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  1. I'm new around here, so hi!! So, I'm using a coconut/rice/palm wax blend. Wooden wick. Glass container. It's a soft wax, which worries me since I live in a very hot climate, and to boot my candles have a very poor hot throw, even letting then cure for a week. It happens with all my fragrances. I read somewhere that the softest the wax the poorest the hot throw since the fragrance won't be hot enough to disperse properly. Do you think my candles would benefit of a little bit more of palm wax since it's such a hard and hot burning wax? I appreciate any input! Thank you
  2. I am just starting to make candles with the hopes of selling them eventually. I am in the process of determining what kind/s of wax to use. I have solely been working with different types of soy wax up to this point. However, there seems to be some benefits from other types of wax (i.e. parrafin and palm). When I research some of my favorite candle companies (Archipelago, Voluspa, Capri Blue, Paddywax, Nest, etc.) they all appear to use a blend of waxes and not just soy. I would like to be "environmentally friendly" and create a "clean" candle but not necessarily at the expense of scent throw and quality. My questions are... Has anyone found selling candles with palm or parrafin wax harder to sell to consumers? Do customers seem to care what wax you use when you are selling them at craft fairs or wholesale to stores? I would appreciate any insight people may have!
  3. I’ve read quite a few threads from years back on here mentioning palm wax melts don't melt in bulb warmers. So is this still an ongoing issue for the majority of users or have warmers evolved greatly over the last 5+ years? It seemed the plate style worked okay but these days I think bulb warmers are the more common used ones. So confused on this.
  4. I know, weird title. The thing is, I would have tried palm wax a while ago but I saw stories saying the palm industry was responsible for shoving gorillas out of their habitat and that it was having a devastating effect on them. I ALSO read that was a lie perpetuated by the soy industry who is of course, a competitor. I have no idea what to believe, but I'd love to try palm for melts if I can do it without making gorillas sad ??! Has anyone here been able to decipher the truth about this? Thanks for any info?
  5. Molds were old. One is a large polycarbonate pillar and I sprayed it with vegetable oil. One is a moon shaped metal and I sprayed it with silicone based mold release. Have tried freezing, even left overnight. Just tried warming the polycarbonate mold and seemed to release some spots but not others. I will most likely be throwing away and replacing the polycarbonate mold but the metal mold I want to keep. Really upset Just restarted candlemaking and got offered a space in a small town mall.
  6. having trouble with the palm wax that I am using for my candle testing, currently I am buying it from Hase Petroleum Wax Company. The texture problem I am having is the crystalline pattern it makes on the top of the candle after the pouring,the look isn't aesthetic, I want to go for a smooth top finish, so I am thinking we might need to add something to the palm wax or if anyone knows of a good palm wax wholesaler that might be of assistance I would greatly appreciate it . I'm really struggling and any recommendations would mean a lot! thanks guys! Sven
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