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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 [...]

18 08, 2022

A Guide to making a Pumpkin ombre candle using Soyaluna

2022-10-25T11:31:47+01:00Candle Making, Halloween|0 Comments

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 update to your home. Ingredients: 160g Soyaluna Container wax 9g of Fragrance oil (We have used Apple Cinnamon) (6% fragrance [...]

8 08, 2022

DIY Toy Fish Embedded Soap

2022-10-14T17:00:00+01:00Soap Making|0 Comments

Looking for a fun craft project to get stuck into with children over the Summer holidays? Washing your hands has never been so fun with these simple fish embedded soaps. Follow our simple step by step tutorial on how to make your very own. You will need: Stephenson Melt & Pour WST White Soap Base - 1kg Stephenson Melt & Pour ST Clear Soap Base - 1kg Flash Blue Mica Powder Ocean Fragrance Oil Small [...]

5 07, 2022

How to: Jasmine Candle using SoyaLuna Container Wax

2022-10-14T16:45:55+01:00Candle Making|0 Comments

Our elegant Jasmine Fragrance Oil is a beautiful addition to our candle making recipe, with floral aromas to freshen your home. It offers a scent throw of light undertones of bitter orange and Madagascar vanilla with an aftertaste of honey and musk notes. Want to learn how to make a candle with this gorgeous fragrance oil? Follow our guide on how to make Jasmine Candle using SoyaLuna Container Wax. SoyaLuna Container wax is great for the [...]

12 05, 2022

NEW SoyaLuna Wax Has Arrived At Cosy Owl

2022-10-19T12:47:49+01:00Candle Making|0 Comments

NEW SoyaLuna Wax Has Arrived At Cosy Owl. Want to hear more about this wax? Find out more about why we love this wax in our latest guide... Shop SoyaLuna Container and Pillar Wax Want to see both waxes in action? Check out our latest videos on SoyaLuna wax including a closer look at using both of the waxes with tutorials on candle and wax melt making. Container Wax Natural Waxes Soyaluna Container Wax is a [...]

25 04, 2022

A Guide to Making a Celebration of Life Candle

2022-10-25T11:28:04+01:00Candle Making|0 Comments

We are proud to announce that we have teamed up with Farleigh Hospice Charity in aid of their 40th Birthday to create a stunning new Celebration of Life candle making kit, designed to celebrate of the life of a loved one who is either no longer with you or who is in your thoughts as they go through difficult times.  It is a beautiful way to remember and celebrate the joy that people bring to [...]

16 09, 2021

How to Make Your Own Halloween Hand Shaped Soap

2022-10-14T15:42:28+01:00Halloween, Soap Making|0 Comments

As part of our Halloween candle and soap making series, it's now time to create a soap worth screaming about! We have created the handiest hand soap just in time for Halloween. Using just a washing-up glove, pegs and a few other ingredients you can make your very own, ready to spook everyone in your household. https://www.tiktok.com/@cosyowl/video/7007819955605458182 Cosy Owl on TikTok TikTok- Behind the scenes making this Halloween hand soap: Ingredients: 380g of Clear Melt [...]

10 09, 2021

How to Make Melt & Pour Soap with Mica Powder

2022-03-30T13:33:00+01:00Soap Making|0 Comments

We are back with Ascent Bath & Body for an exciting new soap making video where you will learn how to make melt & pour soap with mica powder.  This is our second soap video tutorial as part of our ongoing series with Ascent Bath & Body and this time, you will be able to experiment with colours (Mica) and a new ingredient...!    Ingredients 1kg Melt & Pour WST White Soap Base Unrefined Shea [...]

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 [...]

6 08, 2021

How To Make Melt & Pour Soap At Home

2022-10-14T16:14:38+01:00Soap Making|0 Comments

As the world-wide demand for homemade cosmetics and soap is booming, more and more crafts lovers are seeking guidance, tips and tricks to jump-start their very own business. In terms of processes, making your own soap and/or other cosmetics can range from relatively easy to quite difficult depending on the product. Therefore, as a beginner, it’s important for you to start with the right foot by choosing a relatively basic yet entertaining formula. That is [...]

2 07, 2021

How To Make Bleeding Heart Wax Melts

2022-10-17T16:08:09+01:00Halloween, Valentine's Day, Wax Melts|0 Comments

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 as these will make for perfect ideas for the coming Halloween and Valentines Day. Ingredients 800g KeraWax 4600 Pillar Wax [...]

11 06, 2021

Soy Wax For Candle Making. A Beginner’s Guide

2022-03-21T22:51:16+00:00Candle Making, FAQ|0 Comments

Soy wax is by far the most popular wax to use for those who enjoy crafting at home, partly because it is considered as a cleaner, healthier option than paraffin wax, which is a bi-product oil in the petrochemical industry, but is it all true? As with any other important subject, we don’t want you to simply sit back and believe the hype, so here’s a beginner’s guide to soy wax: its environmental impact, unique [...]

11 06, 2021

How to make Wax Brittle

2022-10-17T18:13:31+01:00Wax Melts|0 Comments

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 further ado, let’s learn how to make wax brittle! Today Victoria of Cosy and Country joins us once again for [...]

1 06, 2021

How To Make Seascape Melt and Pour Soaps

2022-09-05T17:19:06+01:00Soap Making, Summer|0 Comments

Looking to learn how to make your very own Seascrape Melt and Pour Soaps? We are thrilled to be able to share with you this exciting step-by-step guide. Please note, for this particular soap, we did not use fragrance as we were focusing on the design element. If you feel confident enough with creating an impressive design like the one in the guide below, you can add a fragrance of your choice. Always refer to [...]

1 06, 2021

How To Make A Pillar Candle Using An Old Pringles Tub!

2022-03-21T22:51:30+00:00Candle Making|0 Comments

In today's world, any of us resent the amount of waste we create and so we're often looking for ways to reuse materials where we can. If you want to make pillar candles without having to purchase a mould, you can easily reuse some household waste to do so. From milk carton to plastic cups, the possibilities stretch as far as your imagination allows. We decided to use a Pringles tub for this tutorial. These [...]

1 06, 2021

How To Make Shimmery Body Oil!

2022-03-24T10:40:15+00:00Body Care|0 Comments

An easy way to make a luxury moisturising product at home. As temperatures rise, you might need to hydrate your skin more. Add some shimmer to your cosmetics, make yourself the dream concoction with only 5 ingredients from Cosy Owl.  What you’ll need: Sweet almond OilJojoba OilCoconut OilMica - we used bronzeFragrance - we used coconut - a 10 ml sample bottle is perfect for this.An empty glass bottle (ours is 100ml) Step by Step [...]

1 06, 2021

Scented Wax Tablets

2022-09-05T17:24:55+01:00Wax Tablets|0 Comments

Wax tablets have become extremely popular in recent months, as our close knit community of crafters share quick and easy tips to creating scented wax tablets. Wax tablets can be used for a variety of purposes including freshening your shelves, drawers and closets up. If you keep an attire of clothing away in a draw, wax tablets are particularly great for long-term storing of clothing made from wool and also cashmere. A fun fact for [...]

24 05, 2021

How To Make Soy Candles

2022-03-21T22:51:48+00:00Candle Making|0 Comments

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 the most common problems. But first, a little background. Soy wax is by far the most popular wax to use [...]

30 04, 2021

How To Make Layered Wax Melts

2022-03-21T23:00:19+00:00Wax Melts|0 Comments

Wax melts are perfect for creating a cosy ambience, but mostly these crafts are very easy to customise with your favourite shapes, fragrances, colour combinations and different effects. So if you haven’t created wax melts before or you are simply in need of a refresher, check out our guide on how to make wax melts at home. In today’s step-by-step guide by Victoria of Cosy & Country, you will be able to give your wax [...]

22 04, 2021

Top Craft Activities Post-lockdown

2022-07-29T17:58:35+01:00Candle Making, Soap Making|0 Comments

Craft activity in the UK and around the world has really taken off in the past year as many people sought new and different activities to while away the time spent in lockdown. Crafts such as candle making, soap making, diamond painting, tie dye, and ceramics are some of the most popular activities to have experienced an exciting boom since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Cosy Owl accessed 12 months of data via Google Trends to [...]

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, [...]

15 04, 2021

How to Make Shampoo Bars At Home

2022-10-17T15:54:13+01:00Hair Care|0 Comments

Shampoo bars are becoming increasingly popular, not only because of compactness, which can be very useful for storing or travelling, but also because they make for an overall more aesthetically appealing item which is easy to customise and decorate. Moreover, shampoo bars tend to last much longer than liquid shampoo as it’s much easier to dose and spread into your scalp. As mentioned in our hand soap guide. Historically, people have used soap for all [...]

9 04, 2021

How To Make An Embedded Shape Candle

2022-10-17T15:30:34+01:00Candle Making|0 Comments

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 challenge to be conquered. This floral theme is a great fit for the coming months of May and June especially, [...]

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 [...]

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