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« on: November 20, 2014, 10:33:40 PM »

Does anyone make candles with EOs (successfully)? I read when doing my original research to use between 3 - 5% and so far I have only used 3% but it just doesn't work for me, theres no hot throw at all, so I am going to try 5% next time but I'm just curious as to what % others use? Anyone want to share Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2014, 12:31:20 PM »

I use 6% with no issues. Some wax throws better than others I think too.
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2014, 01:51:05 PM »

Thanks Suzanne, I'm obviously not using enough then, which in a way feels like a relief because it gives me something else to try. I'm assuming you've had no issues with flammability or anything? Like I say I'd read than you shouldn't do anything over 5% for safety reasons, so I was being cautious but if you find 6% works well I might give it a go. Just out of interest, did you decide on 6% because you were unsuccessful with smaller amounts or did you just dive in at 6%? Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2014, 06:30:32 PM »

Somebody on the forum many moons ago told me 6-8% so I started there. I also use soy wax which has good throw. I have never had any issues.
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