My first open day in the new workshop

My first open day in the new workshop

My first open day in the new workshop – today Saturday 23rd October, I had my first open day in my new workshop. I opened my doors to my customers so they could come and have a browse. They also see my new workspace and where all the magic happens.

It was so lovely to see so many people visiting me and the time went so quickly. My eldest son come over to help me. Well maybe he sat in my new chair and I did the work. He did chat with my customers. A few people came who hadn’t bought from me before and went away with some wax treats. The atmosphere was so lovely and it seemed like everyone had a lovely time visiting.

Its lovely to be able to offer open days now for customers to come and purchase their wax goodies. It gives customers a chance to smell fragrances they may not pick if ordering online. It’s something I’ll be doing again soon. I am,Loki g to do a Christmas shopping night, so be sure to watch out for me advertising this.

If you did visit me I’d love for you to leave some feedback on this blog of how you found your shopping experience today. I’d also like to thank everyone who popped by and to everyone who sent me good luck wishes too.

Honestly I’m so grateful to each and everyone of you who take time each day to comment on my social media, send me beautiful messages and purchase from me too, you’re all amazing.

To those who live too far away, maybe next time you can join us virtually so that you can see what it would be like if you ever got chance to visit. If you’re ever in the area and you no it’s not an open day, pop me a message if you’d like to visit as I’m sure I can open my doors for you to have a look around.

Heres to my next open day!

love

Rachel….x

October’s Subscription Box Contents

October’s Subscription Box Contents

October’s Subscription Box Contents

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

I’m super excited to share with you all October’s subscription box scents. These are…….

So this month I swapped one of the pods to make a wax coffin and the rest were made in wax pods.

Sticky Ghostly Treats – An intoxicating rich salted toffee caramel supported by creamy vanilla and sprinkles of coconut top notes 🎃

The Blood Of Dracula – The delicious taste of ripe raspberries, blended with hints of strawberry, sandal, jasmin and musk 🧛‍♂️

Hocus Pocus – An explosion of mouth-watering wild blackcurrants, tart Mediterranean citrus fruits and cassis leaves entwine and enliven the bittersweet notes of traditional black liquorice. 🧙‍♀️ made in a wax coffin

Autumn Raspberry & Amber Leaves – A deliciously soft and velvety flesh of Autumn Bliss raspberries entangled with hedgerow blackberries fill the air with a fragrant fruity scent to tempt you into a heart of rose petals enveloped in smooth liquid amber. Cocooning base notes of cashmere musk, enchanted woods and gourmand vanilla complete. 🍁

Russian Suede – free sample from my scent list – Top notes: elemi, tea and purple basil. Heart notes: Siberian pine, tobacco Base notes: vetiver, leather

Would you like more info on subscribing for the November box? This month has to be my all time favourite, I loved creating this and I no my customers love this box too. Also one of the Halloween scents from this months box will be in the Halloween box I launched last night…..who’s excited? 👻🎃 Use the code SubBox10 to grab 10% off your very first box

When social media goes down!

When social media goes down!

When social media goes down I know many businesses going into panic. Not me as I have other ways of staying in-touch and my blog being one of them. I can also send a newsletter to reach out to customers too.

Monday 4th October 2021 Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp all went down, all 3 platforms I use to stay in-touch with my customers and followers. Now this is a reason why I have my blog and why I often tell my customers and followers to always check my blog for weekly or monthly updates as it’s always a way I can keep in touch.

Now some May say ‘how can you let people know you’ve blogged?’ Well if I blog on a regular basis and my customers realised social media’s down, then they can head to my blog as if there’s something really important I want to share I’d share it in here.

Now with it effecting Facebook and Instagram normally I’d think I can’t send everyone a WhatsApp message, but it’s effected this too. So I’m now going to focus so much on my blog and newsletters, so that if or when this happens again my customers will automatically check my blog.

We will survive with social media being down as it won’t be forever, but small businesses do really rely on it to get information account to everyone.

So this is me now taking charge of my way of being seen and from today I’m going to do weekly blogs and at least one newsletter a month, if not more.

If you read this blog or any of my other blogs, I’ll be forever grateful if you could always leave a comment as one comment can generate more comments from others. Without you and your comments it’s always harder for me to be seen.

Im forever grateful to each and everyone of you who comment on my social media, blogs or send me WhatsApp messages. Without you my LIWL business wouldn’t have the interaction as what it does and for that I’ll always be truly grateful.

Tonight is a sign for me to have the evening off, so I will wish you all love & light and see you all soon. https://www.littleideaswithlove.co.uk/

 

Rachel 🙏❤️

Perfect nights sleep!

Perfect nights sleep!

Perfect nights sleep!

If you’re like me you’ll love a Perfect nights sleep! Feedback from my customers show that using my pillow mist and melting a scent from my sleepeeze range certainly helps. Every night I add one of the scents from my sleepeeze range to my wax burner. My favourite is mysterious moonlight, I just love it. I always use the matching pillow mist, but you don’t have to its personal choice.

I’ve 4 fragrances to pick from so you can mix and match. I spray my pillow a couple of times and then leave it to dry. Then I usually listen to some meditation 20 minutes before I go to sleep as this helps to relax me even more. The scent tones in the fragrances work well together which then gives you a better nights sleep. Being more relaxed when you go to bed does help your sleep. It relaxes both your mind and body. I am no expert, but if you click on this link you’ll see the reviews from my customers.  https://www.littleideaswithlove.co.uk/product/sleepeeze-exclusive-pod-collection/         https://www.littleideaswithlove.co.uk/product/liwl-sleepeeze-pillow-mist-spray/     https://www.littleideaswithlove.co.uk/product/sleepeeze-pillow-mist-spray-wax-pod/

Until midnight 27th August if you grab the pillow mist spray and pod set it’s been discounted. Wax club members can also get a further 10% off using one of your codes.

The Sleepeeze Exclusive Pod Collection is a sensory innovation  using the power of scent to optimise the quality of sleep and based on the link between fragrance, positive mood states and a good night restful sleep, helping to provide breakthrough solutions for people to sleep better and relax. Enhance your sleeping experience by melting one of the 4 fragrances from my range.

Tranquil Waters – Such a delicate aquatic floral scent with transparent top notes of lemon, bergamot & water fruits followed by middle notes of muguet,  tuberose & violets. Notes of cedarwood, marine, and musk.

Paradise Dreams –A fresh & fruity floral fragrance with top notes of apricot, green leaves and mandarin, leading to middle notes of rose, orange & papaya fruit on a a base of musk.

Mysterious Moonlight – An irresistible floral scent opening with top notes of mandarin & green leaves, with a twist of dark coffee, carefully combined with plum & chypre resting on a base of tonka bean and vanilla.

Sensual Meditation – A rich, fruity fragrance with top notes of apple, hyacinth, ylang & lemon followed by a floral heart of rose, marine watermelon & apricot. Resting on a woody base of sweet musk & sandalwood

LIWL Sleepeeze Pillow Mist Spray

Relax on an evening with and use our LIWL Sleepeeze Pillow Mist Spray. 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, we can’t stress enough how important it is 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.

 

Christmas Wax Advent Calendar….Have you grabbed yours?

Christmas Wax Advent Calendar....Have you grabbed yours?

Christmas Wax Advent Calendar….Have you grabbed yours?

Christmas Wax Advent Calendar….Have you grabbed yours? are £29.99 plus postagedon’t miss out, secure yours today by paying your £10 non refundable deposit and then the remainder of your balance is due in September. Also if you order before the end of August you’ll qualify for half price postage on you calendar. So instead of £4.35 you’ll be charged £2.22 plus the remainder of your balance of £19.99 totalling £22.21. I’ve had many pre-order and i only have a few calendars left now. All calendars are identical. There’ll  be 25 different scents in your calendar, behind door 25 will be a brand new scent thats never been on my list before. https://www.littleideaswithlove.co.uk/product/liwl-wax-advent-calendar-none-refundable-deposit-only/

On the back of your calendar will be numbers 1-25 with CLP information to match up to each scent. Each day i’ll share in the main facebook group whats behind each door. I’d love to see everyone who’s grabbed a calendar sharing a photo of their melt each day too. I will do another blog on the calendars just before December. I want to make everyones December feel amazing and i feel each day when opening. I’ve wrote down the scents I’ve selected for this already. We’ll ive got on my list more than i need, so now its time for me to really make up my mind which are the 25 that will make it.

2021 is the first year I’ve done a calendar like this one and this is another reason why i want it to be so special. Let’s finish the year with a big bang and have your home filled with gorgeous aromas. Calendars will leave in  November to arrive before December.

Those of you that have managed to pre-order yours, i will be in touch with everyone during September with the link for you to make your final payment. I will do regular updates on my social media regarding calendars. All payments must be made before the end of September, these can not be carried over.

https://www.instagram.com/littleideaswithlove/?hl=en

 

Lots Of New Changes!

Fragrant Candle Melts

Lots Of New Changes! I’m so excited about Lots Of New Changes coming soon. I’m always working behind the scenes to improve things, change products and Im always excited about sharing with all my customers and followers. To grow in business you’ve got to keep with the times and always remember your customers feedback is your most important thing about business and how it’ll grow. I get many requests from customers and every one i do take on board and some im unable to do, but some are really good ideas. They often need a little tweak, but I do love to hear your suggestions.

So as we are coming to the last month of summer, you’ll see my scent list change. I will be ending all summer scents, this doesn’t mean they’ll be gone forever, but its time to make room for the Autumn/Winter scents come towards the end of September. I’ve been currently testing many, some haven’t even got past the first test, but many have. Now the hard part starts for me to pick a handful from the ones that have passed ready for adding to my website.

Subscription Boxes theres’ going to be little changes to this too. If you’re already a subscriber then perfect as you’ll love whats coming up. If you’re not a subscriber and would love to subscribe, then my next slots will be available this month for the September box.

Autumn/Winter Range you’ll start to see this slowly being added to my scent list come towards the end of September. Whenever i release a scent i will share on my social media so be sure to keep your eyes peeled so you dont miss out. I have been testing some of the scents in reed diffusers too. A few will make it to my list and will be available to purchase come October to November. Along with room sprays too. I will also be offering gift sets in these too.

Christmas Candles I’m currently testing fragrances and I’ve got something very exciting to share with you all regarding these come September. I might give you a little peek, we’ll see if i break into telling you all lol. T

Scent List you’ll start to see this change once we get into September. I will be cutting it down as i feel its just a little too big. Some scents will take a holiday for the season change and some scents will completely stop. I want to be able to offer variety and keep this variety fresh and new.

New Workshop hopefully sometime in October I will be moving into my new workshop. Once I have a date for this then there’ll be a few changes for collections too. You’ll still have to select a collection date and time and stick to these times, but I’m hoping i can extend the choice a little more than what I have available right now.

Wax Club Memberships more and more customers are signing up for the 12 month membership. It’s a payment of £30 plus postage which gives you 12 months membership that comes with discount codes and a welcome goodie pack.  If you love to save money off your everyday orders then why not take a look today! Please ask questions if you’re unsure how it works and I’ll happily chat with you. https://www.littleideaswithlove.co.uk/product/liwl-wax-club-membership/

 

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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/

 

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