Tag Archives: soy candles

Apr
12

Making Candles for Over 8 Years

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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

Apr
10

Skincare Products for Sensitive Skin

This entry was posted in candle fragrance oils, Fragrance Oils, homemade lip balm, homemade lotion, natural skincare products and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

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1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name – Marcy Moorhead, owner of Willow Bay Naturals

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I had been buying handmade soap from other people and decided to research how to make it myself. I have really sensitive skin and always had problems finding skin care products that worked for me that didn’t irritate my skin. I had an online sales business previously, that I had just recently sold and I was looking for my next project. So, I decided to put my time and efforts into learning how to make handmade soap and other natural skincare products. I started the business in 2009.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  I make cold process soap, lotion, lip balm, soy candles, air freshener, and essential oil aromatherapy products.

4.  What are your business goals?  I would like to make a decent living at doing what I love. It is still a work in progress, trying to streamline my product line into what I enjoy making and what is most popular.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden?  Many of my favorite and most popular fragrance oils are from Natures Garden – Australian Bamboo Grass, Bite Me, Lily of the Valley fragrance oil, Loving Spell, Green Clover & Aloe, and Clean Cotton are all top sellers in Soap, Candles, and Room & Linen Spray.

Your Website:  www.WillowBayNaturals.com

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/WillowBayNaturals

Twitter: www.twitter.com/WBNaturals

Blog:  http://www.willowbaynaturals.com/blog.asp

Apr
06

Candle Creations with Fragrance Oils

This entry was posted in candle fragrance oils, creative, Fragrance Oils, homemade, melts, Natures Garden, soap colorants, Soap making supplies and tagged , , , , , , , , , , on by .

fragrance oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  My name is Paul Bruschi and I am the owner and operator of Jack Be Candle Creations

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  I’ve always had a passion for candle making and after years of working to make a great smelling and burning candle I finally decided to start my business.  What was your motivation?  I was tired of using candles that had no scent and that would soot like crazy.  I really began this journey wanting to make candles for myself and found that friends and family kept telling me how great they were and that they wanted me to make some for them also.  How long have you been in business?  3 and half years.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  I make and sell soy candles, goat’s milk soaps, & scented soy wax melts.

4.  What are your business goals?  To continue to provide a quality product to the market place and grow slowly to meet the needs of my market.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  Well of course I love Nature’s Garden fragrance oils!  They are a must have!  I also recently started using the liquid colorants for my soaps as well as their herbs and powders when I want to color my soap naturally.

Website: http://www.jackbenimblecandles.com

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jack-Be-Nimble-Candle-Creations-Handcrafted-Soy-Candles-Goats-Milk-Soap/170225723000330?ref=hl

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/soycandlejack

YouTube Channel:  http://www.youtube.com/JackBeNimbleCandles

Apr
05

Candle Making and Soap Making

This entry was posted in bath and body, candle fragrance oils, candle making supplies, candle molds, candle wicking, Natures Garden Fragrance Oils, Soap making supplies and tagged , , , , , , , , , on by .

fragrance-oils-6 1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Valerie Ann King, Sea Maiden’s Creations

 2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  In 2001 my husband and I lived in Upstate NY where I was born and raised. That summer we had decided to take a much-needed, long weekend to the Amish country in Pennsylvania, the beautiful state where my husband was born and raised. We went to a Country Candle store where in the basement we watched Amish women make taper candles using large vats of melted wax and other equipment. I was fascinated. What was just as appealing were the grubby style molded candles on the first floor. I spent a small fortune. That was the beginning of my obsession. When we came home, before even unpacking, I got on my computer to search and research candle making. The Very first site to come up in my Google search was Natures Gardens Candle Supply, where I placed my first order. The very first thing I ordered was the votive making kit and fragrance oils samples. My first love was molded candles. What was your motivation? My love for crafting, the Amish trip and Natures Garden. At the time, NG had a forum and it was amazing to be a part of. Tons of information to be had. I quickly branched out to learn mp and cp soap making and also I have my own line of silicone molds, as during that time of researching decided to start making them as well. At this time I concentrate on CP soap, but love making it all!! My passion for crafting comes from generations of crafters in my family. How long have you been in business? Since Oct. 2001. My husband made my very first website featuring all of my creations. It was and still is very exciting!

3.  What products do you make and sell? I make and sell CP soap, MP soap, Soy Container candles, and Paraffin Pillar candles, and Melts. I adore piping cold process soap, so I offer a lot of cupcake soaps, cake soaps, and loaf soaps. I make anything from the plainest unscented lard and castile soap to very elegant cakes. I will be wholesaling all of my products very soon!

4.  What are your business goals? My business goals are to of course, just keep growing. It’s not easy as the candle and soap making markets are saturated from when I started in 2001. But when there is a will, a passion and love for it, there is a way! Although, my website does not reflect all that I do at this time, because I haven’t the time to update it as much as I should, I am always testing for as close to perfection as I can get with every attention to detail.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden? I use a ton of their fragrance oils. I have too many to list that are my favorites and the list keeps growing. Because we live in Florida, I take advantage of the wonderful FO’s, soaping oils, powders, molds, wicking, packaging and the list is always growing, as they continue to grow. They were my first supplier and I will always be a customer!

Your Website:  www.seamaidenscreations.com

Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sea-Maidens-Creations/148235281936128

Twitter:  In process.

Blog:  http://seamaidenscreations.blogspot.com/

 

Apr
04

Sisters of Soy Wax Candles

This entry was posted in candle clamshell tarts, candle fragrance oils, candle making supplies, candle molds, candle scents, candle wicks, Natures Garden and tagged , , , , , , , , on by .

candle making supplies1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  We are sisters Peggy Petryshyn and Marlo Costescu.  Our company is Bluebell Soy Candles Inc.

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  When Marlo’s husband died suddenly, she needed a hobby to focus on to help her in her grieving process.  That is how Bluebell Soy Candles came about.  We have been in business since July of 2012.  We’re into all natural, healthy things so the idea of all natural candles was very appealing to us.  After doing research on the various types of waxes, we  decided we should make our own natural soy candles and tarts.  We light a soy candle every day to send a message to Danny that we love him and really miss him and think of him every day. 

3.  What products do you make and sell?  We make tea lights, chunk votives and wax tarts from 100% natural soy wax.  We also do custom orders so if you want jar candles, we can do those as well.  Our latest idea is making wedding favors with a tea light or tart wrapped in beautiful netting.  A custom made thank you note from the bride and groom can also be attached to each candle.

4.  What are your business goals?  Our goals are to increase our online presence and get more sales from our Etsy store and our Facebook store.  We really love making candles so it’s imperative that we increase our sales so we can continue doing what we love.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  We absolutely love the fragrance oils from Nature’s Garden.  Some of our favorites are Lavender, Black Raspberry Vanilla, Egyptian Musk, Ginger Peach and the Cherry is fabulous!   Fragrances from other companies do not compare!  We also buy wicks, tea light cups, molds – whatever we need to create our wonderful candles.

Your Website:  www.bluebellsoycandles.etsy.comfragrance oils

Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/bluebellsoycandles

Blog: www.bluebellsoycandles.blogspot.ca

Apr
03

Homemade Line with Fragrance Oils

This entry was posted in candle making supplies, cosmetic supplies, Fragrance Oils, homemade, linen spray, Soap making supplies and tagged , , , , , , , , , on by .

fragrance oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Connie McCaffery, Nature Maiden Soap & Candle.

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I’ve been in business since 2007.  One day I decided I wanted to make lip balm just for myself.  In doing so, my interest expanded into other products.  Once I started making different products, I decided to turn it into a business.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  I make Soy Candles, Soap, Lip Balm, Insect Repellents, Foot Care products, Bug Repellent Candles, Unscented products (for those with sensitivities), Dog Soap, Skin Care Products, Room & Linen Sprays, Body Sprays, Hydrosols and Deodorant.  The line also includes specialty products for Gardener’s, Mechanic’s, Men and kid’s.  All products are made here at home in my kitchen.

4.  What are your business goals?  I’d love to see my products in shops on a national level.  Currently a few local shops sell Nature Maiden products.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  I buy Nature’s Garden fragrance oils the most.  I LOVE your oils! I get so many compliments about the incredible true to scent aromas.  No other supplier can compare to the quality of your fragrance oils, so I will never substitute.

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

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nature-Maiden-Soap-Candle/322488009503

Twitter: https://twitter.com/naturemaiden

Blog: http://naturemaidensoapandcandle.blogspot.com/

YouTube Channel: (in process of being updated) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1tcuV-n34w

Apr
01

Soy Candles with Fragrance Oils

This entry was posted in Fragrance Oils, hexagon jars, Natures Garden Fragrance Oils, Pillar of Bliss, soy candles, soy wax, wholesale fragrance oils and tagged , , , , , on by .

Lance1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name?  Lance Smith-Lantzwicks

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  To be able to make creations with my own standards.  Seeing some possibility the more I was creating.  1 Year.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  Scented soy candles at the moment.  Looking forward to trying some Pillar of Bliss sometime!

4.  What are your business goals?  To make a great product that people love!  Also have a real shop sometime!

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  The 6.5 oz. hex jars I’ve used, and Fragrance Oils.  Burning an “English Ivy” soy candle right now! :) I think 7-8 oils I’ve used and cant say I have favorite one.

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

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

Mar
29

Soy Candles 150 Fragrance Oil Choices

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1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name: Kristi Varner and Payton Varner.  The Soy Candle Connection

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I started making candles for myself and took one to work with me and the next thing I knew co-workers were wanting to buy them and customers started wanting to order them. My motivation was to be able to not have to rely on my job. I never know from year to year if it will be there. My daughter has joined me this year making candles for her SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) for FFA. I am very proud of her as she is going into the agricultural field after graduation. I have been making candles for over six years.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  We make candles, melts, and soaps. We offer over 150 scents.

4.  What are your business goals?  My business goal for this year is to be able to not have to rely on my job.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden?  I buy all my products from Natures Garden. My favorite fragrance oils are Blueberry Muffin, Eucalyptus, and Bite Me. They are amazing!

Your Website: www.thesoycandleconnection.com

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Soy-Candle-Connection/480675635310896

Mar
28

Signature Candles Using Fragrance Oils

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1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name: 
Vintage Hills Smoking Barrel & Candle Co. LLC owned and operated by Jason & Shannon Hancock

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  Jason is a craftsman and exhibit designer/builder. He decided to start making functional art and meat smokers out of wine barrels.  I enjoy making candles and we decided to merge the two ideas and create structures to hold candles and the make several types of candles and art pieces.  We love vintage creations and unique designs. Our business address is on Vintage Hills Dr so the idea to bring the two together was very natural and was the motivation for our business name and idea.  Our Motto: Wine Barrel, Culinary, and Candle creations that represent the rich heritage of the South ~ Custom Oak Wine Barrel Meat and Veggie Smokers, Gourmet Servers, Wall Decor, Candle Holder Staves, Glass Candles, Votives, and melts.  We both have full-time careers so we started it off as a hobby and experiment and opened our business as an LLC on September 13, 2012.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  Each wine barrel product from Vintage Hills Smoking Barrel & Candle Co. is handcrafted by Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana native, Jason Hancock, on Hancock Ranch surrounded by the vineyards and forest of the Brazos Valley, Texas.  All of our environmentally friendly up-cycled wood pieces are made completely out of beautiful American and French oak wine barrels, and, when available cognac barrels. Jason’s goal is to build distinctive, unique, high quality wood products for the wine, candle, and culinary enthusiast.  Every craft will be a unique topic of conversation in your home, your ranch, your business, or in a winery.

Vintage Hills Smoking Barrel & Candle Co. products are sold finely finished and are 100% made from the parts of each barrel.  Each piece is made from quality materials with the highest standards.  Every wood product goes through a variance of stages of sanding, top quality stain application, protective finishes, glues, and hardware.

Our very functional oak wine barrel smokers will cook meat and vegetables.  We also create gourmet culinary server barrel head board and stave trays, sacoche de selles (pannier baskets), milieu ambiance stave candle holders for tea light, double stave Libbey candle bowl sets, and stave crosses.

Jason also does custom counter tops and cabinetry, exhibits and air brush design, and vintage auto restoration.

Candles are hand-poured by Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi native Shannon Hancock on Hancock Ranch; and all of our wax blends are 100% top-quality soy and soy blends with the finest of soy wicks and treated wood wicks.  All of our premium custom fragrance oils we use are phthalate-free, manufactured in the USA, not tested on animals, and comply with the strictest global RIFM and IFRA standards.

The historical three state series line of Culture Eternal Candles by the Vintage Hills Smoking Barrel & Candle Co. is a tribute to the long standing testament of our southern states of the Deep South and Southwest and the mysterious and enriching journey and legacy of our ancestors to where we are today.  Our candles are for anywhere in the home and feature a signature, kitchen, wine, and healing spa collection.

We feature a baby shower series, a wedding and bridal shower series, and can whip up some pristine custom candle and stave beauty for your special occasion party/event with bulk pricing. We also have wholesale pricing for vendors.

4.  What are your business goals?  New Product Development: We will be and introducing clay pottery containers and creating a French Providence and Navajo inspired Rustic Pillar Series that will adhere to a mobile double stave candle holder, more spa pieces with essential oils and Bachelorette Party spa lotion candles partnering with a bath and body vendor in Mississippi.  We also attend several design/ jewelry expos and markets annually and what sets our candles apart are the gems, crystals, and stones we put on each candle container/pillar and incorporating states with the good memories familiar to the people that live in them.  We will also be expanding the Tree of Life and the Culture Eternal States Series candles selection by demand.  We will continue to attend these diverse expos and market places to bring the finest quality products home to the client.  We really look forward to opening our own gallery with a multimedia showcase of several types of art and tons of candle options.  Also, who wouldn’t love to attend classes at the World Congress Supplies Trade Show…a little start-up can dream haha.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  We have whole signature candle collections from Natures Garden Fragrance Oils and wicking supplies; especially fragrances like Kudzu.  The supplies are wonderful, but as important as quality materials are– the camaraderie, epic list of resources and opportunity to be able to advertise, meet other vendors, and see other amazing creations coupled with actually being able to put a face to the name are what really set Natures Garden apart from other suppliers.

YourWebsite: www.smokingbarrelcandles.com

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/VHSBCC

Twitter: in the works

Blog: We have a blog on the fifth tab of our site, we update it with videos, how to’s/a little R&D and cool artifacts and info pertaining to the wine and candle industry.

YouTube Channel: YT videos on the blog, VHSBCC account and videos in the works

Thanks for this wonderful opportunity, we are most grateful. We hope we have made you proud J

~Jason & Shannon Hancock

Mar
26

Handpoured Scented Candles

This entry was posted in candle fragrance oils, candle making supplies, candle scents, Fragrance Oils, scented candles, soy candle supplies, soy candles, soy wax and tagged , , , , , , , , , on by .

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1. What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Ashley Priester & AP Home Decor

2. Why did you decide to go into business? What was your motivation? How long have you been in business? I decided to go into business after a falling out at my previous job 4 years ago. I told myself I would never work for someone like that again and decided to take my future into my own hands. I went to the library, took out books on candle making since I loved burning them and found a clean way to make them and sell them to others who love them as much as me. I have been doing this for over 3 years now.

3. What products do you make and sell? I make all natural soy candles, wax melts & I also personalize ceramic wall plaques as a décor item for your home, office, etc.

4. What are your business goals? My business goals are falling into place nicely. Someday very soon I hope to have a store of my own selling the products I make, along with many others from friends I have made along the way or inspired to take up a crafty hobby.

5. What are some products you use from Natures Garden? I love everything from Natures Garden. I buy my soy wax and scents. I love the choices available for scents. When my customers ask me if I have a scent I tell them there is a very good chance I can get it for them, which makes them happy customers!!

Your Website: www.aphomedecorstore.com

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/aphomedecor