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18 08, 2022

A Guide to making Spooky letter wax melts using Soyaluna wax

2022-10-25T11:32:40+01:00Halloween, Wax Melts|0 Comments

Spooky season is upon us and what better way to get into the spirit than making some cosy wax melts with Autumn fragrances? Choose from our full range of fragrances and dye colours to personalise your very own messages using our wax letter mould. These Halloween letter wax melts are fun and easy to make at home with our new Soyaluna pillar wax perfect for a smooth and creamy finish. Which spooky words would you [...]

2 03, 2022

Fun container garden upcycling projects

2022-10-17T12:14:14+01:00Easter, Mother’s Day, Spring|0 Comments

Spring is the perfect time to get busy in the garden and grow some lovely flowering plants. Recycling things you already have around the home into plant pots is a great way to be more eco-friendly, and it will save you some money too. Let's get creating with fun garden recycling project ideas... Here are some fun ways to up-cycle everyday household objects into planters from the new book A Year of Nature Craft and Play [...]

12 10, 2021

Halloween Candle Making Ideas

2022-10-26T17:16:11+01:00Candle Making, Halloween|0 Comments

  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 candles, we thought we’d help you be a bit more creative.  With the help of Abbey White from Makes [...]

16 09, 2021

A Guide to Making Autumn Wax Melts

2022-10-14T15:42:33+01:00Autumn, Wax Melts|0 Comments

@cosyowl What colour will these wax melts make? 🍁#autumnwaxmelts #pumpkinspice #diywaxcrafts #waxmeltsmelting ♬ Wildest Dreams - 🕷 Ingredients: 210g Kerasoy 4120 Pillar wax  Bekro Dye chips: Green, Dark Red, Orange  12g Cedarwood and Jasmine Fragrance oil (6% fragrance load) Wax melt mould- Chocolates  Jug  Weighing scales  Bain marie or double boiler  Stirring spoon (to be used for wax creations only)  Tip: Pre-heating the moulds with a hairdryer or heat gun before pouring the wax can [...]

7 09, 2021

How to Make Miniature Embedded Golden Leaf Soaps

2022-10-14T16:21:48+01:00Autumn, Soap Making|0 Comments

We all love soap right? It keeps us clean and smelling fresh but alongside the obvious, it's also a great way to freshen up your wardrobe or car! Here at Cosy Owl, we are on a mission to provide the crafts making community with as much creative content as possible from candle and soap making to cosmetics you can make at home. The ideas and possibilities are endless and we are always excited to hear [...]

3 09, 2021

How To Make A Beeswax Candle | Beeswax Candle Making Tutorial

2022-03-30T10:15:35+01:00Candle Making|0 Comments

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 creative guides and tutorials. So what are you waiting for? Here’s how to make a beeswax candle!   Ingredients 800g [...]

15 04, 2021

How to Make Body Butter/ Hand Cream

2022-09-05T17:23:07+01:00Body Care|0 Comments

Chances are, you are already using a branded body lotion as part of your beauty routine, maybe even several brands, but did you know that you can easily make your own body butter at home?  If you are familiar with body lotions you may have noticed that they are not as effective in parts of your body that are usually more subject to dehydration: usually, the knees, elbows, feet and lower arms. And of course, [...]

7 04, 2021

How to Make Hand-Made, Hand Soap!

2022-03-24T10:41:29+00:00Soap Making|0 Comments

Did you know that the earliest soap formulas can be traced to ancient Babylon. It was a far from rudimentary alkaline solution mixed with water and cassia oils. Although we’ll have to wait a couple of a thousand years before stumbling upon the iconic soap-bar, and precisely in late 15th century Marseille, the secrets to creating soap without resorting to industrial mass production, have been available for millennia. Although soap bars can be used for [...]

20 05, 2020

DIY Candle Hacks

2022-10-25T13:28:23+01:00Candle Making, Troubleshooting|0 Comments

Did you know that some scented candle makers only put the candle’s fragrance in the top ring? This is why many candles smell strongly in the shop but are underwhelming when you get them home. If you’ve had a problem with your candle where it hasn’t lasted for as long as you would have liked, or if you want to make the most of the scent, then here at Cosy Owl, we’re able to help [...]

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