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Wax and water will weigh different. You need to weigh an empty jar, tare your scale to zero, then put a finished candle on the scale. The reading will show the actual weight of the candle itself.....and that's what's supposed to be on your label, aka. Net Weight.

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Wax and water will weigh different. You need to weigh an empty jar, tare your scale to zero, then put a finished candle on the scale. The reading will show the actual weight of the candle itself.....and that's what's supposed to be on your label, aka. Net Weight.

If you tare out the empty jar and then place the finished jar on the scale you will still get the weight of the whole finished jar. What you want to do is subtract the weight of the empty jar from the finished jar. That would be the weight of just the wax, correct?

Dawn

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If you tare out the empty jar and then place the finished jar on the scale you will still get the weight of the whole finished jar. What you want to do is subtract the weight of the empty jar from the finished jar. That would be the weight of just the wax, correct?

Dawn

If you put a 2 ounce jar on the scale and tare it when you take the jar off the scale it is essentially -2 ounces. Then when you put the 8 ounce candle on the scale it will register 6 ounces (-2 + 8 = 6) which is the weight of the wax inside your jar.

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Mine doesn't show up as - whatever the size is. It always shows up as 0.

Dawn

The scales generally don't say -2 or whatever the weight of the item you had on the scale when you hit tare. It is programed (till you turn off or the scale turns off on you) to read zero at 2 ozs or whatever the weight was.

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If you don't have a tare function on your scale, another way to do it is set your empty jar on the scale when it's off, then turn it on. It will now read zero with the jar already factored in. Then when you remove it and put a finished candle in it's place, you'll get the net weight as well. Not all scales tare so this is a cheaters way to do it.

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But what do I list on the candle as the weight?

The NET weight of the CONTENTS of the container - just the wax, m'am. :) I express this in the product description as an "8 oz. glass jar containing 6 oz. of MyFine wax." On the label it says, "Net Weight: 6 oz." Look at some of your products at home and you will understand.:)

do I charge just for the wax weight or total weight?

That depends upon how you figure your costs.;) Most people figure the cost of the wax (and all ingredients and shipping) plus the cost of the container (and the shipping) plus labor and overhead X whatever your markup is. :)

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Cool. Thanks for all of the input. When you order some containers they advertise "10 oz" jar or what ever the ounce is and when you fill it, usually you can get a tiny bit more in it. We were just saying 10 oz even though it weighed a little more.. extra. :shocked2: Soo much intricate things to do, no time to "just stop and smell the candles" so to speak. :rolleyes2

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