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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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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.
 

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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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Personally, I love the way candle bloom looks. But hey, maybe I'm weird! :eek:
I myself would not want to buy beewax candles with some 'gloss' product sprayed on them. Enough chemical junk on everything as it is.
 

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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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