Posts Tagged ‘candles’

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

US Army Wife uses NG Fragrance Oils

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

wholesale fragrance oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Potting Shed Candle Co.

2.  Why did you decide to go into business? What was your motivation? How long have you been in business?  I started my candle business just last April. It’s been a long time dream of mine to start a line of good quality candles. My husband is in the military and we got orders to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 2011 and I thought this was the perfect time to start, considering there isn’t much here for entertainment. It has given me plenty of time to get it all up and running. So far it has taken off great! What’s even better is I get to supply a product to my military community wherever we go.

3. What products do you make and sell?  I make soy blend candles in all different sizes and also specialize in making candles in unique containers. We offer a huge variety of wax melts and room sprays. I use high quality oils to give you the best possible scent to fill your home. I hope to offer a much bigger variety once we make it back to the good ole USA this summer.

4. What are your business goals?  This is just the start for me, I have created my candle line to sell online and at festivals and craft fairs but I am on my way to my own shop located in my hometown of Saint Mary’s West Virginia once my husband has retired from the US ARMY.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?   I use all of my waxes and oils strictly from Nature’s Garden. They were the first ones I tried and I thought I would have to try many different ones to find a great quality but I haven’t even considered anything else. I love them! I would say my absolute favorite item would be the Blueberry Muffin fragrance oil. It continues to be a best seller of mine.

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pottingshedcandleco

 

Soy Wax Container Candles and Melts

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

fragrance oilsWhat’s your name & Your Company Name:  My name is Katrina Wood and my Company is called Innascents.

Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I love Scented Candles.  After our first daughter was born in 2006 I became more aware of the chemicals that are in different products being used around the house.   After researching alternatives for scented candles I stumbled onto SOY.  That’s when my company INNASCENTS began in 2010.  The vision is to create an eco-friendly candle that burns clean, doesn’t leave a carbon footprint and changes the world one soy bean at a time.  All of our candles are proudly hand crafted in Guelph, Ontario. We only use the highest quality SOY, cotton cored wicks and premium, uncut fragrance oils that are free of added “fillers” and pesticides.

What products do you make and sell?  Currently we produce and sell Soy Container Candles and Cube Wax Melts in a variety of fragrances.  We attend the local Guelph Farmers Market every Saturday and offer “refills” of our container candles at a reduced cost.  We will also be attending the Made by Hand Show at the International Centre in Mississauga on April 20th.

What are your business goals?  The business had paused for a bit after the birth of our second child but is now back and looking forward to the future.  Our goal is to continue informing consumers about the benefits of Soy and creating a brand that people can trust.

What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  Some of the very best fragrances we use come from Natures Garden.  Some of the best sellers are the Sacred Sandalwood, Aloe and cucumber and Baby Powder.  We look for high quality fragrance oils and that is what you can find with Natures Garden’s products!!!

Your Website: www.innascents.com

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/innascentssoy

Twitter: www.twitter.com/innascents

Hand Crafted with Fragrance Oils

Monday, April 29th, 2013

fragrance oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Sudz ‘N’ Scentz

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business? : I went into business because I enjoy what I do and people enjoy the products that I make. I strive to make a better product with every new batch I make. I have been in business for a year or so now.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  I sell soaps. Body scrubs, bath bombs, bath melts, Sea salt and sugar scrubs, candles, everything is hand made; candles are soy.

4.  What are your business goals?  My goals are to make products that are used in homes everyday. And to keep a fresh friendly sales environment.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  I use a lot of your fragrances. Bite Me Fragrance Oil, NG Aqua di Gio Type Fragrance Oil, NG Loving Spell Fragrance Oil, Blood Orange Fragrance Oil, FUN Soap Colorants, Sweet Almond Oil, Castor Oil, and much more. All your products are great and easy to use thank you for the info you  put up about all your products too.

Your Website: www.sudznscentz.com    the page is currently down for php maintenance

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/SudznScentz/451870248194650

Soy Candles and Room Sprays

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

fragrance oilsWhat’s your name & Your Company Name:  My name is Noelle Walters Davis and my company is Suffield Suds, Scents & Sundries

Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I began making candles about 10 years ago.  Originally I started making candles for my own use because I was fed up with the lack of quality candles on the market.  What was available from the big box stores either turned my walls black with soot, or had no scent throw after they were lit.  I have always been deeply involved in the handcrafted movement and candle making quickly became a passion.  After reading everything that I could get my hands and  lots of trial and error, I’ve developed my own all natural wax blend and use only the finest fragrances available (especially from Natures Garden!)

What products do you make and sell?  In addition to soy candles, wax buttons, and room sprays, I also offer cold processed soap, handspun yarns, and hand woven textiles.  Everything handmade by me!

What are your business goals?  My dream business goal would be to quit my day job and focus on my business full-time.  My husband is a great support and we have a five year plan where (fingers crossed!) that will hopefully come true.  I would love to open my own little candle shop and feature works from other artisans as well.

What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  My number one favorite product from Natures Garden is the fragrance oils of course!  I have been purchasing them for years and have never been disappointed.  Cold processed soap is also a passion of mine and I love the variety of clays, additives, butters, and oils Natures Garden offers.  Soap making allows me to get really creative, and the selection they offer encourages me to be really imaginative!

Your Website: www.suffieldsundries.etsy.com

Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/SuffieldSundries

Wine Scented Soy Candles

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

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1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Aaron and Sonny Asbury; Babycakes Candles

2.      Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  We home school our two younger children and this is a great way for us to make extra money. We love to create new things by recycling or upcycling products. We started in May 2012.

3.      What products do you make and sell?  We make wine scented soy candles in repurposed wine bottles.

4.      What are your business goals?  We hope to share our products in stores all over the Country and to bring the awareness of recycling.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  We use Golden 464 soy wax, wicks and 16 different fragrance oils.

Your Website: babycakescandles.com

Facebook page:  babycakescandles

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

Soap Making with Regional Flair

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

  fragrance-oils-51. What’s your name & Your Company Name: Hi, My name is Diane Weinberg and I’m the owner of The Southern Tip.

2. Why did you decide to go into business? What was your motivation? How long have you been in business? After being a teacher for over 22 years, I suddenly found myself to be an unemployed teacher.  After trying and trying unsuccessfully to get a job, ANY kind of job, I decided to create my own job. I started The Southern Tip and have not looked back. Although we’ve been in business only a couple of years, I’ve found that if you really want something, and are willing to work hard for it, you can be successful. Being a business owner has also opened many other doors to me, making it easier for me to achieve some of my other goals.

3. What products do you make and sell?  We sell handcrafted soap with a “regional flair”, lotions and lotion bars, aluminum free deodorant and scrubs. We hope to branch out into candles this summer.

4. What are your business goals?  Our goals may be a bit different than those of other businesses. We have three main goals: One is, of course, that we want our business to continue to grow and prosper.

A second goal is that we want to help promote and encourage a regional pride among our population. One of the ways we do this is by designing many of our products to reflect the area culture and to highlight our unique locale. Since we are in Texas and are also near the border with Mexico, these facts influence the soaps that we create. Our Tres Leches soap (inspired by a variety of cake made in our region using three milks) Chile con Queso soap, ( a popular and spicy dip made here) Chocolate Chachalaca soap (a turkey-like bird found in our area) and Ocelot soap ( a rare and endangered animal also found in our area) are some examples of our regional creations. Also, since another one of our selling venues is on a nearby island, South Padre Island, our Dunes, Padre Shores, Padre Island Dream, Sea Gull, Soap of the Sea, Sand Castle and Sand Bar soaps were created to reflect this.

Our third goal, and probably our most important goal, is that we want to serve as an inspiration to other unemployed/underemployed people, especially those who are over 50 and who find themselves in this difficult position, maybe for the first time in their lives. We want them to know that if you are willing to put in the work, to study, research and learn some new skills, that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. There is hope.

This is one of the main reasons why we offer beginning soap making classes. We want to share our knowledge with others and hopefully help others learn at least one way to supplement their income or at the very least, to create affordable, custom soap for their own families and friends.

Our long term dream would be to eventually open a folk school type of learning facility where many skills and crafts would be taught by experts in their fields. Some of the “old fashioned” skills that we would like to include, in addition to soap making, are such things as: candle making, basket making, clay work, wood turning, rug weaving, jewelry making, mosaics, small scale niche gardening, etc. We want to help people become more self-sufficient and teach them new skills that will enable them to supplement their income should they ever find themselves unemployed/underemployed.

5. What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  We are great fans of Nature’s Garden’s fragrance oils. There are so many to choose from and they are all wonderful! One of our favorites is Cracklin’ Birch. We have also used their goat’s milk lotion base and it is a very versatile product.

 Website: www.thesoutherntip.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Southern-Tip/141396999273167

Blog: http://thesoutherntipsoaps.blogspot.com/

Soaps and Soy Wax Candle Making

Monday, April 1st, 2013

sundries1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name?  My name Candi Scaiola and my company name is Soaps and Sundries by Candi

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  For years I made some soaps and gave them as gifts, but I have so much fun and find it so relaxing that I wanted to make more so I tried selling them and when I found people liked them I decided to start this business.  I’m fairly new; I’ve only been in business 3 years.

 3.  What products do you make and sell?  Soaps, Lotions, Dry Body Rubs, Bath Salts, Bath Teas, Foaming Hand Wash, Room Sprays, Candles, Melts, and soon I will be adding Bath Bombs.

4.  What are your business goals?  I do this while working a regular job.  I would like to get to the point where this is my job.  I enjoy it so much it really doesn’t feel like work.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  The majority of my products come from Natures Garden.  The soap I make is melt & pour and I use their SLS free clear glycerin soap base. And the lotion I make using their Yogurt Multi-base Lotion is a best seller for my customers as it does not leave a greasy feel to your skin.  My candles are made using their Soy Wax and I am about to expand to pillars using another of their waxes. Their product is First Class and I have never been disappointed.

Your Website: http://soapguildstores.com/soapsandsundriesbycandi

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Soaps-Lotions-and-Sundries-by-Candi/131700566887223

 

Scented Homemade Candles

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

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1. My name is Jennifer Peake, and my business is Scented Sensations.

2. I decided to turn my hobby into a business because I needed to make some extra money on the side to pay for a few things that had come up. I realized I might be able to take it further than just making candles and selling them on eBay so I had a friend help me make a website and set it up so people could purchase from my site. I have been in business for one year.

3. I make and sell candles. I make votives (round and square), pillar candles, glass jar candles (heart and star shaped glass and also Mason jars) and tart melts in fun shapes, such as puppy paw prints, hearts, roses and flip flop sandals.

4. My business goals are to expand a little bit more than I have so far. I have a full time job and I make candles as my “second job.” But I would love for it to become a steady income. I also would like to start selling accessories for candles, such as candleholders, plates, sconces, etc. But I need to find a source of getting those products, either through a vendor or wholesale. heart and star candles

5. The products I have used from Nature’s Garden have been mainly the fragrance oils and candle wicks for my candles, but I have also purchased and used candle molds as well. I really enjoy the fragrances you have and so do my customers!

My website is www.scentedsensationsplus.com