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Wax and Wick test Candles and Supplies Coconut "beads"

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On 12/15/2017 at 11:12 AM, TallTayl said:

Tests performed and posted by Moonshine.

Hi @TallTayl

The wax & wick tests are missing, LOL. Did @moonshine post them somewhere else? Would love to know what her tests determined with the Coconut Easy Beads wax.

 

Thanks to both of you for all your help and information sharing.

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I did them and have the documentation just never got around to getting posted here after the 444 test 🙈

I will sort through the pictures and notes and post it when things slow down for me 

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6 minutes ago, Laura C said:

No problem @TallTayl and @moonshine, I understand you all are busy. Being busy in your business is great. 😉

Thank you Laura.  My busiest time comes to a close on Monday.  Then I get a breather for a couple of weeks heading into the holiday season which surprisingly starts pretty soon. 

 

Loving the easybeads, but not alone. Maybe the next set of wick tests will reveal some happy surprises!

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Okay so here goes first post on candles and supplies coconut beads 

No fragrance

No dye 

I heated to 185 and immediately poured into a tin tray (I do not recommend this unless you permanently affix the wick because wick stickums do not work on tin and hot wax - had a heck of a time securing them after they all floated away on me)

I let the pan cure for 5 days and the wicks I chose were based off results I wanted to see for a 8 ounce square mason jar 3” diameter 

 

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The texture of this wax is very appealing in my opinion 

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Ihaving been a soy girl for 10 plus years this was very foreign to me working with coconut wax - this test was done December 2017, I have learned so much since then with this wax but it’s a starting point to be able to see how it behaves 

I will redo this test down the road with my new Gained knowledge and different wick choices 

 

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Second burn 

you can kind of start to see here how it burns down making a deep melt pool, the Cd 10 especially and this was the point I started seeing the black soot stacks this wax is notorious for 

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Third burn 

eco and HTP were the best overall in this pan test for my jar creating the least carbon although still sooty, lx could be a potential but I way I under shot that size  

 

Adding fragrance and dye will change things for sure 

look how much carbon cd created, and that’s a recommended wick for this wax I believe 

 

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I've had the same issue with CD wicks, wicking coconut has been a challenge especially when I add fragrance.  I tried ECO w my fragrances and it was a dancing light show, 😂.

 

I've decided to stick with CD 10 in a 80mm diameter glass (3in).  The 14th burned GREAT but after 2.5-3 hr start shrooming and charred the wax and smelled burnt.

 

Wish I could send scent through the computer LOL

 

 

 

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Oh, the CD10 gave an okay hot throw, but I rather not burn my wax and my customers complain about the charred cold throw.

 

Currently going to test new wicks during the winter holiday!

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Cd work ok.  Eco can work,  but you have to select sizes much, much smaller than you originally though. Like eco 1 in a taller jar. 

 

Cotton core can do well also. Again, choose very small wicks. 

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