spark-me-up Posted May 17, 2014 Share Posted May 17, 2014 (edited) Hi All, Casting around for a theory here, cause I can't work it out... Last year I made up a batch of 50/50 paraffin/ palm wax container candles, using an Orange Essential Oil.Lucky thing we are supreme testers around here, because after a week or so, I did a test burn on a couple & they caught fire O-OThe whole surface/ melt pool ignited after about the first 20 mins or so. Obviously, I had flash point issues & heaven only knows what else.So, I boxed the rest with the intention of removing/ piffing the wax & at least salvaging my glasses. Fast forward about 8 or 9 months & I did a spring clean. I lit one of these & was going to take photos & further notes & low & behold, it is burning PERFECTLY! I lit another- same! These are almost to their bottoms now, not a single issue. Burn time has been excellent & they are throwing like a dream. WTF???? At first I thought the EO must have "evaporated" out of the topish layer of wax (having sat around for so long) & that's why they were doing ok, but no, they're nearly done & they're all good. I am not selling these, obviously. Not risking it, but my point is that they are now the candles I was TRYING to make & even better than I had hoped at the time. Ideas about what's transpired Anyone??? Edited May 17, 2014 by spark-me-up Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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