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Soy 100%, scent with 1.5 to 1 lb. of wax liquid dye very little. Tested med. & large cotton wicks in 8oz. square masom, 12oz. Vic. jars. same jars with CD 14 and 16, very little scent throw.

Testing a ECO 10 in the 8oz. mason and melt pool is great but very little throw.

Tureen jar 4-5 oz. same formula as above CD 18 Lilac & Apple Jack n Peel, Blueberry Muffin do you think the 18 is too big? These are great throwers in J-50 wax.

Does the Soy by it's self not throw very well?? 2. I get a white film of wax left on the jar after each 3 hour burn to find the right wick should this happen?

Please if anyone can help that would be great. Thank you, Joyce

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Soy 100%, scent with 1.5 to 1 lb. of wax liquid dye very little. Tested med. & large cotton wicks in 8oz. square masom, 12oz. Vic. jars. same jars with CD 14 and 16, very little scent throw.

Testing a ECO 10 in the 8oz. mason and melt pool is great but very little throw.

Tureen jar 4-5 oz. same formula as above CD 18 Lilac & Apple Jack n Peel, Blueberry Muffin do you think the 18 is too big? These are great throwers in J-50 wax.

Does the Soy by it's self not throw very well?? 2. I get a white film of wax left on the jar after each 3 hour burn to find the right wick should this happen?

Please if anyone can help that would be great. Thank you, Joyce

Is this your starting point? I'd start at 1oz. pp. as a baseline. Also, make sure you're curing the candles for 1 week. It can make a huge difference in the throw.

Tony

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Sounds like you need more cure time... hide them for a week or two!

-Kristi

Kristi, they have been poured 5 weeks. Cold throw is great within a few days of pouring. Can us all the help you want to pass on.Thanks, Joyce

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Also, what temp are you adding the FO at? That also can make a huge difference I've found.

Hi becky0404, Heat to 175 add the dye stir good, add the scent at 170, cool to 100-98 degrees slushy and pour. They set up and look great.

I think I'm doing everything the info says that came with the wax. So nice to have other gals who make the candles to talk with. Any info will be great.

Do we have to keep changing jars till we find one that works in our Soy?

Thanks again, Joyce

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if you are just starting stick with 1 size jar, 1 kind of wick, a few scents until you get that formula worked out then branch out. with pure soy i use either a cotton wick or for real big containers i then use 1212 or 1312 htp wicks.

good luck.

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No, you shouldn't have to change jars at all. It's usually the opposite...find the right combo of wicks, fo's, etc. that work in your chosen jar.

It sounds like you are doing everything right. That is exactly the way I make mine, but I don't use 100% soy. I use EZSoy, which is a blend. The only other thing I could think of is the quality of you fo's. Do you get them from a reputable supplier and have they been tested to work in soy?

Sorry, not much help.:cry2:

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