Posts Tagged ‘Holiday Soy Candles’
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).
When you make your own homemade candles you will want to use them everywhere. Combining candles, fall flowers, colors, scents and thanksgiving craft ideas makes for great family fun. Because of it’s simplicity, this could be used as a kids craft for thanksgiving.
I bought a glass pedestal candle holder, a fall holiday wreath, pine cones and some green colored ribbon, which I made into bows. You can use store bought materials for the sake of convenience. But hopefully you are in a part of the country where you can find lots of beautiful natural materials outdoors. As a kid, we went out in the woods, and picked Bittersweet in the wild. It would have been beautiful wrapped around a candle base like this.
First I placed the candle holder upon a platter, so I could move it around with ease. On the platter, I centered the pedestal stand. Inside the glass candle holder I placed a 7″ soy pillar candle made from one of my holiday scented candle recipes, made from a blend of cinnamon and cranberry essential oils. Around the base I wrapped a fall wreath.
If you are using wild craft items, have floral wire and wire cutters to bind the stems, and hold them in the shape you desire. Embellish the branches with pine cones, and other items of your liking. I then place green bows around the centerpiece just to add a bit more festive look to it.
Don’t forget, you want to be careful examine your final arrangement so the decorations and fall flowers used cannot accidentally come into contact with the burning candle wax. Always keep burning candles out of the reach of children and pets for the sake of safety.
Enjoy the holiday season and thanks for stopping by.
Don’t forget if you want to learn how to make your own soy candles, for hobby or if you want to know how to start a home based business. Click here Scented Soy Candles to get all the instructions you need to get started.
Halloween, Christmas and Thanksgiving are coming soon, and more people make, use, and give candles as gifts then any other time of the year. So I just wanted to urge everyone not to forget safety concerns.
Learn how long to burn soy candles, how to trim the candle wicks each time, and how to prevent tunneling which the candle on the left exhibits. When candle wax burns down to the base of a glass container, there is a risk the glass could shatter from the heat. The spilling wax, and flames could start a fire. (Click here for more safety tips)
When you work with flammable candle wax making candles you must be extremely vigilant, and NEVER get distracted for any reason.
This is just one of the many reasons, I only make candles using soy wax. Although soy candle wax has a higher flash point than paraffin wax, spontaneous combustion will still occur if the wax is allowed to overheat.
Understanding the flash point of every wax you use is very important. Each one can be different. When any wax reaches it’s given flash point it will burst into flames by itself. You must understand the wax may not bubble or smoke, and when it explodes flaming wax can be thrown in every direction.
Avoid this potential catastrophe! Don’t risk burning down your home, or serious injury. Always use a double boiler, or a candle wax melter when you are making your candles, and follow all candle making instructions, and read any instructions from the candle wax manufacturer. A word to the wise – if the wax is smoking it’s too hot .
Never melt wax in a microwave! You cannot control the temperature wax is heated up to, and microwaves vary tremendously in output strength. For example, the butter in my microwave peanut brittle recipe burns in one microwave, and does not finish cooking in another microwave because of lower wattage.
Several soy waxes I’ve looked at recently have flash points between 450°F and 600°F. In comparison, many paraffin waxes list flash points near 395°F. The melting point of soy wax between temperatures of 110°F and 130 °F
Just one more thing. Never burn candles in front of open windows where curtains may be blown towards them from a breeze. Never burn candles where children or pets are, because they will always do the unexpected.
Let’s have a happy, healthy, wealthy, and joyously prosperous holiday season!
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What’s her favorite scent, her special color? Will you want to make some rose scented soy candles to go with a bouquet of roses you plan to give her? Or how about some floating candles? I have some heart-shaped and rose shaped candle molds that make very nice floating candles for bathtubs, or to float in the punch bowl.
Here’s just one idea that I think that would be great even for smaller children to make a unique candle decoration to give their mother on her day. And what fun you can have making them together! (Yes, adult supervision is recommended for the little kids!)
The instructions are simple. Here’s what you will need:
A word of caution, don’t use just any candle wax if you intend to float your candle in water with anything edible, or that you will drink. I wouldn’t want paraffin wax anywhere near my food or liquid refreshments, because it’s made from petroleum-based products. Also when making your own floating soy candles, I would be very selective of the color used, and the fragrance in any floating candle I use around any liquid that might later be consumed.
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Don’t Miss the Labor Day Soirée in Wilton Patch, Ct.
If you get a chance, and you are in the area…
If you are out and about in Wilton Patch, Ct. it looks like there is a great time going on in town today.
Sounds like it is a quaint little town. Here is just an excerpt from the article.
For 100 percent soy candles, stop by The Guilded Nest in Ridgefield. Located at the corner of Routes 7 and 102, this little shop has something old, something new, something fun, and something funky for great conversation starters.
Check stores for special Labor Day hours.
To see the entire article, click here.
The website Scented Candles Today has a great picture of 3 layered candle Heart Shaped Tart. There is also a picture of a 3 layer tart cube I found really interesting, so I decided to point a link to the website to show you both if you are looking for new ideas on new types of candles to make.
I am not sure if it the two candles shown are made of soy candle wax or not. The important thing, is this is another idea for a unique candle melt. The idea of making a 3 layered Candle Tart is a really great idea. I can hardly wait until Valentine’s Day comes around again so I can buy the heart mold at one of the local craft stores, and make some of my own 3 layer tarts. I think I will need the muffin pan to make them thick enough to get some nice colors.
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There is actually an entire series of videos (11 to be exact) showing step by step how he did this. I am only going to embed the final video so you can see the finished candle base. The rest of the videos can be viewed by searching for mikessmail on YouTube.
Scented Soy Candles Make Great Decorations!
So here is my favorite Valentine’s Day Scented Soy Candle Heart Centerpiece that I made. Hope you like it. In the video I have a shot of the soy candle heart lit at night. I did not have the roses and rose petals etc around it at the time, but hopefully it will give you an idea of what it looked like when lit. Hope you enjoy!
As I have said before, if you are looking to put a unique twist on you own home based business soy candle sales products then you have to find your own Unique Selling Proposition. What will set you apart from everyone else in the field of competition. What will make someone want to buy your soy wax candles and keep coming back to your for more. I call it the OOOHHHH or AAAWWW factor.
So check back because hopefully I will have the next finished tomorrow or Friday.
Make This Soy Candle Tea light Heart Centerpiece
I just finished this new video showing how to make this Heart ShapedValentine’s Day Scented Soy Tealight Candle Centerpiece enhanced with added pheromones. Romance does not have to be just for February 14.
Sorry this was not available in time so you could make them for the holiday, but my computer crashed, and I had to start over. The originals were sucked into a black hole. (Ha!)
For more information about male and female pheromones, or where to buy pheromones like Androstenol, Androstenone, and Couplins please click on the link to learn more.
Later this week I will be finishing an article, and video on how to enhance your scented soy candles with added pheromones for improving the pleasure of both men and women.