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    Wick help, please!

    I am using IGI 4627 Comfort blend wax. My container is a 12 oz salsa jar which is about 3.5" wide. I used a LX 24 wick (as recommended by Candlescience) for the first test. After 5 hours I did not have a full melt pool. I tried 3 LX 10 which created an almost full melt pool in about 30...
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    Cabbage Recipes?

    Autumn "coleslaw" For the salad: 1/2 cup pecan halves coarsely chopped 1/2 head (about 1 1/2 lbs) red cabbage, cored 2 large apples (about 1 lb total) such as Gala, Cortland, Empire or Fuji 1/4 cup pitted dates, slivered or chopped 1/3 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves 1 large shallot thinly...
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    heating large amounts of oils

    I purchased a 5 gallon bucket of pre mixed oils but need to heat it up so the oils are completely mixed before use. Does anyone have any ideas for doing this? I don't have a bath tub (I took it out when I remodeled) but do have a pretty deep kitchen sink.. I tried to fill it with hot water but...
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    Using IRFA percentages for fragrance oil

    My question is about the percentage of fragrance oil that can be used. I sometimes purchase fragrance oil from Lonestar Candle Making and their bottles have the IRFA categories listed, including Category 9 which is for soap. The usage rate is stated as a percentage. My question is, a...
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    pre-mixing mica & pigments with oil

    I'm fairly new to soaping. My question is about pre- mixing micas and pigments with oil before adding to the batter. Do you use oil from the recipe itself, or oil from a bottle on the counter? If you use oil from a bottle aren't you increasing the oil in the recipe (and therefore the superfat...