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  1. Hi everyone! I have just recently started my adventure into making soy candles. I have been reading this forum now for a few months and I feel like I have learned a lot! I have a question about using wooden wicks with 464 wax. I'm currently testing candles in a 3.4 inch wide tin and am a little confused as to which size wick I should go with. I have been aiming for there to be some wax hangup on my first few burns, looking for the wax to be cleaned up when I burn further down the container. I want my melt pool depth to be closer to 1/4" but i haven't been able to get any less than 1/2" deep melt pools at the 3 - 3.5 hour mark no matter which wick size I use. So far I have tested crackling booster wicks in the .02 .625", .03 .625", and .04 .625" sizes. I have also tested single ply crackling wicks in the .04 .625" and .03 .625" size. I should also add that when I tested a wick the next size down that wasn't as wide (.5") the candle tunneled. When I tried single ply crackling wicks the candles tunneled. The Wooden Wick Co suggests that soy candles should use .04 crackling booster wicks. .03 crackling booster wicks are meant to be used with beeswax or natural wax blends with palm, coconut, or soy oils. I have basically given up on achieving less than a 1/2" deep melt pool at the 3 hour mark. Now I am questioning which thickness wick will give me a better hot throw. With the .04 crackling booster wicks I achieve very very close to a full melt pool in 3 hours of my first burn. With a .03 crackling booster there is 3/8" hang up of wax on one side of the container and 1/4" on the other side. Since soy wax needs hotter burning wicks, am I wrong to use a .03 crackling booster wick? Would that cause it to not achieve optimal scent throw? When I tested the .04 wick I thought the scent throw was stronger but I am worried about achieving a full melt pool on the first burn and whether or not I am just burning off the fragrance too quickly. Can anyone give me any insight into which wick they think would work better? Any help is greatly appreciated! I will also update tomorrow as to whether the wax hangup cleans up on the .03 crackling booster candle after a few more burns. First photo is of the .04 crackling booster wick after the initial burn. Second photo is of the .03 crackling booster wick after the initial burn.
  2. I am making clamshells and I get a great throw with the tea light type of wax melter but no throw whatsoever in the electric warmers. The only way I get a throw with the electric is to use a higher wattage bulb but I read that can create a fire hazard. Any advice? I am using NG pillar bliss wax (what they recommend for wax melts) I have tried using multiple cubes in the electric warmer as well and nothing past a slight throw when I am standing in front of it but the tea light warmer fills the entire house.
  3. OK so I had to post these pics! This is another candle I made a week or so ago using the half pint jar, double wicked ECO4, coconut 83, and Angel Baby scent (a sample oil). At that time I still wanted to see if I could double wick the small containers but with this candle I made sure to put the wicks closely together thinking about what others said on previous post about them being far apart and not centered. For some reason I figured having them spaced apart will be better than having the wicks so close together. So, I lit this candle today at 9am just to see if it will do the same thing the 3 candles I burned a couple of days ago did. In my opinion it's burning well ! There isn't a deep melt pool in the vast 3 hours it's been burning the flame isn't large the jar isn't hot either just warm where the melt pool is. Could it be the fact of me wicking the ECO4's close together?
  4. Does anyone have any opinions of Wellington Fragrance Oils? I am new to candlemaking and purchased several fragrances from Wellington and have been mixing them in GW 415 and 464 and have struggled with hot throw mainly. Does anyone have any experience with Wellington fragrances? Trying to figure out if I should be buying fragrances from somewhere else. Thanks!
  5. I started using IGI 6006, and the wax is a parasoy blend- its very soft, to the point where you can squish it in your fingers. I found that in melts I had some success and with candles, I didn't have the throw I wanted and I think that's partly because I was using the wrong type of wick. I have now switched to the CD-6 6' from Bulk Apothecary. I have some candles curing, and to be determined on the scent throw- I have now started combining IGI 6006 with IGI 4794- I find that the cold throw is stronger, but the hot throw doesn't throw like I expected it to. I also tried using IGI 4794 all by itself and I found that when you use pop them out of a mold and cut them- they crack. Any suggestions there? I can't determine the right ratio, and I'm looking for input on what the 'split' should be to get the best throw- ie: 75% IGI 4794 and 25% IGI 6006? 50/50 split? I keep seeing great reviews on the KY Votive/Tart blend and I would really like to give it a try. I looked at the overall cost coupled with shipping, and the cost per oz ends up being $2.75 just for the wax. On average, a 16 oz bottle of FO is approx. $16.00 ie: $1.00 per ounce - so right there for wax and FO's you're at $3.75 per ounce. Once you add in the FO's, and your time, you would be selling 1 oz of wax for $4.50- $5.00 just to make $.50-$1 dollar of profit - AND- if you're scent throw isn't on point, that could effect sales significantly. I can pick up the IGI products somewhat locally, so if anyone has feedback on how they have used these waxes for tarts and candles to obtain an amazing scent throw- I'm all ears!!!! I guess I'm feeling discouraged at the moment and I have been working hard (just as we are all) to make a beautiful product, and I get very frustrated when I am not getting the scent throw I expected. Any feedback is welcome!!!
  6. I am using NG joy wax and the scent throw is a bit better than my beeswax and soy but..want to optimize it the most. Is normal paraffin better?
  7. Hi guys so I have a question in regards to parasoy cure time, in my case I'm using igi 6006. I've heard people tell me it's anywhere from 24-48 hours to 1-2 weeks. Any help would me much appreciated!
  8. I am currently using natures garden pillar of bliss wax. I am trying to get rid of a ton of fragrance oils i had purchased from wholesales supplies plus and wanting to use them for wax melts. Was wondering what results any of you had using crafter's choice fo in parasoy or soy wax was.
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