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Offline Bakersdozen

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What are you making?
« on: October 15, 2019, 06:40:40 am »
Is anyone making any lotions, balms, salves, etc in preparation for winter?  Tell us what you are working on.

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Re: What are you making?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2019, 08:16:44 am »
I'll be making more lip balm soon and have already made four dozen 3" votives and four dozen 8" hand dipped tappers but the project I'm most excited about is my Advent Wreath.  It'll use four 1.5" X 9" pillars and one 3" X 9.5" pillar.  I'm experiencing a learning curve on both but think I've got the smaller candle worked out.  The large candle contains 2 pounds of wax and presents more of a challenge.  I'm super excited about it and think I'll have it worked out soon.  My intention is to post a pick when its lit and burning in all it's glory.  Thanks for the post Bakersdozen!  Ted
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Re: What are you making?
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 07:03:29 pm »
FYI if you use avocado oil for your lip balm, it will turn out green.  Back to the drawing board.


I am also hoping to make the tops of the lip balm look more professional.  Advice?  Anyone?

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Re: What are you making?
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 07:08:33 pm »
Maybe, when i can quit laughing! Ooh ahhhahahah!  God that's funny!
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Re: What are you making?
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 07:49:54 pm »
I'm sorry bakersdozen.  Not sure why that struck me so funny but it surely did.  I haven't got any suggestions as I'm still plugging along myself, but i do want to thank you.  It's comforting to be reminded that none of us where born knowing about this stuff and trying new things often leads to, unforseen outcomes.  I appreciate you sharing your unforseen outcome with us.  Thank you, Ted
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Re: What are you making?
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 07:56:55 pm »
On second thought, and it is just a thought, do you over fill the tubes then scrape the excess off after it sets up before removing the filled tubes from the tray?  I sometimes do more than one pour, similar to candles, as the balm sinks/shrinks as it cools, from time to time anyway. HTH  Ted
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