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  1. moonshine

    Coconut wax vs others

    Hi Chad I don’t recommend buying wax from local hobby stores if your looking to pursue making good consistent candles There are so many suppliers out there that specialize in this and have quality waxes if your looking to do a coconut soy blend there are several to choose from however many are out of stock right now because of production/manufacturing issues a few of them to check out are: candles and supplies Northwood candle supply calcandle supply and I think cargil nature wax C6 is a soy coconut blend that can be found at the flaming candle if you do a search on the forum for coconut wax you can read a lot of good information and problem solving we have all been going through with this new trend
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    2 new soaps.

    Beautiful as always probably a dumb question but having never made soap myself does the glitter stick on you when you use it or does it wash off easily? only asking because with some certain makeup’s I can’t get the glitter off for nothing and it ends up in my eyeballs every time 😂
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    Angel (Type)

    Candles & Melts wax used: soy, 415, parasoy and palm fragrance load (%) 8% to 9% average cure time: 2-5 days Wax additives? container: 8 ounce square mason, 4 ounce square mason, votives. 12 ounce straight jar wicking notes: Wick up at least one size Cold throw: excellent, very strong Hot Throw: very strong If you love the Thierry mugler perfume, one of my only staples, you will love this fragrance I do not typically like perfume dupes for candles but this one is an exception to that rule for me I have used CS version and could never wick it so went to sweet cakes and it’s perfection - have since tried wsp as well and they are so similar I can’t really tell a difference oob you smell all the greatness of honey, vanilla, chocolate, caramel and of course the patchouli in it - even patchouli haters are drawn to this scent in my area Morphing: scent stays tru
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    Woodsmoke

    Candles & Melts wax used: soy, 415, parasoy, fragrance load (%) 8% to 9% average cure time: 2-5 days Wax additives? container: 8 ounce square mason, votives, little ceramic containers wicking notes: Normal no issues Cold throw: strong Hot throw: strong - I have not used this alone but in blends it’s prominent A absolute must for me to keep stocked for blending, this smoke is a little sweeter smelling oob than others but in blends it does have distinct wood burning notes and brings some other fragrances alive like certain pines that are otherwise weak on their own Morphing: scent stays tru
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    Red Currant (Votivo Type)

    Candles & Melts wax used: soy, 415 fragrance load (%) 8% to 9% average cure time: 5 days Wax additives? container: 8 ounce square mason wicking notes: Normal no issues Cold throw: excellent, very strong Hot Throw: Medium I love the sweet and tart this scent throws - it’s also very clean smelling, I wouldn’t say it’s overwhelming strong when it burns in soy but it’s definitely there and worth keeping around - I have not tried this in my new wax yet but I am confident it will be excellent Morphing: scent stays tru
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    Champaca & Bamboo

    Candles & Melts wax used: soy, 415, glass glow palm and parasoy fragrance load (%) 8 to 9 % average cure time: 5 days - 2 for palm Wax additives? container: 8 ounce square mason, pillars and 12 ounce straight side jar wicking notes: Normal no issues Cold throw: excellent, very strong Hot Throw: very strong This is one my favorite fragrances ever, it’s so clean and green and throws far and hard everywhere Morphing: scent stays true
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    Hotel Costes

    Candles & Melts wax used: soy, 415 fragrance load (%) 8% to 9% average cure time: 5 days Wax additives? container: 8 ounce square mason wicking notes: Normal no issues Cold throw: excellent, very strong Hot Throw: very strong, this is a very complex scent that I personally love I pick up on the Clove and the sweetness of the patchouli it reminds me of a resort we stayed at in Key West, when you walk in the door all this beautiful rich mysterious spice embraces you Morphing: scent stays tru
  8. Not a palm expert here and I know what you mean about disaster pillars.....I am still scrapping palm off my table- that stuff is NOT easy to get off either and wiping the pour pots is a joke, a heat gun is my best friend in that instance I have never primed my spooled wicking and have never had an issue- I will say if your using RRD spools you must make sure your threading it in the right direction as that is a directional wick (ask me how I know) 😜 As far as plugs I never used any- I followed TallTayl's advise on the automotive tape and for extra precaution I put a wick sticker over the wick covering the hole and then tape the crap out of it- and to go further I gorilla tape over the automotive tape just to be sure I don't leak again.....had many leaks before the automotive tape and even with it without the wick stickers but I pour it at 200 degrees so its just hot hot hot as far as the crystal pattern you should pour into warm molds and insulate them with paper towel and be sure to pour at 200 or as close to as possible as that is what helps the formation of more crystals with a slower cool and save some for the second pour after you poke relief holes It might be harder to see the pattern without dye, I think the white is beautiful but if you want to see more emphasis maybe try just a tiny touch of a tan or ivory Your pillar looks fantastic....welcome to a new addiction
  9. moonshine

    Calling All C-1 Users

    Not yet......🙈 where did you get it and what’s your process? Is there such a thing as a wax without issue anymore 🤷‍♀️
  10. I agree I don’t buy wax to have to strain it myself because they had a bad batch
  11. moonshine

    Attempted Wicking of 4630

    If I were a betting person I would bet HTP 83 is going to be a winner winner chicken dinner - that 93 could prove too hot halfway through but zero carbon so far and it looks great 👍 htp lean so it will burn off center - you could try twisting the wick
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    Smoke and Odor Eliminator

    Candles & Melts wax used: soy, 415 fragrance load (%) 8- 8.5% average cure time: 3-5 days Wax additives? container: 8 ounce square mason, clamshells, 8 ounce tin wicking notes: Normal no issues  Cold throw: very good, smells like juicy fruit gum to me Hot Throw: Medium to light - tough one to describe, smells like juicy fruit gum with mild spice, while burning you don’t smell it predominately but it works, I don’t know how it does but it’s the only one that truly gets rid of odors especially cooking ones - I have to make this one alone on a day designated for it alone as it sucks the scent right out of all others made near it 🤷‍♀️ Morphing: scent stays true 
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    Grapefruit & Mangosteen

    Candles & Melts wax used: soy, 415, coconut, parasoy fragrance load (%) 8% average cure time: 3-5 days Wax additives? container: 8 ounce square mason, clamshells, 16 ounce mason and straight jar, 12 ounce straight jar, 8 ounce tin, flower pot votives and 16 ounce Apothecary wicking notes: Normal no issues  Cold throw: very good Hot Throw: Medium, no fuel detected, a good grapefruit that’s not to tart or sweet - although not my favorite type of scent I get requests for this one all the time and have to keep it stocked Morphing: scent stays true 
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    Macintosh Apple

    Candles & Melts wax used: soy, 415, coconut, parasoy fragrance load (%) 8% average cure time: 5 days Wax additives? container: 8 ounce mason, clamshells, votives, 16 ounce mason, 12 ounce straight jar, 8 ounce tin, wicking notes: Normal no issues Cold throw: excellent, very strong and true fresh picked Apple Hot Throw: very strong, this is one of the truest plain fresh Apple I have found, the scent throws hard and far- one of my best sellers Morphing: scent stays true 
  15. moonshine

    Blue skies

    Candles: wax used: soy, 415 fragrance load (%) 8.5% average cure time: 5 days Wax additives? container: 8 ounce mason wicking notes: Normal no issues Cold throw: excellent Hot Throw: very strong, this is a scent that has something very familiar you can’t put your finger on, very fresh and clean and a customer favorite - I haven’t tried it my new wax yet but I expect it to be just as good of not better Morphing: scent stays true
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