vanilla Oleoresin smelling amber I absolutely love originally by Brambleberry many moons ago. I had it duped and love it in candles despite being next to impossible to wick. It does not do well in CP soap. I found something qui
  14. I would not worry about that. It should clean up as heat continues to build toward the bottom half of the burn. It could be caused by the air current in the room where it is burning, or a curl in the wick itself. Some people twist the wick a little when sticking it into the jar to turn the direction of the flame as it burns.
  15. I would not call that hang up at all. The depth of melt in the second pic could end up being too much A little further in the candle. Only continuing to burn this candle will answer that for sure. beneath the dark, clear melt, can you see the layer of light? All of that is teetering on turning clear (meaning deeper and deeper melt pool). before deciding on your final wick, do make sure to complete longer “power burns”. also to be sure the candle will do its job in various people’s homes, make - 1 to burn by the book (trimming wick before lighting, burning f
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