Skip to main content

Soy wax candles: Xmas 2016 version :-)

I had a very late request for Xmas candles 😓⏳⌚😓, but the good thing is that I had been given 100% of freedom on the choice of colours, decorations, fragrance, container 😃🎉🎇

This year I've been so into glass recycling that I've been using jam glass jars for almost all my container candles.

I particularly love the jars from the French brand La Bonne Maman (see HERE) because they are big, easy to work with (you don't have to struggle to stick the wick holder to the bottom of the container) and original! They have a screwable lid that helps preserving the fragrance of the candle and protecting the decorations on top of the candles. And last, but not least, they can be washed in the dish washer and you can recycle them as many times as you want.

For these candles I've used soy wax (Click for an overview of waxes), cinnamon fragrance (which I've also used in other projects like for example HERE and HERE), a lead-free cotton-wick, and tiny decorations made as well of soy wax (see also HERE and HERE)


Close-up view of the Xmas tree and snowman soy wax decorations






Popular posts

Fire vibe soap: recipe, tricks and links to technical videos

I have mixed two techniques in order to obtain different patterns, one on the inside of the soap bar and one on the top.



Here you have the links to the original videos showing the techniques: 1) Tilted tiger stripe swirl 2) Multi-mica Taiwan swirl
Since I run out of castor oil, I had to modify the recipe shown in video 1) as follows  😅
Recipe (slow moving trace):
Olive oil (pomace) 70% Coconut oil 22.25% Palm oil (organic) 7.75%
Note that the palm oil I buy from The Soap Kitchen 'carries Organic Certification and comes from Columbia. It is not produced on land that has been taken from the Rain Forests, nor are there any Orangutangs made homeless. Our suppliers do use 'ethical' methods in their production (we have actually visited the site). Our Columbian suppliers are members of the RSPO (Round Table for Sustainable Production ofPalmOil).'
Scent:Orange EO (10X) from The Soap Kitchen 
⚠⚠⚠  Use only glass jars/containers to prepare and blend essential oils! (I felt like I had to re…

Looking for a great on-line craft shop?

How do I choose an on-line craft shop over another?
The interactionwiththecustomer is very important to me! And of course the shippingcosts, which are often the bottleneck of the situation, are an important issue as well!

There are plenty of on-line craft shops !  Some of them belong to renowned brands, some are just retailers of famous brands and some other (like most of the shops on ebay) are managed by private sellers/users.  I like to buy from small sellers, and I recently found an ebay shop called Crafts-inspainwhich I think is really interesting.
Pros: a pretty good choice of products great pricesreasonable shipping costs for EU customers (the shop is based in Spain)combined postage availablesales promotions and/or items with reduced prices often availablefast shipping times quick reaction of the seller when contacted Cons:
maybe the only one, is that you can't immediately find the latest products from major brands as soon as they are released on the market (but who cares???) 
Ah, in…