Saturday, July 11, 2009

How do you really know your candle smells good

I received my first set of candles from the company I decided to work with. UPS left a note on my door that they tried to deliver my package. I was so excited that I decided instead of waiting for them to attempt a delivery the next day that I would go and pick up my package. UPS is not far from me. So I drive over with my son (he's 12) and we wait in line for them to open the pick-up department. We go in and I get my box. He is so excited he wants to open the package in the car but I tell him to wait until we get home and we can open it with the rest of the family. Everybody is excited when we come thru the door. I also have my hubby and two girls age 7 and 19 months. My 7 year old is asking all kinds of questions about the box and my 19 month old is excited because everybody else is excited.

My husband gives me the box cutter and I open the box to check out whats inside. I pull out this 16oz jar candle and a smaller box with a half dozen votive in it. We could smell the scents as soon as I opened the box. There were more materials in the box but we could not get past the smells. They just smelled incredible and the kids were surrounding me like I had some new candy or something. I had not even opened to top to the jar candle or the small box yet.

I finally took the top off the jar and the scent filled the living room with this wonderful fresh clean aroma. Everyboby took a turn sticking their nose in the jar taking a deep breath and let the aroma fill their body. Even the tiny little miss kept coming back over and over for the rest of the night pointing to this jar for me to open it. She would stick her litle face in the jar and smell the candle. One time she had her face in the jar for so long that when I looked thru it she had stuck her tongue in it and was trying to lick the candle. It must have just smelled delicious to her. We all had a laugh about that. She must have tapped my leg 20 times before bed for me to open the top on this candle.

The best part and what made me know this candle smelled so good was the next morning. I got up and got ready for work and then got my 19 month old up so that I could get her ready for daycare and the first thing she did when she woke up was point to the candle jar on my dresser for me to open it and smell it.

This kid knows what she likes and she really likes this candle and the scent. That is how you know your candle smells good! Amazingly its a Sweet Orange & Chili Pepper scented candle.

I never would have thought it would smell that good.

You can get your own and share it with your family. You'll have memories to last you a lifetime too. I will never forget my baby liking the smell of this candle. The two older kids too they just walk up to the table pop the lid and take a smell.

If you would like to get your own click here

Thursday, July 9, 2009

My New Venture

I decided just blogging about candles was not enough for me to share with the world. So I have become a distributor with a candle company so that I can continue to share my experiences with everyone and bring more joy to those who have a passion for candles.

I can now offer something more to everybody that enjoys burning candles. And earn some extra cash at the same time. I am so excited about this new road I have decided to take. Soon it will be a full time career for me.

These candles are healthier to burn and smell amazing! I have been looking for a way to earn a full time income from home and it has taken me 3 years to find it. I can work from home , spend more time with my family and have fun while I do it. What more can I ask for.

Do you burn scented candles?
Have you tried gourmet scented candles?

I want to share with you too!

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To see the full line of products just click the online store tab.

If you are looking to make some extra cash of your own take a look at this website after you have visited the first website here

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Making Candles With Martha Stewart

I found this interesting video on youtube of Martha Stewart making candles with Kelly Rippa. I just want to share this video of them making candles together.



Check it out here.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Candle making for beginners

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make candles? I think this is fun and can be done for recreation or starting a small business. I have found a product that teachs you how to make candles even if you have never done it before. It is a step-by-step guide that includes information for getting equipment and supplies needed to be successful. You will learn how to:

• Create beautiful candles that will amaze your family and friends
• Choose and use the best candle equipment and supplies
• Choose the perfect wax and wick for just the right effect
• Measure and melt your wax without making wasteful mistakes
• Select the perfect combination of candle scent and color
• Understand and avoid common candle making problems

You get step-by-step instructions that are easy-to-follow in a easy to understand book. With this guide you will learn in detail how to make 9 different types of candles.

How to make Container Candles
How to make Molded Pillar Candles
How to make Simple Votive Candles
How to make Tealight Candles
How to make Floating Candles
How to make Basic Taper Candles
How to make Basic Beeswax Candles
How to make Gel Candles
How to make a Hurricane Candle Shell

You will also get information on how to start a profitable business with the candles you've created.

To get this ebook and all it has to offer: click here

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Some History About Candles



Candles have been around for a very long time. It is believed that the Egyptians where the first to use candles as a way to light their homes and for traveling at night. There is also the belief that Ancient Romans may have used candles before then. Who knew that candles would evolve into the beautifuul works of art that they are today. And that they would be used to represent so many different occassions. Today candles are still used for religious reasons as well as for decorating and gifts. Tallow or other wise known as melted animal fat and beeswax was used to make candles [chandlers] during the Roman age around 3000 B.C. That may not have been such a pleasant smell but it was more for the light it produced than the scent.


History shows that earlier civilizations made wicked candles out of wax made from plants and insects. How interesting is that? Japanese candles were made from wax taken from tree nuts. In the middle ages beeswax was introduced in Europe which burns cleaner. It also smelled alot better than the tallow. Candle making was also done in kitchens and sold in small shops.


American colonial women were the first to introduce candlemaking in america made from bayberry bushes that had a sweet smell or aroma to them. Paraffinwax was introduced in the 1850's made from petroleum. It had no ordor, was bluish in color and burned clean. This wax is widely used today. The 20th century broght candle making to where it is today. Than come in an array of shapes, sizes, colors and scents. Sybean candles were also brought to the light producing the soy candles which many people find healthier to burn. They burn slower than paraffin wax.


I wiil continue to dig deeper into the history of candles soon.


Until next time Happy Candle Shopping...




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