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 [...]

10 05, 2023

How to avoid Soap Sweating

2023-05-09T12:28:05+01:0010 May 2023|Soap Making, Summer, Troubleshooting|0 Comments

Sweating is a natural occurrence in soap making. The sweating occurs between moisture in the air and a humectant substance in the soap. In melt and pour soaps the humectant is Glycerin.  Glycerin makes the soap easy to work with and naturally draws moisture from the air onto your skin, leaving you with smooth and hydrated skin. However, when the soap is left, it can form a dewy finish particularly in humid conditions. This can [...]

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! 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 05, 2020

DIY Candle Hacks

2022-10-25T13:28:23+01:0020 May 2020|Candle Making, Troubleshooting|0 Comments

Did you know that some scented candle makers only put the candle’s fragrance in the top ring? This is why many candles smell strongly in the shop but are underwhelming when you get them home. If you’ve had a problem with your candle where it hasn’t lasted for as long as you would have liked, or if you want to make the most of the scent, then here at Cosy Owl, we’re able to help [...]

6 02, 2018

Candle Making FAQs

2022-10-17T13:38:49+01:006 February 2018|Candle Making, FAQ, Troubleshooting|0 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 [...]

24 01, 2018

Troubleshooting Candle Making Problems

2022-10-17T13:33:55+01:0024 January 2018|Candle Making, Troubleshooting|0 Comments

Are you experiencing issues with your homemade candle, such as tunnelling wax or  the wick generating smoke? We have put together a troubleshooting candle making problems guide with key terms and issues explained. Below is a list of the most common problems that arise from candle making. Even the best among us can experience these issues occasionally. Always be patient with your candle making and enjoy the hobby, becoming more adapt as you become more [...]


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