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Tesco

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Hi, new to the forum but am struggling with trying to use stearin as a coating for pressed flower candles by dipping wax candles into it: the candles end up with an ugly white scaly coating. Does anyone know why? I read that it could be low temperature, however I heated the stearin to 90 degrees C- surely this isn't too cold? In fact afterwards I tried heating more and only got to max 100 degrees. My method is dipping the candle for 3 seconds then raising it. The weather is warm, and when I raise the candle I see it slowly dry to this scaly surface. Would it perhaps help to dip the candle then immediately plunge into cold water? Any ideas gratefully received!
 
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