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6 06, 2022

How to: Wooden Wick Candle using SoyaLuna Container Wax

2022-11-22T09:56:43+00:00Candle Making|0 Comments

Wooden wick candles create a homely feel with a calming crackle sound when lighting. Today we are going to show you our newest wax that has landed at Cosy Owl which is SoyaLuna Container wax. It is specifically made for the home candle maker, suited to making container candles. It has amazing qualities including zero to low frosting, smooth finish, great hot and cold throw and we recommend using a 6-8% fragrance load. Want to [...]

10 05, 2022

Using Cotton Wicks with SoyaLuna Container Wax: Recommendations

2022-10-14T17:12:03+01:00Candle Making|2 Comments

  A Guide On Using Cotton Wicks with SoyaLuna Container Wax   Cotton wicks are a popular and affordable standard choice in the candle world. Cotton wicks are made up of cotton strands which are braided. The wick is dipped in wax holding it in its upright position. As with all wicks, after burning the candle and left to cool completely the wick will need to be trimmed when next lit. Half a centimetre is [...]

10 05, 2022

Using Wooden Wicks with SoyaLuna Container Wax: Recommendations

2022-10-14T17:17:47+01:00Candle Making|0 Comments

A Guide On Using Wooden Wicks with SoyaLuna Container Wax   Wooden wicks are a popular choice in the candle world because of the modern aesthetic as well as their burn performance. Wooden wicks are known to heat wax evenly but also at a slow pace. They create a wider flame, which is often described as relaxing to watch. Once lit they usually give off a cosy, crackling sound. The crackling sound comes from the [...]

22 03, 2022

How to: Spring Honey Bee inspired Soap

2022-10-17T12:10:46+01:00Soap Making, Spring|0 Comments

Are you ready for Spring inspired projects? We have a great project for all the bee lovers out there. This gorgeously, fresh soap recipe is perfect for making 6 soap bars with a Spring honey bee inspired design. Add a personalised touch by your choosing your mica powder colour and fragrance. We have chosen Honey fragrance oil to match perfectly with the design. Ingredients 400g Melt & Pour Clear Soap Base Bee soap mould Thermometer [...]

22 02, 2022

Easter Inspiration For Your Business

2022-10-19T12:48:41+01:00Easter|0 Comments

Need some ideas for adding an Easter buzz around your Springtime candle making or general craft products? We have put together our top 5 Easter inspired ideas for your business, from gift guides to sprucing up product packaging.  Competitions Competitions are a great way of increasing your small business engagement and reach across social media and newsletters alike. Simple competition ideas include liking and sharing a social media post, encouraging customers to tag you in a [...]

17 02, 2022

AS SEEN ON ITV’S THIS MORNING: Reed Diffuser Making Kits for Springtime

2022-10-17T12:16:18+01:00Company News|0 Comments

With Spring just around the corner and the evenings getting lighter, this is an apt time to start thinking of all things Springtime, giving your home a lovely refresh. With that in mind, a good spring clean and refresh is an excellent way to turn the page on Winter and craft up some new, scented accessories for your home and that includes candles and soaps too.As seen on ITV's This Morning, our Reed Diffuser Making [...]

20 01, 2022

Valentine’s Crafts To Inspire

2022-10-17T12:18:54+01:00Valentine's Day|0 Comments

Spread the love this Valentine's Day with a homemade gift to pamper yourself or a loved one with our Valentine's Crafts to inspire guide. We have been romanticising about all the fun recipes to decorate the home, relax your mind or pamper your body. Here are our top 4 recipes which can be created in the comfort of your own home and are perfect for beginners too! 4 Valentines Day recipes for pamper days and [...]

20 01, 2022

How to: Valentines Love-Heart Wax Melts

2022-10-25T11:33:41+01:00Valentine's Day, Wax Melts|0 Comments

We have a wax melt recipe for you that is simple but also makes a wonderful homemade gift for a loved one with our Valentine's wax melt guide! While chocolates and flowers are a thoughtful gift idea, we have been thinking outside of the box at Cosy Owl when it comes to Valentine's Day gifting. Let's face it, it's also a great excuse to craft something new too! Wax melts can be put into little [...]

20 01, 2022

DIY: Lavender Essential Oil Scented Wax Tablets

2022-10-25T11:30:51+01:00Valentine's Day, Wax Tablets|0 Comments

Wax tablets are not only great for releasing beautiful scents in the home but also double up as a decoration too! They are fabulous for freshening up drawers, closets and shelving. You can make them personalised to your loved one by choosing from a range of scents including essential oils to fragrance oils. Why not add your own decoration from dried flowers to glitter, for an extra creative pizzazz? Simply hang Lavender Essential Oil Scented [...]

20 01, 2022

How to: Valentine’s Envelope Essential Oil Soaps

2022-10-18T12:27:13+01:00Soap Making, Valentine's Day|0 Comments

  Are you wanting a project to get stuck into a creative project for Valentine's Day? Not only does this recipe smell amazing but they also have a fun, love letter theme to decorate your home. This month at Cosy Owl we have been thinking all about 'love' essential oils and Patchouli is our top scent for January and February, here's why. Patchouli is an aromatic, flowering plant and it is often seen labelled in [...]

20 01, 2022

DIY: Sugar Scrub

2022-10-25T11:34:17+01:00Body Care, Valentine's Day|0 Comments

Want to add a sweet touch to a homemade gift? Sugar scrubs help promote healthy skin by exfoliating your skin and removing dead skin cells. Scrubs also stimulate circulation and brighten tired skin. What's great about sugar scrub is that you only need a few key ingredients to make your own at home. Its ingredients consist of carrier oil, essential oil and sugar. You will need: Glass candle container with lid or clean jam jar [...]

6 12, 2021

How To Make Candy Cane swirl candles

2022-10-26T17:12:15+01:00Candle Making, Christmas|0 Comments

Who's ready for festive candles? We have felt inspired by our Candy Cane Swirl Fragrance Oil this week. This meant it was time to experiment with ways to create a swirl design with wax. We have tested a few different techniques so you don't have to and we found our absolute favourite way to get that Christmas candy candle in time for your Christmas displays at home like the candle above. Here's a few of [...]

19 11, 2021

Christmas Stocking Filler Gift Ideas: Craft Kits

2022-10-18T13:57:26+01:00Christmas|0 Comments

The festive season is here and searching for Christmas gifts has commenced. Here at Cosy Owl we are super excited to share with you our Newest products which are perfect stocking filler gift ideas for anyone creative or looking to start a new hobby. Our craft kits include all the ingredients you need to make candles, wax melts, diffusers or soap. Packaged in a lovely box, these kits are perfect for all craft lovers out [...]

16 11, 2021

How to make Christmas Embedded Wax Melts

2022-10-26T16:48:51+01:00Christmas, Wax Melts|0 Comments

Who's feeling in the festive spirit? We are loving all things Christmas scented to get us in a festive mood. These Christmas present embedded wax melts wax melts are sure to be a great hit for customers or to make as stocking filler gifts. They not only make your home smell gorgeous but also melt with whimsical colours of dye and mica powder. Ingredients EcoSoya Melt Soy Wax- 800g Circle Silicone mould Wax melt flower, [...]

1 11, 2021

November Giveaway Competition

2022-03-30T15:15:24+01:00Competitions|0 Comments

Chilly November nights are here, Christmas is right around the corner, and we are feeling crafty! ?‍? We thought we would share our crafty motivation by giving you the chance to win a Cosy Owl voucher worth £130.00! ?In return, we ask you to share your thoughts about us by leaving a review on TrustPilot and Google reviews. To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is: ✔️ Like this [...]

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 [...]

27 09, 2021

Halloween Essential Oil Candles to Inspire

2022-10-26T17:20:40+01:00Candle Making, Halloween|0 Comments

With Halloween around the corner, we have been conjuring up fun spells to create essential oil candles. Many different essential oils have the power to keep you calm and relaxed and burning these in a candle can give you a magical sense of well-being. Essential oils have characteristic essences which bring a magical touch when it comes to aromatherapeutic healing. The key to using essential oils is to identify your area of need and find [...]

27 09, 2021

Cedarwood Essential Oil Candle Halloween Recipe

2022-10-26T17:20:34+01:00Candle Making, Halloween|0 Comments

Cedarwood is a popular essential oil that derives from the plant Cedrus. Its Latin name is Cedrus atlantica and what makes Cedarwood so special is its anti-fumitory properties and ability to relieve tension, which could be heightened around the time of Halloween with all the spooky costumes people wear! A good way to set the scene this Halloween is to try your hand at candle making. This special two-part recipe will guide you on how [...]

27 09, 2021

Clove Essential Oil Candle Halloween Recipe

2022-10-26T17:21:54+01:00Candle Making, Halloween|0 Comments

Clove Leaf essential oil is a fantastic warming scent and makes for an ideal oil to use in your candle making ventures. Whether you are new to candle making this winter, or are an experienced crafter in this field, preparing your home for the spooky season is a refreshing and perhaps way to celebrate Halloween with your loved ones. Below, you will find the ingredients you need to make your own Clove Leaf essential oil [...]

27 09, 2021

Cinnamon Essential Oil Candle Halloween Recipe

2022-10-26T17:24:35+01:00Candle Making, Halloween|0 Comments

Are you in the mood to make your own candles this Halloween? Perhaps you are already an experienced candle maker and you want to try out some new, spooky ideas! We have you covered this Halloween with our memorable Cinnamon Essential oil candle Halloween recipe. Learn how to make your own Halloween candles today with our easy to follow Cinnamon Essential oil candle recipe. https://www.tiktok.com/@cosyowl/video/7020811937290276102?is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1&lang=en Ingredients: 30cl Karen Round glass container 240g Kerasoy 4130 [...]

27 09, 2021

A Guide to making Moisturising Hand Oil Treatment

2022-10-14T14:22:49+01:00Body Care|0 Comments

Our hands get exposed to a variety of conditions every day from being exposed to changes in the weather to sanitising our hands daily. Particularly the cold, winter months can cause them to feel dry and cracked. The soothing benefits of beeswax in hand moisturiser means it adds a protective layer to the skin, keeping hands feeling soft and supple. Beeswax has anti-inflammatory properties containing Vitamin A helping to protect sensitive skin as well as [...]

27 09, 2021

A Guide to Making Your Own Beeswax Body Lotion Bar

2022-10-14T14:34:05+01:00Body Care|0 Comments

Lotion bars with added beeswax are a great way to seal moisture in the skin with long-lasting results, without clogging up your pores. Beeswax assists with regulating skin regeneration enabling the skin to naturally repair. Its sweet scent will add a natural aroma to the skin by simply warming the lotion bar in the hand and applying it to the skin. It works great for dry areas of the body such as knees and elbows. [...]

27 09, 2021

A Guide to Making Your Own Hair Mask with Beeswax

2022-10-17T17:03:47+01:00Hair Care|0 Comments

Want a pamper night in with something to treat your hair? Try your hand at making your own beeswax hair mask with our easy to follow recipe that will assist with preventing dryness and frizz. The beeswax helps to naturally lock in moisture making it fantastic for the scalp and hair, which in turn are given the opportunity to breathe without any synthetic substances added.  Ingredients: 64g Kerawax 2555 Yellow Cosmetic Grade Beeswax 128g olive [...]

27 09, 2021

Natural Lip Balm Recipe with Beeswax

2022-10-17T17:11:52+01:00Body Care, Lip Balm|0 Comments

We love the nourishing benefits of making your own beeswax lip balm at Cosy Owl. This quick and easy natural lip balm recipe is perfect for crafting yourself at home, along with ingredients that can be chosen by you, so you know exactly what goes into a daily used product. This natural lip balm recipe contains moisturising unrefined shea butter which melts into the skin leaving a smoothing and soothing feeling, perfect for keeping dry [...]

27 09, 2021

A Guide to Making Your Own Hair Wax

2022-03-30T14:01:05+01:00Hair Care|0 Comments

Hair wax is just one of many cosmetic applications you can make yourself by purchasing the relevant wax and various products from the Cosy Owl website. For this guide, we'll be showing you how to make your own hair wax and giving you useful information on how the properties of Beeswax helps to keep your hair nourished and in shape! Ingredients: 200g Kerawax 2555 Yellow Cosmetic Grade Beeswax100g Refined Coconut carrier oil100g Unrefined Shea Butter 2g [...]

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