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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

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.

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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/

New Double Melt Wax Warmer

New Double Melt Wax Warmer

New Double Melt Wax Warmer https://www.littleideaswithlove.co.uk/product/oval-lustre-double-wax-warmer/

I’m loving the new design of wax warmer that arrived here this week at LIWL HQ…..have you seen it? I launched this on my business page Friday evening and wow it’s been very popular so far. For those who love to mix scents, this wax warmers perfect for you. It means you can still mix, but without mixing the 2 together. This design has to separate bowls next to each other, meaning when you add a scent to each bowl. Because  they are so close to each other, it gives off the same as mixing in one bowl, making it even more safer as the allergens aren’t being mixed anymore. Different allergens in different fragrances when mixed can produce a totally new allergen. Using one of these it means those 2 scents never get combined together.

Now we know many of us mix scents, millions of people do, it’s always been the case. It feels so much better now being able to mix using one of these special burners too. They’ve been very hard to get hold of due to the pandemic and also how every business wants to sell these to their customers. So if you don’t want to miss out, be sure to grab yours super quickly. I’m not sure when my next delivery will arrive as I’ve waited almost 6 months for these.

Whenever melting we always advise to never melt for more than 4 hours at anyone time. Requires  2 tea lights, both of these are 4 hours each. This has been tested by our manufacturers. We always advise to place your burners electric or tea light on a heat proof mat to protect your surfaces as all burners can become hot.

Monthly Wax Subscription Box

Surprise Wax Box
    1. Monthly Wax Subscription Box

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

A little about how it started.

Over the years our wax surprise boxes have changed. I think off the top of my head one of my very first surprise boxes I made was the Autumn of 2015. Looking back over the years on how much they’ve changed and how far I’ve come really makes me very proud.

In October 2018 I decided to start a monthly subscription box. It meant my regular customers who always grabbed a surprise box could secure their slot each month.

So how does the subscription slot work?
You purchase a box, so for example if you bought a box today as of the 21st June 2021 you’d then receive the July box. This would then be dispatched around the 8th July. Then on the 28th July payment for your August box would be taken. You don’t need to do anything, the website automatically takes payment each month from your bank card. Now the good thing is we’re a little bit different to many other businesses that do subscription boxes. Some have a 3 month tie in period from when you first sign up. WE DON’T TIE YOU IN once you’ve purchased your first box, you’re free to cancel at anytime. You simply log into your account and head to subscriptions and all details are there for you to cancel. You must however, cancel before your next payments due. The websites set to automatically take payment each payment date until you tell it otherwise.

What will I receive?

Each month you’ll receive 4 x wax pods, these are packaged in compostable pod packaging, which is made using corn starch and once empty they can be placed on your compost pile or if you’ve no compost pile they can go in your recycle bin. They take up to 12 weeks in your compost pile to breakdown. Every month you’ll have 4 new scents, these are exclusive to subscribers so it’s your only way to get your hands on them. Sometimes we might release one to stay on our scent list for all our customers to purchase, but we only select maybe one every few months.

Join our Facebook group

There’s a Facebook VIP group for subscribers to join, if I have any info to share with my customers about their boxes I tend to put it in this group so I know everyone who’s got a box will see it. I also have a WhatsApp broadcast group which I use to send group messages to subscribers too.

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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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

When social media goes down!

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.