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I am fairly new to making wax melts and every now and then I run into a little hiccup. I use Golden Brands 494 for my melts and heat them up to 180 then I add my color wait till 160 then add my fragrance then wait till 130 to pour. For the most part everything comes out great the first pour into the mold however after that it all goes pear shaped. At the moment I only own one silicone mold (11 cubbies) so after pouring the necessary amount the rest remains in the pouring cup, where it hardens and then has to get remelted (normally at 140) after the second time doing this I noticed that the wa
As I write this I am enjoying the fresh smell of my 'bonfire' wax melt that I had made one week ago. Everything was going perfect until I noticed my fragrance starting to evaporate off the top. I blew it out immediately however I found that this is not the first time this has happened as I use my wax melter. I am trying to figure out why this is happening. Is it that my tealight candle is to big? or does it have to do with the fragrances themselves? I was timing the wax and at the 45 minute mark it started to smoke/steam/fume, what ever yo want to call it, and now I am worried about how t
For 3 years I have been making Sea Salt Soap (CP), using the formula of 80% coconut oil, 8% Castor oil and 12% olive oil, all with 20% SF. I mix the lye with the water and add it to the oils at room temperature, add dye and essential oil and finally the coarse salt, pour the mixture into the mold and about 2 hours later I cut the it into small bars. But my coconut oil supplier sent me a slightly darker oil that works well in the rest of the formulas but, apparently, in the salt soap is a disaster. I have made the same formula without changing anything but Now when adding the salt the water