Tuesday, May 14, 2013
There are two ways of making it and I only do one since my dedicated to smelly stuff food processor died. The first obviously is to use a food processor to incorporate the scent into the baking soda, the second is to use a stick blender in a bowl and as a soaper I have have plenty of those :)
Fragrance (I used Citrus Splash)
Packaging (See below for packaging ideas!)
Now package! There are a few different ways that will work great! Use the Pint Mason Jar and the vented Smelly Lids with discs, the Tin Tie Bags in either white or Kraft, the Shaker Jar or the Stand up Pouches! A simple idea that will yield great profits!
Posted by Flicker at 1:50 PM
Monday, April 29, 2013
What you will need:
IGI 4794 Votive Blend
Pink and Green Candle Dye
BNL Sweet Pea Fragrance
Metal Votive Cups
After the wax has cooled completely, remove it from your molds. This usually will take overnight. If they do not come out easily, pop them in the freezer for a few minutes to release them. This is a simple project, something easy enough for anyone to do! :)
Happy Candle Making!
Posted by Flicker at 3:42 PM
Friday, April 12, 2013
This cute Pot of Melts Should easily retail in most markets for around $20-$25 each! An excellent profit and a unique product make a winning combination!
IGI 4786 or 4794 wax
*Ribbon *These items all came from my local craft store.
Enjoy this unique idea and try making some for your next craft show or home party! They are sure to be a hit!
Posted by Flicker at 11:25 AM
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Here is a list of supplies that are needed to make these great chunk candles!
IGI 4625 Pillar Blend
Fragrance (This one is made using BNL Cookie Jar)
2/0 Square Braid (or if using a Wick Pin WSB8)
3" Diameter Aluminum Mold, Wick Pins Optional
Mold Sealer Putty and Mold Plugs
First melt your wax and add the Vybar. Per lb of wax, use 1/2 to 1 tsp Vybar 103. The first thing to do for this candle is to make the chunks. For three candles two 3" x 4.5" and one 3" x 6.5" I made three batches of chunks each 1/2 lb.
To make the chunks, you can pour into various plastic containers. I used a Velveeta Cheese keeper top. (Kitchens can have some great candle and soap stuff hiding! LOL)
Next cut the chunks into the warm but pliable and still semi solid wax. Use a sharp knife. Put this in the freezer for a few minutes after this step to allow them to become fully solid and come out of the mold.
From this point you will have chunks to fill your molds that look similar to this. You can make the chunks as big or small as you want. The size of the chunks will make differences in how they look in the finished candle. Experiment to find what suits you best!
Next fill the molds with the chunks. Be sure to pack them in there good. When the hot wax is poured over them some will melt a bit.
And the final step is to fill the mold with the plain ivory or clear wax to make the final candle. I chilled my chunks in the fridge before pouring my over pour. This prevents the chunks from melting. Some melting can look cool. Again, experiment! Pour the wax into the molds at 175*. A repour may or may not be needed after the candle begins to cool. Mine did need a slight top off in the very end. Enjoy making these fun candles!
Posted by Flicker at 10:03 AM
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
For this project you will need:
Lotion Base (available at both the North and South)
Bottles (available at both the North and South)
Caps (available at both the North and South)
Coconut Scent (available at both North and South)
Bronze Mica (available only at the North location)
Because our lotion base is so thick, I have to gently warm it in the microwave or heat the gallon by placing in a sink of very hot tap water to be able to pour it into my bottles using a funnel. You can also use a cake decorator squeeze funnel, or a zip-lock bag with a corner cut off if pouring cold. If making full gallon batches, our gallon pumps are the easiest way to fill bottles. Do not heat the lotion base over 100* F. Add 1 oz of fragrance per gallon of lotion base or follow the chart located on this page for smaller amounts: http://www.candlesupply.com/BBfochart.html
You can also "customize" your base by adding 1/2 oz per gallon of any fixed oil! Soybean oil works great!
Happy Lotion Making!
Posted by Flicker at 12:52 PM