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  1. Hi. I couldn't find anything on this topic. I know triple pressed palm stearic acid is more refined or pure so I imagine it's mainly for use with Bath & Body products rather than candles. Does anybody know if their is an advantage to using the triple pressed palm stearic acid in candles instead of the regular or double pressed palm stearic acid? Like any issues with wick clogging if you don't use triple pressed or etc? Just curious about other's experience with stearic acid. I recently started doing a few tests with both stearic acids at the same percentage in some container candles and so far I can't tell any difference.
  2. I want to fool around with some silicone molds and some paraffin. In my reading I saw mentioned that stearic acid can damage the silicone. Supposedly the stearic pits it. What can I use in place of stearic? OR, should I just make it with plain paraffin and assume that the person is buying it as a showpiece and not for burning?
  3. I have a question in regards to adding Stearic acid to soy container candles. I currently use Naturewax C3 which has a melt point of 127 degrees Fahrenheit, but am concerned about low melt point for shipping over summer months. Would adding Stearic acid increase the melt point? If so, does anyone know how much by? How much Stearic to add? Also, is Stearic acid for candle making the same as for lotion making? Iā€™m just wondering if it is worth it and would make enough of a difference to warrant adding it. When I asked at General Wax, where I buy my wax, the lady behind the counter suggested a Paraffin Blend. Thank you in advance šŸ™Œ
  4. Hello! I am brand new to this forum and excited to contribute and join the community! With all the changes in soy this year, it's been difficult to continue to make quality melts. I am extremely disappointed in the new ecosoya Q230. I was hoping it would be the end of my struggle...but sadly, there are issues with well below average cold throw, it doesn't play nice with several FOs, mild vinegar scent in final product and it has difficulty releasing from molds (I don't use clamshells) with a greasy residue. I am curious, what are people finding works well for a soy melts for good throw and strong texture that doesn't crumble now that ecosoya PB is gone? I've tried GB Melt & Tart (416?), but find it's brittle and crumbly and breaks too easily for our melts although the CT and HT seems decent. I had been mixing soy with PB and had excellent result, but now I feel like I'm out of options and don't want to move to a parasoy. I am about to start experimenting with blending soy (either 464 or 444) with small percentages of stearic acid to see if any good result come of that. I'd love to hear from you all! Thank you!
  5. Pondering random things while sipping my morning coffee, bare with me... ...Would there be any benefit to adding stearic acid to wax melts? For example, I'm using KY Parasoy wax in clamshells. I would love to do stand alone shapes but I live in a very hot/humid area and sell at covered open-air markets so the shapes don't hold up as well as I would like; and I wouldn't trust them to ship well in the summer. Would adding stearic acid help solve that issue? Also, my wax has a 10% fragrance load. Would stearic acid increase that? And and and... I read that stearic makes wax shrink when they cool. Would this make the wax pop out of a warmer plate easier? And and and... ...I'm out of coffee now. šŸ˜œ
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