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Guest Amy Moret

Hello.. i’m new to gel candle making. I seem to be getting a brown layer after my gel candle ha burned. Any idea why? Is it the FO.. the wick? I use a wood wick 

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Guest Amy Moret
1 hour ago, TallTayl said:

Wood wicks often release tannins into the melt pool. That would be my first guess in this case.

I thought that too so i tried a zinc wick.. Same thing! I think it might be the FO. I use oils that are 0% V but it’s still happening 

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Guest Amy Moret
16 minutes ago, NightLight said:

Vanilla fragrances can do this as well.

I use 0% vanillin.. still happening 

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Guest Amy Moret
1 minute ago, TallTayl said:

Could also be oxidation from too hot of a wick for the wax blend. 

Ahhhhh. maybe i should try a smaller wick? 

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3 hours ago, Guest Amy Moret said:

Ahhhhh. maybe i should try a smaller wick? 

 

 

Zinc wicks usually work well since they are said to burn cooler.  I think it might be better to use a container that doesn't narrow at the top too.  Are you using a non-polar fragrance oil?

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