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Luxury Candles

Luxury Candles

Luxury Candles – on Friday you saw the launch of my candle range and the response was overwhelming. I released 3 scents, these were Nenico, Amethyst Rose & Citronella. How it worked they were placed on the website as pre-orders. This is because all my candles are made to order. This means once you’ve ordered it takes up to 2 weeks to despatch your candle. Candles are made the following day after order cut off has finished. Candles need time to cure so that the fragrance oils bind with the wax, giving you a candle that’s pure luxury.

Whens the next release? –

There’ll be another release on Wednesday 28th July. The listing again will stay open for 48 hours like last time unless I sell out before 48 hours.

What scents are being added?

So I have got some in mind, but I thought why not see what’s most popular with you guys. So I’ll be picking 3 scents now I have a definite one which is…

Pink Sugar

then you can help me pick 2 from the following scents….

Citronella

Myrrh & Tonka

Filthy Gorgeous

Apple & Jasmin

Be sure to comment on this blog with your votes and then I’ll announce which 3 have been selected. I’m constantly testing many fragrances as the testing process takes time. So I’m currently testing Christmas scents as these will be released by the end of September beginning of October. Can you actually believe I’m almost ready to release Christmas scents?

Im excited for those who grabbed a candle on launch night to receive them. Monday I poured everyone’s orders and now they are curing in the workshop. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled on my social media as I’ll be sharing photos of them all. I honestly can’t wait for everyone to receive them and hear the feedback from you all.

Be sure to watch out for my next blog. I’ll be updating them each week probably in a Monday or Tuesday. It’s a great way for me to be able to stay in touch with those of you how regularly visit my website.

https://www.littleideaswithlove.co.uk/product/hand-poured-luxury-candles/

Keeping in touch

Keeping in touch

Keeping in touch! There’s so many ways to keep in touch with what’s happing within my business. As social media platforms are becoming harder to be seen on, there’s many other ways we can keep in touch.

Here’s a few ways you can still see what I’m doing.

Newsletter, be sure to be signed up for this. If you’re already signed up, be sure to read them so you don’t miss out.

Whatsapp broadcast group. An amazing way for me to stay in touch with my customers. It’s a safe group, everyone who’s in my broadcast group, members can’t see others details or messages it’s completely safe. It just means I can send one text message to everyone who’s in my group, if you reply to my message, only I can see it. I’m finding more and more people are disconnecting from using social media and preferring messages via broadcast groups. Have you asked to join mine? I have a few different groups, VIP Subscription, Wax Club Members and also Customers.

My website blog! Sharing at least 3-4 blogs per month via my website helps me to be seen. My customers can interact on my blog posts. They can ask questions as I’ll always reply. I’ll always try and reply to all comments on a blog within 72 hours of posting it. Be sure to check back a few days later.

Google Business. I can share photos on this platform, it also shows me how many views each photos had. Customers can leave reviews and also post a photo too, which helps massively because new potential customers rely on google reviews before they make that purchase. If you’ve not left a review already, I’d really appreciate it if you could.

Pinterest. I love this platform and I do get many re-pins from some of my videos. I do t use this daily, but do like to update it once or twice a month.

I’ll always keep posting on Facebook and Instagram too, but I just wanted to share the other ways you can keep in touch with me.

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New Candle Range Coming Soon!

New Candle Range Coming Soon!

New candle range coming soon! Over the last few days on my social media platform, I’ve been sharing about my new soy candle range.  Each day I’ve shared information to talk about how it all happens. I’m excited after just over 4 years I’ve decided to bring my candle range back.

Finding the perfect wick 

Finding the perfect wick doesn’t just happen instantly. There’s many factors to take in when selecting your wick and lots of testing too. I’ve made candles in the past and mainly always went for wooden wick, but this time I wanted my whole range to be made with cotton wicks. So the testing process started around 8 weeks ago to find the perfect wick. I’m lucky as I’ve made candles in the past so finding that perfect wick and size is a little bit easier.

Selecting the perfect candle glass

Now finding your candle glass is just the same of finding your perfect wick. Every glass shape and size needs testing and again this process takes time. I’m really happy with the glass I’ve gone for and I can’t wait to show you too. My candle net weight is going to be 120g , now i May along the way test a bigger size. For now I’m sticking to just the one size.

Selecting the fragrance

Now another test which takes time as each scent needs testing and it doesn’t mean one wick size fits all as it doesn’t work like that. This is where most of the testing comes in and takes time and can’t be rushed. I’ve tested 5 fragrances which have passed so far these are…..

Myrrh & Tonka

Pink Sugar

Nenico

Filthy Gorgeous

Citronella

So 5 have been fully tested and made my list, but not all 5 will be up for grabs. More about that later on my business page, you just need to make sure that you’re interacting on my social media so you don’t miss out. I’m also currently testing another 6 fragrances, I won’t share these yet as it doesn’t mean all 6 will make it. This is why I test because it’s so important plus no testing means you won’t produce an excellent product!

 

Difference between scent throw in candles to wax melts 

So many of you are already addicted to my wax products. Now wax melts will always give off a stronger scent throw than a candle. Candles are more subtle because the flame only heats whats melted around the pool inside the glass. Whereas in a burner the tea lights heating the whole bowl of the tea light warmer which gets hotter, then giving off a good scent throw. You will be able to smell the scent of the candle you’re burning, but it won’t fill your whole room. Candles are more for a relaxing mood, for cosy nights in.

How to care for your candle

All our candles have been hand-poured with love using soy wax and fragrance oils. Our candle glasses and boxes are recyclable.

We do strongly urge you to follow all our care and safety precautions outlined below, which have been put in place to ensure that you get the very best from your candle.

  • Don’t leave the candle burning unattended. Place on a heat proof mat to protect your surface.
  • To prevent tunnelling please make sure you burn your candle for minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 hours at anyone time.
  • Always keep the candle out of reach of children and pets.
  • Do not burn candles on or near anything that can catch fire.
  • Do not place candles in a draught.
  • Once extinguished please make sure the wick is stood up right ready for when you next light it.
  • Trim wick down to 5mm before lighting at each use.
  • Don’t burn a candle all the way down. We strongly recommend leaving at least 5mm of wax in the jar.
  • Keep the wax pool clear and free of any debris to avoid flaring.
  • You can find further safety instructions on the base of all of our candles along with the scent name. For any queries, or anything you may be unsure about, please do get in touch!

https://www.littleideaswithlove.co.uk/

 

New Double Melt Wax Warmer

New Double Melt Wax Warmer

New Double Melt Wax Warmer https://www.littleideaswithlove.co.uk/product/oval-lustre-double-wax-warmer/

I’m loving the new design of wax warmer that arrived here this week at LIWL HQ…..have you seen it? I launched this on my business page Friday evening and wow it’s been very popular so far. For those who love to mix scents, this wax warmers perfect for you. It means you can still mix, but without mixing the 2 together. This design has to separate bowls next to each other, meaning when you add a scent to each bowl. Because  they are so close to each other, it gives off the same as mixing in one bowl, making it even more safer as the allergens aren’t being mixed anymore. Different allergens in different fragrances when mixed can produce a totally new allergen. Using one of these it means those 2 scents never get combined together.

Now we know many of us mix scents, millions of people do, it’s always been the case. It feels so much better now being able to mix using one of these special burners too. They’ve been very hard to get hold of due to the pandemic and also how every business wants to sell these to their customers. So if you don’t want to miss out, be sure to grab yours super quickly. I’m not sure when my next delivery will arrive as I’ve waited almost 6 months for these.

Whenever melting we always advise to never melt for more than 4 hours at anyone time. Requires  2 tea lights, both of these are 4 hours each. This has been tested by our manufacturers. We always advise to place your burners electric or tea light on a heat proof mat to protect your surfaces as all burners can become hot.

Monthly Wax Subscription Box

Surprise Wax Box
    1. Monthly Wax Subscription Box

https://www.littleideaswithlove.co.uk/product/monthly-wax-box-subscription/

A little about how it started.

Over the years our wax surprise boxes have changed. I think off the top of my head one of my very first surprise boxes I made was the Autumn of 2015. Looking back over the years on how much they’ve changed and how far I’ve come really makes me very proud.

In October 2018 I decided to start a monthly subscription box. It meant my regular customers who always grabbed a surprise box could secure their slot each month.

So how does the subscription slot work?
You purchase a box, so for example if you bought a box today as of the 21st June 2021 you’d then receive the July box. This would then be dispatched around the 8th July. Then on the 28th July payment for your August box would be taken. You don’t need to do anything, the website automatically takes payment each month from your bank card. Now the good thing is we’re a little bit different to many other businesses that do subscription boxes. Some have a 3 month tie in period from when you first sign up. WE DON’T TIE YOU IN once you’ve purchased your first box, you’re free to cancel at anytime. You simply log into your account and head to subscriptions and all details are there for you to cancel. You must however, cancel before your next payments due. The websites set to automatically take payment each payment date until you tell it otherwise.

What will I receive?

Each month you’ll receive 4 x wax pods, these are packaged in compostable pod packaging, which is made using corn starch and once empty they can be placed on your compost pile or if you’ve no compost pile they can go in your recycle bin. They take up to 12 weeks in your compost pile to breakdown. Every month you’ll have 4 new scents, these are exclusive to subscribers so it’s your only way to get your hands on them. Sometimes we might release one to stay on our scent list for all our customers to purchase, but we only select maybe one every few months.

Join our Facebook group

There’s a Facebook VIP group for subscribers to join, if I have any info to share with my customers about their boxes I tend to put it in this group so I know everyone who’s got a box will see it. I also have a WhatsApp broadcast group which I use to send group messages to subscribers too.

How you can help new potential customers by leaving me a review

How you can help new potential customers by leaving me a review – I’m sure many of you are like me, whenever I go onto somebodies website the first thing I look for is customer reviews, I also look to see if they have google or trust pilot reviews too. This shows me what the businesses customers think of their products and to me thats so important and is one of the main reasons I’m most possibly likely to order from them. Now my customers can leave reviews on a few different platforms, they can review their purchases on the website by logging into their account and reviewing their past orders. I’ve also got google business, this platforms amazing and so many people view through google business and the reviews on their from customers really help so much. My other platform is facebook, on my business page you can leave a review by recommending me. Small businesses like myself really do reply on our customers to leave reviews and I often remind my customers and ask if they would mind leaving reviews. I recently set up google business, you send off your details to google and once they’ve verified that your business address is correct you’re then set to go. So with it being all new I haven’t very many review on there as of yet, so this is where all my customers come in. If you’ve ever purchased off me and would like to leave me one, please head on over to https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=little+ideas+with+love&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 where you’ll be able to leave one. You do need a google account to do this and I also take time to reply to everyone who does leave me one as I find it really important for me to acknowledge my customers who take time out to leave a review. Customers can also share a photo on their of their delivery or maybe what they are melting.

I’ve lately been reviewing many purchases I’ve made, as I know how important it is. It takes minutes to leave a review. Reviews are always something I’ll ask my customers to leave and sometimes I might always be asking in my facebook group for them to leave one. If I don’t remind customers we can sometimes just forget, I know I do sometimes, but I always try my very best to review any purchase I get now within days of receiving it.

Reviews have the power to gain a potential customers trust and they can also encourage people to interact with me as a business, they find that when customers review and see the business owner replies too they can see they are far more approachable. I’ll always reply to every review thats done via google, I do sometimes reply to reviews on the website, but not every single one, but I’ll always try and reply to comments that have been left on my blog.

 

Customers are more likely to purchase from a website where customers have reviewed products, a customer might comment on the fragrance of a scent that they love or maybe dislike, but that could help someone who’s unsure as to if they purchase it or not. Also products like my reed diffusers when customers leave reviews about how they last so long and the quality is amazing, if i read these following reviews on a website, these reviews would sell that product to me at a drop of a hat…….

Wai-Ling Bennett (verified owner)

These bottles are very robust yet classy, not likely to tip over, even with the reeds in. I have tried loads of reed diffusers in the past and Rachel’s diffusers have surpassed them all. I have Snow Fairies, Apple & Fig, No More Dirty Laundry, Rhubie Rosie and Frankincense and Black Cherry diffusers and I can honestly say they are all lush and smell divine. These are handy in the bathrooms and kids’ rooms where I am unable to use electric burners. I have had some of these going for over a month now and they look like they will last months as the liquids have hardly gone down on some of them! My house smells amazing and it’s lovely smelling the different scents as I go from one room to another, thank you Rachel for another great product! x

krystaldeeming (verified owner)

I have purchased so many diffusers in the past and these are BY FAR the best! Well worth the extra pennies! I have 8 of these (addicted) – one is still half full since September (5 months ago). X

Charlieplummer (verified owner)

I’ve had many many reed diffusers over the years from LIWL and they have ALL been absolutely gorgeous. Luxury quality reeds and the throw off them is insane! I’m often being complimented on all the lovely smells in my house and it’s all from the reed diffusers xx

roseena (verified owner)

I have the rhubie rosie diffuser in my porch way every time someone comes they all say ‘what a lovely smell’ a lovely fresh strong scent highly recommend

Sarah (verified owner)

They are simply stunning. I bought Frankincense and black cherry and Lemon curd. Both smell true to their name sakes and are great value for money as the quality is amazing and they last!

Did you know that over 80% of people said that positive reviewswould encourage them to purchase a product? So please always give every business you purchase from a thought and always review the products you bought, you’ll help us all massively!

Enjoy your evening!

Love

Rachel….x

 

 

February News

Little Ideas with Love

I haven’t done a blog for a little while and I did promise myself last year I would blog weekly….but you know sometimes things get in the way, but hey ho I’m about to change that!

So as where just at the start of February, I thought i’d share with you all a few things that will be coming up this month. First of all is my business birthday, can you believe i’ll be 6 years old this month? Now some of you where at the very start of my journey 6 years ago and I love that you’ve watched me grow as a business and that you’re still enjoying purchasing from me too. Since my first ever trading day so much has changed, I first started out making wax hearts, these weighed around 14g each which is the perfect amount to have in your wax warmer. Then i bought in some wax warmers so I could offer gift sets and wax starter sets too. I did decide to branch out and buy in bath products and whilst these became popular I decided to remove these after a couple of years and I wasn’t making them and even though I went on bath bomb courses, I knew it would never be something I wanted to make as i just love making the wax side of things and also my reed diffusers and room sprays and other home fragrance products. I love seeing how much I’ve grown and I hope to continue to grow fro many more years to come.

Also later this month will be the release of the 7 chakra discs, I’ve been testing the fragrance for this months and I cant wait to announce what scent I’ve selected ad I’ve really fallen in love with it already. My wax club members will get a heads up on the day these will be released, this is one of the perks of being a wax club member along with the discount codes they receive for their 12 months membership. I’ll add the link in the blog to the wax clubs so you can take a little look at all the benefits. I love seeing how much my wax club members save each year.

Also this month my Subscription members will be receiving their monthly fix of wax from me, once a month payments taken automatically from those who sign up and then I make up all the boxes and ship out. Each month they receive 4 new scents made up in wax pods, did you know that my wax pod packaging even though it looks plastic is actually made from corn starch and fully compostable. I stopped using those nasty plastic wax pods a few years back and switched to these as they are so much better and I also like doing my bit for the environment too and if we can all cut plastic a little bit, we’ll all make a difference to the world.

Also happening this month I’ll be testing more scents to make into carpet fresheners, sometimes you’ll see scents appear and then stop as some will be limited editions only so you’ll need to make sure you grab your favourites when they come in stock. I have 2 different options for the carpet fresheners now, in 2 different sizes. You can grab a bag with a bamboo spoon or you can grab the new biodegrade shaker pot, I searched for this type of packaging as again its kinder to the environment and in time the bag with bamboo spoon will eventually stop. The new shakers have been really popular and I personally prefer them to the bags. I’ll be doing a little video later this month on showing how to use them as I always say less is more…..you don’t need much on your carpet.

Also this month I’ll be promoting my Google Business page, leaving a review on my google page really helps me to be seen, not all my customers find me via social media and I’ve noticed lately I’ve had a few find me since I set my google business page up. For me to do this I had to have my address of my business verified, once google verify this then they give you the go ahead to set it all up. It also helps new potential customers buy with ease knowing you’re a verified business and being able to see customers reviews. If you’ve not reviewed and you’ve purchased from me I’d be so grateful if you could do, you can also share your photos on my google page to show other customers what you might have ordered or what you’re melting too.

Later this month I’m going to talk about CLP, I’ve done this in the past, but I’m going to explain what things mean on the CLP label, I think its so important for everyone to understand this and why its important as a business that we all use CLP, its a legal requirement and I want to explain to people why its important to make sure whoever you buy from in this industry that they have the legal requirement CLP’s, but I’ll talk more about this later in the month.

One big ask I have of everyone reading my blog today is, f you read them please leave a comment. The more interaction I get on blogs the more it will help my business to be seen as google love seeing people commenting on blogs as it really does help. With how times have been over the last 12 months with coronavirus many businesses have struggled and are still struggling and were all reaching out to ask our customers and followers to support us by commenting on social media, blogs etc as its not always about spending with us, comments help us just as much so dont feel like you cant ever comment even if you don’t ever buy from me, as honestly its fine as your comment could really help me.

 

Right I think I’ve talked for long enough now lol. I’m going to get back to my working day, I’m pouring wax today and lots of it. I hope you all have an amazing sparkly day and……happy melting!

Love

Rachel……x

https://www.littleideaswithlove.co.uk/join-our-wax-club/

New Products

7 Chakra Soy Wax

Good morning!

I’m sure some of you may have seen that on Boxing Day i released a new product which was, 7 Chakra Soy Wax Discs. These flew out which I did have a feeling they would, but don’t worry as each month more will be released. How it will work is once a month, i’ll put the listing live, only a selected amount will be released and each month they’ll be made in a different scent. For December i went for my new scent Amethyst Rose, this was a scent that was in the December subscription box and one i truly love. I’ve had this scent specially made by a chemist i often use for many of my exclusive scents. I’ll be sharing more about the Chakra’s next month and will do a live on my business page all about them, so hopefully many of you will get to watch me and I can hopefully answer some of your questions.

Another product I shared wasn’t new, but I had picked a new packaging for them and this is my carpet freshener which now you can purchase in 2 different packaging options. The new kraft shaker ive picked is just perfect and works really well with my product. The packaging is also biodegradable and as many of you already know I switched my plastic pod packaging a few years ago to compostable packaging as I really wanted to cut out plastic as much as I possibly could. I’ll always try and make many changes lie these as I really do care about our environment and if it means i can cut as much plastic out as I possibly can it’ll then have a big impact on how little plastic my customers use when buying my products.

I’d also just like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you for all your continued support and custom. It’s been a year that none of us could have ever predicted and a tough year, but I’m hoping 2021 will start to see things getting back to normality. We’ve still along way to go, but i know we will get there and I’m so grateful to everyone who’s stuck by me in these hard times.

I hope you all have a beautiful sparkly day and…….happy melting!

 

Love Rachel…..x

 

Christmas Closing Times

I actually can’t believe its December and Christmas is almost upon us….this years flown, but im glad in a way as its been an extremely hard year not seeing friends and family. So today i thought id just go over my Christmas closing times again as i know not al my customers are on social media.

I’ll be locking my workshop doors on Tuesday 15th December 2020 and will be reopening them on Wednesday 6th January 2021. During this time whilst im closed one of the weeks will be used to do a full stock take and also make wax ready for reopening in January. I always run my stock levels down on the run unto Christmas so i can start a fresh in the new year. My website will remain open whilst im closed, but no orders will be despatched during the times ive stated about and then once i return orders will start to be despatched in order they arrived. Please give it at least 6 working days from me first day of opening for your orders to be despatched. Once we get into January i’ll start to add my clothing range back to stock, ive taken this off now as many of my suppliers are getting ready to close and also i wouldn’t have the time to print clothing up just before closing. Clothings been a great success since starting it this year and its so lovely to see many of you loving my brand.

I’ll be sharing posts on social media whilst I’m closed and keeping my groups active too, but I’ll also be taking some much needed time off. I’ve not really had anytime off this year with COVID and as like many of you not even been able to get away for a few days. I plan to really enjoy my Christmas, feet up, lots to eat, family time on Christmas Day and just to sit back and be grateful that we’ve got through this year.

Im hoping to get back into wring regular blogs as I’ve found having time off social media is good, it gives you time to think about what’s happening next with your business, gives you time to rest as social media detox is good for you, so I’ll be connecting with my customers through blogs, broadcasts etc.

You too can stay connected with me by commenting on my blogs and I’ll always read every comment and reply to you too, so it’s always good to check back a few days later.

Right I’m off to enjoy my evening, thank you to everyone who’s taken time to read my blog, to everyone who’s supported me through 2020 I’m so grateful to you all.

Goodnight! x

Reviewing your purchases

Reviewing your purchases

Good evening!

I hope you’re all well. This evening i just want to talk about reviewing your purchases . If you’re like me when I’m buying from a website I always checkout the reviews on products. Looking at others reviews good or bad gives me an insight into what people think overall of a product. So this is where you come in. As a customer I’d really appreciate it if when you buy off the website you review your purchase. Honest opinions as thats what counts, reviews help my website massively and help new potential customers also buy with ease.

If i was going to buy say a reed diffuser off my site and id never come across this website before. I’d look at the review section and saw many customers of LIWL leaving reviews about how long they last, how they are packaged, maybe customer service etc, it would make me feel more at ease buying for the very first time. Because its all to do with fragrance, every customer who buys from me needs to go off recommendations and reviews to help them decide what fragrances to select. This is why its so important for you all to review each time you buy, now you can only review if you’ve set up an account and not checked out as a guest, so if this is something you wish to do in the future then please make sure you check out creating an account.

Now for those who start reviewing their whole order of what they’ve purchased I’m going to be sending over 5% discount codes for you to use off your next purchase. Also for everyone who leaves a comment on this blog today 28/9/2020 im also going to give a 5% discount code to use off your next purchase. Terms and conditions apply.  Now it only every lets you review your product the once, well it use to do, maybe its changed over the years im not 100% sure, but feel free to let me know if im right or wrong.