How to keep up to date on whats happening!

LIWL Newsletter Sign Up

How to keep up to date on whats happening!

Are you signed up for my newsletter? If the answers yes then thats great, but since December I’ve sent out several newsletters and many haven’t even opened them. Do you remember back in May 2018 when GDPR came in and i sent out a newsletter stating that if you didn’t click the link and agree to receiving further newsletters from me you’d no longer receive them? This is because this was a legal email every business had to send out to their newsletter signups and if you didn’t respond then you opted out. Only 47.7% opened it, 8 unsubscribed as that meant they no longer wanted to receive an email and the rest just didn’t open it, this means those who didn’t open it will no longer receive my emails.

My newsletters are there to inform you of whats going on, when you sign up for these its because you want to be able to see whats happening first and to also make sure you don’t miss out on maybe new products, a one off discount code, free postage maybe…….it could be anything! If you’ve not received an email off me lately, then you’ll need to sign up with me again. I have started to remove inactive accounts who haven’t opened an email off me in the last 12 months. You may wonder why i do this? Well it free’s up space for someone who would like to read my newsletters, i only get so much space before I’m charged for sending them, so to me its a little bit of a waste having someone on my list who hasn’t opened it in 12 months. Now there could be several reasons why they haven’t opened it, no longer use that email, put me in their spam folder or marked it not to receive newsletters on what news I’ve got to share. On Friday 14th February i sent out a newsletter offering 12% off orders for the weekend only. Only 31.4% of this signed up opened the email, some who opened it took advantage of the discount as it was one of the highest I have given in a long time and it was a one off too, more of a test to see who would open the email. So my message i want to get out today is…….if you sign up for a newsletter with any company, open it no matter what the head line might say as you just never know what might be hidden inside that email.

Please click the link https://www.littleideaswithlove.co.uk/newsletter-signup/

only if you wish to receive my newsletters. Once you sign up an email will be sent to you straight away to confirm you’ve requested this, you must confirm as if you don’t the system wont add you to the mailing list. Im going to be sharing more and more via my newsletter and also my blog too as have you every thought how would you communicate with me if all social media went down? Now i would communicate through my newsletter and blog and when i blog you too can leave a comment so if for example you had a question about something on my blog you could ask me and then i would respond and it could also answer someone else’s question too. The power of blogging can be very helpful and i really want more and more of my customers to see each Monday I’m blogging, some weeks i may blog more if I’ve something important to share, its always viewable and a great way to be able to get hold of me too.

Make a note in your diary for every week to checkout what I’ve shared and leave me a comment too. I really want to reach out to so many through blogging and with your help this will be possible.

 

I hope you all have a great day and your week ahead is full of sparkle. Don’t forget its half term so I’m taking a few days off this week so dispatch times are currently at 6 working days, this excludes weekends.

 

Happy melting!

 

Rachel….x

Soy Wax Brittles

How To Use Soy Wax Brittles

 

Many customers ask…..whats the different between brittles and pods? The only difference is, is its poured into different shaped moulds. Its made the same, its smells the same and its melted the same, just some customers preferrer brittles over pods. I find that many new customers go for pods first and then if they find a scent they love they then buy it in the bigger bags of brittles.

My brittles come in kraft sealed bags, i don’t heat seal the bag shut as theres no need to so this means that you do not need to rip the tab off the top. Simply just pull the packet open meaning that you can reseal it much easier, I’ve often shared this way in my wax group https://www.facebook.com/groups/850232061701698/?ref=bookmarks

In each bag of brittle theres wax that will last you weeks, simply take one piece out and i always say break a bit off around 15-20g  and add to your burner, then as its melting if you feel you need a little bit more then add smaller amounts until you’re happy. Adding smaller amounts like this will mean you wont waste wax and wont over fill your warmer. I always say……less is more!

Each scent is carefully poured into the mould and then decorated, the decoration may vary per batch as sometimes i may change the colour slightly. Each batch is recorded in my file so i always no when i made that scent and how many bags i was able to get from it.  Once the brittle is set i remove the whole slab and then break up into chunks and these are weighed and put into boxes. I’ve had customers in the past order a whole slab, this is possible but the slab doesn’t come in one piece as  it would break when posted out….many of my customers say they’d love to break a whole slab up as it looks so relaxing when they’ve watched me do it. They are right, theres just something about it that really relaxes you and it also leaves your hands feeling soft and smelling amazing too.

If you want to catch me making brittles you’ll sometimes be able to on Wax Making Wednesday, i try and go live once a month to show my customers what I’m making and they actually love to see me making products. I make wax every day, but Wednesdays i make products for the whole day as i need one full day each week to be able to keep my stock levels up.

 

Be sure to follow me on my business page if you don’t already so that you can watch out for my next Wax Making Wednesday which will actually be this coming Wednesday 12th February 2020 https://www.facebook.com/www.littleideaswithlove.co.uk/

I’ll share on my business page on the Wednesday morning what time i’ll go live, but don’t worry if you miss it as you can always watch me later on replay. Now i wonder what scent i’ll make with you all? Is there one you’d love to see me make up?

Thank you so much for reading my Monday Blog and next week i’ll share with you things that are coming up in the months ahead!

Have a sparkly evening!

Love

Rachel…..x

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Compostable Pod Packaging

Why Go Eco?

Have you ever seen the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?? This is an area of ocean bigger than the size of Spain which is swimming with non-biodegradable plastic waste. Birds, fish, turtles and other marine life are dying because they either eat or get tangled up in the plastic.

In August 2016, Plymouth University reported that plastic was found in a third of UK-caught fish. It has also been calculated by scientists at Ghent University in Belgium that shellfish lovers eat up to 11,000 plastic fragments each year. Whilst less than 1% of these fragments are absorbed by the human body, they do and will accumulate over time. Reports estimate that by 2050, the volume of plastics accumulated in our oceans will be greater than that of fish.

My pod & clear bag packaging is compostable which means it doesn’t have to end up in landfill. PLA stands for “Polylactic Acid” and is a biodegradable plastic derived from corn starch. This material makes a fantastic alternative to conventional plastics which can take many hundreds of years to break down.

Because PLA bioplastic is made from plants which are a renewable resource, by using this bioplastic we are reducing our dependence on finite resources such as petroleum oil.

Compared with conventional plastics which break down over many years into smaller plastic pieces and therefore never truly disappear, when PLA biodegrades it breaks down into organic matter: CO2 and water which can feed the earth to grow more plants thereby closing the life cycle.

The PLA most commonly used in food packaging has a relatively low melting temperature. This also means that less energy is required for the production process making it an even more eco-friendly plastic option.

 

Did you know that all my pod packaging is plastic free? I switched over from plastic pods over a year ago now and only use compostable pod packaging. It may look like plastic and feel like plastic, but it’s 100% compostable! Our pods may look like plastic but they are made from corn starch and on the bottom of the packaging its printed compostable….it also leaves this mark on the wax once its set in the pod. Even the glitters i use are biodegradable, i switched to these glitters before i changed my pod packaging and along with the soy wax i use and cruelty free fragrance oils it certainly does make my business very eco friendly. I like to try and do my bit and as i was selling wax pods in plastic packaging before making my switch i wasn’t helping the environment at all, i was just adding to the use of plastics when it goes to show if i can use compostable packaging why cant others?

Even the little packaging chips i sometimes by in, these are also biodgrable and you can test these by putting them under the tap and watching them melt away to nothing. I pride myself on using as many packaging supplies as i can that are compostable and being able to offer you a subscription box with so many of the packaging products i use falling under this category. We have a compost pile at home and i always put mine on it, it can take up to 12 weeks for the pod packaging to decompose, but quicker if your compost pile is active daily……meaning you add items to it each day helping it to break down into compost much quicker. Please don’t worry if you don’t have room for a compost pile, placing them in the recycle bin is just as good or you can take them down to your local tip were many of them have a compost section.

I’ll be back next Monday to talk about my brittles and to explain how to use these and all about their packaging too! I hope you’ve enjoyed ready my Monday Blog and please feel free to leave a comment or if you’ve a question ask and i’ll happily answer it.

Enjoy!

 

Rachel……x

 

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About The Wax I Use

 

About The Wax I Use

 

So on the market you can buy a variety of wax products made with different waxes. Here’s an inside to why all my wax products are made using soy wax.

Paraffin wax was first produced commercially in 1867, less than 10 years after the first petroleum well was drilled.   In 1991 Michael Richards discovered soy wax, he was looking for an inexpensive alternative to bees wax. Soy’s greatest advantage is that it is completely renewable. While the global reserves of oil shrink and paraffin prices increase, the only limit to the soy supply is how much we choose to grow.

Since soy wax is made from soybeans, it is friendly to the environment because soybeans are a renewable resource. Paraffin wax comes from petroleum, which is not a renewable resource. Because soy wax burns cleaner than paraffin wax, the scent from its oils is more pleasant and stronger-smelling than the chemical scents added to paraffin. It’s common to hear people complain of headaches when paraffin candles burn, but in general, this isn’t due to the scent of the wax but rather the toxins it releases into the air. Soy wax offers many benefits over paraffin wax—some of which most people don’t even realise.

Soy wax candles generally burn longer than paraffin candles. Soy wax is derived from natural vegetables while paraffin is a refined gasoline by-product. Soy wax is 100% biodegradable while paraffin was is not. … Soy wax releases fragrance easier than paraffin candles. This is also the same for wax melts/tarts/pods/brittles etc.

Soy wax is a vegetable wax made from the oil of soybeans. After harvesting, the beans are cleaned, cracked, de-hulled, and rolled into flakes. The oil is then extracted from the flakes and hydrogenated. The hydrogenation process converts some of the fatty acids in the oil from unsaturated to saturated.

Soy wax is biodegradable and cleans up with plain old soap and water. Soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax and because of this, soy candles will burn slower or longer than paraffin candles.

Now if you’re like me you’ll want to make sure you’re melting something that’s more kinder to the environment as well as kinder to you and your family. Soy wax is vegan friendly too and isn’t tested on animals. The scents I add to my wax along with colours are also vegan friendly and cruelty free. I bring to you not only wax products that are safe, but also kind to everyone. Even my packaging is either compostable or recyclable along with my biodegradable glitters, I’m certainly making a huge help to be kinder to our environment.

Always ask questions whoever you buy from if there’s things you wish to know as it’s important that you as the customer fully understands everything you can about what you’re melting in your wax warmers. It’ll also help you keep safe knowing what type of products you’re melting and how each one can be so different.

Be sure to keep watch for my next blog, I’ll be posting one each week on a Monday! ❤️

Car Sprays Fragranced

Car Sprays Fragranced

 Since launching my car sprays last month they’ve been a huge hit! These work really well on fabric upholstery, we do not recommend that our car sprays are sprayed on leather interior due to them being only for upholstered fabric seats and these even work well on carpets, curtains and sofas if using in the house.

All you need to do it a couple of sprays onto your car seat (fabric only) and then the magic will happen. The feedback we’ve had on these has been amazing and we find that our new product is one of the best out there. We use coloured bottles to protect the contents and we highly recommend for each use you shake the bottle before you spray. Each bottle comes in a compostable clear bag, these then can be put on the compost pile or recycle bin, we do recommend you keep your spray in the bag until your bottle is empty. All our bottles can be placed in the recycle bin along with the spray part too. Our products are not tested on any animals and we use products that are also kind to the environment.

We are about to launch 2 new car spray fragrances, can you guess maybe which 2 fragrances these are? https://www.littleideaswithlove.co.uk/product/liwl-fragranced-car-spray/

Maybe comment below and have a guess and lets see who gets it right!

 

I cant wait to see how many do get it right. All will be revealed this weekend………have a very sparkly day!

Love Rachel……x

Pillow Mist

Pillow Mist Sleepeeze

Need help relaxing once you go to bed? Then please read my blog and i’ll tell you how my new sleepeeze pillow mist range will help you. I also sell all 4 fragrances in wax pods too and using both together really do help. The feedback I’ve had from my customers is really good and as the weeks go by hopefully more and more of my customers will leave a review on the website to let others know what they think of my pillow mist. Everything is handmade by me Rachel here at LIWL HQ, i always research and test my product thoroughly before ever releasing anything, i take so much pride in everything i create giving you not only top quality products, but products that really are made with so much love.

https://www.littleideaswithlove.co.uk/product/liwl-sleepeeze-pillow-mist-spray/

LIWL Sleepeeze Pillow Mist Spray

New to LIWL fragranced sleepeeze sprays!

My sleepeeze  sprays are pretty new to my website, each one is made as your order comes in. I’ve made them up using my sleepeeze fragrances so that these can be sprayed on your pillow at night time before you go to sleep. The contents is a milky liquid,  every bottle comes with a tamper proof seal, please do not open this and break the seal as it’s protecting the contents. Please keep away from children and pets and store out of children’s way. All liquids can be dangerous if given to children and we can’t stress enough how important it is to not let your children use the sprays. Once the spray is empty you can place the bottle in your recycle bin. We can’t refill bottles sorry.
Make sure before use you always shake the bottle so that the base and fragrance mix together giving you the best from our pillow sprays. Please do not spray on your skin! If spray goes in your eyes rinse with cold water and seek medical help.

DO NOT STORE YOUR BOTTLE ON POLISHED SURFACES, BOTTLES MUST BE PLACED ON A MAT OR IN A CUPBOARD. PLEASE ALWAYS WIPE YOUR BOTTLE AFTER EACH USE.

 

Please note this photo is for illustration purposes only, this listing is for one spray only, to receive multiple sprays please select your quantity. This isn’t suitable for use on children’s pillows under the age of 5. Please note it’s not a product to make you sleep it’s a product to help you relax on a night time before bed. 

 

 

Safety Instructions

  • please do a test patch first before using fully on your upholstery, do not use on leather
  • can be used in your home on your curtains and sofa, but please do a test patch first.
  • perfect for spraying onto your pillow on an evening before you go to bed. I would recommend once you’ve sprayed one or two squirts you leave it to dry before going to bed, so spray your pillow 30 mins before you get into bed.
  • please shake bottle before use for best results
  • keep away from children and pets.
  • spray away from you
  • if you accidentally spray in your eyes, rinse the, with cold water and seek medical help
  • the bottle comes with a tamper proof fastening, if this seal is opened at anytime please discard the bottle
  • contents are liquid based and the bottle should only be sprayed by an adult only.
  • not recommend on children’s pillows under the age of 5.

we’ve many other products to fragrance your room from wax pods to reed diffusers there’s something for every home.

The bottles are 50ml and brown in colour, this is to keep the contents from being seen as the mixture when its been shaken is milky in colour and the bottle also protects the contents to. Bottles come with a tamper proof seal and we advise that you don’t try and unscrew this as the seal needs to be kept sealed and also kept out of reach of children. Please do not let your children use this product, its safe to use on their pillows, but an adult must spray this and i would suggest just one spray on your child’s pillow and i wouldn’t advise using this on children’s pillow under the age of 5. If using on a child’s pillow please just do a tiny test for the first night, id spray a tiny amount on their bed sheet first.

Beautiful hand crafted wax melts poured straight from the heart!

Big Outings for Little Ideas with Love.

Yorkshire Festival Season

Little Ideas with Love is hitting the road this summer and showcasing our products to the great Yorkshire public at several high-profile events in the region.I would be so grateful if you would share this post and tell all your friends to come along and support me (and have a brilliant kid-focused day out too).See you there?!

Subscription Monthly Themed Surprise Boxes

Monthly Surprise Subscription Box

Subscription Monthly Themed Surprise Boxes

Due to very popular demand between me and my website designer……well more him really we’ve set up the subscription that you can now signup to receive my monthly themed surprise boxes! this means you’ve no more stress of waiting for them to go live and every month you can sit back and relax and wait for the box to arrive. https://www.littleideaswithlove.co.uk/product/monthly-surprise-box-subscription/

So how does it work i hear you all say?

Simply click on the link which will take you to the subscriptions, purchase your first one and then every month your payment will be taken from your card and i’ll send your themed box out. so for example if you sign up before the end of this month November you’ll receive the Christmas Eve box in December, then your December payment will come out and you’ll then receive my January themed surprise box and so on and so on until you give us a 30 day notice to cancel. you can cancel at anytime, but please note this is a 30 days cancelation period. So for example if you sign up on the 12th of the month, your following payment will come out the following month on the 12th and so on and so on.

Each theme is different and whats in side the boxes is a surprise, but i always pick mainly new scents and from time to time you may receive a couple of scents in your box thats from my scent list. the boxes are £22.99 plus postage and they are always packed full of goodness!

 

I’m known for my boxes and before i had this option they always flew out within the hour of going live and at the moment I’m offering 80 each month, but if they become more popular i will offer more. If signing up for the subscriptions not for you, then i will be adding a few ready to buy on the website on the 1st of each month, but these will be priced slightly higher and there will be very limited numbers as most will have been purchased through the subscription listing.

Be sure to checkout my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/www.littleideaswithlove.co.uk/ and my wax group https://www.facebook.com/groups/850232061701698/ to see what many of my customers say about my themed surprise boxes!

 

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Summer Holiday Closure

I’ll be taking a little break from 27th July till the 9th August. Any orders placed during these dates will be despatched in order they came in once i reopen on the 10th August 2018. The website will remain open whilst I’m taking a break and be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page too as we may just have a few little offers!

Its been an amazing 7 months for me with my business growing from strength to strength and i can’t thank you all enough for your continued support and loyalty. I can’t wait to get back after my little rest as I’ve so much to show you and yes……I’m getting ready for Christmas once I’m back and will be sharing some Christmas ideas with you all.

If you’re off on your holidays i hope you all have an amazing time. I’ll be putting my feet up, but i’ll still be planning lots of things i’ll be sharing with you all very soon. I have cancelled my Royal Mail collection, so i wont be able to send out any rushed orders sorry. When i do reopen I’m estimating my despatch times from the day of reopening up to 5 working days. I always aim to despatch quicker, but this is just a guideline for you all.

Heres’ my website link if you’d like to order and i’ll see you all soon https://www.littleideaswithlove.co.uk

Happy melting!

 

Love

 

Rachel…..x

 

 

Closed For The Holidays

We are currently closed for our summer holidays. We will return to work on Tuesday 16th August, in the meantime the website will remain open and all orders will be dispatched on our return.

If you have any questions please email us at rachel@littleideaswithlove.co.uk and we will do our very best to get back to you as soon as possible.

Its the holidays so I’ve put together a few discount codes for you to use whilst I’m away!
We would like to thank all our customers for all your support this year, your loyalty means so much to me. You all continue to say the most amazing things about me and my products. I often receive personal messages from so many of you and this is what keeps me going knowing how happy I’m making you all. Its lovely you share my products with your friends and then they become new customers and i can’t thank you enough for this.

I’ve decided to have a little time off this summer to spend time with my family, so I’ve added a few discount codes to the website. I shall be closed from Monday 8th to 16th August. The website will remain open during this time and orders will be dispatched up on my return. Please note dispatch times from reopening can be between 1-4 working days Monday to Friday.

If your heading off for a summer holiday i hope you have a lovely time, all i ask is……please bring some sun back with you!

The discount codes are as follows………

Holiday5 5% off when your spend £5 or over excluding postage

Holiday10 10% off when you spend £15 or over excluding postage

Holiday15 15% off when you spend £25 or over excluding postage

Just enter the coupon code at the checkout.

Terms and conditions apply.
Only one coupon can be used at anyone time.
Excludes postage and offer ends Sunday 14th August at midnight. Please feel free to share with your friends.

Thank you.

 

Rachel……x