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  1. I recently switched from Nature's Garden Joy Wax to Naturewax C-3 in search of a cleaner burn from a 100% vegetable wax. I'm struggling with how to get a good pour/burn from this wax and hoping for suggestions from seasoned candles makers. I've read many posts and reviews and I've tried several things as a result, however I continue to have issues with tunneling. I pour in glass containers, mostly recycled bottles which have been cut, in a variety of sizes. I've used both CD and ECO wicks. I do not add color to my candles. I live in Houston, TX with ambient room temperature inside between 70-80. Here's what I've tried, all without success: Heated to 185, poured at 170 - jars room temp, covered with box after pouring Heated to 180, poured at 140 - jars heated in oven first, placed on styrofoam for pouring, covered with a plastic tote for cooling I've poured at other temps between 170-140, none have cooled with smooth tops. I've successfully used a heat gun to smooth the tops, however upon burn, the candle quickly tunnels at the wick, sometimes even extinguishing it. I've read that soy wax can be tricky to figure out, which I completely believe! However, I don't want to give up on it as it's such a clean, soot-free burn. I welcome and appreciate your suggestions
  2. hi all, i'm new to candle making and have started using C3 wax. i'm having difficulties with the texture of my candles. i have been getting rough, uneven tops and cracking. i have tried almost every pouring temp between 120-165*F. i have also tried not adding fragrance oil to see if it was causing the texture but they came out the same. at this point, i have no idea what is causing the texture. i would love to achieve smooth tops with C3 as it is the only wax my local supplier carries. please let me know if you have any advice. also, has anyone been successful with HTP wicks and C3 wax? i am using 4oz and 8oz straight glass jars but all i get is tunneling. i also get poor glass adhesion even after pouring slowly. what could be the problem? i've read many success stories with C3 but so far it has been a complete nightmare :((((((
  3. Hi, I am new here and have searched all over different discussions and haven't had much success finding an answer to my issue. I am having some MAJOR trouble wicking my C3 wax. I've used almost every single wick there is and still don't know what wick I should be using for this wax. I love C3 and the scent throw it provides, but all of my candles aren't reaching full melt pool. Details of everything are below. Containers: 3" diameter x 3.75" tall Fragrance Load: 6% Pour Temp: 160 degrees I have tried the following wicks: HTP 104, 105, 126 and 1212. Premier 765-795 CD 16-22 ECO 12-16 None of these reached full melt pool and some immediately started tunneling. The HTP 1212 was recommended to me for my container size and wax type, but the flame dances and flickers like crazy (no draft or anything near by) and still tunneled a little bit. I understand that C3 is a slow burning wax, but is it that difficult to wick? I spent so much time and money on wicks, wax and fragrance and am getting discouraged at this point. I always let my candles sit for at least 72 hours before I test burn. Any recommendations or help would be much appreciated!
  4. I'm going to try using Universal Soy Wax Additive to my C3 to try to harden it up so I can use it for tarts. Can someone who uses this tell me at one temp I add this? I know to use 1 to 2% but I have not found anything about when and at what temp to add...any help is appreciated...
  5. Hey all, I have been on this journey for a few months. I have already learned so much and I'm feeling super happy with how far I have come, I just want nice candles for my home and to gift to friends! So I use C3, I'm using 8oz tins currently, and use CD wicks. I finally have a few scents I have perfected (no tunnel, great hot throw, and so on.) Unfortunately I'm noticing that at the end of the candle whether I trim the wick or not, the wick goes out and leaves about 1/4" of wax or so. Is this normal? (Nube here please forgive me.) I could take pictures too if anyone would like to take a peak. Hoping to figure this out, I know there are lots of helpful people on here. Thanks for your time, have a great day.
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