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Information regarding skin friendly wax candle additives

As far as I'm aware for BDSM purposes you want to get the melting point low enough to not burn the skin, but high enough for the recipient to have intense sensations. Paraffin and soy wax are common ...
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How do I add fragrance when making homemade candles?

Yes, you can use essential oils to to make homemade candles. Make sure you add it into the wax mixture when creating it and never add it directly on the top of a pre-made candle because essential oils ...
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Why would a candle require a much larger wick than normal for its size?

The problem could be the composition of the wax. Could there possibly be a certain percent of soy wax in the pillars, in addition to the beeswax? The Wick Guide that you referenced states: Higher ...
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How to infuse candles/soaps with scents from tea leaves?

The problem with your ingredients is that both (green tea and toasted rice) only have a mild scent to begin with. The scent mostly comes from essential oils. Things that are rich in essential oils ...
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Can you cast candle wax in a HDPE Mold safely?

"Safely" can have a lot of meanings, as Chris H mentions in a comment. A mold of paper-thin HDPE could soften and burst, but something more substantial, like a recycled bottle or jug, won't ...
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Paraffin candle burnt (or rather melted) WAY too quickly?

Commercial candles normally have a higher melting temperature wax on the outer surface. This retains a pool of low temperature wax to be drawn up the wick by capillary action.
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Paraffin candle burnt (or rather melted) WAY too quickly?

You did not do anything wrong, except leave a candle burning for hours unattended. Candles melt when burning, and five hours is not a short time in a regular candles life.
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