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Mini-review on new candle-making products !!!

Yesterday, I received my parcel from 4 Candles UK including:
12 x wood wicks with holders 
30 x safety labels (stickers)
1.6 Kg of EcoSoya CB-Xcel
1x medium  and 1x large Hexagonal Jar 
1 x US Style Chocolate Fudge fragrance (I'll try this another time)


Glass containers are absolutely lovely, but the container's bottom is not flat and wood wick holder tilts...

In addition, the container is pretty narrow and I guess re-lighting the candles, when there's a little wax left, might be a bit difficult.


The EcoSoya CB-Xcel works great! It solidifies very slowly and adheres to the container's wall well. I didn't have a massive shrinking (the crack on the top is my fault because I moved the candle too early) and so far I haven't noticed frosting! Yuppie!



I didn't use dyes, but I added 10 drops (for 150 gr of wax) of a food grade mandarin essential oil (Céven’Arômes, organic farming).


Mandarin essential oil has relaxing, calming and sedative properties and a very pleasant smell.

What I still need to test, is the wood wick! I really hope it burns well as someone suggested...but this has to wait until tonight because the candle is still setting ;-)




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