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  1. I've been making wax melts for some time and am happy with the results. However my daughter's hen night/bridal shower is coming up soon and I thought it would be a great idea to do some scented votives straight into the glasses to put in goody bags. I've tested paraffin container wax with frustrating results and thought I would have a go at using soy wax (Ecosoya CB Xcel). The makers recommend a ECO6 wick for this wax, but thought I would ask for some advice on here before ordering yet more supplies. Also, do you think I would find it easier to perfect a container candle in a tin rather than the glass votives? Tin would hold approx 3oz and have a diameter of 6cm (2 3/8 "). Fragrance load is approx 7%. Thanks.
  2. Thanks for your opinions everyone. I was never going to throw the thermometer away really. I like to know that the pot isn't going to blow up in my face and I quite like my eyebrows where they are!
  3. That's what I've always thought, but these other makers did make me doubt myself. There were three saying they didn't use one and only me saying that I did. I don't think any of us were particularly experienced though, so thought I should get some advice from here.
  4. I'm quite new to candlemaking. Making and selling wax melts and trying to perfect votive candles. I've always used a thermometer to check when to add dyes and fragrance oils and when to pour. However a question has been asked by someone on a craft website about thermometers and lots of replies said that they didn't use one. I assumed you had to and now wonder if I'm wrong?
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