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« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2011, 08:56:40 PM »

oh, no! they sound lovely - so sorry they got rusty. thanks for the tip - BTW, do FOs with vanilla eventually discolor soy wax like it does soap?

I don't colour my soy candles so the vanilla discolouration can be more noticable, I've also found that my pillars discolour where the wax is exposed so under the cigar label is the colour it was when poured but above & below that it's considerably darker. I guess if I was a bit more together I'd put them away unlabelled so if they are kept in the dark they might not discolour so badly, but then I'd forget what I'd made or lose them for a while!

The vanilla discolouring isn't ugly in my candles it makes the soy a deeper colour but I'm not sure what they'd be like if I dyed them.

Enjoy your chandling & fingers crossed all will go well.

Oh & I just remembered, if you make votives or use wick sustainers in your pillars they can rust over time too so it might be an idea to store these without their wicks & just put them in just before they go out for sale.

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« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2011, 09:02:13 PM »

ooo, really good tips - thanks, Sally! great info on the vanilla - I don't color mine either so it's good to know what to expect. I have an eggnog FO that I love - happy to have it burning in the spring, even! but I've not had one long enough to know if it discolors! thank you  :buttrf:
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« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2011, 09:29:55 PM »

Thanks for that I hadnt had vanill along enough to know it discolours partly because it makes me sneeze and I only did it for custom orders. Ooops
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« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2011, 09:45:15 PM »

I think it discolors after you burn it (just the part that melts) but if it discolors evenly when stored I think that would be okay.
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