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« on: March 07, 2011, 07:07:36 PM »

any idea on this? I suppose it has to do with how long the fragrance will last but I have a bunch of wax and jars and holiday fragrance and it would all take up so much less room if I put the fragrance in the wax and the wax in the jars! too early for x-word stock making?
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2011, 07:09:56 PM »

Gosh, you plan ahead, don't you?!  Wink

I think you can do that, and if you keep it all 'sealed' in the jar, it should last.

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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2011, 09:05:52 PM »

Ive got wax melts I made 2 yaers ago stil smelling lovely. I do store them in a plined plastic box though and dont laugh try to sucka lot of the airt out before i clip the final corner with a straw.

Far easier to store em in a sealed placcie bag but not in contact wit the wax i was told as some plastics can leach the scent out.

So if you are making candles a lil paper top slipped over the wick then put in a cardboard box in the dark.
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2011, 09:24:41 PM »

fantastic - thank you! I'll start with the Fall fragrances and work my way on  Smiley it'll be nice to get them sorted and out of the way...
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2011, 09:37:28 PM »

I've got some candles (open top jars) that are over a year old. when I open their box, the scent hits me immediately! still v. strong !
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2011, 09:41:02 PM »

nice! how is the bloom? I know it makes a difference what wax you're using but if I'm using sealed glass jars (which I am) will that help?
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2011, 10:12:38 PM »

I haven't notice any bloom at all., I store them in cardbaord boxes with lids.
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2011, 10:22:26 PM »

I dont suffer from bloom on my container candles.

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Or I stack the wax melts in these cute lil hat boxes can get 4 in. They definately keep the smell in.
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2011, 10:48:45 PM »

soooo, pretty, Michelle! the candles, melts and boxes. thank you for your help  :buttrf: (wanders off to see where I can find pretty little hat boxes...)
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2011, 11:42:18 PM »

I got them from a store calle qs which is like  a seconds quality shop. They were in a stack of 3 one inside the other for £2. So I snatched up quite a few. Unfortunately all used up now.
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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2011, 11:48:17 PM »

wow - what a great deal - very nice. maybe you'll get lucky again  :buttrf:
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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2011, 11:59:22 PM »

Just be aware that if you're making your container candles in tins fo's with vanilla in them will probably make the tin rust & discolour around the edges during storage.
I just found a batch of delicious chocolate mint cream soy candles in tins that I'd tidied away & forgotten about & they've all gone rusty looking but boy do they smell good!

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« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2011, 12:03:57 AM »

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?
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« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2011, 09:57:14 AM »

Michelle...they look lovely....I love the idea of the hat boxes..... :buttrf:
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« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2011, 01:30:52 PM »

The hat boxes are so cute!  I'm off to Poundland to see if I can find anything suitable!
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