Yesterday my house smelled wonderful. Why? Because I was making soy kitchen candles all day long.
I call them kitchen candles because they are foody scents. I thought it would be cute to put them in mason jars. I am also making candles in other types of containers ; now all I need to do is make labels and decorate them.
These are 8 oz soy candles in Iced cappuccino and White chocolate creme brulee. These are my favorites of the ones I made yesterday. I think I’ll decorate them simply with a raffia bow and a niece label.
The jar candles are Apple crisp delight and Harvest scents and I think I’ll decorate them like the other jars. The tall glass and the goblet are Apple crisp delight and I’m going to decorate them with a Holiday theme. The square ones are wax melts for tart warmer.
Soy wax is nice to work with and produces a slow clean burn and cleans up easily. I also like to make candles with palm wax. Both a vegetable based waxes and I like that.
In 2007 I opened my first on-line shop to sell my hand made goodies. Http://GingerbellsGifts.Etsy.com . I did really well there for the first year and 1/2 or so and then things changed and my sales began to drop off so I opened my Http://Gingerbells.Artfire.com shop in 2009 and things went well there considering it was a young start up website.
I like it there and I like being in on the beginning of a new website and watching it grow. It’s fun to get to know people and I have expanded to 2 shops there. The last month there have been a lot of changes at Artfire and sales are rather slow so I have been shopping around for another venue to open a new shop to fill in the gaps.
One day I thought “what the heck I’ll pop over to Etsy and see what’s up over there. Well it looks like there have been a lot of changes to some of the things that disappointed me there before, mainly the terrible search function. So instead of opening a new shop somewhere else I decided to reopen one of my Etsy shops and give it a go again. This time I will do things a little differently and we’ll see how it goes.
So here I go again wish me luck……
This weekend will be a fun busy one. I’m going to be making my fall scented olive oil soaps and soy candles. Hubby will be golfing all weekend so I won’t need the kitchen for cooking any ways. Boy will my house smell good.