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    Hi there fellow melts makers. I've been testing some of the melts I made yesterday & it smells quite strong and if you look when it's in the burner it's as if you can see a vapour coming from it. Does this anything, could it be I put too much scent in. I'm doing 10% scent per wax at the moment. help would be appreciated, cheers Linda
    My blog http://setters-delight.blogspot.com

    Folksy http://www.justgifts.folksy.com

  • #2
    What sort of wax have you used? 10% is quite alot of fragrance, that's about the maximum I use with soy, but if you are using paraffin wax then you should use around 6%.

    But yes, even if they are soy and they are too strong for your liking, then just drop the fragrance down by a couple of %.
    www.purplesparkle.co.uk
    http://purplesparklecrafts.blogspot.com/

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    • #3
      It does sound like you are putting to much oil in & the oil is "boiling"
      As purple sparkle says double check your percentages, try a next batch at 5% if this is not strong enough for you try 6% ... ect

      It's all trial & error & the more you make the more experienced you will become

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      • #4
        Hi Linda

        Totally agree it's all trial and error. 10% is a bit much, I use 8% but then mine are soy. Soy is quite fickle when it comes to fragrance oils.

        Another thing to consider is that the dish is getting too hot. If the gap between the dish and the tealight is quite small then the flame will be too hot. Does that make sense?

        Another possibility is the material of the burner. I have two burners at home, one has the separate glass dish and the other is a ceramic all in one. I will sometimes get the "smoking" effect from the glass dish but not from the ceramic burner. Go figure.

        Ruby x
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        • #5
          oh err

          oh dear, don't want boiling wax that's for sure. I'm using soy so I'll just melt this lot down again & add a bit more wax. cheer all, Linda
          My blog http://setters-delight.blogspot.com

          Folksy http://www.justgifts.folksy.com

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          • #6
            me again

            took the advice someone gave about the flame being too close to the top part of the burner & guess what, changed the burner I was using & now I can hardly smell anything, I don't know, what a game egh, will I ever get it right, Linda
            My blog http://setters-delight.blogspot.com

            Folksy http://www.justgifts.folksy.com

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            • #7
              Of course you will

              What sort of burner are you using? Is it still with the 10% melts?
              www.purplesparkle.co.uk
              http://purplesparklecrafts.blogspot.com/

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              • #8
                hi purplesparkle

                the burner has a bigger gap from where the t light is & the melt is & yes it's with the same 10% melt. what a game.
                Just read another thread & must make sure I put some sort of warning with my melts & tell people about safety if I sell any.
                good job I read loads of other thread, the advice here is just great. Linda
                My blog http://setters-delight.blogspot.com

                Folksy http://www.justgifts.folksy.com

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                • #9
                  It's all trial and error in this game what works with one thing wont work with another - drives you mad half the time but you'll get there. Great though because even your mistakes you can remelt and use again. I did a cracker just last night making an age candle and the guy wants 32 so wasn't until I unmoulded it that I realised I had put the 2 in back to front - ow well back to the drawing board.

                  Good luck.

                  Cheers.

                  Lisa

                  Bowed Over
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                  www.bowedover.co.uk

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                  • #10
                    hope for me yet

                    thanks for all the answers. If you get it wrong sometimes Lisa there is hope for me then.
                    My blog http://setters-delight.blogspot.com

                    Folksy http://www.justgifts.folksy.com

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by sherrielinda View Post
                      thanks for all the answers. If you get it wrong sometimes Lisa there is hope for me then.

                      Ow I get it wrong lots and lots of times - only way to learn but you can bet I wont be making that mistake again!!!!

                      Cheers.

                      Lisa

                      Bowed Over
                      Handmade Dog Collar Accessories
                      www.bowedover.co.uk

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