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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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New Products

7 Chakra Soy Wax

Good morning!

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

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

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

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

 

Love Rachel…..x

 

Last break of the summer

Hey, hey, hey!

My last break of the summer I decided to break my last holiday up and split my weeks. I can’t believe where this years gone already and that from next month I’ll be on with Christmas…..yep I’ve said it! 🙈

Over the last 5 months it’s been so lovely seeing so many of you reading my weekly blog. I am going to keep them short and sweet so that it encourages more people to read them. I how busy everyone is and sometimes we just don’t get 10 minutes to read let alone sit down.

I’m hoping each week I’ll be able to share with you what’s new and what’s coming up. I’ve so much to share with you for Christmas. Don’t forget I’ll have my LIWL 9 Day’s Of Christmas Advent Calendar. I will talk about in a few weeks time. My Christmas and Autumn scents, again will share later in September. I’ll be laughing a new gift box, where you’ll be able to select what you’d like inside. Plus you may find a themed box coming up soon too……..all I can say is keep your eyes peeled!

 

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Have an amazing week!

Love

Rachel…….x

Monthly Subscription Box

So many of you already are signed up for my monthly subscription box and are lovely receiving these every month. For those of you who haven’t signed up, but would love to know more then be sure to carry on reading……..

Each month you receive 4 x wax pods all new scents, now only one or two of these scents will make my list, the others will be exclusive and won’t be able to be purchased by anyone else. Now some months all four scents will be exclusive, but only now and then this will happen.

Each month your payment will be taken on the same day you took your first box out, you can cancel at anytime after your first box, there’s no tie in at all. You might fancy a little break for a few months and then want to sign up again. Slots will only go live on the website between 1st-3rd of each month, so you’ll need to watch out if you decide to come back.

Each month one lucky person will find a golden ticket in their box, it’ll be hidden so you must look for it, as I don’t no who receives this either so it’s always a complete surprise to me too. We stick it in the box before we pack them with the wax pods in, then they all go in a pile ready for the postage labels to be added. Each month it’s a different amount what you could win and it also has an expiry date and if it’s not claimed before the expiry date the code will be void. So please make it your first job to look if you’ve got the hidden golden ticket. The code will be on the ticket and you must enter the code in the coupon section for your discount, if the codes not used then you’ll need to place another order before it expires.

Also there’s a VIP Facebook group, in this group there’s extra codes added for when I release a new scent from one of the subscription boxes, this code is just for the new scent or scents release from the subscription box and the code usually lasts for one week only. This codes only offered to subscription customers only.

My aim is to reach out as far as I can to many new customers so that they too can subscribe each month to receive a monthly box of wax from me that always smells amazing. Be sure to share with your friends and thank you to those who subscribe each month, I truly am so grateful to you and all those who buy everyday wax from me too. You’ve made what was once a dream come true and that I’ll never forget xx

What’s New This Week

I’ve a few things to share with you all this week what’s new to the website.

 

First up we have the return of the Mother’s Day was buttons, these come with a little message which says……… Mums are like buttons, they hold everything together. We can change the word mum to grandma, auntie, sister etc as we no not everyone has a mum, but you may still want to buy these for a gift for someone who’s had a special place in your heart whilst growing up. The buttons also come in a tin, which then can be reused to store small items in like, pins, paperclips etc

 

I’m also launching my small jars of wax crumbs, these come in a mini glass jar and have wax crumbs in which is equivalent size to my wax pods, but packaged differently and make a lovely little gift. These are just made from batches of wax that we may have a bit left over, but not enough to package up and then they are weighed out and placed in jars. They aren’t available in all fragrances and will just be added to the website as and when we have them. The jars can be recycled by cleaning them out and using them in the home or can just go in the recycle bin.

 

We like to make sure as much as of our packaging can be reused again in the home or if not it’s either compostable or recyclable as we like to make sure we do our bit for the environment.

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

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!