I am in need of some advice, as some of you may be aware, I am in the process of setting up my own business of handmade cosmetics.
I also want to sell candles as I love them, but the last few tests I’ve done the wicks have separated from the metal bit at the bottom and have then set crooked- is this just that I’ve used rubbish wicks? They are just the standard white wicks. Could this be avoided by using wooden wicks maybe? Could anyone recommend a supplier?
Also, I had slight dippage around the wick once the candle set, I’ve read this is quite normal but does anyone with experience know how I can avoid this? I have since “topped them off” and they’re fine but I would like to get them “right” first time if possible.
Lastly when adding dried lavender and rosemary etc, some sank and some rose to the top. Again I’ve read this is normal but I’m wondering how candle makers get it to flow consistently through the candle?
Basically I need all the advice please and I will pay you with your advise with a free candle once I’m up and running.
Thank you all lovely people!