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  1. Thread: Wax Melter

    by Kat
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    Re: Wax Melter

    Hi Beemom,

    I have two of the really big WaxMelter water jacketed units.
    I found them used online, though, to save money. They are very expensive when new!!

    They are huge beasts, I find...
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    Re: Top Selling Candles

    I have used a lot of the better commercially available moulds on the market, - I also have a dozen or so that I have custom designed myself.

    And the longer I do this - the more I realize - you can...
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    Re: How do I get the peroxide out of the wax?

    Latest update:

    Still trying to clean and lighten this dark wax:

    I picked up again after taking a few months off for the busy xmas season. I remelted a sample of wax from one that had been...
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    Re: cleaning beeswax with oxyalic acid

    So... tell me!!!

    What happened when you made candles out of the wax cleaned with oxalic acid?
    Did they sputter at all?

    I am the girl trying the peroxide - keep washing it over and over, even...
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    Re: How do I get the peroxide out of the wax?

    okay - to try to get back on track;)
    Yes, I know how to render the wax (washing, let it sit, etc..) and of course I already tried this 3x.
    And no, I would never use bleach becasue of the toxic...
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    How do I get the peroxide out of the wax?

    Hi,

    I washed and filtered the raw wax, then lightened it with a bit of 35% peroxide.
    But the candles made from it sputter just a bit. I did another wash, waiting to see those results when the...
  7. Re: why and how does this beeswax filtering system work?

    Hi Duboisi,

    I have been having great luck with the peroxide so far - lots of trial and error, but its working beautifully now!

    I looked up sodium percarbonate on the web - I like the fact that...
  8. Re: why and how does this beeswax filtering system work?

    Great thread - thought I'd bump it up and see if we get any more answers - inquiring minds want to know!!
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    Re: paraffin vs. beeswax tealights

    The tealight cups I use are polycarbonate, and I have never had a problem with that. But , I have seen other companies/people offer warnings about that problem.

    I suppose....IF your flame was way...
  10. Thread: bleaching beeswax?

    by Kat
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    Re: bleaching beeswax?

    Hi "Hook"

    you used peroxide and Clorox 2. Could you give me hints on the amounts and how long it needs to "cook" for?

    thanks!

    Kat
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    Re: What form do you sell your wax in?

    I've never found in that I thought were the right shape for a candle, but the small loaf pans work great for making bulk wax blocks/loafs. I have a small one that makes an 8 oz block, and another...
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    Re: paraffin vs. beeswax tealights

    Hi John,

    The wax can vary quite a bit - some is more viscous than others. Try going to Candlewic.com and read through their info on wicks - they have a lot of articles, so dig around - not just...
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    Re: filtering beeswax with activated carbon?

    Wow, that shocks me to hear that carbon won't work. Most of the people who sell white wax online specifically say that they use it to filter their wax.

    The honey was already extracted from this...
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    filtering beeswax with activated carbon?

    I have a current batch of wax that is a beautiful color, filter through very fine stainless steel mesh, the result being with no particulate visible.

    But when I melt it to make candles, the...
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    Re: What form do you sell your wax in?

    The best store bought moulds that I have found are the relatively new silicone baking pans. They are available at most discount stores - I got mine at the grocery. The wax just pops right out!
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    Re: paraffin vs. beeswax tealights

    A lot of things affect burn time. The wick must perfectly match that particular batch of wax, for example.

    My beeswax tealights burn for well over 6 hours. I can't even imagine them going out...
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