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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How To Melt Wax & Soap Bases

There are a variety of ways to melt wax and soap bases. Let’s take you through each one… Cosy Owl Double Boiler: 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 […]

Essential Oil Benefits

What are essential oils? Essential Oils are commonly used in aroma therapy to improve health and well-being. They are concentrated oils that contain highly potent chemical compounds that are found inside many plants and they each have a characteristic essence. These oils can stimulate areas of your brain such as the limbic system. This system […]

Candle Wick Size Chart

Wick to Container Size Chart  Choosing a wick for your candle is an important process for making sure your candle burns safely and correctly. Important elements to look out for when testing your wicks:  Consistent flame size No mushrooming or blooming A consistent and moderate candle container temperature Correct sized wax melt pool No smoke […]

Multi Wick Candles Tutorial And Live Chat

Multi-wick candles are perfect for this time of the year. With more than one wick, these candles create a warm glow with multiple flames which are comforting and add a cosy feel to a room. Larger candle containers often need more than one wick to distribute the heat evenly, leading to a cleaner and more […]

Top 6 Questions- Wax Melt Making Edition

Popping a wax melt into a warmer can instantly transform the atmosphere of a room by releasing your favourite aroma. What’s great about making your own wax melts is that you can personalise them with a variety of dye, glitter, mica powder and fragrance oil combinations. The making process is fun and easy to craft in the comfort of your home too. Not […]

Caring For Your Candle | Tips and Tricks

Caring for your candle will help extend its life, ensuring a longer burn time and lasting scent. These tips and tricks will help keep your candle lasting as long as it should and keep you on track to burning a candle safely. 1. Burn a candle for no longer than 3-4 hours at a time. […]

5 Burning FAQ’s- Candle Making Edition

Festive candle making is in full swing, which means it’s time to relax with glowing candles and comforting fragrances. With the busy season and cooler months on the way, there are lots of burning questions which arise around the process of creating candles. From frosting appearances on wax to working out how much wax is needed for a new candle container, […]

SoyaLuna Pillar Wax Chat with Makes Scents Candles | Instagram Live Playback

Watch our Instagram live playback with our guest Abbey from Makes Scents Candles and learn more about using SoyaLuna Wax. Listen to our tips and tricks for using this wax, it’s properties and see what we have made! Natural Waxes Soyaluna Melt/Pillar Wax is a luxury wax, crafted by candle makers for candle makers. This soy wax […]

Candle Documents- CLP’s, IFRA’s, SDS | Instagram Live Playback with Make Scents Candles

Join us for our Instagram live playback with our guest Abbey from Makes Scents Candles from June 2022. Listen to information on candle documents including CLP’s, IFRA’s and Safety Data Sheets.   Follow us on social media and tag us in your creations. We love to see what you have been making! Facebook Instagram  Pinterest […]

Soy Wax For Candle Making. A Beginner’s Guide

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 […]

How To Use Essential Oils

Essential Oils (as opposed to Fragrance Oils) are concentrated, highly potent chemical compounds that are found inside many plants. For many years, people have used plants and their essential oils to improve physical and mental health and well-being. Being used heavily in aromatherapy, these oils allow you to naturally maintain good health and address specific […]

The Truth About Paraffin Wax And Sustainability

There is still a lot of confusion over whether paraffin wax can be classed as vegan friendly and whether it is harmful to the environment, with this article we want to tackle some of the common misconceptions and issues surrounding paraffin wax and concerns surrounding veganism and sustainability. With its origins in the Petroleum industry, […]

CMRs, Phthalates, Parabens, PEG and Silicone in Fragrance Oils – Our Free From Guide.

At Cosy Owl, we are always striving to ensure the safety and ethical sourcing of our products, we know that our customers want to use as natural products as possible that also perform exceptionally.  To this end, we clearly label any of our fragrance oils that contain CMR’s, Phthalates, Parabens, Silicone and PEG, which we […]

Vegan Candle Making Supplies

At Cosy Owl we are pleased to be able to offer an ever-growing range of Vegan Candle Making Supplies.  We have a strong ethical ethos and ensure all our products are sustainably sourced, environmentally friendly, cruelty free and increasingly, vegan friendly.  For your convenience we clearly mark every product to show if it is completely […]

CLP Regulations

What needs to be included on the Label When fragrance oils are used at different percentage loads, they will trigger different information that is required to be present on your CLP labels. Only if triggered, it must contain all or some of the below: Supplier Identification – This is always needed and must include the […]

Selling Your Candles

You have perfected your new craft and interest in your product is picking up. So, it is important that as a business owner, you are protected and compliant with Trading Standards. As well as, all legal aspects of selling your product. Hopefully, our simple guide will answer any questions you have and will provide all […]

CLP Labelling – What You Need To Know

As a candle manufacturer and supplier, labelling your product correctly is the most crucial element of your business. Not only because failure to do so will see you breaking the law, but an incorrectly labelled product would void your insurance. The Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP) stipulates that all new products with hazardous substances […]

Candle Making Key Terms

Candle Making Key Terms Explained Burn Pool The burn pool of a candle is the pool of molten (melted) wax surrounding the wick, it is this wax that is drawn up through the wick and combusted via the flame. As you can see by this picture the melt pool covers the entire candle and therefore […]

Percentages And Measurements When Making Candles

Wax to Container % Fill container/mould with water, measure the amount of water and round up to the nearest 10ml. Deduct 20% from that figure and that is the number of grams you need – so: For example:495ml of water in the container/mould – round up to 500mlDeduct 20% from that figure (100) giving you […]

Temperature Guidelines

When candle making, the importance of temperatures in every stage of the process cannot be underestimated, as doing everything at the right temperature is key to creating a successful candle. Below are our recommended temperatures for each stage of making the perfect candle, including different temperatures required for different products where necessary; Melting your wax […]

Weighing Your Fragrance Oil

Accurately weighing out fragrance oils is essential when making multiple candles to ensure consistency throughout and one way to achieve this is to use percentages. Generally, you will be looking to achieve a 6% fragrance load but would not want to exceed 12% for most waxes. You will need a set of sensitive high accuracy […]

How To Use Fragrance Oils

Fragrance Oils (as opposed to Essential Oils) are manufactured oils and contain synthetic constituents enabling, through the effective mix of these ingredients, the production of a large variety of delightful fragranced candles and other products such as soap and diffusers. Proportion of Fragrance Oil to Wax Candle making is a highly enjoyable hobby, but it […]