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    Can I ask what kind of container you all use to weigh your FOs? I find the plastic containers I'm using difficult to clean and a sticky residue has built up. I'm currently using disposable plastic glasses, 2 or 3 times so it's not really important but it is annoying not to be able to clean them fully.

    Any suggestions welcome!

    Sticky Marion

  • #2
    Hi Marion,

    I use a Pyrex Jug for large amounts or a small amber glass bottle with dropper lid for one off or small batches (usually less than a kilo of wax)

    The sticky residue is from the alcohol in the fragrance evaporating and leaving some of the contents behind. I would strong advise against using plastic to hold fragrance oils in as it will destroy the container. The alcohol will dissolve the plastic and will then transfer it into you candle. This can cause toxic fumes to be emitted.

    I spoke with the manufacturer who makes all of my fragrances last week and basically they advise us what to ship our goods out in (every fragrance varies). Most suitable things are stainless steel or aluminium, glass or UN Approved HDPE Bottles. I think amber glass bottles are only around 20-30p each so it would't break the bank to have a few.

    Next point, use sterilising fluid to soak your bottles in as this will neutralise most of the fragrance and make it easier to clean.

    Hope that helped
    David Bolger - CEO of Endless Green Group Ltd
    Retailer, Distributor and Manufacturer of Hobby, Craft and Pastime supplies

    Candle Making Supplies
    http://www.thatflamingcandlecompany.com


    Bolgers Woodworking Supplies
    http://www.bolgers.co.uk

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    • #3
      Thanks Candleman - that explains a lot and is really helpful.

      Can I ask where you buy your amber glass bottles? A pyrex jug sounds ideal for larger amounts. (trip to ebay methinks!)

      Thanks again - much appreciated.

      Marion

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      • #4
        I buy mine by the pallet load :P but there is a retailer that I sometimes use: http://www.ampulla.co.uk/AMBER-GLASS...TTLES/c-1-196/

        The 50ml I tend to use the most as that gives me 5% in 1 kg of wax. Saves weighing etc... But you don't really need the dropper top if your measuring it out before hand, just tip it in. It is the dropper top that can add perhaps 30-40p on to the price.

        Hope this helps
        David Bolger - CEO of Endless Green Group Ltd
        Retailer, Distributor and Manufacturer of Hobby, Craft and Pastime supplies

        Candle Making Supplies
        http://www.thatflamingcandlecompany.com


        Bolgers Woodworking Supplies
        http://www.bolgers.co.uk

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        • #5
          Thanks CandleMan - very helpful and much appreciated.

          Marion

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