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    Default Candle Bloom

    I know it is natural for beeswax candles to bloom. However, if I want to talk them to the market, I really dislike the bloom color. Anything that can be done to prevent/ change the bloom back to the natural beswax color?
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    Default Re: Candle Bloom

    You can remove the bloom by putting the candles in the warm sun for awhile, use a hair dryer, rub them with a cloth, or spray with candle gloss which prevents it from returning and also remove any present. I know Mann Lake sells the gloss.

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    Default Re: Candle Bloom

    does the gloss take away from the beeswax smell?
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    Default Re: Candle Bloom

    Since bloom is caused by lower melting point waxes coming to the surface, it might be prevented by lowering the storage temp. I have not tried this but think I will give it a try.
    Last edited by HVH; 03-14-2010 at 07:56 PM.

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    Default Re: Candle Bloom

    Quote Originally Posted by Chef Isaac View Post
    does the gloss take away from the beeswax smell?
    when your customer smells the candle the aroma of the wax will be sealed by the gloss-when burning the candle will still have all the aromatic qualities-
    so when they pick up a candle show them the best way to approach the candle is by smelling the bottom of the candle where it makes contact with the table(that part dose not get sprayed)-RDY-B

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    Default Re: Candle Bloom

    Wash them in HOT water
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    Default Re: Candle Bloom

    Personally, I love the way candle bloom looks. But hey, maybe I'm weird!
    I myself would not want to buy beewax candles with some 'gloss' product sprayed on them. Enough chemical junk on everything as it is.
    The little bee returns with evening's gloom,
    To join her comrades in the braided hive... -Tennyson

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    Default Re: Candle Bloom

    When a customer comes in looking for candles I make a point of mentioning bloom, and how it is a sign of natural beeswax. If I can clear a candle with the hot air gun, it usually gets a few ooohs and aaahs, as the bloom disappears like magic.
    Sheri
    I agree with Omie, I would never spray anything on my candles.

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    Default Re: Candle Bloom

    Quote Originally Posted by Chef Isaac View Post
    does the gloss take away from the beeswax smell?
    No it doesnt take away from the smell once it dries. It has a smell while applying kind of like spray paint so I usually do it outside.

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