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27 09, 2023

Christmas Wax Tablet Decorations Guide

2023-09-19T16:24:27+01:0027 September 2023|Christmas, 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

2023-09-18T16:35:36+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. https://www.tiktok.com/@cosyowl/video/7223039549222571270?lang=en   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 [...]

24 05, 2023

A Look Into All Natural Fragrance Options

2023-07-04T09:59:10+01:0024 May 2023|Fragrance Oils|0 Comments

What are the 9 natural classification categories for fragrance oils and products containing them? With the wide range of words used to describe natural fragrance products it can be hard to know which one to use for your homemade creations or the products you are purchasing. Here at Cosy Owl we have put together a guide to help you understand what these key category terms mean. Here are the 9 categories: • Natural • [...]

26 04, 2023

Best Of British Fragrance Oils

2023-04-26T16:02:32+01:0026 April 2023|Fragrance Oils|0 Comments

With the King's coronation around the corner it's time to celebrate our wonderful Best of British fragrance oils. These fragrances remind us of beautiful flower filled gardens, freshly picked fruit and Summer days spent in the great outdoors. From candle table centre pieces to wax melts, we have the fragrances you need to mark this historic occasion. Here are our top fragrance oils for this occasion: Champagne and Roses - This is the definition of [...]

25 04, 2023

Solid Shampoo Recipe

2023-07-03T11:35:36+01:0025 April 2023|Hair Care, Soap Making|0 Comments

Want to learn how to make solid shampoo? Everything you need is all in one kit available here. Bergamot is a beautifully citrus essential oil, extracted from the rinds of an orange from a bergamot tree. This recipe will take you through all the steps you need for making four gorgeously scented bergamot solid shampoo bars, with our kit which includes all ingredients you need included. This essential oil is known to help tame hair, [...]

1 04, 2023

How To Melt Wax & Soap Bases

2023-03-09T16:43:43+00:001 April 2023|FAQ|0 Comments

There are a variety of ways to melt wax and soap bases. Let's take you through each one... Cosy Owl Double Boiler: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftBuor3Y0Wo&t=23s Fill the double boiler with water half way (225ml) Place on a hob at a medium heat Add soap base or wax into the boiler and gently stir until fully melted Do not boil the water inside the boiler, warm through only Avoid water contaminating the wax or soap base [...]

31 03, 2023

April Cosy Feature: Glisten and Glow Candles

2023-06-30T14:02:28+01:0031 March 2023|Featured Creators|0 Comments

How did you start up Glisten and Glow Candles? The Girls, Ella and Keira started Glisten and Glow Candles to give them something to do while they couldn’t go out or go to school during the Covid lockdown. Their Mother Tracy helped get them get started with the legal bits like the CLP’s and insurance and it grew from there. Ella is currently away at University studying Marine Biology and Zoology so she is [...]

31 03, 2023

How to make Sun Drenched Apricot Rose Wax Melts

2023-03-31T17:24:32+01:0031 March 2023|Mother’s Day, Spring, Wax Melts|0 Comments

With the arrival of warmer weather on its way, we have crafted a recipe that captures the essence of Spring and Summer. Imagine the sweet fragrance of sun-ripened fruit and the alluring aroma of blooming flowers wafting through the air. Our goal was to blend the soft hues of peaches with delicate dried flowers and the sun-kissed scent of apricot rose, symbolising the transition of seasons. The result is a luxurious and highly scented [...]

30 03, 2023

Spring Wax Melt Ideas

2023-04-26T16:04:52+01:0030 March 2023|Spring, Wax Melts|0 Comments

Looking for Spring wax melt inspiration? We have you covered with our latest makes, from gorgeously detailed rabbit wax tablets, to relaxing lavender wax melts. These ideas will get your creative juices flowing, with fragrances that ooze fresh homegrown flowers or sweet sticky honey. Abbey and Hayley have challenged one another to come up with Spring wax melt ideas to show you in their latest Instagram live. Let's take a closer look... First up [...]


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