Ravens Posted November 6, 2009 Report Share Posted November 6, 2009 Just did it for my own use, of course. I've been reading the forums for months and decided quite a while ago that, at least for now, I do not have the interest or patience to start making candles "seriously". Wicking sounds like it can be a real nightmare!Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I made 2 candles, same size, same wick and same wax, but used 2 different fragrances. Last night I tried one and today I tried the other one. Must be beginner's luck, but boy, do they smell great! However, one of the mistakes I made was in using one wick only; really think I should have used 2 wicks or maybe a larger wick? I used zinc core, and there's a little thin layer of wax around the jar, that's why I think I should have used a larger wick or used 2. When I first lit the candle, it started to throw soot but only lasted less than a minute. It burned slowly and the scent was just GREAT! I used the container wax from JBN. I'm a happy camper tonight but still not ready to make more candles, having too much fun making tarts! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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