Tuesday, October 18, 2011

October Warmth

With fall in full swing we thought it very fitting to make some cozy soy candles.  Great as decoration around the house or as gifts for the upcoming holiday season, these candles are incredibly inexpensive to make (especially considering their retail value can be between $15-$20!) and are just as easy.

In fact, we have calculated that one of the glass jar candles only cost about $2.66 to make!  The cost is reduced even greater when purchasing your ingredients and supplies in large quantities.  The beautiful fall candle colours were created by using Voyageur Candle Dye Pads, added when the soy wax is taken off heat. All you have to do is shave small amounts of the candle dye into the wax until the desired shade is reached, keeping in mind that the wax will always be darker as a liquid and will lighten considerably once the candle has set up.  We used our newest fall fragrance oil, Pumpkin Chai, and do they smell heavenly!  Packaging options are limitless, try putting a trio of tea lights into an organza bag, you could use 6oz deep tins for a sleek, modern look, or try a cute takeout box!  For full instructions on how to make a soy candle click here.

With Halloween right around the corner we also experimented with our newest plastic soap mold from Milky Way.  Check out these cute soaps, great for teachers' gifts or for fall birthday favours!  The stony look of the tombstone was created by using a little black iron oxide in a white melt and pour base, then adding a teaspoon of Oil Soluble Titanium Dioxide for a speckled effect!

To view our selection of Halloween soap molds click here.

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