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moonshine

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  1. Yes….and when they first took over it was limited what they would bring in and had to do pre buys ….I just moved on I guess I haven’t ordered from PFO in years 🤷‍♀️
  2. Ahhh Moonworks 😍….loved them I also remember getting so many Tennessee candle supply scents tested and ready to go only to be shocked they were gone (poof) just like that nothing seems like the good olde days anymore 😂😂 I tried a few old mill I believe, never did buy tradewinds
  3. I think your right…I’m gonna pour me one and see 🕯
  4. I remember bluegrass - I don’t think I ever purchased from them but when I first started out I bought from snowdrift farm….anyone remember them? But anyhow I haven’t had many go bad either - a few a few I bought off Craigslist way back when were nasty rank….And one of those was a blueberry something that I couldn’t get out of my car for weeks 🤢 I have some from around 2009 2010 that are still just fine
  5. Please keep me posted - would love to know before I order 😂
  6. Hmmmm- not sure I want to go down that road 😂 might go in my get Rid of pile-lol or it’s a small bag I could give it a go with some USA or soy modifier and se what happens 🤷‍♀️ I have some Midwest still - have you used that at all? How does it compare if so
  7. I second crafters choice - wholesale supplies plus pricey- yes but shipping is included in the price and hands down the most real smelling out there I have found outside a fragrance compounding lab ….they have essential oil blends as well that have not disappointed me so far - well the majority anyways 😂 some smells I just don’t like woodenwick does has nice ones but for me they don’t throw for crap in my waxes Another place is sweet cakes - they have some good ones as well but I think most available suppliers are going to have a certain “tone” to them - like Bittercreek smells like plastic to me - natures garden smells like cheapness with the exception of cracklin birch - I love that one flaming has a something nasty undertone I dislike but a few after cure smell fine and rather good candlescience I have a few favorites but most are either sweet or chemically I do like elements and some Aroma Haven as well ….it’s a hit and miss game for sure but EO might be more up your alley for what your describing
  8. What the heck is 454….I can’t keep up anymore with the new stuff - I used to know all the waxes with the exception of most paraffins a few years back- now I can’t make heads or tails out of what they are coming out with good to know…. not to try
  9. I’m making them when I can - I’m not selling anymore at the moment - hopefully one day again, been slowly going through all my supplies and re-organizing everything to try and get back at at….problem is I keep hearing all this dam wax no matter what it is is different every lot and every supplier 🤦‍♀️ I have plenty of stock for awhile but when/if I buy more who knows if will be similar 😂 I’m so amazed at all the new waxes they keep coming out with - I just want my old easy beads back! I am mainly using coconut blends right now - some soy added in but I haven’t found a straight soy I love anymore…kinda going back to some paraffin blends and palm also I’m all over the place 😂😂
  10. It could work - I would go the extra mile and poke relief holes as well if your going to do it but like TT said the 444 I had was awful and notorious for this no matter what I did….I personally gave the case away and moved on not wanting to deal with it
  11. I really hope it was the wrong wax sent-going through all my supplies I noticed I’m getting low and was going to order some more 🤦‍♀️ I don’t use it often but love it for my blend I use for votives and need to make some more soon If the hardest paraffin pillar wax out there has changed as well I’m going to cry …or scream 😂
  12. Hello and welcome lilfirecracker (love the name) I have never used 4794 before, not sure I have even heard of it - lol but then again I’m not super well versed in paraffin - soy and coco girl over here 👋 but I can tell you I’ve had some soy experiments turn out like that as well I looked it up and it says it’s a votive blend so I’m shocked they are looking like that- maybe a second pour is needed 🤷‍♀️ I assume you followed the heat and pour temps…sorry I can’t be of any help there but the 4625 I do use occasionally blended with a parasoy for melts and I love it- I think you will be very impressed with it overall - it takes color well, when I do color, and the throw is superb and lasts a good long time I used to use lone star fo as well back in 2008 when I started all this and imo the quality just isn’t there- in all fairness I have not tried them in many years but back then they seemed watery if that makes any sense Maybe try some other suppliers for FO, one of my go to places is wsp and candlescience has some good ones and so does brambleberry ….but I have been reading about all this reformulation and reports that so many fragrance oils are just not the same any more - everything seems to be different and inconsistent anymore including the waxes 4630 is a nice wax also - maybe that will help the 4794 by blending at maybe 25% being a container wax I took a long hiatus from selling but have been playing here and there in the background with all the coconut waxes and I have a crap ton of fragrance so I haven’t purchased much in the last couple of years- I’m kinda feeling like a fish out of water with all these changes to everything and new products on the market 🤷‍♀️ hopefully a seasoned paraffin person can give you more insight! Again- welcome
  13. Hey kerven….how did this go for you with the 486 and coco 83? I tried it at 25% but did not like how crazy the flames got even with smaller wicks I think the 486 has beeswax in it according to a FB group mod I tried the 487 and love that one so much better Curious what you thought
  14. How is the soymax working out Goldie? I have been cleaning my candle crap out ….hasn’t been done fully in over 10 years and I found a small bag of soy max from aso …..must of thought I was going to try it on top of the Midwest I still have is it a keeper or does it belong in my get rid of pile? Lol
  15. And the attack campaign had nothing to do with toxicity of palm like the paraffin attack correct? It was all about the tree hugging save the rainforest protests dont get me wrong I care about the environment very much but palm is supposed to be responsibly sourced now….well thats what they say anyways….well let’s see here 🤔 suppliers statements….can we trust them anymore 🤷‍♀️🙈🤦‍♀️😂🥺😵‍💫
  16. When you find something good these days you almost need to buy it by the pallets same lot if possible I don’t candle make to sell anymore I candle make to test- test- test because by the time I have a winner I can’t replicate it if I don’t have the exact same material
  17. Put on your label you didn’t chop a rainforest down 😂 depending on your container you shouldn’t have to do a repour with palm if you learn the flip method for air pockets - it’s scary at first but you learn when it’s too early….ask me how I know the limited palm experience I have is excellent throw with either csn or rrd wicks- now the rrd are directional so you have to pay attention when wicking from a spool- ask me how I know that 😂 I’m burning 2 palm pillars right now and they are under wicked but there is no getting these wicks out now- they are several years old, that wick is stuck with the hardness of palm but I’m smelling them nice and don’t have to worry about a blow out 🤷‍♀️😂 I know csn is no longer available but if you have an interest in pillars at all or tall 3” diameter jars I have a ton of csn 11 to sell off
  18. Okay this is one my absolute favorites of all time -I stocked up before the announcement of changing over to all Phthalate free- has it changed that much really?….. back in the day Moonworks pinion pine was exactly the same to my nose, not sure if PFO Carries that one since the buyout but I will have to check
  19. This exactly! I have been on hiatus since the changes in soy I don’t even know many years ago now….went to coco and LOVED what I came up with all excited to start selling again to find out that particular coco doesn’t exist anymore 🤷‍♀️ ok….back to another coco and some apricot and some soy blends - many additives and every single time I get something I like or even love it comes in different next time around All these pre-sales that went on with this covid issue I stocked up - but it’s not enough to run with for more than a year or 2 and even less if I do start selling again…. it totally blows, I feel the pain to If 1 single supplier could accomplish consistency in what they sell it would be a miracle - I’ve often wondered about candlewic blends seeing they make their own and the sad thing is I bought them all when soy took a crap but then fell in love with easy beads and gave all that CW away 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ Never tested or tried it I was so excited when cal candle announced pre sale of coconut beads limit 2 cases…..only to be shocked once again- this stuff is absolutely NOTHING like the original easy beads….it’s awful, yes I made it work in a couple different blends but it’s disgusting to work with, serious sink holes no matter the temp you pour and I find it kinda odd they haven’t ever offered this form again that I’m aware of…🤷‍♀️ If your a coco person definitely look into this s&p 487 to blend - like TT said Midwest and bees is a nice blend also of you like soy and don’t mind a long cure time palms seem to be the most consistent out there imo ….I’m thinking about just trying it straight up again if I can get around the wicking issues in slightly wider jars that I have (palm likes tall and skinny) ….another issue that is never ending - finding glass in stock apricot had been pretty consistent in my tests except I think I just read somewhere on here that is now coming in different Palm stearic- beeswax- 487- universal soy additive can all be your friend right now to help slap some waxes into decent behavior along with wicking completely different from what you would normally think
  20. Elements toasted marshmallow is very good- I don’t use it often not liking sweet/food scents much and I wish I could tell you they were the same but I’m not sure on that either ….it’s been a long time since I tried the ah/re version, I settled on elements for some reason
  21. Hey now- those are my people your calling snobs thermometer IS essential - sure some things you can get a feel for and gauge like when to pour but your not doing yourself any favors not using one to heat your wax and adding the fragrance oil - it has nothing to do with thinking “highly” of ourselves and everything to do with making a proper candle that is safe 🙄🤦‍♀️
  22. F…..FFFF……F!!! how hard is it for 1 supplier to just be consistent and transparent!
  23. Ummmm I don’t like hearing this - where have you bought your apricot? I stocked up when it was impossible to get and pre-sales were going on - the majority of mine came from hive and honey I haven’t been following any threads on coconut or apricot waxes lately so am I understanding there is another issue here? I had to give up 415 years ago because of this same Crap and started a blend with coco beads and then that went to Crap and then you couldn’t get those original beads anymore and I started playing with apricot blends …..if this is going to be an issue when I run out I’m going to scream - ceda serica is the the only one affected? 😵‍💫😡😵‍💫
  24. I suggest not NG….I couldn’t get the stench out of my house for weeks - it was a long time ago but it was awful 🙈🙈
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