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    Re: Maxant Wax Melter

    A video I found that explains it all great.

    https://youtu.be/439vSnO243U
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    Beeswax Wanted

    Hello,

    We are looking to buy yellow / golden beeswax. We will be filtering ourselves, however beeswax with little included honey would be preferred. We use about 6000 lbs of wax a year so plenty...
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    Beeswax Wanted

    Looking for filtered Yellow beeswax for candle making for our candle company. Our main suppliers have had a very wet year so not to much honey or wax.

    The wax doesn't have to be perfect as we...
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    Unique Honeys Wanted

    Im looking for unique honey for sale by the bucket to offer to my customers. Blueberry, Cranberry, Tupelo, Etc. Feel free to email at [email protected] or call 331-684-7237 if you have honey...
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    Unique Honey

    Im looking for unique honey varieties. If its standard clove then im not interetsed. Cranberry, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cranberry and anything not clover. Currently I offer Goldenrod and Dandelion to...
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    Pollen & Beeswax

    Im looking for bee pollen to sell at farmers markets etc. Please message or email at [email protected] with pricing. I am also looking for beeswax (we go through a couple thousand pounds a...
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    Re: Candle question

    The silicone in the release eats away and breaks down the mold. It will make the mold sticky.
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    Re: Candle question

    I find that molded candles (pillars) do sell and my tapers as well. However, the tea lights are by far the best seller.
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    Re: Candle question

    Tea Lights. Just remember to keep the price in line with other sellers. If you undercut you will initially get more sales but at the same time loose a potential relationship with other candle makers...
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    Re: Candle question

    You do not want to use mold release if your using rubber or silicone molds.
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    Re: Using Mann lake candle flex molds

    As for holding the wick in place - bobby pins work nice. I buy wick holders for my Mann lake Molds. I would recommend that for the wicking, you cut a very very very long piece and let it hand from...
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    Re: Melting wax in Non-stick?

    I use a presto melter with a spout to melt my wax. No problems so far.
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    Re: Bees wax Candle Wick fail?

    4/0 Is too small. I use that for tea lights. 3/0 for Votives. 60 PLY for jars. If your making Pillars you want #6....all are square braided except for the 60 Ply which is flat braided
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    Re: Votive Wicks

    John?

    3X3 Standard Pillar size? I use a #6 Square braided.


    Also I order my wicking from candlewic.com
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    Re: Votive Wicks

    I received a private message to comment on this. First off...thanks for the message - Im always willing to help everyone out. A few things

    First - The Votives should be burned in a votive Holder
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    Re: Candle boxes

    Best prices and selection I have found is sunshine candle....someone above placed the link already.
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    Re: beeswax products pricing

    I compare to other retailers. You don't want to be the guy that undercuts everyone and costs them business as well. As rule of thumb - cost of materials, labor and packaging (if you produce your own...
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    Re: Candle mold sealing putty alternative?

    I buy cheap mold release on ebay - similiar to that wacky tacky stuff to put things on the wall. The important thing that I found is that will my pillar molds you have to completely cover the wicks...
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    Re: shea and cocoa butter question

    I get mine off of bulk apocathery (no idea how to spell it). I buy many of my supplied from here. So far they have the best prices.
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    Re: What is "cosmetic grade" beeswax

    I always sell my cosmetic grade by calling it triple filtered. Screen filtered, water bath, and then through cheese cloth. The term "cosmetic grade" is not a real thing. Someone made it up to make...
  21. Re: What essential oil blends (scent) do you like?

    I happen to make candles in similar scents " beer" and "java" lol
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    Re: Beeswax prices?

    I make beeswax candles, soaps, and creams. I have a local beekeeper that I work with and he charges $2.50 a LB. (yes I know its cheap). Its solar melted and has some smalls impurities. I have to...
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