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adding beeswax to coconut and ugly jar adhesion

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Recently I have been experimenting more with adding a tiny amount of beeswax to my coconut wax to help with the burn. (.25oz per 8oz of coco)

The jar adhesion looks so ugly. Normally when I use the coconut wax on its own, the wax adheres perfect even without preheating the jars.

But with beeswax it has a streaky look, or maybe it's jump lines? I've tried hand washing the jars as well as washing in the dishwasher, I've also tried preheating them. 

 

I think I read that beeswax isn't really meant for containers. So is this just something I am going to have to deal with or is there a way to fix it from looking this ugly?

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It's certainly shrinking away from the glass, even at the top of the candle.  It seems that maybe beeswax in combination with your coconut wax isn't a good match ...?  I wonder would happen if you were to add just a hint of coconut oil to soften it up? 

 

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What are you trying to achieve by adding the BW? What coconut wax are you using? So that is 3% you are adding it at, right? Does it do this if you add it at 1 or 2%? Are you pouring hot enough? Many coconut waxes say to pour close to 200 to get jar adhesion. 

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You’re hardening the wax and lessening the adhesion. Try half of what you added. You can also heat your glasses that can help as well.

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