Guides & Recipes

How to Make Melt & Pour Soap with Mica Powder

We are back with Ascent Bath & Body for an exciting new soap making video where you will learn how to make melt & pour soap with mica powder.  This is our second soap video tutorial as part of our ongoing series with Ascent Bath & Body and this time, you will be able to […]

How to Make Miniature Embedded Golden Leaf Soaps

We all love soap right? It keeps us clean and smelling fresh but alongside the obvious, it’s also a great way to freshen up your wardrobe or car! Here at Cosy Owl, we are on a mission to provide the crafts making community with as much creative content as possible from candle and soap making […]

How To Make A Beeswax Candle | Beeswax Candle Making Tutorial

With Autumn just weeks away, what better way to celebrate the season than to learn how to make a Beeswax candle? As part of our ongoing ‘how to’ series in partnership with Victoria Hartley from Cosy & Country, we are on a mission to help the home candlemakers get their craft by providing you with […]

Introducing Soyaluna Wax – Everything You Need to Know

Soyaluna Wax orange candle “Easy one pour finish” Soyaluna wax is a soy blend and has been specifically formulated to be an easy to use soy wax for the home candle maker. It comes in a white pellet form, making it easy to melt in a double boiler or Bain Marie. This soy wax blend […]

How To Make Melt & Pour Soap At Home

As the world-wide demand for homemade cosmetics and soap is booming, more and more crafts lovers are seeking guidance, tips and tricks to jump-start their very own business. In terms of processes, making your own soap and/or other cosmetics can range from relatively easy to quite difficult depending on the product. Therefore, as a beginner, […]

How To Make Bleeding Heart Wax Melts

The very talented Victoria of Cosy and Country, has truly ‘poured her heart’ into today’s tutorial, as she will take us through one of the most popular and striking types of wax melts: the Bleeding Heart Melt. Get a head start now and experiment with this thorough guide, have your technique and combinations just right […]

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 make Wax Brittle

Gorgeous, multi-coloured and arty, with a touch of psychedelia, these particular style of wax melts are as inspiring to look at as they are fun to make. You can truly unleash your creativity and experiment with colour shades, fragrance combinations and patterns for a unique effect, so that no wax brittle looks like another. Without […]

How To Make Seascape Melt and Pour Soaps

Looking to learn how to make your very own Seascrape Melt and Pour Soaps? We are thrilled to be able to share with you this exciting step-by-step guide. Please note, for this particular soap, we did not use fragrance as we were focusing on the design element. If you feel confident enough with creating an […]

How To Make A Pillar Candle Using An Old Pringles Tub!

In today’s world, any of us resent the amount of waste we create and so we’re often looking for ways to reuse materials where we can. If you want to make pillar candles without having to purchase a mould, you can easily reuse some household waste to do so. From milk carton to plastic cups, […]

How To Make Shimmery Body Oil!

An easy way to make a luxury moisturising product at home. As temperatures rise, you might need to hydrate your skin more. Add some shimmer to your cosmetics, make yourself the dream concoction with only 5 ingredients from Cosy Owl.  What you’ll need: Sweet almond Oil Jojoba Oil Coconut Oil Mica – we used bronze […]

Scented Wax Tablets

Wax tablets have become extremely popular in recent months, as our close knit community of crafters share quick and easy tips to creating scented wax tablets. Wax tablets can be used for a variety of purposes including freshening your shelves, drawers and closets up. If you keep an attire of clothing away in a draw, […]

How To Make Soy Candles

In this guide, courtesy of Victoria of Cosy and Country, we’ll show how to make candles using soy wax, making full use of its unique properties. Whether you are a beginner in this craft or an expert candle maker, this guide will serve as a useful run-through, plus tips and tricks to avoid some of […]

How To Make Layered Wax Melts

Wax melts are perfect for creating a cosy ambience, but mostly these crafts are very easy to customise with your favourite shapes, fragrances, colour combinations and different effects. So if you haven’t created wax melts before or you are simply in need of a refresher, check out our guide on how to make wax melts […]

Top Craft Activities Post-lockdown

Craft activity in the UK and around the world has really taken off in the past year as many people sought new and different activities to while away the time spent in lockdown. Crafts such as candle making, soap making, diamond painting, tie dye, and ceramics are some of the most popular activities to have […]

How to Make Body Butter/ Hand Cream

Chances are, you are already using a branded body lotion as part of your beauty routine, maybe even several brands, but did you know that you can easily make your own body butter at home?  If you are familiar with body lotions you may have noticed that they are not as effective in parts of […]

How to Make Shampoo Bars At Home

Shampoo bars are becoming increasingly popular, not only because of compactness, which can be very useful for storing or travelling, but also because they make for an overall more aesthetically appealing item which is easy to customise and decorate. Moreover, shampoo bars tend to last much longer than liquid shampoo as it’s much easier to […]

How To Make An Embedded Shape Candle

Perhaps today’s guide might be a bit ambitious for the absolute beginners, however it is also one of the most eye-popping works that can be achieved after reaching a basic level of acquaintance with candle-making craft. Stretching the line that separates hobbyism and true craftsmanship, these beautiful candles with an embedded shape nonetheless represent a […]

How to Make Hand-Made, Hand Soap!

Did you know that the earliest soap formulas can be traced to ancient Babylon. It was a far from rudimentary alkaline solution mixed with water and cassia oils. Although we’ll have to wait a couple of a thousand years before stumbling upon the iconic soap-bar, and precisely in late 15th century Marseille, the secrets to […]

How To Make Wax Melts With Glitter

Want to add a touch of shimmer to your crafts? Give your wax melts that party feeling? No doubt the razzle-dazzle of glitter is synonymous with fun and luxury. Widely used in fashion, from accessories to evening dresses and more recently even in food such as the ‘unicorn-themed’ candy floss, chocolate bars and soaps! One […]

How to Make Your Own Hair Treatment

Gone are the days in which well-meaning grandmas all over the world hailed the miraculous properties of dubious raw-egg concoctions, only to leave our head all sticky and smelling like an omelette. Nowadays with the right ingredients, most natural hair treatments can be obtained through a fairly simple process, for a finished product that is […]

How To Make Essential Oil Candles

Essential oils, (not to be confused with Fragrance oils) are known as a natural remedy for short-term relief of mild symptoms of stress, anxiety and insomnia and widely used in aromatherapy and massage therapy. There are many essential oils and each one has its own peculiar properties as well as distinctive fragrance; some of the […]

A Guide to Making Your Own Beard Oil at Home

If you have a long and luscious beard, then you probably use beard oil to help maintain it. This is a wise move, because beard oils will keep your beard looking at its best. However, next time you’re thinking about buying some beard oil, you should consider whether it’s actually better to make your own. […]

How To Make A Layered Candle In A Glass Bubble Ball

Glass and round shapes are a staple of interior design, the smooth surfaces and lines are perfect to decorate and furnish any home environment. So why not give it a personal ‘’spin’’ and create a unique ornament using your favourite colours and fragrance? Follow this easy video tutorial created in partnership with Victoria of Cosy […]

How To Make Wax Melts With Mica Powder

Wanting to add a bit of extra sparkle to your wax melts? Our step-by-step video created in partnership with Cosy & Country walks you through the process of creating your own wax melts with mica powder at home. Ingredients KeraSoy 4120 or KeraWax 4600 Wax Melt Flower Moulds 50ml Fragrance Oil – we used Jasmine 3g of […]