Archive for April, 2013

Home Crafted Soaps

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

fragrance oils1.      What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Eric & Sherry Rossignol of  Rossignol Farm Soaps

2.      Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  My wife, Sherry, came home with a home crafted soap and I (Eric) couldn’t get enough!  YouTube, the Internet and everything else consumed both of our waking days and nights to learn how to make our own.  From there, Sherry and I have created our own products based on natural, simple and “local” body healing ingredients that our family could use without all those “manufactured ingredients”.  We have been crafting our products for almost two years and there is no end in sight. 

3.      What products do you make and sell?  We make cold process soap, soy candles, lip balm, lotions, body balms and ointments.

4.      What are your business goals?  We would like to be able to grow our business so Sherry can stay at home and care for our two girls. 

5.      What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?   We really love your fragrance oils. They are all high quality and the price is wonderful. Our favorites and best sellers are Balsam & Cedar, Seaside Cotton, Spiced Cranberry and Christmas Memories. We used them in both our soaps and candles. We also love to use your flavorings in our lip balm.

Your Website:   http://www.etsy.com/shop/rossignolfarmsoaps

Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/RossignolFarmSoaps

Soy Candles with Fragrance Oils

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

fragrance oil1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Greg Dimaggio, Howlin Dog Candles

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I needed a winter hobby as I researched and learned candles.  It turned into a business since 2008, but it became full time in 2011.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  100% Soy candles, Lip Balms, Body Butters, Lotion Bars, Foot Cream.

4.  What are your business goals?  To increase sales nation wide.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures GardenGreen Tea Fragrance Oil, Dragon’s Blood Fragrance Oil, Sandalwood Fragrance Oil, Patchouli Fragrance Oil, and both the 2oz. and 4oz. jars.

Your Website:  howlindogproducts.com

Candles and Body Care Products

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Fragrance oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  My name is GaLonda Chatman and my companies are Candle Addiction & Purely Positive Body Care Products.

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  I was tired of working for corporate America. I came from a long line of entrepreneurs. Its in my blood, so I decided to step out on faith and give it a try!

3.  What was your motivation?  My motivation was my mom. She is disabled and I wanted the freedom to work from home and be there whenever she needed me. My addiction for candles also motivated me.

4.  How long have you been in business?  It will be 3 years on April 1st!

5.  What products do you make and sell?  I make Soy Candles, Tea lights, and Soy Melts. Under my body care line I make brown sugar scrubs and body butters.

6.  What are your business goals?  To employ more “Candle Ladies & Candle Guys”, I have recruited ladies and men to sell my products. To open another candle boutique and also a school of learning. My long term goal is to be a supplier of candle making products like Nature’s Garden.

7.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden? Fragrance oils! I get about 85% of my oils from Nature’s Garden. The variety is amazing! 3 years later and I am still trying new scents.

Your Website: http://www.candle-addiction.com

Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Candle-Addiction/10150123002595165

Twitter: https://twitter.com/candleaddiction

Instagram: @candleaddiction

Candles and Tealights with Fragrance

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

fragrance oil1. What’s your name & Your Company Name: Linda Rice  www.lynnscandles.com

2. Why did you decide to go into business? What was your motivation? How long have you been in business? I love making candles, started making candles back in the 80′s for family and friends and one day thought why not try and sell them! Everyone was always telling me how good my candles smell and last long hours so I put them on Ebay and they started selling, then I made my own web site and it’s been great!  That’s how I make my living;  been going strong for 5 years now.

3. What products do you make and sell? I make tealights/tarts/votives, pillars/leave shape candles and other shapes a lot of Halloween shapes/ Easter eggs/ jar candles 12 oz/16 oz / 18 oz/ 22 oz and layered candles/zebra candles/ tealights are the big seller right now.

4. What are your business goals? To try and make my business grow, make a name for myself to keep making my candles better for my buyers.  I am happy if my buyers are happy.

5. What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden? I just love your scents they are the best and the strongest!  Your colors are good (tried them all), your candle molds, your wicks love them all!

Your Website: www.lynnscandles.com

twitter:   https://twitter.com/LTIGER698

Candles and Body Products

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

fragrance oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:   Jessica Perez, Sierra Rose Candle Company

2.   Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  This business actually started out as a hobby.  I was tired of going to the store and buying candles only to get home and be extremely disappointed in the quality.  Either they weren’t strong enough or they just weren’t very pretty to look at.  Then one day it hit me, try making your own.  After much practice I finally perfected my formula and I had all sorts of friends buying from me.  So I eventually turned it into a small business.  Sierra Rose Candle Company has been in business since September 2010.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  We sell candles, fragrance warmers and fragrance melts, foaming hand soaps, and body products.

4.  What are your business goals?  My business goals are to eventually open my own store here in San Antonio, Texas.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  100% of our ingredients come from Natures Garden except for the containers we sell them in.  We do not buy any of our ingredients from anyone or anywhere else.

Your Website:  www.sierrarosecandles.com

Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/sierrarosecandlecompany

Lip Balms and Candle Melts

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

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1. What’s your name & Your Company Name?  Nichole, Nichole’s Candle Creations

2. Why did you decide to go into business? What was your motivation? How long have you
been in business? 
Back in 2007, I got injured on the job as a patient care assistant and ended up out of work for a period of time. Since I had extra time on my hands, I wanted to learn how to make candles. It originally started as just a hobby. I then started trying to come up with unique ideas and decided to allow others to purchase my art. My motivation was to allow others to have something with a personal touch versus something you would just pick up in the store. I have been working out of my home since 2011.

3. What products do you make and sell?  I currently sell tea lights, rose shaped candle melts, heart shape candle melts, cat candles, heart candles, votives, and lip balms. My candles are made out of crème wax and soy wax depending on the product being made. I would also like to expand into more products in the near future.

4. What are your business goals?  Rather than focusing on long term goals and variables I cannot predict, I like to focus my immediate efforts on expanding my own independence day by day.  I intend to expand my catalog as well as expand my business in the online world.  Much of what I am doing is being played by ear.  I find that remaining open ended allows for more opportunities and less difficulty in handling success in unplanned venues.

5. What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  The products I have tried from Natures Garden have been Frosted Gift Bags, Incense Sticks, DPG Solvent Liquid, Strawberry Cheesecake Lip Balm Kit and Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil.  Natures Garden is new to me, so I haven’t had the opportunity to try many products as of yet but look forward to trying more.  As of right now, I really liked the strawberry cheesecake starter kit. It was easy to make and fun to do.

Your Website:  Nicole’s Candle Collection

Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/NicholesCandleCreations

Making Candles for Over 8 Years

Friday, April 12th, 2013

fragrance oils galore1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name: Willow Moon Cottage

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business? What started as a hobby then quickly turned into a passion. My motivation is the peace I feel making them, It unwinds me, I’m in my element. Oh yeah and my hubby too! Lol He backs me up and pushes me to follow my dreams always, so although I have been making candles about 8 years and doing the craft shows, I just decided to take a leap & opened my business “Willow Moon Cottage” this March 1st 2013 in Mt.Laurel , NJ “Rancocas Woods Village”.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  Soy Candles,Wax Melts, Room Sprays, Bath Bombs & Salts. On a non-candle line I am a Nature lover so I make a lot of wreaths & centerpieces that rustic nature like & I do a lot of up-cycling… that’s my second crafty passion

4.  What are your business goals?  To make this new venture of opening a store successful enough to be able to retire doing what I love…. Creating

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  Natures Garden fragrance oils are my favorite & cannot be beat hands down! I am a Fragrance oil junky for NG. I also use their soy wax, herbs, and other misc items.

Your Website: www.willowmooncandles.com

Facebook page: Willow Moon Cottage

Twitter: WillowMCandles

YouTube Channel: Willow Moon

Homemade Candles

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Fragrance Oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name: Hartley House Candle Company

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  Looking back on how this journey began is sort of interesting. I suppose a piece of Hartley House Candle Company has always been with me in one way or another.

Nearly twenty years ago, I was away with a good friend of mine on a cabin camping trip. On one of our day adventures, we happened upon a small country candle store. Shelves upon shelves, bins upon bins of candles! Votives, pillars, tea lights, tapers, jars…it was a scent lover’s paradise! I was in awe! I remember filling trays with votives, determined to sample as many as I could not knowing if/when I’d get back there. I used those votives so sparingly because I enjoyed them so much I didn’t want to get to the last one.  Nearly ten years later, my passion for candles was firmly rooted. I hid them in my dorm room, I made sure I always had several I loved in my small apartment, etc. I was thrilled to supplement my teaching income working in a local Yankee Candle store, taking full advantage of the associate discount!  Then I met my husband, stopped teaching and entered into the corporate world, my means of relaxing was a soft smelling candle and warm bath. Soon after buying our house and getting engaged, we discovered our first little baby was on the way.  While being a wife & mother will always be my greatest joy and truest accomplishment, I am almost sad to admit I felt something missing from my personal life. I have a wonderful group of friends, family that is genuinely amazing (on both sides) and a supportive loving husband.  So, what was my problem?! Only now do I know the answer. I have always been a creative person. I love reading, writing, crafting and what was missing was that “just for me” time. Everything I did was because I was someone’s wife, daughter, sister, mother, employee, friend. But what was I doing for me?  I confided in my husband many times. It wasn’t that I was unhappy. I certainly was not. I just felt like there had to be more. I started scrap booking but didn’t enjoy it much. I tried other crafts, sewing, crocheting , etc but it just wasn’t my thing. I made a few projects around the house and was proud that I crafted something that brought happiness and beauty to our home.  Then I asked my husband for a candle making kit because I wanted to try my hand at a genuine hobby I found intriguing. Immediately, upon first pour, I was hooked!  I adore the process of selecting scents, molding, etc. This candle making was quickly my mental break from being everyone else’s somebody. When we decided to turn my passion over to a business venture, my only caveat was that it had to be all mine. I would craft my own candles, not resell other’s work. I would add scents to the shop and form relationships with my ‘customers.’  I suppose technically I opened shop 6 months ago (October 2012) and since then I have met amazing people, refined my craft and found myself in ways I didn’t even know I was missing. I will forever be grateful for this journey of self-discovery and for my loyal customers who bring me such joyous pride; that humble ol’ me could make candles they enjoy as I did mine from that little country candle shop!

3.  What products do you make and sell?  Hartley Candle Company sells container candles (mason jars, keepsake jars, balmoral jars, aluminum tins), tealights, pillars, votives, and a growing number of shaped candles.

4.  What are your business goals?  Here at Hartley House Candle Company, I believe that beautiful, aromatic candle products can be crafted with love and consideration for our health & well being, as well as with an earnest respect for our environment.  Hartley House is committed to producing high-quality candle products with integrity, using healthy materials that are conscious of both physical and mental well being as environmentally sound.  My goal is to continue to grow in my trade and offer the best candle products to the candle loving market!

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  I love Nature’s Garden products. Currently I use a variety of the fragrance oils including Sangria Punch and Basil Sage & Mint which are two of my most well-loved scents!  I also use the Reed Diffuser Base, aluminum tins and rattan reeds for products offered in my shop.

Your Website: www.etsy.com/shop/hartleyhousecandleco

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/hartleyhousecandlecompany

Natural Spa Products

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

fragrance-oils61. What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Theresa Peoples  – Urban Essence Salon & Spa, LLC

2. Why did you decide to go into business? What was your motivation? How long have you been in business?  We went into business as a result of our own family’s skin issues. We noticed that in commercially produced products the ingredients are often times harmful and contain small amounts of ingredients which are beneficial to your skin. Through intense research we learned that the ingredients such as Shea Butter, Olive Oil and Cocoa Butter are essential to soothing the increasing number of individuals with eczema, psoriasis and many other skin aliments. We have been in business for 10 years.

3. What products do you make and sell?  We make and sell Gourmet Luxury Soap, Whipped Body Butter, Foaming Butter Scrub, Shower Gel, Bath Tea, Bath Bonbons, Bath Salts, Lotion, Massage Oil, Lip Balm, and Sugar Scrubs.

4. What are your business goals?  Our mission and goals are one in the same. We promote awareness of product ingredients and use in order to create educated consumers who can make well-informed decisions regarding their UESS selections and complementary products.

5. What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  I have to the say that the fragrance oils are my favorite.

Your Website:  www.urban-essence.com

Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/UrbanEssenceSalonSpa

Twitter:  @UESalonSpa

Blog:  http://urbanessencesalonandspa.blogspot.com/

YouTube Channel:  http://www.youtube.com/user/urbanessencesalon

Homemade Bar Soap

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

fragrance oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  My name is Vikki Jones and my company is Mocha’s Handmade Soaps

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business? My motivation to go into the soaping business was after I tried a nice bar of homemade soap that my Mother-in-Law made and didn’t want to use store bought soaps ever again.  So I decided to start making my own soaps but just took it to the next level.  Her bar was a regular bar made with the basics of Oil, water and sodium Hydroxide and it was great so I knew from that point after studying and looking into it that I could make a wonderful bar of soap with a few added ingredients.  I’ve been in business for 7 years now.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  I make homemade bar and liquid soaps, lotions, body butters and sugar scrubs.

4.  What are your business goals?  My ultimate business goal is to actually be able to own a store front in addition to my online business.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  I use Natures Garden’s fragrance oils and I LOVE them.  I’ve also purchased some of Natures Garden’s  soap colorants.

Your Website: MochasHandmadeSoaps.etsy.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MochasSoaps

Twitter:  MochasSoaps

YouTube Channel:  LaShayla36