Soylicious Posted March 10, 2010 Report Share Posted March 10, 2010 Hi everyone! I started into this venture with quite a bit of excitement. I made my first soy candles last night and have a few questions to ask I bought all my supplies from Candle Science 1. I am using EcoSoya CB Advanced. 2. I am using LX-22 Wicks 3. I am using the sent oil and dye chips. 1 Dye chip and 1oz per pound of wax. 4. I am using the canning jars I purchased from same company and they measure 3.15" in diameter on the larger sized ones and 2.95" for the smaller 12oz sized ones. I followed the instructions exactly. I heated 2.lbs wax at a time and added 2 dye chips and 2oz of FO when temp got to 185. I let the wax cool down to 130 then poured candles. The temp inside my house was approx 70 degrees when I poured the wax and I let the candles cool on my kitchen counter. I am getting holes near the wicks and sometimes they lead to small craters along the wick. Also, the wicks are drowning out after burning for about an hour. They burn starts out nice, but after a while.. it turns into the TEENIEST little flame, then poof.. it's gone... lol.. I am wondering if I need to use bigger wicks and if the candles are cooling too quickly maybe, causing the holes near the wick? And.. for the LAST question.. hee hee... Can I reheat the wax and re-pour into new candles once I figure out what I'm doing wrong? I've poured 13 candles and would hate to lose all that wax.. Thank you for any suggestions you may have... I really love candles and want this to work SOOOOOO Badly!!!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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