10 11, 2022

5 Burning FAQ’s- Candle Making Edition

2022-11-10T15:26:04+00:00FAQ, 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+01:00FAQ, 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+01:00FAQ|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+00:00Candle 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 [...]

27 07, 2020

How To Use Essential Oils

2022-10-19T16:10:12+01:00FAQ|0 Comments

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+01:00FAQ|0 Comments

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+01:00FAQ|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+01:00Candle 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

2022-10-18T14:28:14+01:00FAQ|2 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 the [...]

9 04, 2019

Selling Your Candles

2022-10-18T13:16:49+01:00Candle 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

2022-10-18T14:10:24+01:00FAQ|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 hazardous substance, [...]

22 05, 2018

Candle Making Key Terms

2022-10-17T13:45:28+01:00FAQ|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+01:00Candle 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+01:00Candle 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+01:00Candle Making, FAQ|4 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+01:00Candle Making, FAQ|0 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 [...]

6 02, 2018

Candle Making FAQs

2022-10-17T13:38:49+01:00Candle Making, FAQ, Troubleshooting|22 Comments

Discover Candle Making FAQs And Answers  Appearance Related Problems Why does my candle sink in the middle when cooling? This is known as a sink hole and is quite normal so don't be overly concerned - this happens to everybody, even the professionals. This reaction is caused by the wax shrinking as it cools and there are a few options to try to avoid or rectify this. You can pour the wax at a lower temperature [...]

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