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Getting Ready for the Holiday Season: 10 Essential Tips for Makers

The year is already half over, and even though it is as hot as blazes outside, it’s not too early to start thinking about the fall and holiday craft show season. As the leaves change color and the air turns crisp, it’s time to gear up for the most wonderful time of the year: the fall and holiday gift-giving season. The economy is challenging, but 2023 is when more people are looking for handmade treasures and heartfelt creations, making this the perfect opportunity for crafters to showcase their skills and generate sales. However, to make the most of this bustling season, meticulous preparation is key. In this blog post, we'll explore the importance of product selection, supply management, and offer ten indispensable tips to help you navigate the holiday selling season at craft shows.

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Choosing the Right Wicks for Your Candles

For many, choosing the correct wick is the most confusing part about making your candles. So many wick choices are available with many different opinions on what wick is best, which can be very frustrating.

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All About Coconut Apricot Wax!

Finally, a plant-based natural wax with a fragrance throw that will knock your socks off, hot and cold! This is the finest plant wax available and will not disappoint in a luxury candle line! We have been testing different Apricot wax blends for YEARS and knew we wanted to bring on a paraffin-free blend, and this one hit all of our wishes!

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Soap Making Q & A

** Disclaimer: This is all from our 30+ years of knowledge and experience. Everyone should do their own research and testing. We are not lawyers and cannot give legal advice.*

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Natural Bug Spray Recipes

It's that time of year again when the bugs are out in full force! What better to combat them than with your own natural bug spray!?

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Natural Spring Cleaning

Let’s talk about spring cleaning! The weather is getting warm, and so is the urge to start deep cleaning and organizing your home! Unfortunately, cleaning products are under a loose set of ingredient regulations, so many of them contain harmful ingredients that are not real safe to come into contact with while scrubbing away.

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How to Make Stunning Flower Candles: A Beginners Guide

Flower candles are not just trendy; they're a delightful addition to any space, bringing the charm of spring indoors. Creating your own flower candles is a rewarding and straightforward process, perfect for beginners eager to dive into the world of candle making. Follow these step-by-step instructions to craft your own floral masterpieces that will add a touch of warmth to any room.

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How to Create a Holiday Candle!

What makes a great holiday candle? A candle that is not only festive and visually appealing but also ignites that holiday nostalgia through the fragrance!! So let’s break this down into 3 categories to create the ultimate holiday candle. Category one the jar/container/vessel whatever you want to call it! Category two labeling and category three the fragrance!

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Fall Selling Prep & Checklist

The “Busy Season” can get crazy and overwhelming whether you are new or have been selling for years! Our business is fourth quarter heavy and we can all feel that by the end of the year. This post is meant to help you prepare and hopefully make this selling season a bit easier on yourself and your business! Watch our live powerpoint presentation HERE!

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Halloween Candle & Jar Inspiration

Get ready for some spook-tacular fun! From eerie vintage to creepy verbiage, here’s how to transform ordinary jars into boo-tiful vessels!

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Auto Wicking Molds

Pillar candles are having a huge moment right now! They come in so many different designs, styles, shapes and sizes really allowing you to get creative! Pillar candles however can be tricky and frustrating to wick everytime you pour. Auto wicking your pillar molds makes pouring pillars less of a headache and saves time!

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Making Wax Macarons

Our new Pistachio Macaron fragrance oil really got us inspired to make these cute wax macarons! Once we started, we couldn’t stop! They make great wax melts, votives, or candle toppers!

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Getting Ready for the Holiday Season: 10 Essential Tips for Makers

The year is already half over, and even though it is as hot as blazes outside, it’s not too early to start thinking about the fall and holiday craft show season. As the leaves change color and the air turns crisp, it’s time to gear up for the most wonderful time of the year: the fall and holiday gift-giving season. The economy is challenging, but 2023 is when more people are looking for handmade treasures and heartfelt creations, making this the perfect opportunity for crafters to showcase their skills and generate sales. However, to make the most of this bustling season, meticulous preparation is key. In this blog post, we'll explore the importance of product selection, supply management, and offer ten indispensable tips to help you navigate the holiday selling season at craft shows.

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Choosing the Right Wicks for Your Candles

For many, choosing the correct wick is the most confusing part about making your candles. So many wick choices are available with many different opinions on what wick is best, which can be very frustrating.

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Plant Extracts versus Hydrosols

Using plant materials and plant products is HUGE in the skin care industry right now! Natural is trending, and so are all the skin-loving benefits! We wanted to break down some of the best two types to add and how to use them!

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How To: Candle Labeling

Yay, you’ve made the perfect candle, and you're ready to start selling them! But now you have to label them, and a whole new stress has set in! So many questions running through your head…. What is required by law? How do I figure out what size? What do I include on the label? How do I make my candle stand out?

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Botanical Body Scrub

Spring is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than a floral inspired body scrub! This sugar scrub gently exfoliates as it cleanses and leaves your skin feeling clean, soft and glowing! Use 1-2 times per week or 3-4 times in dryer climates to keep skin soft and moisturized. Sugar removes and fights toxins, is anti-aging and makes your skin glow.

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St. Patrick's Day Candle Inspiration!

We are getting into the Irish spirit with St. Patricks Day candles! Our Pot-O-Gold candle is a favorite every year and never goes out of style! Plus there are so many different ways to make it! We also came up with some other fun St. Patty’s Day themed candles!

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Working With Lip Balm & Gloss Bases!

We have been so excited to launch the new lip balm and gloss bases the last few weeks and thought a blog post going over how to use them was the perfect way to celebrate! The Natural Lip Balm, Avocado & Aloe Vegan Lip Balm, and Natural Lip Gloss Base are all packaged similarly and usage instructions are almost the same. The new Gel Lip Gloss Base is a bit different, and we’ll break it down below!

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Developing Vegan Lip Balm

We had been getting so many requests for a vegan lip balm base and we wanted one too so we decided to formulate our own unique blend! We knew that creating a unique blend would take a lot of research, time and testing but it was worth it! In this post we’ll take you through the process of formulating our lip balm base.

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2023 Strategic Business Planning!

Welcome to 2023! It's a great time to start planning some amazing things during this cold and dark month of January. Strategic planning sounds intimidating, but it's not scary or over your head even if you don't have a business background. We have some fun tools we use in our strategic planning to share with you! We’ll show you how we plan and give you some practical advice on how you can plan an awesome year for yourself. Beginners welcome!

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All About Coconut Apricot Wax!

Finally, a plant-based natural wax with a fragrance throw that will knock your socks off, hot and cold! This is the finest plant wax available and will not disappoint in a luxury candle line! We have been testing different Apricot wax blends for YEARS and knew we wanted to bring on a paraffin-free blend, and this one hit all of our wishes!

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Lump of Coal Bath Treat

An easy-to-make stocking stuffer for the holidays that your skin will love too! This bath treat is filled with skin loving ingredients and detoxifying charcoal to help ease holiday stress!

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Soothing & Relaxing Face Mask

Does holiday stress leave you feeling drained and frantic at the same time? Remember to take some time for self-care that can rejuvenate your soul. We love how silky smooth our skin feels after using this mask and a few minutes of relaxing does wonders for the soul too!

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