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Using 4630 Harmony Blend in a 4 oz jelly jar. I know this is a one pour wax. My recent candles do have a bit of a depression in the middle around the wick-more than usual. My concern is that a 1/4" wick trim will tend to drown as the wax around the outside catches up and the melt pool deepens. I am debating remelting the tops with my heat gun or trimming the wicks a little longer. Any opinions out there? I will be retesting this candle anyway but just thought would throw this out and see what anyone has to say. Thanks!

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You noted that the change was recent. Has your weather gotten cooler? Did this coincide with the change?

Just a thought -- you might try letting them cool in an insulated environment to allow more slow cooling. That may help the depression. You could put the cooling candles in a box and surround with wadded up newspaper. Or put them in an insulated beverage cooler to cool.

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We do notice a bit of a "dip" in our 10 oz apothecarys, but due to the width of the jar, it isn't very noticeable.

I LOVE the one pour and wouldn't trade it for anything BUT I did notice when we were using J223 and did a second pour, the tops were nice and flat! :)

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Thanks, everyone! I appreciate every answer. Yes, it has gotten a lot cooler lately! Went from 90 every day to 80! :laugh2: Also, I think I poured at too high of a temp for this wax. I did another batch, different scent, the same day and it looks better. Well, tonight I have a date with the heat gun. Maybe I'll try one of each- with and without the heat gun on the top, and see what happens. But I'll heat gun most of them since they are for a show.

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