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I don't know why, but the book that they send along with the BetterBee candle making kit recommends paraffin for making candles and all the examples in the book, except for the beeswax comb candles, are made from paraffin. The book recommends stearin to harden the wax and to make a longer burning candle. Do you use stearin with beeswax also? Does anyone have a book that they highly recommend for beeswax candle making and has the tips and tricks to working with beeswax?
 

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I have used both yrs ago the paraffin and pure bees wax. now don't do either make foundations with extra wax. bees wax will smoke less. both will release from molds about same. you could use mold release too.
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I use corn and soy oil, or "sterile acid", but we had a different? set up for molds. we used the plastic molds with the wick already in. oh I miss the good ol days at Yeoman and Wood bury making Vegemite candles :)
 
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