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Bijoy

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Hi....is it necessary to test candles for soot before selling.
 

osso

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Welcome. Not a candle expert, but I believe soy candles do not have the soot issues that paraffin does. Anyway, testing for a number of other things, I believe, should be done...hot throw, melt pool, tunneling. Candles can be a lot of research and testing for a good product and scents can each perform differently. Anyway, maybe one of our candle experts can be a little more help.
 

cmzaha

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I am with Osso on this, you need to know what you are selling. Although I am not a candlemaker I have a friend that is a candlemaker. I never became real interested, other than during the hippy era I loved to make sand candles, because they are so pesky to make and as mentioned to get the perfect mix. So Test test test
 

soapswirl

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My experience with candles has been lots of testing coupled with lots of failing! Not an easy thing to get right - every variable from the size of container, wick, type of wax, temperature of pour, colour and fragrance will have a major impact on your final product in use.
 

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