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    Hi everyone, I have recently started looking up candle making. I have done lots of research on wax types, melting temps, wicks etc. I used paraffin wax (as i read its easier to use with scents) and added a small amount of dye with a double boiler method. Once all the wax melted I added my fragrance oil (this is very strong) I added around 10%. The candles cold throw is great but I'm struggling to get a warm throw. The strangest part is I poured the same wax into moulds for candles and wax melts. The wax melts smell great when warm but the candles don't although they still have a strong cold scent. Could it be my wick that is the issue. The wick is a cotton wick. Amy advice would be much appreciated as wanting to make these for gifts for Christmas!

    Also I have been looking into trying other oils o have ordered a set of essential oils but I was wondering if anyone has ever used diffuser oils as they are a lot more cost effective but are they watered down too much?

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    Welcome Kavco.

    We also make candles and and wax melts and have done for over 4 years now.
    We use soy wax for our scented candles so hot throw is not as strong as it would be for paraffin. Hot throw will still be much less than when the batch of wax is molten when making.

    We use commercially available scented oils so can't help with your essential oils sorry.


    Smeg.

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    Hi Smeg

    Thank you for your help. I always add the fragrance once the wax has completely melted and take it off the heat I leave it to slightly cool then add the fragrance oil and stir thoroughly. But still the warm throw is not as I would like. Do you think it could be a temperature issue?

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