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Cremino candles: the first approach to a wood wick...

Ok, let me be 100% honest: when I saw the wood wicks for the first time I literally fell in love with them!
I absolutely wanted to try them, so I placed an order at Mondo bougies and decided to start a pretty challenging project without having looked for any information about wood wicks first!

This time I got inspired from an Italian chocolate called Cremino! For this reason I've also bought from my beloved supplier a CHOCO-PRALIN├ë fragrance. 

If you want to try and make the Cremino candles you'll get the recipe with all the technical details by following this link to my FB page.

It would have been a perfect piece of work if I didn't have troubles in keeping the candles lit!!!!

I tried many things to sort the problem out..and to cut a long story short let me tell you that you should ALWAYS DOUBLE THE WICK WHEN USING 100% SOY WAX!

They do look incredibly real, don't they???

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