Tuesday, June 8, 2010

An Old Friend Revisited

I don't know why I stopped making candles. Oh yeah, I do know why: They weren't selling, lol! I love to burn candles-especially when I'm being super trifling by letting the garbage pile up or not changing the yip's litter box like I should. When I first started making candles, I used only paraffin wax. Mainly because it was cheap, but also because I didn't know anything about soy wax. Now I've read all the debates between the soy joys and the paraffiners, and I have to admit that I prefer soy wax. I've found that it really does burn cleaner, and to me, it holds scent much stronger than paraffin. I love how my candle burns "down" with no wax stuck to the walls of the jar. I don't have to preheat my jars with soy wax like I did with paraffin.

So, I've decided to reintroduce my soy candles, and I call them Happy Endings, and yes, they are dessert-inspired. They're made with 100% soy wax, and they're dye-free. Some may have a slight tint due to the color of the fragrance oil. I plan to introduce one new fragrance a month. First up is Oh Cherry. This is a very strong scent. It smells of fluffy, whipped meringue topped with a bunch of maraschino cherries. So, naturally, I had to top this candle with a maraschino cherry.

7 comments:

Holly said...

I like it!

Amy Warden said...

Love the cherry on top! :) I've never ventured into the world of candle making. I hope it goes well for you this time around!

Burnt Mill Candles and Soap said...

I agree with Amy loving the cherry on top!

Patrice-The Soap Seduction said...

I'm obsessed with putting cherries on top of everything, lol! They make me smile. It's like eating a cup of fruit cocktail. You have all those other fruits-drab and boring-but you always look for that lone, bright, red cherry! Okay, I digress....

Lenox Knits said...

I love the cherry! So cute. I think I bought one of your candles for my MIL last year. It was very yummy smelling. I'm glad you're making them again!

Courtney R Beard said...

I love soy wax. My fave is the EcoSoya. I don't make traditional candles, just Massage/Lotion Candles full of skin loving goodness! Mostly I do them with wicks, but have thought about doing some without that folks can set on a warming plate and be completely flame and soot free.

Valerie said...

Oh my....just looking at it is making me hungry - it looks yummy and I am sure from your description it smells fantastic! I think it is near time for me to visiting your shop again Patrice :) Val (discerningchichi, formerly blackrose)