Guides & Recipes

25 08, 2021

Introducing Soyaluna Wax – Everything You Need to Know

2023-08-24T12:27:34+01:0025 August 2021|Candle Making|6 Comments

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 is biodegradable, vegan friendly and packaged in fully recyclable/ biodegradable packaging. No animal products are used in the manufacturing of [...]

23 01, 2024

Craftovator out of business – Supporting Craftovator Customers

2024-01-30T16:41:39+00:0023 January 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 continuity of supply for those in need. So if you have a need for a product such as craftovator's perfumers [...]

15 11, 2023

12 Day Advent Giveaway Winners!

2024-01-11T13:04:13+00:0015 November 2023|Competitions|0 Comments

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 up to be notified of the prize each day! How to enter: Find our giveaway posts each day on our [...]

9 11, 2023

November Cosy Feature: Layla Loves

2023-11-09T11:29:03+00:009 November 2023|Featured Creators|0 Comments

  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 throw, long burn time, and were more of a muted colour to blend in with other decor rather than bright [...]

1 11, 2023

Beeswax and Coconut Wax Melts

2023-10-30T13:33:57+00:001 November 2023|Wax Melts|0 Comments

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 can be added too! These wax melts make beautiful gifts to release a truly gorgeous scent into the home. You [...]

20 10, 2023

Nutcracker Christmas Tree Wax Melts Guide

2023-10-20T14:10:51+01:0020 October 2023|Candle Making, Christmas, Wax Melts|0 Comments

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 and cosy atmosphere it would create, filling your space with the nostalgic scents of the season. Join us as we [...]

6 10, 2023

October Cosy Feature: Glow Candle Studio

2023-10-06T09:38:45+01:006 October 2023|Featured Creators|1 Comment

   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 starter kit just for the fun of it. Initially, I never thought that it would turn into a small business. [...]

4 10, 2023

Red Berry and Holly Candle Guide

2023-11-01T11:11:47+00:004 October 2023|Candle Making, Christmas|2 Comments

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 add a touch of seasonal magic to your surroundings but also make for heartfelt gifts that capture the essence of [...]

27 09, 2023

Christmas Wax Tablet Decorations Guide

2023-10-16T12:23:19+01:0027 September 2023|Christmas, Essential Oils, Wax Tablets|0 Comments

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 with the comforting aroma of cinnamon, reminiscent of freshly baked gingerbread cookies and steaming cups of spiced cider. These charming [...]

15 09, 2023

Preparing Your Business for the Christmas Season

2023-10-03T17:17:11+01:0015 September 2023|Christmas|0 Comments

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 to take to prepare your candle making business for the Christmas season. With 9 steps to guide you through the [...]

13 09, 2023

Wood Smoke Vanilla Bubble Glass Candle Guide

2023-09-22T13:44:26+01:0013 September 2023|Candle Making, Christmas|0 Comments

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 through crafting your very own wood smoke vanilla bubble ball candle. These charming creations not only capture the essence of [...]

5 09, 2023

September Cosy Feature: Makes Scents Candles

2023-09-11T09:23:57+01:005 September 2023|Featured Creators|0 Comments

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 been creative and interested in lots of things including crafts and gardening. As a thank you present, my then house [...]

29 08, 2023

Pumpkin Spice Wax Melt Guide

2023-09-22T13:44:51+01:0029 August 2023|Autumn, Wax Melts|0 Comments

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 wax melts that not only captivate your senses but also add a touch of seasonal charm to any room. From [...]

14 08, 2023

Candle Testing On a Budget + FREE candle burn test sheet

2023-08-14T13:19:19+01:0014 August 2023|FAQ, Troubleshooting|0 Comments

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 Makes Scents Candles, and Stacey, our expert Key Accounts Manager from Cosy Owl, as they drop priceless knowledge and tips [...]

12 08, 2023

Sandalwood Vanilla Leaf Wax Melts Guide

2023-09-19T17:08:57+01:0012 August 2023|Autumn, Wax Melts|0 Comments

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 sensations than by crafting your own sandalwood vanilla leaf wax melt? In this guide, we'll take you through the enchanting [...]

3 08, 2023

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

2023-09-18T16:36:35+01:003 August 2023|Autumn, Fragrance Oils|1 Comment

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 wax melts that fill the air with delightful scents, we have everything you need to embrace the magic of this [...]

2 08, 2023

August Cosy Feature: The Little Candle Flame

2023-08-02T11:17:53+01:002 August 2023|Featured Creators|0 Comments

  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 the idea to start the business. I always knew that I wanted my candles to be natural and sustainable. This [...]

6 07, 2023

How To Make A Candle

2023-07-18T16:37:25+01:006 July 2023|Candle Making|0 Comments

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 Weighing scales Pouring jug Thermometer Spoon A heat source such as a hob Bain marie or a double boiler  Step [...]

6 07, 2023

How To Market A Candle Business

2023-07-04T09:58:50+01:006 July 2023|Candle Making|0 Comments

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 starting out.   Here are the key topics we cover: - Branding (look and feel of your business) - Where [...]

4 07, 2023

How To Start A Candle Making Business

2023-07-03T12:17:45+01:004 July 2023|Candle Making, FAQ|0 Comments

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 a passion that you enjoy, but where do you start? Here are the key factors you will want to consider: [...]

1 07, 2023

July Cosy Feature: Soy and Wick Candles

2023-07-21T14:43:29+01:001 July 2023|Featured Creators|0 Comments

  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 wanted to turn our former flat into a place where we would feel good, comfortable, where we could relax and [...]

22 06, 2023

A Guide To Making Patterned Tin Candles

2023-09-19T17:10:11+01:0022 June 2023|Candle Making|0 Comments

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 will need: Cosy Owl Patterned Tin Candle Making Kit Double boiler or a pan inside a pan to melt the [...]

18 06, 2023

A Guide To Using Bekro Wax Dye

2023-06-07T16:22:21+01:0018 June 2023|Candle Making, FAQ, Wax Melts|0 Comments

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 a candle and are the perfect way to add a vibrant lift. All Bekro’s beautifully vibrant colours are designed to [...]

1 06, 2023

Tilted Layered Candle Technique

2023-06-01T11:12:28+01:001 June 2023|Candle Making, Mother’s Day, Spring, Summer|0 Comments

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 and unleash your creativity with our Bekro dye.   Ingredients: 30 cl Karen Glass 240g container wax Eco [...]

30 05, 2023

5 Trending Wedding Themes: Candle Making Edition

2023-05-30T12:11:53+01:0030 May 2023|Fragrance Oils, Spring, Summer|0 Comments

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 choice. Choose a signature scent and match the decor with a variety of container options from glossy white glasses to reusable [...]

30 05, 2023

June Cosy Feature: The Noir Candle Company

2023-06-30T14:01:55+01:0030 May 2023|Featured Creators|0 Comments

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 I needed an outlet to help ‘distract’ me and give me something to focus on. I started creating candles for [...]


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