Guides & Recipes

Introducing Soyaluna Wax – Everything You Need to Know

Soyaluna Wax orange candle “Easy one pour finish” Soyaluna wax is a soy blend and has been specifically formulated to be an easy to use soy wax for the home candle maker. It comes in a white pellet form, making it easy to melt in a double boiler or Bain Marie. This soy wax blend […]

Craftovator out of business – Supporting Craftovator Customers

With so many ex Craftovator customers now looking for solutions to their candle making supply needs, we have already spoken to many to try to source the products that they were purchasing or find replacements. We are looking at bringing into stock many of the products sold by Craftovator, including fragrance oils to allow a […]

12 Day Advent Giveaway Winners!

Our 12 Day Advent Giveaway is coming! This means 12 chances to win fantastic prizes from wonderful businesses between 1st-12th December. What’s in store? Prizes from special treats, gifts for loved ones and tools to enhance your business are coming your way. What a treat just before Christmas! Sign up to our mailing list pop […]

November Cosy Feature: Layla Loves

  What inspired you to create Layla Loves? I have always loved candles and wax melts; I love that they create a cozy, homely atmosphere and that you can tailor the fragrance to suit your mood. Pillar candles have always been my favourite, but I always struggled to find ones that had a strong scent […]

Beeswax and Coconut Wax Melts

If you love the natural scent of beeswax this recipe is the one for you. We’ve combined beeswax with coconut oil to make these wax melts slightly softer for melting on a warmer. The wonderfully natural yellow colouring of the wax means there’s no need to add dye and an optional fragrance or essential oil […]

Nutcracker Christmas Tree Wax Melts Guide

One such iconic figure that often graces our homes during the festive season is the Nutcracker, a symbol of wonder and magic. What if we told you that you could bring the spirit of the Nutcracker directly into your home, not just as a decoration, but as a fragrant, swirling wax melt? Imagine the warm […]

October Cosy Feature: Glow Candle Studio

   What inspired you to create ‘Glow Candle Studio’?  Well, my passion for candles, diffusers, wax melts and everything that makes a space feel cosy and smells amazing has always been my inspiration. Then, during the lockdown, I had an idea to try my hand at making candles and wax melts. So, I ordered a […]

Red Berry and Holly Candle Guide

As the crisp winds of Winter begin to rustle through the trees and the holiday season draws near, there’s no better time to infuse your home with warmth and festive cheer. What better way to do so than by creating your very own red berry and holly fragranced candle? These delightful DIY candles not only […]

Christmas Wax Tablet Decorations Guide

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to embrace the festive spirit than by creating your very own Christmas-themed decorations? In this enchanting recipe guide, you will learn to craft delightful and aromatic Christmas wax tablet decorations scented with the warm and inviting essence of cinnamon essential oil. Imagine filling your home […]

Preparing Your Business for the Christmas Season

The Christmas season is undoubtedly the most magical time of the year. It’s a season filled with warmth, joy, and enchanting scents that transport us to a world of wonder. For candle making businesses, it’s also the busiest and most profitable time of the year. In this blog post, we’ll explore the steps you need […]

Wood Smoke Vanilla Bubble Glass Candle Guide

Delve into the luxurious aroma of premium wood smoke vanilla this season, where your senses will embark on a journey through scent notes ranging from the mysterious allure of black iris and geranium leaves to the delicate whispers of jasmine, sweet vernal grass, cardamom, and ylang-ylang. Embark on a delightful journey as we guide you […]

September Cosy Feature: Makes Scents Candles

What inspired you to create ‘Makes Scents Candles LTD’? I started Makes Scents Candles, candles designed to be upcycled, in June 2020, we were in the midst of the first lockdown and I had just been made redundant from my marketing role in travel. I didn’t intend to start a side hustle, but I’ve always […]

Pumpkin Spice Wax Melt Guide

Welcome to our guide on crafting your very own Pumpkin Spice Scented Wax Melts, enclosed within charming segment deli pots. Fall’s most beloved fragrance, the warm and inviting aroma of pumpkin spice, can now infuse your living spaces with its cosy essence. This guide will walk you through the step-by-step process of creating these delightful […]

Candle Testing On a Budget + FREE candle burn test sheet

Wondering how to dive into candle testing without breaking the bank? We’ve got you covered! In our recent Instagram Live session, we delved into some fantastic insights on how to level up your testing game. Get ready to create amazing candles while keeping your budget in check. Tune in to catch Abbey, the founder of […]

Sandalwood Vanilla Leaf Wax Melts Guide

As the vibrant hues of Autumn start to paint the world with their warm and captivating shades, there’s an undeniable sense of cosiness in the air. The gentle rustling of leaves and the soothing aroma of vanilla and sandalwood intertwine to create an atmosphere of comfort and serenity. What better way to capture these Autumnal […]

3 Trends for Autumn/Winter 2023 | Candles, Wax Melts, Soap

As the crisp breeze of Autumn/ Winter draws near, it’s time to stay ahead of the game and prepare for the enchanting season ahead. Our team have been hard at work, crafting and gathering inspiration, so you can step into the cooler months fully equipped with creativity. From candles that cast a warm glow, to […]

August Cosy Feature: The Little Candle Flame

  What inspired you to create ‘The Little Flame’? My inspiration for ‘The Little Flame’ came when my husband bought me a candle making set for our anniversary, during lockdown.  I started to make candles and found that I really enjoyed it.  Making candles for friends and family members along with their encouragement, gave me […]

How To Make A Candle

Have you ever wanted to make your own candles at home? Mix your favourite coloured dye, scented fragrance oil and wax and achieve a unique candle of your own. Follow our simple step by step tutorial and get making your first candle! You will need: Candle Making Kit Wick centring tool or clothes peg Glue dots […]

How To Market A Candle Business

Where do you start when marketing a candle making business? In our latest live we cover the basics on how to market a candle business with the experts. Content Creator Hayley from Cosy Owl and Digital Marketing manager and candle business owner Abbey from ‘Makes Scents Candles’ chat about key topics and advice for anyone […]

How To Start A Candle Making Business

How can you turn a wonderful candle making hobby into a business? We were joined by Stacey from Cosy Owl and Abbey from candle making business ‘Makes Scents Candles‘ to talk all about the world of candle making. Turning a hobby into a business is the perfect way to put your time and money into […]

July Cosy Feature: Soy and Wick Candles

  What inspired you to create ‘Soy & Wick Candles’? Soy&Wick Candles brand was born in our family. I got married and moved to the UK to my husband in May 2021. In the new status of wife, I defined my first mission as a creator of comfort and cosiness in the home. I really […]

A Guide To Making Patterned Tin Candles

Our NEW Candle Making Kits are here! This is where the fun begins and below is your guide for creating your own patterned tin candles, just remember, have fun and enjoy. Before you get started, you need to ensure that your workspace is clean and clear, and you have the following items to hand… You […]

A Guide To Using Bekro Wax Dye

Where do you start when it comes to creating colourful candles? In our latest guide we are covering all you need to know about using dye chips to colour your wax projects from candles to wax melts. Bekro’s highly concentrated dye flakes are easy to work with, do not alter the burn or scent of […]

Tilted Layered Candle Technique

Elevate your candles with our eye-catching pastel-inspired tilted layer candle tutorial! We’ve carefully selected a combination of delightful pastel dyes to create a cross over effect. This stunning candle is guaranteed to enhance any home decor, and you can even personalise it further by infusing your favourite fragrance oil into the wax. Explore our technique […]

5 Trending Wedding Themes: Candle Making Edition

Are you ready for wedding candle season? It’s the magical season, full of love, happiness, and celebration. From the beautiful flowers, decorations to the delicious food and drinks, weddings are a feast for the senses. If you’re looking for a unique and personalised gift for the happy couple, then making homemade candles is a great […]

June Cosy Feature: The Noir Candle Company

What inspired you to create ‘The Noir Candle Company’? First of all, I have always loved anything that makes my home smell nice, like candles, diffusers, etc and secondly when my son was born in 2018, I was diagnosed with aggressive melanoma. My treatment made it hard for me to go back to work and […]