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Black smoke coming from beeswax candle


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I’ve been trying all week to make the perfect candle but so far not too much luck. I figured beeswax is the best candle wax to use for silicone molds. I’ve tried beeswax, parafin, and soy wax. So far soy wax looks the best but it’s so brittle. So I feel like beeswax is my next best option. I don’t want to use anything that is toxic. 
 

but here’s a photo of my issue with the beeswax candle. 

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Beeswax tends to prefer bleached Square braid cotton. Overwicking can cause soot.  Sometimes the beeswax just needs to cure longer. It will harden over the course of months, so pinpointing a wick can be a long term project. 

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