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  1. #1
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    Sep 2004
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    What does one mix in with the beeswax to keep the candle from burning or melting too fast? Mine seem to burn down quite rapidly, melting is intense. Does it matter how thick or thin the wick is? Does anyone have a recipe for making a simple molded candle?
    Thanks for any input.
    Barbeebee
    barbeeq

  2. #2
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    Aug 2004
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    N. Ridgeville, OH, USA
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    How fast is "too fast"? How large are your candles? Our tapered candles seem to last quite a few hours although if the wick isn't centered relatively well we do run into some major dripping down the sides and that does seem to make them burn down quicker.

    Cheers

  3. #3
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    Mar 2005
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    Erin, NY /Florence SC
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    Improper size wicks are the usual culprit. There are numerous guide to wick sizes/andle width on line from companies that sell wicks. Do a search.

  4. #4
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    Apr 2005
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    Grand Rapids, MI
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    Along those same lines...

    I was trying to make candles this past weekend. Things went great until my wife wanted to make her candle green.

    I thought, "No big deal, I'll just put half a crayon in there." It didn't work. 3 crayons later it I could tell there was green in there, and the candle came out greenish, but not dark and bold as I was originally hoping for.

    So I was wondering. What do you guys use for pigment in your candles? Is there something better (and cheaper) than crayons?

    Thanks...
    Jon D.

  5. #5
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    Aug 2004
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    N. Ridgeville, OH, USA
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    We buy pigment from Michael's. Although , any craft store will probably have it in a candlemaking section. What we have found is the suggested amount to use is not really enough. We usually end up using most or all of the pigment brick to get a deep color.

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