Category Archives: Candles & Perfume

Making Veggie Wax Candles

Last weekend was a balmy overcast weekend. Whenever it gets like this, I like to stay in and make candles. I made a lot of candles. I burn candles all throughout my house and I like to give them as gifts. Almost everyone likes candles. My favorite candles are glass container candles made with soy, veggie or coconut wax. Glass container candles don’t drip wax, they are safely contained, they burn for a long time, they look beautiful and they are easy to refill. Once the candles have burned down, I wash out the tiny bit of remaining wax with hot water and soap. Then I stick a new wick in and re-pour the new wax into the dry container. These 8 ounce candles retail for about $14- $25 and cost about $3 to make. I made 30 of them and saved $300- $600+  by making them!
It took me a lot of money, time, trial and error to figure out which wicks work best for soy wax and the glass containers. I put all that I learned in the How To Make Aromatherapy Soy Candles eBook and Online Class so you don’t have to test hundreds of wicks to figure out what works best. The easiest, fastest and cheapest way to learn is from a tried and true formula and someone else’s experience.

 

May the glow and brilliant light from a candle reflect your brilliance and radiance and bring prosperity, health and joy to you.
Making Veggie Wax Candles
soy candle ebook

 

February Flower: Violet

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February’s flower is Violet. Violet was my mom’s favorite flower. The purple flower is so tiny and dainty and yet so beautiful, like my mom. My mom would pick them and put them in a tiny vase on the kitchen windowsill. Before my mom passed away, I dug up some of her violet plants from her yard and planted them in my yard. I am thrilled when the tiny flowers appear around the end of February. The beautiful heart shaped leaf reminds me of our heart and love.

“Violet” comes from the Latin name “Viola”. Violets are associated with love and talked about in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. They are also referred to as “heart’s-ease”, an innocent love.

Violets are small plants which grow approximately six inches tall. They are easy plants to grow and thrive in moderately rich and moist soil but will do well in most environments. Once they become established they are self-maintaining and even invasive at times and spread into the lawn. They are self pollinating and do not product seeds.

There are many common varieties of the violet. The sweet violet has fragrant white or purple flowers and blooms in early Spring. The scent of the sweet violet is the strongest of the common violets. Most violets are small perennial plants but a few are annual plants. Pansies are from the crossed varieties of violets.

Violets are known to be a multipurpose flower. They have medicinal and aromatic uses. Sweet violets are known to be medicinal violets. These can be added to a cup of tea to help with a cough or a cold. Violets were grown in great quantities in the nineteenth century for perfume until they developed the synthetic scent of violet in the lab. Today, natural perfumes use violet leaf absolute as a fixative to hold the scent. Violet flowers can be used in potpourris to fill your home with a wonderful scent.

“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” -Mark Twain

Make Soy Container Candles

Make Soy Container Candles

Making soy container candles is really simple and fun. Soy wax burns clean and longer than other waxes. These candles are made with pure essential oils that add a therapeutic effect depending on the essential oil blend, you can make your candle uplifting, relaxing, calming or romantic. There are so many different reasons to make them, including the ones below.

Some uses for making these candles:

-For your home

-To sell

-To bring with you in travel – Sets a relaxing mood for a bath in a hotel

-Wedding favors – The label can have the wedding couples name and date of wedding or a beautiful quote on love

-Gifts – You can customize the scent to the individuals preference

-Parties – Great centerpieces for Holiday parties/dinners

-Family/Friends time- So much fun to make candles with your loved ones, each person can scent their own and color their own

-If you have small children- the wax burns clean and they contain no fragrance oils which can be harmful in a house with children

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Learn how to make your own soy candles, our eBook and online class includes the following instructions:

  • How to make professional looking soy candles; glass container candles, travel candles, votives and melts
  • Type of wicks to use
  • How to scent with essential oils
  • How to scent with fruit aromas
  • Melting temperatures and pouring temperatures
  • How to conduct a proper burn test
  • How to figure out burn times
  • Containers for soy candles
  • Resources for supplies

Purchase our How To Make Aromatherapy Soy Candles eBook for only $9.99 here!

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Aromatherapy Perfume Oil Recipe

Aromatherapy Perfume Oil Recipe

Aromatherapy Perfume Oil Recipe: Uplift

1/2 teaspoon jojoba, sunflower or safflower oil

6 drops pink grapefruit essential oil

6 drops sweet orange essential oil

2 drops rose geranium essential oil

2 drops lavender essential oil

2 drops cardamom essential oil

3 drops frankincense essential oil

Aromatherapy Perfume Oil Recipe 1

Directions

1. Combine all ingredients. A good practice is to smell after each addition of essential oil and note how it affects the scent. If you make any adjustments to the recipe, take good notes.

2. Pour oil into a small glass perfume roll-on bottle (5 ml) or capped bottle.

3. Allow all essential oils to blend together for a week.

4. Apply to perfume oil to pulse points, wrist, neck and over heart area.

Learn more about how to make Natural solid, spray and roll on perfume HERE.

Aromatherapy Perfume Oil Recipe 2

Learn all about aromatherapy essential oils for body, hair & skin here!

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Make Fun Soy Candles

 Make Fun Soy Candles

Soy Candles are so much fun to make! They burn clean and burn longer than other waxes. There are many different shapes, sizes and colors you can transform the wax into. Learn to make fun soy candles here. I just made a bunch for our Summer Solstice Party.

Make Fun Soy Candles

Freshly poured heated soy wax transforms to hardened soy candle

Make Fun Soy Candles

Make Fun Soy Candles

Learn how to make soy candles here!