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1 hour ago, angielynfox said:

I have tried this with coarse sea salt and some other salt, I believe it was for a water softener and I didn't get great results. Not as good as wax at all. What could I have done wrong? It's been about a year since I tried... I'm bored :) Give me a reason to try again lol

is the performance the strength of throw or longevity? 
 

In either case it Could be the temp of the wax warmer.

 

Or could be you need to use proportionately more fragrance.  A wax melt is often 10% fragrance (I read more sometimes yikes). So if a melt is 1 oz, that would be 0.1 oz of fragrance.  In metric a 30 gram wax cube would have 3 grams of fragrance.  You could try that and see if the performance improves. The salt may feel wet, but that should not matter as far as safety in a regular warmer. 

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You can use any of these from this site. http://www.saltworks.us/shop/product.asp?idProduct=135

Hi, I am looking for a recipe for simmering granules you can place in an oil burner. I did have a recipe but seemed to have lost it ....I am sure salt was used and then fragrance oil mixed in. Thank y

What I have read about them is that they are made of coarse sea salt and that no water is needed in the burner May have to try and make some and see for myself.

If the fragrance is still too heavy you could try adding a glycol like DPG, or an ether type of product like what you could get a gemlite . Or simply liquid coconut oil or mineral oil. All of those should lift heavier fragrance particles and throw them farther

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1 hour ago, TallTayl said:

is the performance the strength of throw or longevity? 
 

In either case it Could be the temp of the wax warmer.

 

Or could be you need to use proportionately more fragrance.  A wax melt is often 10% fragrance (I read more sometimes yikes). So if a melt is 1 oz, that would be 0.1 oz of fragrance.  In metric a 30 gram wax cube would have 3 grams of fragrance.  You could try that and see if the performance improves. The salt may feel wet, but that should not matter as far as safety in a regular warmer. 

For me it was longevity, it worked great, just not at long as my wax. And not really sure how to fix that issue. Also I didn't like how wet the salt was. Yuck. Maybe I'll give it another try. I wish the salt would absorb the FO more. Maybe I didn't let it set long enough. I was kinda rushy lol trying to see if it worked. Maybe I need more patience. But as for longevity, I really don't have any ideas other than to add more FO.

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Hi, I’m new and wanting to start making my own sizzlers and have been looking through your posts but can’t quite work out how do this? Can someone point me in the right direction of everything I need and to do this? 

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37 minutes ago, Clair said:

Hi, I’m new and wanting to start making my own sizzlers and have been looking through your posts but can’t quite work out how do this? Can someone point me in the right direction of everything I need and to do this? 

Hello and welcome!

do you have a link for an example “sizzler” product?

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Hi im currently using coarse sea salt with fragrance oil and colouring it with food colouring they didn't dry properly but I popped some in the burner anyway and they smell lovely but they all just stuck together and went really hard is this because it wasn't dry properly does anyone know this is my first attempt ?? 

 

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6 hours ago, Jade b said:

Hi im currently using coarse sea salt with fragrance oil and colouring it with food colouring they didn't dry properly but I popped some in the burner anyway and they smell lovely but they all just stuck together and went really hard is this because it wasn't dry properly does anyone know this is my first attempt ?? 

 

Could be that the liquid in the food coloring caused some to melt?

 

I use mica powders and occasionally liquid candle colors.


if you try again, with no color, we can eliminate a variable and get to the answer 🤗

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I would eliminate any food coloring liquid. You should be fine with micas and oils. Liquid food coloring is going to make salt damp unless you dry it out. Yes and you didn’t dry out so the salts dried out in burner. Now if you dried them low temp in oven or with oven light, you could break them up when dry.

With ever addition or removal expect changes. That’s part of research and development. If xx doesn’t work try xxx until you refine what you do

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