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Noob here. I've been testing 6006 in 8 ounce mason jars.  My current testing is just with the wax no FO.  

 

I've tried CD12 and CD8. The CD12 was too large and both threw soot.  They both gave a full melt pool. I've wondered if I should try the CD6 but assumed it would soot too.  

 

I'm in the process of testing Eco4 and Eco6. They are sooting like crazy. Pretty much full melt pool. 

 

I'm also testing LX14 and LX16. Very little to no sooting Nice flame but not quite a full melt pool yet. Burned about 4 tests of 4 hours. 

 

I've read a lot of the other posts about 6006 but curious if anyone can help. The jars are the 8 oz label ready mason from CS.  

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The wax will burn very differently when you add FO. You can't dial in your wicking w/o FO, dye - the things you will be using in the finished product.

A baseline test (no FO, dye, etc) is important for testing any new batch of wax to make sure there have been no changes, but it's not for actual wick testing.  

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14 minutes ago, bfroberts said:

The wax will burn very differently when you add FO. You can't dial in your wicking w/o FO, dye - the things you will be using in the finished product.

A baseline test (no FO, dye, etc) is important for testing any new batch of wax to make sure there have been no changes, but it's not for actual wick testing.  

I tested the CD with FO.  I thought I wasn't supposed so removed it this time. If one soots bad without FO wouldn't be worse with it?  Is it possible to get a better melt pool with FO?

 

Do you have any recommendations for 6006 in the 8 oz mason jar from CS?  

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27 minutes ago, Noob82 said:

I tested the CD with FO.  I thought I wasn't supposed so removed it this time. If one soots bad without FO wouldn't be worse with it?  Is it possible to get a better melt pool with FO?

 

Do you have any recommendations for 6006 in the 8 oz mason jar from CS?  

The FO substantially changes the wax. There's really a lot to unpack just on that topic so I won't go into it, but no. Adding FO doesn't automatically mean it's going to soot or not soot. 
Most wicks work reasonably well with 6006. I've had success with Eco, LX, CD, zinc, HTP.  That wax has undergone some changes over time and I am not sure exactly what it is like right now. The wick guide at Candle Science is accurate for 6006, give or take the normal variables.  The biggest thing is not to expect it to burn like other waxes and reach a full melt pool early.  If you wick it for a FMP in the early burns, it's over-wicked and it will be ugly at the bottom. Don't overload it with FO. 6-7% is all you need, and the more you add, the more soot you'll get. Allow it to cure properly. None of this 1-2 day business. It needs a good solid 2 weeks to settle in and burn well & cleanly.  It's even better after a month.

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8 minutes ago, bfroberts said:

The FO substantially changes the wax. There's really a lot to unpack just on that topic so I won't go into it, but no. Adding FO doesn't automatically mean it's going to soot or not soot. 
Most wicks work reasonably well with 6006. I've had success with Eco, LX, CD, zinc, HTP.  That wax has undergone some changes over time and I am not sure exactly what it is like right now. The wick guide at Candle Science is accurate for 6006, give or take the normal variables.  The biggest thing is not to expect it to burn like other waxes and reach a full melt pool early.  If you wick it for a FMP in the early burns, it's over-wicked and it will be ugly at the bottom. Don't overload it with FO. 6-7% is all you need, and the more you add, the more soot you'll get. Allow it to cure properly. None of this 1-2 day business. It needs a good solid 2 weeks to settle in and burn well & cleanly.  It's even better after a month.

I appreciate your feedback. I'm hoping the burn test I've done maybe helped me narrow it down. This has been harder to wick than I expected but I want to use this blend if I can get there. I'm doing it with my 11 year old daughter just hoping to give a few to family and friends. Then maybe just sell a few once we have it down. 

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1 hour ago, Noob82 said:

Do you have any recommendations for 6006 in the 8 oz mason jar from CS?  

 

Take this with a huge grain of salt: I don't use 6006 very often, the 6006 I DID use was in 2018, and I only made a couple in 8 oz Mason jars.  But the ones I did make burn great with ECO 2.

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22 hours ago, NightLight said:

You need small wicks with 6006. Try cd 4-6 for that jar. 8-10 maybe too big. Also fragrance can change wick sizes.

Thank you!  I'm thinking I'll try the wax with FO next time with cd6/lx16/eco2.  

 

What do you all think about those 3 choices?

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Pour Cinnamon Chai FO with my wax a couple of days ago. I'm letting them cure got decent CT when I remove the lids. I ended up using cd4 cd6 amd eco2. I'm hoping one of these work. 

 

When I find my wick for this recipe will most FO work with it or the same series at least?  

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On 11/23/2022 at 1:15 PM, Noob82 said:

Pour Cinnamon Chai FO with my wax a couple of days ago. I'm letting them cure got decent CT when I remove the lids. I ended up using cd4 cd6 amd eco2. I'm hoping one of these work. 

 

When I find my wick for this recipe will most FO work with it or the same series at least?  

Not usually. Fragrance are all formulated differently. You need to test top to bottom for every new fragrance. 

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