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Puppies & Cupcakes & Wax Melts, Oh My!

Never melt cupcake wax melts unless you actually have cupcakes to offer...  When you get those melts that are so good you want to eat them and it just becomes a mean and cruel trick to everyone in your household.   Husband: "Oooohhhh are you making cupcakes??" ...as he walks into the kitchen.  "Oh. (sad face) I guess not."  Kids: "What kind of mean and cruel trick is this???"  Me: Ummmm...sorry? Husband: "Why would you taunt us like this???  How would you like it if you walked into the house and heard the sounds of a puppy and us 'ooohing and aawwing' and then you walk in and BAM! NO PUPPY!"  Yeah, sometimes they're just that good. 😉  

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Wax Ed 101: Lesson 3 How should I store my wax?

Since the last lesson was all about the science, we'll keep this one short and sweet and give your brain a little break!   It is a relatively simple topic, but a commonly asked and very important question as it will make all the difference in the world in the performance of your wax!   First, keep your wax in a cool, dark area.  Sunlight and extreme temperatures (primarily heat) can damage and degrade your wax, not to mention just make it lose it's pretty luster like a newspaper left outside! Secondly, but most importantly if you are purchasing wax from any reputable source, they should know and be using the proper type of packaging. As such, there is no...

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Wax Ed 101: Lesson 2 What is 'cure' time?

Oh, the ever controversial cure time.  First, we'll start by saying that there are two very opposite trains of thought on cure time: 1. The scientific theory2. The real-life, experience based theory Scientifically, the basis of a strong or weak throw is based solely upon the temperature of the wax when the fragrance oil (FO) is added.  This theory is similar to your middle school science experiment of dissolving sugar into water - let's make Kool-Aid!  At cooler temperatures, you can only dissolve X amount of sugar until the grains begin to fall the bottom at which time you now have a saturated solution.  However, if the water is heated to a higher temperature, more sugar is now able to...

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Wax Ed 101: Become a Waxpert!

Today I'm going to start a week long series: Wax Ed 101! Each day I'll post some info on different things from wax care to the science behind it all! Feel free to share the info with your fellow waxies to make sure you're getting the most out of your scented products! Wax Ed Lesson 1: What is 'throw'? Throw refers to the amount of scent given off by the wax. There are two types of throw: cold and hot. Cold throw refers to the scent of the wax when you smell it in it's solid state, before it is melted. Hot throw refers to the scent of the wax when it is melted and the degree to which it fills...

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