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Can anyone suggest what I can do, I’ve made a number of candles using 3 different scents in the eco coco container wax. 

I’ve tried pouring between 55 and 62C I’ve used 8/10/12% FO I’m using 30cl glass jars at room temp. I’ve burnt a couple of different ones and left them to burn for 4 hours. Hardly any scent given off and one candle almost burned to the edges and the other burned to the glass so I think the wick (eco14) is working. 

 

I like the other properties of the wax. I’m at a loss as to what to do next.

 

thanks in advance

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The ones I’ve lit today have been curing a week or so not quite 14 but I was worried that the lack of CT might be sign as there was hardly any scent when cold.

 

i have however have put seeded paper candle dusters on top whilst curing and panicked that might be why as it’s thick paper. But surely it wouldn’t effect the whole candle? I’m worried now as I’ve made quite a number of candles and I’m thinking I may have ruined the lot.

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2 hours ago, Hel said:

The ones I’ve lit today have been curing a week or so not quite 14 but I was worried that the lack of CT might be sign as there was hardly any scent when cold.

 

i have however have put seeded paper candle dusters on top whilst curing and panicked that might be why as it’s thick paper. But surely it wouldn’t effect the whole candle? I’m worried now as I’ve made quite a number of candles and I’m thinking I may have ruined the lot.

It would be really beneficial to know the diameter of the container. Eco wicks burn hot and you may be over-wicked, which can definitely inhibit throw. The melt pool is just one of several considerations when testing wicks. Have you tested other wicks?

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The ones I’ve lit today have been curing a week or so not quite 14 but I was worried that the lack of CT might be sign as there was hardly any scent when cold.

 

i have however have put seeded paper candle dusters on top whilst curing and panicked that might be why as it’s thick paper. But surely it wouldn’t effect the whole candle? I’m worried now as I’ve made quite a number of candles and I’m thinking I may have ruined the lot.

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My apologies, 

 

the diameter is approx 78mm, not sure which other wicks to try. Think I’ll go back to my original wax of rapeseed and coconut wax. Can’t figure this one out. Wasted hundreds on these batches. My own fault. Just wanted a wax that burnt slower.

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On 5/24/2022 at 12:13 AM, Hel said:

My apologies, 

 

the diameter is approx 78mm, not sure which other wicks to try. Think I’ll go back to my original wax of rapeseed and coconut wax. Can’t figure this one out. Wasted hundreds on these batches. My own fault. Just wanted a wax that burnt slower.

I think Eco 14 is too large for a container of that size. I'd go down a few sizes, cure for a full 2 weeks, and retest. Or better yet, try CD or CDN if you have access to those. Even HTP. Eco's are just a hot wick in general, and being over-wicked can often completely kill your throw.

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Wax blends that are primarily coconut generally want to burn down then out.  A full melt pool on the first burn is not the goal. 
 

for coconut blends, typically CDN work best, followed by cd. If neither work well, premier 700 series would be my next choice. Of course all of this depends on the fragrance being used, etc. FO plays a ginormous part of the burn and success of the candle.  Eco typically don’t d well in any of my coconut blends. The one exception is maybe eco 1 or eco2 when cd, CDN, premier don’t work.
 

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