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October’s Subscription Box Contents

October’s Subscription Box Contents

October’s Subscription Box Contents

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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

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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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.

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

All about scents that go on holiday

Yes….you read my title correctly, some of my scents actually gone on holiday as they too need a little rest from time to time. ?

So you may be wondering why I actually do put scents on holiday, this is to keep my scent list rotated and changed. Now if I constantly did the same scents month after month, year after year, you’d get bored right? Well I know I would as change is good and updating the scent list and keeping it pretty seasonal too is a perfect way to do it.

So this year was the start of me putting scents on holiday and some scents I’ve completely ended as it’s time for change. Now there’s reasons why I might put some on holiday and end some. Holiday ones tend to be seasonal so for example, Snow Fairies has gone on holiday as I find this more of a autumn/winter scent as it reminds me of Christmas. Now I know it doesn’t smell of Christmas but it’s got the name snow in it so I’ve classed it as an autumn/winter scent, so you’ll see this come back towards the end of September, beginning of October up until Christmas and then it’ll go on holiday again. Things like fruity scents, you’ll see many of these go on holiday after the summer, I’ll keep one or 2 on my scent list as we all love a bit of fruity scents and I’ll always make sure I have at least one scent from each scent category.

Now my biggest challenge is to get my perfumes & aftershaves list down…..it’s so hard as there’s so many I love and I want to keep them all, but I do need to let some go on holiday, but I hate picking sometimes. Sometimes I find it easy to pick, but this category is one of my most favourites and many scents in this one are scents I’ve had specially made up in the lab which are bespoke to me. I’m not saying you can’t buy them else where, but when I have a bespoke scent made up in the lab they don’t use that same formula for anyone else as I’ve paid to have this made for me. I usually send in the scent tones for what I want and then they work their magic and then I work mine and make it into amazing scented wax.

Now many of my customers ask if I have a list of what’s gone on holiday or what’s ended, unfortunately I don’t put a list together, I often mention in my group if a scents going on holiday, but I don’t tend to say when a scents coming to an end unless I’ve lots of it that I want to sell off. I often get messages when customers know it’s going on holiday saying it’s their favourite scent and I understand you all have favourite scents as I do too and I sometimes end the ones I love, but having a change is good and if you were to constantly buy the same scents every time eventually you’d get bored of it or become nose blind. Change is good and I’ve found since putting scents on holiday it’s meant customers have tried other scents they may have not been interested in before and then fallen in love with them.

 

Now as you all know I’m a one man….well woman band! All waxes are handmade by just me, same as my reed diffusers, room sprays, pillow mists, car sprays and pet bed sprays. Now if I had 100 scents on my list there’s no way I’d be able to keep up making them all and to keep stock levels on the website, it’s hard enough now and I think I’ve got around 30 scents on my list at the moment which is still a little too high. I find if there’s too much choice customers find it much harder pick what to buy and as they say……less is more. Now I’m not one of these big massive wax companies, we know the ones the ones that have been around for donkeys years who have massive factories who mass produce and have probably 1000’s of staff, nothing had poured as they have big industrial machines to do it all for them, now they can keep up with having 100’s of scents on their list as they are mass produced, but when you’re a small business like myself who actually hand pours every single scent that you melt then it’s not possible. I’d rather have a smaller scent list and take longer to stock my shelves than have a mass produced line of machine poured wax or wax that’s not made with any love whatsoever. You know every single scent is poured by me and poured with love and to me that’s much better than having a to big a range of scents to pick from.

If you want to know when scents are going on holiday be sure to be apart of my Little Melts With Love was group, as I often announce in their when they are going on holiday and sometimes when I post on my business page I may say it’s the last chance to grab this scent before it goes on holiday. Now I don’t always say how long the holidays for, sometimes it might just be 6 weeks, 6 months or even a year it all depends on what scent it is.

So I hope this explains a little bit more about scents coming and going and that if your favourites gone off the website why not try something that’s out of your comfort zone as you might just be pleasantly surprised!

I’ll see you next Monday, same time, same place!

 

Have a sparkly evening and……happy melting! ❤️?

 

Hey, hey, hey!

Hey, hey, hey! My famous 3 words I often use and many no that when they hear these words it’s most likely me popping into your newsfeeds live. So this weeks blog I’m just going to share what I was up to last week.

It was a very wet week, but I didn’t let that dampen my sparkle, as I always say, it’s not rain it’s glitter falling from the sky! I like to turn most things into a positive if I can, it makes you feel better don’t you agree?

So last weeks was filled with so many things. First my monthly subscription slot payments were taken and it was also lovely to see some new customers sign up too……..don’t forget if you’ve not joined the VIP subscription Facebook group and you’ve got a subscription then click the link as I share sneaky peeps and sometimes have a giveaway and my subscribers share what scents they loved the most and I also share which scents make it to my list before I share with anyone else

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Once subscribers payments have cleared its then all about printing all their orders off, finalising my numbers and making a start on getting the wax made for these, this has actually started today, I did switch a scent from this months box for another as it’s one I couldn’t hold off on as it smells just amazing…….well they all do to be honest.

I also started getting ready to launch a new side of my business my branded clothing range……yes you heard right i now have my own clothing range that I make up all the artwork, cut it and then print it using a heat press. All clothing I offer is printed using quotes I love or I’ve altered to make them my own and of course my trademarked heart is added to each one too. I’ve been testing these since last year, making sure I perfected ow I printed them so I was happy before I launched, believe me at the start I was like……what have I done? ? but it was just a few silly mistakes I made, but hey, that how you learn right? In between all this getting ready to launch I was still making wax and also getting customers orders out too. I have a nice little system going now which means my turn around much quicker and more organised. I did say to myself at the start of this year I wanted more organisation in my life to make my working day flow much easier and I’ve cracked it already. You’d think after 5 years in business I’d already be organised, but no I wasn’t as organised as I thought I was and a few little changes has made a massive difference.

Last week some of you may have seen I set up a new Instagram account to, this was so I could show off all my clothing orders and hopefully reach out to many new customers, as not everyone melts wax so I felt another account was a must and boy has it paid off! I created my account and at first called it LIWL Branded Clothing and it jut didn’t sit right with me, I felt it felt boring and not very inviting so I had a look at it and thought what am I trying to do? I’m trying to add a bit of sparkle to everyone’s life so that’s what I named it LIWL Sparkle. Now some of you may think, how do we no what she’s selling? Good point! Well here’s why I did it…………so you see an account in your feed, it says LIWL Branded Clothing and some instantly think I don’t want clothing, but then you see an account called LIWL Sparkle and you wonder what it’s about so you click on it and then think, oh I love this, I love how she’s put her quotes in her own range and then people engage more and start to comment and then make a purchase. Once they see who I am and what my business is about they are more likely to want to come back to visit my account. It’s not always about saying what your business is, I mean look at my Little Ideas With Love name…….now look at how many customers buy from me and my name doesn’t say what I do it only tells them it’s full of love and they remember me. You’ve always got to think outside the box and carefully pick the right name as a name can change everything. Since changing my clothing range name it’s changed many things and all for the better. I don’t want my new account to be all about selling I want people to enjoy reading what I’ll share, a place I can share quotes daily, a place I can hopefully make someone smile if they see me in their feed. Why not follow me if you aren’t already?  https://instagram.com/liwl_sparkle?igshid=motoayzeyqf9 you can also follow me on my main account too.

My working week is Monday to Friday, I try and stick to these times as I have a family and home to look after and even us business owners need a little break. I don’t really have set hours, as when you work for yourself you’ve got all your social media to run, stock to order, stock to make, orders to pack and then there’s the accounts and many other things too, but I am very strict with myself and don’t reply to messages outside my ‘normal’ working hours which I lock my workshop door between 4pm-5pm depending on what day it is, I aim to reply to messages during work hours, sometimes it may take me a few days to get through them, but what I love the most is that you can ask questions in my Facebook group and either my admin team or my customers can probably answer them.

Right it’s 18.30pm and I’m rambling now and I’ve the table to clear from tea and then the kitchen to clean, then I’ve washing to do, my accounts and I think I’ll leave the ironing till tomorrow…….I ironed yesterday so I’m not sure where my new ironing piles come from ?‍♀️ Lol.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my blog tonight, a bit different than normal, but sometimes I think it’s good to share with you something I’ve been doing and what’s new or what’s coming up. If there’s something you’d like to see me blog about please comment and let me no as I’d like to give you something you love to read and why not let you guys decide that.

I hope you have an amazing sparkly evening and……..happy melting!

‘’love

Rachel…..x

 

Monthly Wax box Surprise

It’s finally here!

You’ve all been waiting for me to release my monthly wax box surprise and I’m pleased to announce it’s now live on the website.

Each month there’ll be a different theme and in each box there’ll be a limited edition wax tart that wont ever make it to my scent list. The boxes will contain just slightly over £10 worth of wax products and each month will be different. If i ever release any new fragrances these will be added to the boxes and you’ll be the first to try these before adding them to my list. Boxes will contain voucher codes that can be used against products off my website excluding wax boxes.

April wax box is my first one that’s to be released and the theme is SPRING! 

Please note that the wax boxes will only be sent out to you between the 1st-7th of each following month. So wax boxes purchased this month in March will be sent out to you all in April all at the same time. Once they’ve been sent and i know they’ve started to arrive I will reveal the contents. I’m so excited about this and i hope you are too. Boxes must be ordered separately to your usual orders due to be holding these until release date. All details are on the listing which you can find under the wax melt section.

 

Have a great day and……….happy melting!

Rachel x

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