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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/

 

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

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Autumn/Winter & Christmas Scents

Coming soon you’ll start to see stock added to my Autumn/Winter and Christmas scent range. These will be slowly added, my full Christmas range wont be available for a bit yet, but you may just see an old favourite appear for now and then the rest later on. I’ve some gorgeous scents coming and you may see some appear and then end, but its because i want to keep my range changing rather than just having the same ones, so this way it means i can make batches up and as they sell out i can bring in a few nearer ones too. As i make stock, these will be added to the website. I wont be adding stock weekly, i’ll make bigger batches and some will mean once its sold no more stock will be made, but i’ll remove the listings if its no longer available. With how this years gone due to the massive pandemic, i just want to do this year a little bit different.

 

I’ll be launching my LIWL 9 Days Of Christmas Advent Calendar in October, there’ll be a selected amount released and these will be ordered and then sent out in November. They wont contain all Christmas scents, you may just find one Christmas scent in the calendar and the rest will be a mix, I’ll share more information regarding these shortly, but it’ll be a calendar no one will want to miss out on and last years was a huge hit!

I know this Christmas is going to be very different for many of us, but id just like to take this chance to say a big thank you to each and everyone of you for your continued support this year, its certainly a year none of us will every remember and one that will go down in history too! I cant wait to bring to you all whats happening in 2021, but for now i’ll let you enjoy the scents I’m bringing you for the rest of 2020.

Have a sparkly day!

Rachel…..x

 

 

Back to work Tuesday

Good morning!

Tomorrow I’ll be back to work after having a week off. My first job will be to start making some stock, I’ll be making scents like Heavenly, Rhubard & Custard, Cola Cube Fizz, Just Incredible, Filthy Gorgeous, Sleepeeze Range and Just Linen. As I make them I’ll add them to stock but it’ll be done over a week as I’ve lots to catch up on too. Over the last week some of you will have spotted on my Instagram stories a few little offers, I only shared these to Instagram as I’ll switch between the 2 social media platforms whenever I have a little offer on and share in one of my stories. Stories are a great way to connect with hundreds even thousands of people who may never see your feeds. We offered 10%, 15% and then lastly free postage on wax sample boxes with 10 samples in each box.  I have a lot of followers on Instagram and picking which platform I share offers on gives me an insight as to who see’s me and on what platform which helps me massively for when I’m sharing products. I also understand not everyone’s on Instagram who buys from me and this is why sometimes when I do an offer in my stories I’ll just target Facebook rather than Instagram, so it’s always a mix.

This month I’m getting ready for Christmas, I’m currently sampling a new batch of Christmas scents, I’ve been testing most of the year, but decided to try a few others too. My range of Autumn/Winter & Christmas scents will be added to the website from September onwards, Christmas scents will be last and not added until some time in October. I’m also putting together a new gift box range, hopefully launch this September/October.

It’s just a little blog today, short and sweet, but next week I’ll be writing about something really important and I hope many of you pop over and take a read. I’ll remind everyone about it in the day it goes live as I want many to read this one.

 

Have a beautiful week and……happy melting!

 

Rachel……x

Ask Me A Question

ASK ME A QUESTION……

My blogs are a way for me to communicate with you all, a place I can share whats happening and if I’ve anything new to tell you. Just like my extra blog I wrote on Saturday……missed that one didn’t you? lol Well guess what? I’ll be throwing in an extra blog from time to time as I want to get people use to checking my blogs daily, to see whats happening and if I’ve shared anything new. I’ve had a social media break this weekend, one that was very much needed, but I had something to share with you all so I decided to do it via my blog and only one person spotted it, but one more than when I first wrote it, I’m still happy as I got one comment on it, now that may change now I’ve mentioned this, but I just wanted to show everyone that you just never know when I may just do a quick blog thats not on a Monday. Now last Monday I didn’t advertise on my business pages that I’d posted my blog as I’ll no longer do this as I feel now I’ve created a pattern one that many will remember automatically that Monday is my main blog day. Now whenever I post my Monday blog it’ll now be at any time throughout the day and as always one of my lovely admin team members Paula will keep track of who’s commenting. So anyway enough of that, here’s more about todays blog……..

Today I thought I’d write a different kind of blog, one where you can ask me a question and one I can hopefully answer. So if you have a question for me then comment on my blog with your question and I shall do my very best to answer it, if its a long answer I may pick to answer it on an upcoming Monday blog, but I shall still let you know by replying so you can watch out for it in weeks to come. I do get asked lots of things, but with you asking me on here, it means thousands of people if not millions…….wishful thinking but hey maybe one day, can actually read them too. The power of social media and getting your story across and questions answered is massive, but blogging even bigger, more can see this as people aren’t as restricted as like they are with social media, not everyone has social media so blogging is a way to reach out to many more people. Blogging also helps your website massively, so the more I reach out to my customers to keep frequently checking my blogs the more it’ll help me be seen.

I often read many blogs on others websites, it gives me more of a personal insight to who and what that business/person is about. I like the personal touch of reading what they want to share with everyone, things they may not share on social media. Blogging’s becoming more and more popular and you don’t have to have a business to blog, anyone can blog. I for one will be blogging more especially when I have social media breaks, so if you don’t see me post on social media then maybe check now and then to see if I’ve done a blog. I wont be blogging every day I have off social media, only really if I have something to share with you all. Now I’m taking a little break from work from the 1st August, I’m not going anywhere I just need 2 weeks off so I can refill my cup…..we can’t pour from an empty cup! I have added a banner to state my closing times, the website will remain open whilst I’m closed, but orders will only leave on my return and in the order the arrived on the website. Once I reopen on the 17th August that will be classed as our first working day and orders will take up to 10 working days to be despatched, it will all depend on how busy the websites been whilst I’m off, but please don’t feel worried about ordering as I still need to keep my business ticking over whilst I’m off. I will be posting to social media, but mainly through Instagram which will go direct to my business page. Also I’ll put a message up on my business page inbox to let people know if they message me i’ll only be checking messages once a week and to use my group to ask my admin team any questions you may have. I will be working one day and that will be to get my monthly subscription boxes out which will be around 7th August possibly the 6th I haven’t decided yet, but you’ll know if you’re a subscriber as you’ll receive your despatch note. I will decide this week as I’ll have to notify Royal Mail of my closing dates as I always cancel my collections when taking a holiday.

I’ll be back to check what questions you’ve asked me later this evening and I hope you all have an amazing week. Don’t forget, from time to time check my blog just in case I write an extra one to share something I’ve added to the website.

Lots of love

 

Rachel……x

Happy Monday!

This week is the start of the school summer holidays for us, but I know this years going to be so different to how it normally is. As a family we had hoped to go away this summer, but we’d only just talked about it in January and between the 3 of us were coming up with places we wanted to visit, but hey no one knew what this year was going to bring and there’s plenty time for a family holiday another year. So i had penciled in holidays for August and I’ve decided to stick with them as I’ve had no time off this year and I need a little rest. So from Wednesday 4th August to Thursday 20th August I shall lock my workshop door and have some well deserved time off. I plan to use this 2 weeks break to spend time with Alfie, maybe a spot of gardening…..if the weathers good for us, might have a clear out and fingers crossed maybe my eldest might be able to head on over and visit us. It doesn’t matter were staying home, we’re still going to make some memories as that’s what’s important in life. To be honest if i ever go away I’m always happy to get back home as I’m a real home bird, I like going away, but I’m always happy to get home and back in to my everyday routine. I’ll be using a few of the days I’m closed to catch up on paperwork, make a few changes to the website and to get ready for Christmas……yes I said Christmas! lol Its crazy to think how quickly this year has gone, we’ve all lost so much of it with everything that’s been going on in the world and the changes we’ve all had to adapt too, but change is good and its certainly made me realise a lot of things and changes I want to make too. I remember January and how long it seemed and that many people were also saying it was such a long and slow month, then February flew by and then March came and I remember when Alfie said when he came home from school ‘mum school could shut for a bit whilst we go in lockdown‘ I kinda thought to myself, that wont happen and then Boris made the announcement and lockdown started. That first week i honestly thought lockdown would drag and it would be awful, but we as a family adapted to it really well and I was lucky as i already worked from home so nothing really changed for me apart from having to home school Alfie. I was so grateful that my business was still able to carry on and that my customers still supported me and it also brought new customers to me too. I do honestly believe that many people will now support smaller businesses, those who handmade products, those who are in networking marketing as i personally feel you get more of a friendly service. I also feel that smaller businesses appreciate customers so much more and show far more gratitude to their customers. I personally are so grateful to every single person who buys from me, to those who comment on my daily posts, to those who share my posts, everyone who takes time to do these regardless of if you buy or not, everyone of you are grateful too.

This year I had many plans, but some I’ve decided to hold off on until maybe next year…….well if I feel it’s the right time, but if not I’ll wait until the year after. I’ve also got lots of good things coming up too which I’m excited about. I have taken the decision not to do any events I had planned this year, a few have already been canceled, but one they’ve not decided yet, but i have decided I wont be doing it. I‘ve to think about many things when it comes to events and I don’t feel this year I could have my stall set up in a way that would keep people away from each other and also I wouldn’t be able to allow people to pick up my products to smell them. Maybe 2021 I will be back doing a couple of events, but for now I wont be at any of the ones I did last year. I may decide to have my own, but if I do I will write about this closer to the time and it will be done more on an appointment basis and customers wouldn’t be able to pick products up so I need to really think about this before I decide if I’ll have my own.

Local collections…….. These will remain unavailable throughout the summer, once Alfie‘s gone back to school I may open collection slots again, but only a couple of times a month. At the moment I can’t open them up as I take each day as it comes and with Alfie being home I can’t plan collection days as we never know what kind of day we are going to have and with it being the holidays we may wake up one morning and think right were off exploring for the day. I promise you they will come back, but for now if you’re local you can’t collect. Once they reopen it’ll be the same as always that you will need to stick to the day and time you’ve selected. I will be making a few changes to this when I reopen collection, so please make sure you read all details when I do. I will make an announcement on my Instagram and Facebook page when its back on.

 

Ways to find out what’s been posted

Good evening!

I hope you are all well and enjoyed your weekend. This evening I want to talk to you all about how you can find out what’s happening via using my social media or looking through past blogs.

Ive got a few different social media platforms I use, mainly Instagram and Facebook. On Facebook I have my business page and then 2 different Facebook groups. Now i tend  to post from Instagram straight onto my business page on Facebook and then I’ll use my 2 Facebook groups for different things. My main group is my Little Melts With Love https://www.facebook.com/groups/850232061701698/?ref=share
inside this group you’ll find one of the nicest community of people ever, this has a mixture of customers and people who haven’t bought from me but love to see what’s going on inside of the group and some often join in with the daily chat. I often go live in this group, sometimes I’ll make wax for everyone to see or I may have something I want to talk about to those who are in the group. The group is a great place to be able to use the search bar to look for questions others may have asked in the past. I have an announcement list where I pin things that are important to the top of the group so members can find the important stuff easily. I have many people who may message me with the same question, but most times it’ll have already been asked within the group, so all you need to do is pop your question in the search part at the top and if it’s been asked before everyone who’s asked it their post will show up. I do also have one of the best admin teams ever, who if you tag in the group they’ll be more than happy to answer your questions and if they are unable to then they’ll point you in the right direction. This group is used for customers to chat about what they are melting, sharing photos of deliveries and also asking what everyone’s favourites are, it’s my little melt family and it’s a lovely one at that.

Then there’s my VIP subscription members group, this group is for those who have an active subscription https://www.facebook.com/groups/896339447450635/?ref=share

now I only ever talk about subscription boxes in this group and share with subscribers any loyalty codes that they’ve earned, discount codes I may have for them off past subscription scents and I may share the odd picture when I’m making up subscription boxes for the following month. Again you can search inside the group to see if anyone’s asked the question you maybe wanting to ask. I have announcements pinned to the top just like the main group and also my amazing admin team are always around to help where they can.

The main group is really an amazing group to be apart of, to join you must answer all questions. It can take a few weeks to sometimes be approved as we don’t manage that side of it daily and we do check out all accounts as unfortunately there’s many fake accounts out there and we want to protect all our members who are in our group. We also have a strict rule that we don’t allow any other wax businesses within the group and anyone who’s not answered all the questions.  We’ve nothing to hide, but this is my community I’ve built up and my safe place for my customers and those who love to see what others are buying. We often go through the group and remove inactive accounts or accounts that look like they are no longer in use. Our groups small, but it’s filled with so much love.

If for any reason you’re unable to find an answer to your question within the groups and you’ve also asked my admin team by tagging them, then please message my business page. I aim to reply to messages within 48 hours, longer if they  are sent on Friday’s as I don’t reply to messages on a weekend. I don’t often check my page on a weekend as I like to spend time with my family so it’s my time to switch off from work. I’m the same on evenings too that messages don’t get answered. I do receive a lot so it does take time to get through them and I always start with the oldest first. This is why it’s good to use the groups to find many answers as most of the time someone will be able to help you. If you have a question regarding your order, please message along with your order number and question, I’m unable to look into any orders without an order number so please make sure you supply this when messaging. I don’t reply to any order messages to my personal profile, anything to do with your order must either be sent to my Facebook business page or my Instagram business account.

 

Don’t forget that my blogs another great place to check as each week I’m talking about many different things and will hopefully answer many popular questions you may all have.

Right I’m off to relax for the evening. I hope you all have a beautiful evening and…….happy melting! ❤️🌈

 

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About my scent list

Good evening!

Ok it’s getting scary now how quickly these weeks are flying by and can you believe we’re in July already? This month would have been the end of Alfie’s year 7 and I sometimes feel sad he’s had to miss so much of his first year in high school, but I’m grateful we picked one of the best schools around us as during this pandemic they’ve shown so much support it’s really helped us massively.

So this week I’m going to share with you some scents which are coming to an end or possibly going on holiday, if they go on holiday it can be between 1-10 months, it all depends as I’m currently changing my list to fit seasons and also having limited editions that will only last until the scent sells out. Now to keep up to date with scents ending and going on holiday, you’ll need to keep your eyes on my blog as I’ll share most of it here. I’ve many customers who aren’t on any of my social media platforms and my blog is accessible for everyone so this is where I’ll share lots of information. All blogs I write you can always look back on, you’re more than welcome to comment on each blog if you wish too. There’s been a little Incentive for this  to encourage customers and followers to interact with me via my blog.

ENDING

Lavender
Sherbet Lemon
Frankincense  & Black Cherry
No More Dirty Laundry – replaced with Heavenly
Mango & Starfruit – limited edition
Candyfloss – limited edition
Rose
Flower Bomb
The One
Sandalwood
Hide Her In The Wardrobe

GOING ON HOLIDAY

Pride
Lets Get Flirty
Hide Him In The Wardrobe
Pineapple & Mango
AvoLimeBath

 

Now the ones that are ending, I may from time to time bring them back as an exclusive which means I’ll make stock using all the fragrance oil and once sold then it’ll end. The 2 new ones Mango & Starfruit and Candy Floss these were jut limited editions and I’ve one more batch to make then once that’s sold it will end. I keep my scent list moving as it’s good for change and also gives customers other scents to try. Now if you love trying scents then my subscription box is amazing to receive every month. I’ve got a waiting list for this, but if you’re in my Fb group you can add your name to it, or if you’re on my Instagram you can DM me and I’ll add your name.

As the seasons  change, my list will change. Now during spring/summer I’ll have a good range of fruity scents, but then as we start to go into autumn many of them will go, but I’ll always have some from each category on my list. Normally 2 from each if not more, but from time to time you may just see one choice, but it won’t be for long it’ll be just why I’m deciding what scents are coming next.

Now some of the above scents that are ending, some will be made up for the very last time, a few have already ended. So whenever I post to my social media if it’s the last batch I will always state this. You’ll need to keep your eyes on my Instagram and Facebook business page as this is where it will be shared, it won’t be shared in my group. Then every season I’ll update on my blog scents that are ending and scents going on holiday, I’ll also announce on here too if it’s coming back from holiday.

 

I just also want to mention that in August I’m taking a 2 week holiday. This will be more towards the start, but I’ll confirm dates closer to the time as before I take my 2 weeks off I’ll get monthly subscription boxes out. I will post dates all over my social media, but I’ll keep reminding everyone as the website will remain open but whilst I’m closed no orders will leave. I’ll use the time running up to it to run my stock down so that the websites not stocked up loads whilst I’m closed and then once I return I’ll then start to stock it up again.

I hope you all have an amazing evening and enjoyed reading this weeks blog.

Love

Rachel……x

 

 

A few changes here at LIWL

Good evening and happy Monday! Again the week has flown by and I can’t believe we’re almost in July……where has this year gone? I did think with being in lock down the weeks would feel slow and that it would be hard, but I feel every week has flown by and it doesn’t seem 2 mins ago since we first heard the words lockdown.

Anyway, this evening I’ve a few things I wish to chat to you about, which I feel are important, so make sure you read to the very end. So first I want to talk to you about my working week……….

So as many of us are in the same situation, children at home, helping them learn and do school work, not being able to see people or go places like how we use too, it’s really made me think…….well we’ve all had a lot of thinking time lately! I’ve felt since lockdown I’ve had to change my work around, to fit in with my youngest, to make sure I’m here if he needs help with his school work and to be here as a mum too. So whilst he’s been doing school work I’ve been keeping myself busy in the house…..mainly the kitchen and I’ve refound my love for cooking. Now I’ve always loved cooking, but running a busy successful business, you don’t always have the time to do much and your hours can be a little all over, especially when you work from home, so when Alfie is normally out at school I tend to work 8am-4pm so that it doesn’t interfere with him being at home as I make sure I work the hours he’s out at school, then weekends off. So as he walked down the drive I’d close my workshop up and head to the house with him. We’d sit and chat and then he’d go off and do his own thing whilst I cooked tea. Now I still cooked good meals, but not as good as what I’m doing now since lockdown and cooking makes me happy. I’ve also found ive had more quality time with both Alfie and his dad and that we’ve become closer as a family. It’s also made me realise we only get one life and to grab it and take full advantage of the time we have together. So I’ve decided that even though I love what I do and love my business, it’s time to do more with my family and run my business part time. So my new working days will be 4 days each week, my day off in the week will change as I’ll fit it around my life and also around my times I know I need to be in work ie Subscription realise day. So as I work 4 days a week one day a week I’ll have to spend time in the house, catching up on jobs, shopping, cooking and baking. I’ll also have weekends off, unless I feel I need to work, but my days will always be a 4 day week. My working hours once Alfie’s back at school will then be 8-3pm at the moment I don’t have set hours due to Alfie being home so I just work when I can at the moment, but I still work a fair amount of hours and it’s not effected dispatch times either. Currently I’ve extended my dispatch times to 10 working days, clothing is 3-4 weeks. Once Alfie’s back at school my dispatch times will go back to 6 working days. Now in order to keep on top as I’m still currently working alone until Annie can return to work, it means my scent list will shrink. I’ve been slowly cutting my list down since the start of this year and will carry on and next week in my blog I’m going to share what scents will be coming to an end. Sometimes some go on holiday, but in my blog I’ll state if it’s having a holiday or ending forever. I love what I do and I’ll carry on running my business until I retire, so you’re stuck with me for a very long time, but I feel I can still offer you all so much, yet also have some time to myself and to spend with my family too.

So next I’ve got to tell you is larger wax crumbs in tins. Now the tins are for a limited time only as I may switch to larger jars rather than tins along with my mini jars I already offer. Now the mini jars have roughly the same amount of wax in them as a wax pod does and the larger tins have around the same as what a bag of brittle weighs. Now I don’t put weights on my products as I weigh everything with a trade approved scale, which means I can legally display weights, but because my products are hand poured weights can slightly vary by a gram or two plus how your scales weigh at home aren’t as precise as trade approved ones so I choose not to display them, as of a customer was to weigh using their scales the weight would be different to mine, but on average a wax pod will weigh without it’s packaging approximately  40-44g and a bag of brittle will weigh approximately 90-95g. Again everyone will slightly vary as they are hand poured, but this is just to give you an example.
Now I will be adding a few scents to the original listing of wax crumbs later this evening, so you’ll need to watch out for this post and not every scent will be available so the list will change often, so all I can suggest if you want crumbs and see them in one of your favourite scents, grab it as it could be a long time before it’s back in crumbs.

Now don’t forget, to keep update make sure you read my blog each week, I’ll be talking more about things that are happening on here and this will be your only way of knowing….unless one of my customers gets excited and shares the news in my group……but do you really want to maybe miss out or will you be like many others and read my blog each week? I know what I’d do…….?

 

So if you a leave a comment I’ll reply, I do go through many on an evening so be sure to check back to see if I’ve responded. I hope you’ve all enjoyed reading my blog and I just want to thank you for all your continued support, I’m so grateful to each and everyone of you.

Take care and stay safe!

 

Love

Rachel…….xx ❤️?