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Making Delicious Scented Soy Candles. How Do I Get Started?
First you need to consider what you want to make. The Rose candle votive kit shown on the left is a perfect example of what I mean. Are you wanting to make table decorations for your bridal shower? Perhaps bridesmaids gifts?
Do you wanting to make candles as a hobbyist just to burn around the home, on the patio, or for gifts for your friends? Are you an entrepreneurial teen starting to make a few candles just to make a little extra money? This is very popular under Teen Money Making Ideas.
Are you wanting to start your own home-based business making and selling soy candles by distribution to stores? Are you a serious business entrepreneur, who wants to start an online business reselling your candle wares?
Now you are thinking about what to do, consider what will be your unique selling propostion (USP)? What could set you apart from the rest? May I suggest keeping simple records of each individual customer, their likes, their family, their interests, even what they purchased. Perhaps you will want to make a specialty candle of the month, or make special soy candle gift baskets. Or would you love to make candles for holidays.
After your USP has been decided upon, do yourself a favor, and take the time to write out a detailed business plan. This will help make sure you have considered all of the potential obstacles you will have to overcome to achieve success.
Follow the link and to see where you can buy complete instructions on how to write your own business plan, or purchase scented soy candle rose votive kit(s).
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By Debra Hardy 2010-08-18
Unless you want to know how to make an unscented soy candle, consider this article a crash course on how to select pure high quality scents. Is it an Aromatherapy Oil, an Essential Oil, Fragrance Oil, or Hydrosol?
With so many choices to make, knowing how to identify a pure aromatherapy oil from the fakes on the markets can be very confusing. Unfortunately hydrosols, fragrances oils, and essential oils are sold throughout all over the Internet, and in hobby and craft stores making it very difficult for the uninformed to make the best choice possible.
To help you understand, the therapeutic properties contained within pure essential oils are used in the practice of aromatherapy. Fragrance oils do not hold any therapeutic properties possessed by pure essential oils. Hydrosols have no therapeutic properties of their own, plus they are considered a ‘by-product’ of the pure essential oil distillation process. This is why it is being able to identify and tell the differences between these three different oils can be difficult.
Essential Oils – Do NOT Buy Altered or Adulterated Products
Every individual essential oil is rendered from a unique plant. With costs rising, profit margins decreasing, many individuals, and companies are trying to cut costs, and ‘copy’ natural essential oils. The fact is, nature’s essential oils are expensive to produce. Most important you need to understand, there are no healing properties, or therapeutic value to be found in adulterated or synthesized ‘copies’ of the original essential oils.
Pure Essential Oils Chemical Make-Up
Essential oil when produced consist of difficult to identify individual chemical components and are extremely complex substances and difficult to isolate. Plus factors surrounding the growth of the plant itself, and how it is impacted by nature itself, make it ‘difficult’ at best, if not impossible to replicate factors related to growth and natures influence. (Natural impacts are shown below, but the list is not an exclusive list.)
What country a plant is grown in.
Soil quality – what condition is the soil chosen to grow the plant in.
What time of day is the plant harvested and distilled.
Even the altitude of the soil will impact the growth of the plant. For example, a lavender plant grown at a low altitude will have a different chemical structure, that a lavender play grown above 2000 feet.
When purchasing essential oils, you must be aware essential oils are sometimes sold as a pure product when, in reality they are not. Second, this altering of the essential oils may not be identified on the product label. The most important thing you need to understand however, is a pure essential oil will not lose the therapeutic properties essential for the healing process, it will not be diluted, and it will not be chemically changed in any form.
Hydrosols Used in Aromatherapy
Flower water are also referred to as floral waters. Some properties of essential oils exist in hydrosols, because flower water is actually the waste water of a essential oils distillation produced. (Not oil)
Essential oil is thought of as a non water-soluble product, but some of the essential oil components actually dissolve in the water base, and can be blended with to make a plant hydrosol. As a result of this, adulterated hydrosols can be found in circulation, being sold almost the same as essential oils.
Jasmine is one example of a ‘fake hydrosol and producing both the hydrolat, and the actual essential oil. Consider this essential oil carefully before purchasing it, because the process to make Jasmine ‘essential oil” is a process known as solvent extraction, as a result you can not buy a Jasmine product named ‘pure’.
Remember, the fragrance oil is quite popular within the USA, but they are completely synthetic, and do not contain any therapeutic properties like those within essential oils. Fragrance oil is used in the perfume industry, because the smell itself is the most important quality.
If the smell of the soy candle is all that is desired, not the healing properties of the scented soy candle itself, fragrance oil can actually be a cheaper alternative, as long as you remember the healing, therapeutic values of essential oils are non-existent in fragrance oil. Many home-made bath and beauty products are made by hobbyists, and small business owners because they are less expensive to use when producing their products.
Identify The Difference Between Fake Oils vs. Pure Essential Oils
Hopefully, this will make it a little easier for you to identify how to tell the difference between fake essential oils, pure essential oils, and hydrosol, or flower water. By continuing to study the subtle differences between hydrosols, those who are selling fake essential oils, fragrance oils, and the real essential oils, you should be able to select a good supplier of pure essential oils, not substandard products.
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My new crystal salt tea light candle holder really surprised me. About 6 hours after burning soy tea lights in the salt crystal candle holder the outside of the candle holder had attracted moisture, and the sides were damp to the touch. From my research, the salt crystal attracts moisture during the negative ion creation process . When you get your own salt crystal tea-light holder, remember to place your soy tea light holder on a stand, or coaster before lighting the scented soy tea-light candles. Surface damage could occur as surface moisture collects when conditions are right.
My sinuses are wide open this morning, which is extremely unusual due to allergies. Past two nights, I have slept really sound. My concentration seems to have improved, which brings me back to what got me interested in the first place. I work on the computer several hours every day, and have for years. Recently a friend pointed out from observation, I had difficulty keeping focus on one thing at a time. The data with the candle holder indicating concentration would improve was attracted me in the first place.
Let’s touch upon “electronic smog” produced by computers, TV’s, electronics which is bombarding us with an electromagnetic frequency around 100 160 Hz (Hertz). Normal brain waves vibrate at roughly 7.83 Hz. the same as the Schumann Resonance Frequency. Sitting in front of a computer, or TV’s is exposing our bodies to vibration frequencies often 20 times higher than our natural brainwaves. Research shows this can imprint upon our brainwaves, causing lack of concentration, concentration weakness, insomnia, even nervousness. The constant exposure to varying frequencies also increases the build up of free radicals with the human body, a proven cause of cancer, when the natural development of our cells is disrupted or altered.
My salt crystal tealight candle-holder distributor advised me to place a salt candle holder on my computer table, where I work all day, and another within a few feet of where I watch TV to counter the electronic smog. In fact, she surrounds her electronic smog bombardment area with salt crystal lamps and salt crystal candle holders to get maximum exposure to the good ions.
When our eyes are exposed to certain wavelengths produced by these salt crystals (especially in the orange crystal wavelength range) epidermal skin tissue reorganization is positively influenced. Allopathic medicine reports I am reading discuss how these therapeutic wavelengths are being used when treating skin cancer.
Testing was conducted on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptomatic children. ADHD symptoms subsided after being exposed to crystal salt lamps for only one week. At the end of the test period, when the lamps were removed, the symptoms returned.
Europeans have believed for many years in using Himalayan Salt to treat a number of aliments including rheumatism, high blood pressure, migraine headaches, allergies, asthma, this salt is know for it’s unique air purifying abilities.
As the soy wax tea light candle holder absorbs moisture the negative ion field builds up. Excessive bad or positive ions bind with the (good) negative ions, neutralizing the positive ion charged atmosphere within a room.
The Himalayan salt crystal vibrates at the same electromagnetic wave length as our brainwave patterns do. Salt crystal appears to naturally amplify the resonant frequency 8-10 cycles per second, helping harmonize the artificial frequencies. Which in turn, helps counter the imprinting process of the higher faster wavelengths produced by electronic smog.
My plan is to continue burning scented soy tealight candles in my natural Himalayan salt crystal candle holders, and to buy more of them, in addition to reselling both the Himalayan salt crystal tea light candle holders and Himalayan salt crystal lamps. I am able to offer them via my website now. You can purchase your own candle holder with, or without purchasing my eBook, or receiving all of my bonus ebooks.
Purchase the salt tealight candle holder with the ebooks right now, and you will also receive my newest special bonus! I will personally mail you a cd with 12 of my videos in mp4 format showing with step by step instructions exactly how to:
1. Make a Soy Pillar Christmas Centerpiece
2. How to Make a Soy Votive Candle Christmas Arrangement
3. How to Make a Gold Soy Pillar Candle Centerpiece
4. How to Make a Christmas Soy Votive Candle Centerpiece Decoration
5. How to Make a Double Wicked Scented Soy Candle
6. How to Make Scented Soy Candle Tea lights and Soy Melts
7. Instructions – How to Make Santa Suit Votive Candles
8. How to Make a Simple Fall Holiday Soy Wax Pillar Candle Decoration
9. Valentine’s Day Scented Soy Pillar Candles
10.Valentine’s Day Soy Tea light Candles Enhanced with Pheromones
11.Valentine’s Day Soy Tea-light Candle Heart Centerpiece
12. 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Burning Soy Wax Candles
For more information on how to make your own scented or unscented soy candles, tea lights, melts, tarts, votive’s, even soy wax pillar candles, for more information on how to use essential oils in soy wax, even candle fragrance oils click here.
Either Way, You Reap The Benefits!
Went out of town, and down the road a bit for the 4th of July holiday. Rarely do I have time to take the day off since I started going back to college. Reluctantly I agreed to do the tourist thing with my friend, and just check out the shops in an old historic town and look around. When I went into this rock shop while I was away from Las Vegas, I stumbled upon something so exciting I have to share it with my Scented Soy Candles fans, and candle business associates.
But that’s not the best part!
More and more, people are seeking out green products and ideas for use inside the home, and they will be seeking you out if you are willing to take the time to learn how to produce above average quality products, and market them. So Go GREEN with Soy Candles! Be part of the new, and exciting rapidly expanding Green Industry, and Economy!
Before you get started, if you were serious about creating your own home business, making soy candles to sell, then you need to take some time initially to write out a business plan. Read the rest of this entry »
Soy candle types and wax can vary significantly from different manufacturers, and come in many forms. As a result, you need to consider what type of candle you are interested in making. Once you decide the type of candle you plan to make, then you can decide the type of soy candle wax required. This may seem a bit overwhelming at first, but my recommendation is to start with pouring a simple candle, and work your way up to the more complex candles as your experience grows.
Aroma Melts, are melted with heat given off from a candle burner. For the purist, you will want to avoid fragrance oils, and use essential oils. Aroma melt burners can use soy tea light candles to provide the heat needed for scenting the room. Some people choose to use electric burners which plug into electric sockets. I prefer to heat my natural soy melts with my natural homemade soy tea light candles.
Aroma melts plus a candle burner make great gifts ideas, and are easy make when they are needed. For holidays, I will use different melt shapes. For Valentine’s Day, I make heart shaped melts, adding my favorite romantic essential oil for the aromas I want.
Soy Tealight Candles
Soy tealight candles are fun and easy candle projects for the novice to begin with. These little candles can be used to heat candle burners, or simple burned in clusters for their own aromas. A great gift idea is to make a collection of soy tealights, and pleace them in sachet bags, to be used as gifts, or drawer fresheners.
Soy votive candles are smaller than both pillar candles, or soy container candles. Once poured they need to be burned in a votive candle holder, for the sake of safety. It takes a harder wax to make a soy votive candle. Once you have learned how to make soy votives using all natural soy wax, if you learn to add all natural essential oils, and natural plant colorants, you will have a perfect all natural soy wax candle. The key is the missing ingredients. No artifical scents, no artifical dyes, no petroleum based paraffin candle wax will be filling your air with toxins to contaminate the air you breath.
Soy Container Candles
Container soy wax candles are just exactly that. Soy candles poured into containers. The containers may be glass, or even ceramic. Normally soy candle wax for containers is softer than other forms since there is a vessel to hold the melting wax. You can even use jelly jar containers, or mason jar containers for larger volume candles. Making a high quality, pure soy candle in an high quality glass container can make a very elegant presentation.
Soy Pillar Candles
When you want to make your own soy pillar candle, the process becomes a bit more advanced. Once again, a harder soy wax is needed to make soy pillar candles hold their shape, and form when the candle is being burned, to hold the wax pool that forms as the candle melts.
Good luck! Enjoy, and have fun making candles! To get more instructional manuals with all the information you need to make your own soy candles, click here.
If you are pressed for time, here is a quick soy votive candle centerpiece that you can make for Christmas, that takes minutes. Use some of your favorite Christmas fragrances to scent your soy wax votive candles, add some Christmas ornaments to a decorative bowl. Add a few more touches, and here it is! A quick Christmas Soy Votive Candle Centerpiece Decoration for the table.