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 [...]

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: [...]

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 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 [...]

20 03, 2023

Essential Oil Benefits

2023-10-16T12:24:38+01:0020 March 2023|Essential Oils, FAQ|2 Comments

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 plays a role in behaviour, emotion, smell and long-term memory. Some people claim that essential oils have a certain [...]

2 03, 2023

Candle Wick Size Chart

2023-03-13T11:19:25+00:002 March 2023|FAQ|0 Comments

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 A flame that doesn't drown Here is our starter guide for choosing the correct wick for your chosen container. [...]

19 02, 2023

Multi Wick Candles Tutorial And Live Chat

2023-03-13T11:26:08+00:0019 February 2023|Candle Making, FAQ|0 Comments

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 efficient burn. Larger candles contain more wax and fragrance, therefore having more wicks means the fragrance can distribute over [...]

3 02, 2023

Top 6 Questions- Wax Melt Making Edition

2023-01-03T16:32:08+00:003 February 2023|FAQ, Wax Melts|0 Comments

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 sure how to get started? We have covered our top 6 frequently asked questions for wax melt making. Wax melts [...]

4 01, 2023

Caring For Your Candle | Tips and Tricks

2023-01-04T15:35:33+00:004 January 2023|FAQ, Troubleshooting|0 Comments

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. 2. Make sure the candle burns evenly the first time as this will help to avoid tunneling. You can [...]

10 11, 2022

5 Burning FAQ’s- Candle Making Edition

2022-11-10T15:26:04+00:0010 November 2022|FAQ, Troubleshooting|0 Comments

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, we have covered our top 5 candle making FAQ's (frequently asked questions).   A frosting appearance is caused by small [...]

25 10, 2022

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

2022-10-12T12:58:55+01:0025 October 2022|FAQ, Troubleshooting|0 Comments

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! https://youtu.be/s63ycUb4Qng Natural Waxes Soyaluna Melt/Pillar Wax is a luxury wax, crafted by candle makers for candle makers. This soy wax blend has been developed for the usage in the production of the pillar wax candles and wax melts. Soyaluna [...]

20 09, 2022

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

2022-10-25T11:16:49+01:0020 September 2022|FAQ|0 Comments

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. https://youtu.be/1fuwFgBYhxU   Follow us on social media and tag us in your creations. We love to see what you have been making! Facebook Instagram  Pinterest TikTok  YouTube - Find more tutorials and project inspiration   

11 06, 2021

Soy Wax For Candle Making. A Beginner’s Guide

2022-03-21T22:51:16+00:0011 June 2021|Candle 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 [...]

27 07, 2020

How To Use Essential Oils

2023-10-16T12:30:20+01:0027 July 2020|Essential Oils, FAQ|1 Comment

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 health concerns. When used appropriately, essential oils can become a key part of your daily routine. However, because they are [...]

14 02, 2020

The Truth About Paraffin Wax And Sustainability

2022-10-18T14:43:05+01:0014 February 2020|FAQ|1 Comment

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, it has of late become something of a pariah within the candle-making industry, this is partly due to an increased [...]

12 02, 2020

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

2022-10-18T14:41:21+01:0012 February 2020|FAQ|0 Comments

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 are aware that some customers want to seek to avoid.  The good news is that most of our range is [...]

7 08, 2019

Vegan Candle Making Supplies

2022-10-18T14:30:47+01:007 August 2019|Candle Making, FAQ|0 Comments

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 vegan friendly and you can rest assured that our products are ethical and sustainably sourced. We are also continually reducing [...]

26 07, 2019

CLP Regulations

2023-02-09T16:40:02+00:0026 July 2019|FAQ|4 Comments

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 business name, contact number and your registered business address. Product Identifier – This is also always needed and is [...]

9 04, 2019

Selling Your Candles

2022-10-18T13:16:49+01:009 April 2019|Candle Making, FAQ|0 Comments

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 the information you need to know for selling on your candles and wax melts. The laws surrounding the selling of [...]

26 03, 2019

CLP Labelling – What You Need To Know

2023-10-09T12:08:45+01:0026 March 2019|FAQ|0 Comments

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 must be labelled with the relevant information. CLP information should be supplied with any non-cosmetic product containing a [...]

22 05, 2018

Candle Making Key Terms

2022-10-17T13:45:28+01:0022 May 2018|FAQ|0 Comments

 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 you are getting the maximum burn time and efficiency out of your candle. There is no wasted wax at the [...]

24 04, 2018

Percentages And Measurements When Making Candles

2022-10-18T13:19:38+01:0024 April 2018|Candle Making, FAQ|0 Comments

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 400 - so you need 400g of wax. This method is suitable for both Paraffin wax and Soy Wax. Wick [...]

3 04, 2018

Temperature Guidelines

2022-10-18T13:24:30+01:003 April 2018|Candle Making, FAQ|0 Comments

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 and adding your dye; KeraWax 4600 Paraffin Pillar Wax – 65°C KeraWax 4105 Paraffin Container Wax – 60°C KeraSoy 4130 [...]

27 03, 2018

Weighing Your Fragrance Oil

2022-10-18T13:27:44+01:0027 March 2018|Candle Making, FAQ|0 Comments

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 digital scales. How to weigh Fragrance Oil Use only a set of dedicated candle scales for the job How much [...]

20 02, 2018

How To Use Fragrance Oils

2022-10-18T13:52:14+01:0020 February 2018|Candle Making, FAQ|2 Comments

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 must be remembered that it is almost never an exact science. The art of creation is through experimentation. Therefore, it [...]


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