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gig, I know what you ,mean. Nothing will eat through your budget faster than experiment after experiment, test after test, different wax types, different size wicks, etc, etc,
What kinds of candles are you making? I don't know anything about making paraffin candles. If you are using soy, I would be more than happy to share the results of my year-and-a-half long tedious, costly, time consuming, and sometines frustrating candlemaking.
I am the owner of papascandleshoppe.com and I started in this business just like you with a lot of questions and not to many answers. If you are on a tight budget then I would advise that you go on line where you can buy some soy wax there are places you can get 5 to 10 lbs I would use G444 it is a nice one for containers. If you are using a jelly jar container then I would use a #51 wick also buy some nice fragrance that you can add to the wax about 1.5 - 2 oz per lb. heat the wax in a double boiler up to 190 degrees add your fragrance stir for about 2 min then let it cool to about 105 degrees and pour into jelly jars that have your wick in them you can use a small drop from a hot glue gun to hold into place. center your wicks and let cool. you must let the candle season for about 5 days to let the fragrance saturate the wax. then burn and enjoy.
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