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    Void in Soy Candle

    Hey guys, thanks for the replies. What I've actually done is gone to white candles. It's heaps easier and I changed my wax and don't have any voids unless I pour at too high a temp. What I now do is leave it in my container until it cools and just looks like little hairs forming in it...
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    HELP HELP HELP

    Thanks for that, so what you do is heat the jars on a baking tray or something? then pour the wax when it's 170deg F? I've never tried the method of heating jars but I guess I should, only because it takes a long time for the wax to get slushy. Oh one other thing, when you heat the jars...
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    HELP HELP HELP

    Sorry for not responding for so long but for some reason I didn't get any email to my thread responses. Thanks for all the warnings guys and yes I do take safety seriously. I have since changed from Ecosoya CB advanced to CB135 and had huge improvements. I now pour when it gets all...
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    HELP HELP HELP

    Thanks Carebear, I've been experimenting this morning with the following so I'll wait to see how it turns out with time. Using a small blow torch I heat up the glass and make all the surround molten again then I put it in the fridge just until it looks like the was has solidified then I...
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    HELP HELP HELP

    Hi all, I was originally having real problems with voids appearing in my soy candles and I would have to repour and melt them a little. I have since found that that's because I was pouring too hot. I am now using Ecosoay CB advanced soy. I melt to about 140 - 160F Then add my F/O &...
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    Fragrance loading

    Thanks Carebear
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    Fragrance loading

    Hi all. I'm using SOY Golden Wax 464 with some universal additive and the recommended fragrance load is 8 - 11%. I want to get really really strong burning scent throw. What would happen if I loaded it to say 20 - 25% ? Look forward to your replies !
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    Void in Soy Candle

    Hi Carebare, Thanks for that. One thing I tried was to pour at slightly cooler temp and then when it started to skin over, get a blowtorch and just remelt the surface. I did this several times and they truned out ok, except my green ones developed a whitish colour so I just did the same...
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    Void in Soy Candle

    Hi all, I made my first Soy candles today. I made 4 x 65 gram so they are little ones in bulb glassware. I'm using Golden Brands 464 with an additive. What I have found after 1 hour is that near the wick the candle has formed a void / hole that goes down into the candle. it looks...
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    HARD SOAP BAR

    Thanks for the fast reply. I think I'll experiment a little.
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    My first Salt Bars failed!

    Hi all, when making these salt bars, where do you disolve the salt? Is it in the lye water mix? do you disolve the salt then add the lye?
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    HARD SOAP BAR

    Hi all, Thanks so much for all your replies. cdwinsby mentioned adding sugar syrup to add more lather. How much and when? Does this affect other properties of the soap? Thanks
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    HARD SOAP BAR

    Thanks for that. I've run numerous combinations through and well I know people have all different opinions on the actual numbers the calc spits out. I was more interested in peoples recipies and suggestions based on experience.
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    HARD SOAP BAR

    Hi all, Hoping I can get some suggestions from you experienced soapers on what would be a good breakup of the following oils to get a really hard bar of soap with good conditioning and bubbliness. Oils I'd like to use are. Cocount Oil Palm Oil Olive Oil Sunflower Oil Castor Oil...
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    Another Ash on Soap question

    No I don't put plastic, but even after the bars are cut it forms on the surfaces and I leave it to gel for 24hrs. Does it tend to happen more in cold weather?
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