Archive for the ‘clamshells’ Category

How to Make Clamshell Tarts

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
clamkit

If you are on the fence about possibly making your own clamshell wax tarts, this clamshell wax tart kit will show you just how easy it is!

 

 

How to Make Clamshell Tarts

Everybody knows someone who just loves to burn tarts in their oil burner.  I have a sister that pays top dollar for those tarts, and swears that they are the only tarts she will use.  I took on this challenge at least that is what I thought it was, and have now successfully changed her over to making her own custom tarts.

My sister has a  scent for every season type.  She had her go to fragrances.  A light floral for spring, a zesty citrus kick scent for summer, a mossy green outdoor scent for fall, and the tried and true Apple Cinnamon for winter.  This was one concept I could not grasp.  I felt compelled to show her the ways of the scenting world, and since I work for Natures Garden, I knew a few in and outs.

For anyone looking to start making their own tarts, Natures Garden offers a Clamshell Wax Tart Kit.  This was my starting place for her as well.  What is really admirable about this kit is just how easy it is.  The kit comes with everything that you would need to make your first time clamshell tarts.  Wax, Fragrance Oils, Candle Dyes, Clamshells, Pipettes, Instructions, in fact this kit is so easy, it practically makes itself.

For those of you who already have the supplies to make tarts at home, here is the list of ingredients you will need for this clamshell tart recipe:

1 Pound Pillar of Bliss Wax
1 oz. Apple Cinnamon Fragrance Oil
1 oz. Vanilla Bean Fragrance Oil
Red Liquid Candle Dye
Yellow Liquid Candle Dye
Pipettes
4 Clamshell Tart containers
Stainless Steel Spoon
Stove
Paper Bowls (2)
Toothpick
Melting Container

Step 1: Place 1 pound wax into your melting container.  Using the double boiler method, melt wax on low on the stove until the wax is completed melted. Get your four empty clamshells ready.

Step 2: Preparing the Apple Cinnamon Original Tarts: Pour 1/2 of the melted wax into a paper bowl.  Start by adding 1 drop of red liquid candle dye; add more if desired.

Step 3: Add 1 ounce of Apple Cinnamon Original fragrance oil to the melted wax. Stir. Keep remaining melted wax on stove at a low temp setting.

Step 4:  Bend the side of the paper bowl to make a pour spout, and quickly pour the melted wax into two clamshells. Do not move the clamshells until the wax has completely hardened and set up.

Step 5: Preparing the Vanilla Bean Tarts: Pour the other half of the melted wax into a paper bowl. Using a pipette, add 1 drop of yellow liquid candle dye.  Add more if desired.

Step 6: Add 1 ounce of Vanilla Bean fragrance oil to the melted wax.  Stir.

Step 7: Bend the side of the paper bowl to make a pour spout.  Quickly pour the melted wax into two clamshells. Do not move the clamshells until the wax has completely hardened and set up.

 Step 8: Break off chunks of the clamshell tart and place them into a potpourri burner and fill your room with the wonderful aromas of Apple Cinnamon and Vanilla Bean!

It is just as simple as that.  It did not take long to make these wonderful little clamshell tarts, and they smell amazing in your oil burners too.  Feel free to use any of Natures Gardens Fragrance Oils to make your own clamshell tarts.  My sister is super excited to get started on her own personal clamshell tart line, and I have a feeling I will be getting some homemade tarts for a gift very soon.

Fragrance & Fun for Everyone

Inspire, Create, and Dominate!

Sparkles!!! Nicole

(Corporate Manager of Natures Garden Candle Supplies)

www.naturesgardencandles.com

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website. Testing is your responsibility. If you plan to resell any recipes we provide, it is your responsibility to adhere to all FDA regulations if applicable. If there are ingredients listed in a recipe that Natures Garden does not sell, we cannot offer any advice on where to purchase those ingredients. We also do not offer any advice on formulating or altering recipes.

For the Love of Candles and Scents

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Fragrance OilsWhat’s your name & Your Company Name:  My name is Melissa Love and my company name is Scandalicious Candle Melts.

I love candles and I just got tired of the same old candle in the jar that you would find at local stores. I wanted candles that not only look different, but they also have to smell awesome. It wasn’t until the summer of last year that I started my research into creating my own candles and I did just that. I started making my own and giving some away to friends and co-worker as a gift. I had such a positive feedback that I decided to turn my love of candles making into a business. So finally in December of 2012, I open my Etsy store. In addition to my online store, I have my products in 3 boutiques and I am a member of the Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs.

I make fun shaped candles tarts and free-standing Shape Candles.

My goal is to have my own store and to have my products in as many homes and offices as possible.

I know with Nature Garden’s awesome products and their fabulous high quality fragrance oils, I will accomplish my goal.

Your Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ScandaliciousCandle

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

Twitter: @candliciousmelt

Blog: http://scandaliciouscandlemelt.blogspot.com

Candle Starter Kit Starts It All

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Fragrance OilsWhat’s your name & Your Company Name: Just my Scent Homemade Soy Candles, Tarts & More

In 2008 I needed Christmas gifts for my family members , so I ordered a starter candle kit. After giving them as gifts others around my candles enjoyed them so much they asked if I could make more. I now have my candles in 3 locations including the local farmers market. I have been asked to be the candle supplier for a new farmers market opening soon. I do local craft shows, fundraisers and have a yearly fall open house at my home.  I have been overwhelmed with the turn out of the open house. Everyone always looks forward to it in November. Next month I am having my very first Candle/Tart party where I will have cash & carry items, and will take orders. I will also be booking future parties with great gifts to the hostess. I sell Candles in jars, crocks and an apple shape jar, I live in apple country and our local high school’s mascot is an apple. The apple jar is only filled with apple scents to go with the theme. I also make tarts, I have them at a local hair salon and they are flying off the rack. I owe a lot of my success to Nature’s Garden for their wonderful products. I receive so many compliments on the scents that I use and they all come from Nature’s Garden. I recently visited my daughter who lives in another state and took her a starter kit and now she has her own business of Soy Melts using all Nature’s Garden supplies. Her first few weeks she sold over $400.00 in Soy Melts to neighbors and co workers, she is excited to do her first home party. Thank You Nature’s Garden for helping my daughter and me with our business, we love it!

Red Delicious Apple, Red Hot Cinnamon, Apple Cinnamon and Black Raspberry Vanilla

Your Website: justmyscent.com

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/JustmyScent

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JustmyScent

Novelty Candles with Fragrance Oils

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

fragrance oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name :  Little Prim Candle Bakery

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business? With the kids grown and out on their own, I was looking for some kind of hobby to keep me busy, but also to bring in a little extra money.  After searching the internet, I came across a blueberry pie candle and was hooked after that.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  I make soy jar candles, tarts, breakaway melts, pie candles, air fresheners, beer mug candles and other novelty candles.

4.  What are your business goals?  To improve and expand my product line as much as possible.   I would like to start making lip balms, soaps and other bath products and expand into that market area.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  I use aroma buds, aroma beads, dyes, but the best items are the Fragrance Oils.  You can’t beat the scent or price.  I have had many compliments on the Pink Sugar type, which is my best seller.

Your Website: www.littleprimcandlebakery.com

Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/littleprimcandlebakery

Excellent Throw with Fragrance Oils

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Fragrance Oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:      Mary McKnabb   /   Motherly Lights Candles

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business? I am a full time caregiver to my husband who had 4 brain injuries in a 6 month period of time. This happened in Sept, 2006. I was always looking for a candle that had a strong calming scent in order to help keep my husband calm without medication. But was disappointed in how it burned and the scent throw.  ( keep in mind these were grocery store candles)  In 2010 I started searching the internet on how to make candles. I came across Natures Gardens website and found everything I needed to make my own candles, even steps on how to make candles. Finally in 2012, having free time and extra money, I decided to start a candle business. It was something I could make a little extra income doing at home so I could still be with my husband.  My business started in Sept 2012.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  The products that I make are 13.5 oz and 6 oz container candles.  Tea Lights and tart melts. I have more ideas that I will be doing in the near future.

4.  What are your business goals? My business goal is just to produce a high quality candle that burns good and has an excellent scent throw to please my customers.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  Just about everything that I use comes from Natures Gardens. I use Joy wax, fragrance oils, wicks, coloring.  My favorite products is the fragrant oils.  Never new there were that many scents.  I also love the Joy Wax that I purchase from Natures Gardens.  With these 2 products I can make a high quality candle.

Your Website:   http://www.motherlylights.com

Purple Candles to Raise Awareness

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

73What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Hi my name is Amy Kocher at A & W Candles

Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I have been in business for 3 years now.  It all started after I moved back to this area and I had my electric shut off and was begging for help.  It sure was not a good time. But my daughter and I decided to do this to make a little extra money out of my apt to help with bills and to buy food.  So that was my motivation to make sure I was providing for my daughter who at the time was a junior in high school, now she is a thriving college student at Kent State University and I could not be any more proud of her.  Now in 2013 my motivation is to bring awareness to a charity who I hold dear to my heart Alzheimer  Association  of Ohio, my mom who recently passed away a few weeks ago had Dementia a form of Alzheimer Disease she was my rock, stood by me when no one else did, I decided I needed to be her voice in the fight of her life to let everyone know this is a disease that is heartbreaking to those who take care of them and those who have it, it is no fun watching a love one not remember who you are. So I now use my business for my fundraising efforts and make Purple candles to represent Alzheimer Awareness a hope for a cure one day.

What products do you make? I make two sizes of container candles 16oz and 8oz.  I also make melts in the clamshells and 1 and 2 oz containers which you can pop out and be put in any warmer, I also make Air freshener bags called sachet bags.

What are your business goals?   My business goals are not huge as I just work out of my Apt. but one day I hope to be retired from my full time job and do this on a regular basis, I would love to do craft shows and markets but most of them around here are only in fall and with a job its hard to do them all.

What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  I use just about everything from Natures Garden….Joy Wax, Fragrance Oils, cotton wicks, clamshell containers.  My favorite product from Natures Garden is their fragrances there is so many to choose from and I do not have to order from anyone else to get them.

Facebook page:www.facebook.com/AWCandles