cliklm Posted December 8, 2009 Report Share Posted December 8, 2009 I thought I'd attempt to make some container candles with soy wax but I'm having lots of problems! I am using a 16 oz apthocay jar. I'm adding my dye and fragrance at 185 degrees and I'm pouring at 135 degrees. I cooled it in a covered box.1) My first attempt was 5 cups of EZSoy. (I don't have a scale so I measured out 5 cups of wax flakes), 1 oz. fragrance, maple dye chips (I had to use several to get the color dark enough) and I used an HTP1212 wick. The color turned out terrible, the wax was severly frosted on the top, wet spots on the side of the container, and they burned down like a tunnel. 2) My second attempt was again using 5 cups of EZSoy but I added 1/3 cup of beeswax pellets, 1 oz. fragrance, 1 yellow dye chip, and size 24 LX wick. The color turned out nice, nice smool top with no frost, still a few wet spots, but these had a thin circular crack about 1" out from the wick. When I test burned it tunneled on me again!So, I guess I have multiple problems. Can anyone recommend the wick size and how do I eliminate the cracks and wet spots?Kathy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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