Guides & Recipes

8 09, 2020

How To Make Luxury Candles With Wooden Wicks

2022-10-19T15:47:09+01:008 September 2020|Candle Making|0 Comments

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 wicks (always check what wick you need for your diameter of candle) Kerasoy 4130 or Kerawax 4105 wax (if using a different wax, you [...]

21 08, 2020

How To Make Wax Melts From Home

2022-10-19T15:48:24+01:0021 August 2020|Wax Melts|0 Comments

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 the wax First you need to melt your wax. To work out the amount of wax you will need, use [...]

31 07, 2020

How to Make Your Own Reed Diffusers

2022-10-24T16:36:56+01:0031 July 2020|Reed Diffusers|1 Comment

  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 Bottle (other options available) Measuring jug Wooden Diffuser Cap (silver and gold available) Diffuser Bottle Plug Stage 1 - [...]

29 07, 2020

A Summer’s Beach Gel Votive Candle

2022-10-25T13:25:26+01:0029 July 2020|Candle Making, Summer|2 Comments

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 size (We used our 9cl Meredith in the 37cl Bubble Ball or the 5cl Gabrielle in our 30cl Karen Round) [...]

29 07, 2020

The Summer Scents That Remind Us Of Our Favourite Holiday Destinations

2022-07-29T18:05:00+01:0029 July 2020|Summer|0 Comments

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 scent reminded them of a specific destination. To uncover the wide range of scents and destinations people love the most, [...]

27 07, 2020

How To Use Essential Oils

2022-10-19T16:10:12+01:0027 July 2020|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 [...]

10 07, 2020

How To Series: Cosy Owl partners with Cosy and Country

2022-03-19T20:36:52+00:0010 July 2020|Company News|0 Comments

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 Guide to Make a Candle” gives keen craft makers the opportunity to follow a clear and fun guide to making candles.  [...]

10 07, 2020

A Beginners Guide to Making A Candle

2022-10-24T16:35:34+01:0010 July 2020|Candle Making|1 Comment

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 with the plethora of beautiful, natural fragrance oils and dyes available on our website. Preparation for candle making [...]

24 06, 2020

2K followers! Celebratory GIVEAWAY competition

2022-03-25T11:08:41+00:0024 June 2020|Competitions|0 Comments

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 a chance to WIN a refreshing collection of fragrance oils of choice, just follow the steps below!On either Facebook or [...]

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 [...]

19 05, 2020

Scent and Relaxation

2022-10-25T13:29:39+01:0019 May 2020|Candle Making|0 Comments

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 most popular scents, as suggested by our customers, were lavender (32%), vanilla (15%), lemon (8%) and fresh linen (8%). General [...]

14 04, 2020

Craft Ideas for Isolation

2022-03-24T11:26:52+00:0014 April 2020|Candle Making|0 Comments

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 science, with so much mathematics and science involved, this can be the perfect way to entertain the little ones whilst [...]

27 03, 2020

Food Lovers Cravings Competition

2022-03-25T11:08:47+00:0027 March 2020|Competitions|0 Comments

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 comments, the scents which make you crave certain foods or drinks to be in with the chance of winning! Terms [...]

26 03, 2020

Easter-themed Wax Melts Competition

2022-03-25T11:08:54+00:0026 March 2020|Competitions|0 Comments

Winners Thank you to everyone for entering the competition. There were some excellent entries and you will find out top 5 winners below. Entry from Ashleigh - Lancashire. Entry from Jada at Pink Lagoons Crystal Cove Entry from Victoria at Cosy and Country Entry from Sharon at CraftyGal Creations Entry by Lynne at Pawsome Friendship **Now closed**Easter is nearly here and what better way to get your craft on at home then by making your [...]

20 03, 2020

Easter Wax Melts

2022-03-24T11:43:57+00:0020 March 2020|Easter, Wax Melts|0 Comments

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 Tartlet Clamshells 4oz Plastic Melt Pots with LidSegment Deli Pots and Lid Fragrance Oil – we used LilacDye – we [...]

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 [...]

3 01, 2020

Celebrating Crafting Talent in the East of England

2022-10-19T15:27:19+01:003 January 2020|Competitions|18 Comments

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 Wård (Ticketyboo Studio)Cambourne, Cambridgeshire I created this with both Winter and snow in mind. The snowflakes offer a delicate contrast [...]

25 10, 2019

New – Cosy Owl Premium Candle Fragrances

2022-10-19T15:31:55+01:0025 October 2019|Candle Making, Company News|4 Comments

Like all other candle making supply companies, we supply an excellent range of quality fragrances, at great prices, all exclusive to us and these have been very well received and grown in range greatly since we began.  These are great for most candle makers but we wanted to be able to offer not just more fragrances but something different.  Something to improve on what was currently available on the market and push the quality boundary [...]

4 09, 2019

Research Reveals How Arts and Crafts Save People from Stress

2022-10-19T15:35:26+01:004 September 2019|Candle Making|0 Comments

The rise of the digital environment has revolutionised the way we live our lives. In the modern world, toddlers watch YouTube videos on iPads, children have smartphones with social media and parents catch their favourite shows on streaming platforms like Netflix. If we want to set an alarm for the morning, the days of searching for a clock are long gone. Now, we simply shout “hey, Alexa!”  Unfortunately though, there’s a worry this technology 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 [...]

28 05, 2019

Preparing your Wooden Wick

2022-10-19T15:31:44+01:0028 May 2019|Candle Making|0 Comments

A wooden wick is the perfect addition to any natural looking candle and is Vegan friendly, cruelty free and delivers a classic yet stylish finish. When making a wooden wick candle, additional preparation is required and so we have detailed below how to pre-wax the wick ensuring you use these correctly. Ingredients Wooden wicks (always check what wick you need for your diameter of candle) Kerasoy 4130 or Kerawax 4105 wax (if using a different [...]

21 05, 2019

Father’s Day Marble Candle Recipe

2022-10-19T15:31:13+01:0021 May 2019|Candle Making, Father's Day|0 Comments

Bring a smile to any Dads face with a unique home-made candle, which you can easily personalise with his favourite colour and your own unique label. Below is our guide for making a two-tone marble candle with a choice of wick finishes. Ingredients Approx. 250-300g of either Kerawax 4105 or Kerasoy 4130 (per candle) 3g of Bekro Dye (colour can be of your choice we used 6000/01 Black) 50ML bottle of a Fragrance Oil of [...]


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