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How do you get a true indication of what colour your candle is going to be while the wax is still in the pour pot? I have tried pouring a little onto white paper but that doesn't seem to help so its always a bit of a hit or miss affair with me. :undecided Would appreciate your insights. TIA.

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I've had consistent luck using white paper, but I found you just don't put a small drop on it, you place many drops on to one spot (to make a large, raised droplet). If I'm still unsure I will pour a small amount in a clear votive cup (straight sided) and put in the freezer for a few minutes and it's as accurate as the paper.

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I use white ceramic tiles (cheap at the home warehouse store) and pour about a tablespoon of colored wax on it and let it set up. The tile is naturally cool so it sets up pretty fast and I have found it gives me a true color. I save the tiles (with many colors on each one) and mark them with a sharpie pen as to what colors I used etc.

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I use a small dixie cup, put a little in and stick it in the freezer. It gives me a pretty idea. Then I just pop it out of the cup and back into the wax. After a while of making candles, most of the time you will just be able to tell by looking in the pot, as to what color it is going to be when it sets up.

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I drip several drops into one of those little white paper "mini size" Candy and Party Cups (enough to completely cover the bottom). I think some people call them "favor cups". I found them in the wedding supply section at Wal-Mart - they're made by Wilton. A pack of 75 costs around $1.00.

This has been a pretty accurate method for me.

Plus after the wax sets up in the cup, you can just pop it out and remelt it. I can usually reuse each cup at least twice. :)

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