Guides & Recipes

Christmas GIVEAWAY Competition

We are feeling the Christmas spirit at Cosy Owl so we thought we would offer one lucky winner the chance to WIN all the materials you need to make your own soap. You have an opportunity to win 1kg Stephenson Melt & Pour ST Clear Soap Base, Oval Grey Silicone Mould and a 50ml essential […]

How To Make A 3 Wick Candle

With Christmas only a few weeks away, our step-by-step video created in partnership with Cosy & Country walks you through the process of making your own 3 wick candle, which would make the perfect gift for your loved ones this festive season.   Ingredients  KeraWax 4105 or KeraSoy 4130 55cl Round Flat Dish Container ECO 12 Wicks […]

Abbey White of Makes Scents Candles To Lead New Cosy Owl Virtual Candle Making Events

Following a nationwide talent search looking for the best up and coming virtual candle making event hosts, we are pleased to announce a new virtual event host partnership with Abbey White of Makes Scents Candles. Abbey previously worked in the travel sector for STA Travel, where she was unfortunately made redundant with ongoing Covid-19 events […]

How To Make Tea Light Candles

With Christmas just round the corner, our easy step-by-step video created in partnership with Cosy & Country walks you through the process of making your own festive tea light candles at home.   Ingredients KeraWax 4105 or KeraSoy 4130 Aluminium Tea Light Cups – 37.5mm x 22mm Tea Light Wicks TL15 / S33 50ml Fragrance Oil – […]

A Crafty Guide to Carving and Lighting your Halloween Pumpkin

#1 Gather your Equipment Before you start pumpkin carving, you should gather everything that you need. This way, you won’t have to wander around the kitchen looking for things when your hands are covered in pumpkin juices and seeds. To expertly carve your pumpkin, you’ll need: A large pumpkin A sharp knife A serving spoon […]

How To Make Marbled Wax Melts

Wanting to mix things up when it comes to wax melts? Our easy step-by-step video created in partnership with Cosy & Country walks you through the process of making your own marbled wax melts.   Ingredients  Kerasoy 4110 Pillar Wax or KeraWax 4600 5 x Wax Melt Tartlet Clamshells 50ml Fragrance Oil – we used Gingerbread 3g […]

How To Make A Layered Halloween Candle

Need some Halloween inspiration? Our easy step-by-step video created in partnership with Cosy & Country walks you through the process of making your own layered Halloween candles – perfect for the spooky season!   Ingredients  Kerasoy 4130 or Kerawax 4105 wax 30cl Karen Round Glass Container 50ml Fragrance Oil – we used Pumpkin Spice 3g of 6099/25 Orange […]

How To Make Luxury Candles With Wooden Wicks

With the weather getting chillier and Autumn almost upon us, it’s the perfect time to hone your inner craftsmanship and make these inspirational luxury candles with wooden wicks. Our step-by-step video created in partnership with Cosy & Country walks you through the process to make your very own candles at home…brrr-ill-iant!     Ingredients  Wooden […]

How To Make Wax Melts From Home

Wanting to try your hand at making wax melts? Our easy step-by-step video created in partnership with Cosy & Country walks you through the process of making your own wax melts at home.   Ingredients Kerawax 4600 or Kerasoy 4120 Star clamshell moulds Fragrance Oil – we used Fresh Linen Dye – we used Cream Step 1 – Melt […]

How to Make Your Own Reed Diffusers

Want to make your own reed diffusers at home, with a fragrance you love? We have a great tutorial with Victoria who takes you through all the steps you need! Ingredients 100ml Diffusol – Augeo Base Oil 10 Pack of Natural Porex Reeds (also available in black) 50ml Fragrance of your choice 200ml Karen Diffuser […]

A Summer’s Beach Gel Votive Candle

With Summer now here, it’s the perfect time to try our beach themed gel votive candle. It will make the perfect table centre piece but there’s no need to limit yourself to a beach theme when there are so many alternatives! Ingredients Gel Wax Soy Container Wax or Paraffin Container Wax 2 containers varying in […]

The Summer Scents That Remind Us Of Our Favourite Holiday Destinations

Holiday dreamers in the UK have cast their vote on the scents that remind them of a specific destination around the world. With many holidaymakers postponing trips until 2021, this is leaving holiday goers to simply reminisce on their favourite scents from abroad and here at home. We asked the public via social media which […]

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 […]

How To Series: Cosy Owl partners with Cosy and Country

Cosy Owl is delighted to announce a new ‘How To’ series in partnership with Yorkshire based small candle making business Cosy and Country. Owner of Cosy and Country Victoria Hartley will be the leading star in a new series of exciting How To crafts and candle making videos for all levels.  The first video “Beginners […]

A Beginners Guide to Making A Candle

We have launched a brand new ‘How To’ series in partnership with small candle making business Cosy & Country. We’re excited to bring you our first supporting guide for beginners looking to make their first candle. Making your first candle is a fun and enjoyable venture, one that has many people coming back for more […]

2K followers! Celebratory GIVEAWAY competition

A huge thank you to each and everyone of our customers for your support. We have reached our 2k followers across Facebook and Instagram and we want to celebrate with you with a GIVEAWAY competition. You have an opportunity to win up to 10 fragrance oils up to the value of £30.00*. If you’d like […]

DIY Candle Hacks

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, […]

Scent and Relaxation

To help people try and relax, we have been looking into the connection between scent and relaxation. There are many different ways people can relax, from meditation and yoga, through to practising mindfulness. As well as the physical forms of relaxing, we decided to ask our customers what particular scents helped them feel calm. The […]

Craft Ideas for Isolation

Calling All Parents! – Easy craft ideas for kids to make at home Struggling to find educational activities to do with your children? Or are you just wanting some quiet time for yourself? Well, here at Cosy Owl we have the perfect solution for you – Candles! Candle making is a great blend of art and […]

Food Lovers Cravings Competition

As Easter approaches, we are giving one lucky person the chance to WIN a free food focused candle making kit! Whether you’re a fan of chocolate orange, sugar berry or prefer something even sweeter such as honey… we have some excellent choices. Enter our competition via Facebook or Instagram and let us know in the […]

Easter-themed Wax Melts Competition

Winners Thank you to everyone for entering the competition. There were some excellent entries and you will find out top 5 winners below. **Now closed**Easter is nearly here and what better way to get your craft on at home then by making your own Easter-themed wax melts! We’re now running a social media competition across […]

Easter Wax Melts

Chocolate is fast becoming overrated as an Easter gift so why not get creative and give the gift of wax melts this year! Whether you make it alone or involve the family, this is the gift that can last longer and will have any home smelling great. Ingredients Kerawax 4600 or Kerasoy 4120 Wax Melt […]

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 […]

Celebrating Crafting Talent in the East of England

UPDATED: 28/01/2020 – Shortlist announced Across the East of England, we have seen some truly fantastic artistic creations. It has been a challenge to shortlist the top 15 entries. However, they are included below for you to see and are listed in no particular order. Winners will be announced on February 10th. 1. Chloë Mae […]