Thursday, October 31, 2013

Candles with Steven & Chris Part 2

After checking out the candles that Steven & Chris made (see post below), I wanted to give it a try. I didn't have any thrift store teacups so I settled for candle containers from the dollar store. At least I know they are heat proof. I was lucky enough to already have some votive wicks but I'm sure any hobby store would sell them. You need the ones with the little tabs on the bottom to make this easy. In the pictures above and below you can see I have attached the little tabs to the bottom of the containers with a little melted wax.

I used pens to centre the wicks, very scientific I know, and a combination of Oatmeal Cookie Beanpod Soy Wax beads and some of our Soy Wax Flakes that I fragranced with Cinnamon.

 The small containers have the Oatmeal Cookie beads that I melted in the microwave and the larger container below has a layer of the Oatmeal Cookie beads and a layer of the soy wax flakes. Let the first layer get a nice hard top before pouring on the next layer. You also need to save a little wax  to  melt and top up the containers. The first pour usually sinks a little and ends up uneven after it cools. A  top up with a little more wax will harden nice and smooth. I had to do that with the small containers but not the large one so I guess I doesn't happen all the time. Let me know if you have any questions, thanks for stopping  by!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tea Cup Candles on Steven & Chris

I was so excited when I caught a bit of Steven & Chris today when they were doing a segment on re purposing china. They were using the Soy Wax beads that I have at the store to make candles. Here's a link to the segment, love that show.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Pumpkins & Turkeys

Not the best picture but the Milky Way Thanksgiving mold makes some really cute Thanksgiving/Halloween soaps. These are done with some Goat Milk Melt & pour with a little Honey Melt & Pour added to tone down the white. This 4 cavity mold is on sale for $5.00 until October 31.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Chestnut & Clove

Here's a 2lb batch of soap made with the Chestnut & Clove fragrance using the recipe I used here.
The colour swirled on the top is a combination of some powdered clove and bronze mica, mixed in with about 3/4 of a cup of soap. I could have gone a little darker, next time I will try cappuccino mica. Anyway, the fragrance behaved nicely and seems to be holding up. Thanks for looking!

Edit: I've added a couple of photos below, one of this soap cut and one of another batch of this soap with a different swirl on top using Cappuccino Mica (the original soap was done with Bronze Mica).