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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

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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/

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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!

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