A Guide to making a Pumpkin ombre candle using Soyaluna

Neutral pumpkin colours are this year’s must-have trend for Halloween. We have been inspired to make a candle using a fun ombre layering technique with pumpkin neutrals. With this project, you can unleash your creativity using different colour blends creating a design unique to you. It’s the perfect decor piece to add a seasonal scent […]

How to: Wooden Wick Candle using SoyaLuna Container Wax

Wooden wick candles create a homely feel with a calming crackle sound when lighting. Today we are going to show you our newest wax that has landed at Cosy Owl which is SoyaLuna Container wax. It is specifically made for the home candle maker, suited to making container candles. It has amazing qualities including zero […]

Easter Inspiration For Your Business

Need some ideas for adding an Easter buzz around your Springtime candle making or general craft products? We have put together our top 5 Easter inspired ideas for your business, from gift guides to sprucing up product packaging.  Competitions Competitions are a great way of increasing your small business engagement and reach across social media and […]

Valentine’s Crafts To Inspire

Spread the love this Valentine’s Day with a homemade gift to pamper yourself or a loved one with our Valentine’s Crafts to inspire guide. We have been romanticising about all the fun recipes to decorate the home, relax your mind or pamper your body. Here are our top 4 recipes which can be created in […]

How to: Valentine’s Envelope Essential Oil Soaps

  Are you wanting a project to get stuck into a creative project for Valentine’s Day? Not only does this recipe smell amazing but they also have a fun, love letter theme to decorate your home. This month at Cosy Owl we have been thinking all about ‘love’ essential oils and Patchouli is our top […]

How To Make Candy Cane swirl candles

Who’s ready for festive candles? We have felt inspired by our Candy Cane Swirl Fragrance Oil this week. This meant it was time to experiment with ways to create a swirl design with wax. We have tested a few different techniques so you don’t have to and we found our absolute favourite way to get […]

A Beginners Guide to Making Wax Melts

Preparation Prepare the area you will be using to make your wax melts to ensure that any spills cab be easily removed. Wax can be a nuisance to remove – have warm water and a rag or paper towels available to wipe away any wax that spills. Be careful to avoid contact with skin and […]

A Beginners Guide to Making Reed Diffusers

Here at The Cosy Owl we provide a wide selection of high quality containers for Reed Diffusers to add a consistent and delightful fragrance to any room. Our fragrance oils provide a variety of stimulating scents from fresh to fruity. Follow our steps on how to make your very own from the comfort of your […]

Halloween Candle Making Ideas

Halloween is a special and spooky time to bring family and friends together to share ideas for creating your very own Halloween decoration for the home. Traditionally speaking, candles were used to help guide spirits away from the home, as well as providing a source of light of course and rather than creating just black […]

Halloween Essential Oil Candles to Inspire

With Halloween around the corner, we have been conjuring up fun spells to create essential oil candles. Many different essential oils have the power to keep you calm and relaxed and burning these in a candle can give you a magical sense of well-being. Essential oils have characteristic essences which bring a magical touch when […]

Cedarwood Essential Oil Candle Halloween Recipe

Cedarwood is a popular essential oil that derives from the plant Cedrus. Its Latin name is Cedrus atlantica and what makes Cedarwood so special is its anti-fumitory properties and ability to relieve tension, which could be heightened around the time of Halloween with all the spooky costumes people wear! A good way to set the […]

Clove Essential Oil Candle Halloween Recipe

Clove Leaf essential oil is a fantastic warming scent and makes for an ideal oil to use in your candle making ventures. Whether you are new to candle making this winter, or are an experienced crafter in this field, preparing your home for the spooky season is a refreshing and perhaps way to celebrate Halloween […]

Cinnamon Essential Oil Candle Halloween Recipe

Are you in the mood to make your own candles this Halloween? Perhaps you are already an experienced candle maker and you want to try out some new, spooky ideas! We have you covered this Halloween with our memorable Cinnamon Essential oil candle Halloween recipe. Learn how to make your own Halloween candles today with […]

A Beginners Guide to Soap Making

Preparation Prepare the area you will be using to make your soaps to ensure that any spills can be easily removed. Be careful to avoid contact with skin and especially your eyes. In the unlikely event you were to get soap in your eyes, do not try to remove it yourself – seek medical assistance. […]

How To Make A Beeswax Candle | Beeswax Candle Making Tutorial

With Autumn just weeks away, what better way to celebrate the season than to learn how to make a Beeswax candle? As part of our ongoing ‘how to’ series in partnership with Victoria Hartley from Cosy & Country, we are on a mission to help the home candlemakers get their craft by providing you with […]

How To Make Bleeding Heart Wax Melts

The very talented Victoria of Cosy and Country, has truly ‘poured her heart’ into today’s tutorial, as she will take us through one of the most popular and striking types of wax melts: the Bleeding Heart Melt. Get a head start now and experiment with this thorough guide, have your technique and combinations just right […]

How to make Wax Brittle

Gorgeous, multi-coloured and arty, with a touch of psychedelia, these particular style of wax melts are as inspiring to look at as they are fun to make. You can truly unleash your creativity and experiment with colour shades, fragrance combinations and patterns for a unique effect, so that no wax brittle looks like another. Without […]

How To Make Soy Candles

In this guide, courtesy of Victoria of Cosy and Country, we’ll show how to make candles using soy wax, making full use of its unique properties. Whether you are a beginner in this craft or an expert candle maker, this guide will serve as a useful run-through, plus tips and tricks to avoid some of […]

How To Make An Embedded Shape Candle

Perhaps today’s guide might be a bit ambitious for the absolute beginners, however it is also one of the most eye-popping works that can be achieved after reaching a basic level of acquaintance with candle-making craft. Stretching the line that separates hobbyism and true craftsmanship, these beautiful candles with an embedded shape nonetheless represent a […]

How To Make Essential Oil Candles

Essential oils, (not to be confused with Fragrance oils) are known as a natural remedy for short-term relief of mild symptoms of stress, anxiety and insomnia and widely used in aromatherapy and massage therapy. There are many essential oils and each one has its own peculiar properties as well as distinctive fragrance; some of the […]

How To Make A Layered Candle In A Glass Bubble Ball

Glass and round shapes are a staple of interior design, the smooth surfaces and lines are perfect to decorate and furnish any home environment. So why not give it a personal ‘’spin’’ and create a unique ornament using your favourite colours and fragrance? Follow this easy video tutorial created in partnership with Victoria of Cosy […]

How To Series: Cosy Owl partners with Cosy and Country

Cosy Owl is delighted to announce a new ‘How To’ series in partnership with Yorkshire based small candle making business Cosy and Country. Owner of Cosy and Country Victoria Hartley will be the leading star in a new series of exciting How To crafts and candle making videos for all levels.  The first video “Beginners […]

A Beginners Guide to Making A Candle

We have launched a brand new ‘How To’ series in partnership with small candle making business Cosy & Country. We’re excited to bring you our first supporting guide for beginners looking to make their first candle. Making your first candle is a fun and enjoyable venture, one that has many people coming back for more […]