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  1. Newbie2this

    I just don't know!!

    I have made a few candles and everytime, when I pour, rings are formed around the glass. I just dont know if it's something I'm doing wrong like temp, pouring or if it's the glasses aren't clean enough. I'm wiping the glasses with a clean tea towel. Can anyone help? I have attached a picture to...
  2. S

    It's exciting when you get to set up a new workshop

    I just wanted to share with you my excitement. Only you guys would understand how I feel. This is a video of my new studio being delivered today. It's even more exciting for me since it is because we are trying to recover from Hurricane Florence from last year. We lost everything so this is a...
  3. S

    It's exciting when you get to set up a new workshop

    I just wanted to share with you my excitement. Only you guys would understand how I feel. This is a video of my new studio being delivered today. It's even more exciting for me since it is because we are trying to recover from Hurricane Florence from last year. We lost everything so this is a...
  4. G

    Help?? Wicks??

    Hi all I have been making candles for years but took a long hiatus. Since beginning again I am having problems with sinkholes, candles not burning properly, even not good scent throw. I am using the Golden 444 soy wax, and I pour in Qt size mason jars. Given this, what wicks would you try...
  5. V

    Incorporating flame colorant into candles

    I am trying to reverse engineer the process by which candles with colorfully burning flames (green, red, etc) are BEST made. What I mean specifically by best is that, having tested a few available products, I noted that quite often the result is underwhelming, with the colorful part of the flame...
  6. A

    Wax Melt Scent & Color

    Hi Everyone! I've been struggling for awhile now figuring out how all the wax melt vendors have a million and one scents, I'm guessing scent blending?? Can anyone tell me how to scent blend? Also would love your recommendations on scent vendors. And color, how do these wax melt vendors have...
  7. Grungedoll

    Which one is best?

    I am at the moment using EL Millennium wax, and while I do like it I’ve been thinking about checking other waxes as well. I’ve been looking at Golden Brands 415, 444, and nature’s wax C-3. Which do you find better if you’ve had experience with it (as far as cold/hot throw and candle tops)? Which...
  8. Grungedoll

    Help a new candle maker!

    Hello! As it says in the subject I am brand new at candle making but already so in love with it and soaking in all the knowledge I can (so any help would be very appreciated!) Ive read numerous times that to fix imperfections on the tops of your soy candles you can use left over wax from the pot...
  9. Karen Korkmaz

    No Hot Throw

    I have tried 5 different soy waxes. Get a strong cold throw but no hot throw on my melts and candles. Tried essential oils and fragrance oils cured them for days but still nothing. Heating wax and pouring at exact temperatures. Running out if ideas now. After spending over £60 on wax im ready to...
  10. S

    Lotion Candles?

    I am not a wax/candle expert by any means. But, yesterday I was at the Renaissance Festival and came across a booth that was selling TONS of Lotion Candles. I have never heard of lotion candles, so you can imagine my double-take. The candles are made of shea butter and soy wax. You light it...
  11. S

    Scents to add to Soy Wax?

    Hello, I'm new to making candles and wanted to make some as Christmas gifts to my family. I'm having some difficulty with the math. I want to make twenty-four 12oz candles in the basic quilted-design glass Jelly jars. (I'm always super ambitious about my crafts, haha) But on this forum I...
  12. B

    Maintaining Temp while Making Large Batch

    I am just starting out in candle making and experimenting with different types of Ecosoya CB waxes and pouring temperatures. My question is about making a large batch of candles at once (as opposed to making candles one at a time). If I cool the wax to my desired temp, only the first couple...
  13. H

    tea lights

    Hi everyone, I have never made candles before. My friends birthday is coming up and I wanted to make some tea lights in small jam jars for her as a part of the gift we are putting together for her. I have the beeswax but I am fuzzy on the wick. Can I make a simple wick that would work out of...
  14. C

    Bees wax Candles First Timer

    Hello, I am a beekeeper and would like to start making candles to sell. I was wondering if I could get some input on the following product. Thanks a lot! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F7H3MWE/?tag=skimlinks_replacement-20
  15. thomasgable

    Hi from the Great Lake State

    Hello there everyone, My name is Tom and I am from Midland, MI. I have made soap for a couple of months along with candles and balms! The catch is that all my products are made with tallow! I know most soap-makers don't have much of an issue with tallow so I will divulge a little bit. I...
  16. H

    Cannot find these TINS! Looked all over 'net for months, HELP?

    Good morning all, I was a member of the SPF for over 2 years, but hit a snafu with my user id until it was finally figured out with admins - so HELLO, again! :wink I make some soap; in fact just started making it again. My products involve more advanced plant cosmeceuticals ingredients, creams...
  17. D

    Desperately need help with my candles

    I'm trying to start a project with my mother-in-law so we can sell various things such as jewelry, unique painted picture frames and of course wax candles. Here's my problem... We are using 2 different kinds of wax. Paraffin and cream waxes. We are having great success with the cream wax but...
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