Make sure that your essential oils and the herbs you use smell similarly.
First you will need to gather all of your ingredients and lay them out neatly.
Take your candle holders and fill them with soy wax and as many colour tablets as you desire. The more you add, the darker your candles will be.
Put them in the mircowave (as long as they are not metal - if your holders are metal, melt the wax in a pot over boiling water double broiler style) and melt everything together. You will need to add more and more wax as you go along because melted soy wax yields much less than the flakes. Stir until mixed.
Add your herbs/fruit peel pieces and your oils. Mix again.
Add your essential oils, as much as you feel is necessary. Mix again.
Drop in your wick, making sure to place it in the centre of your holder. You can balance it and hold it in place as the wax hardens by laying a butter knife over the top of your candle holder and balancing the wick against it. (If it is a bit off centre, though, no one will be able to tell.)
(Optional) You can line up whole herbs against the edges of the mould and they will dry along the edges and make lovely decorations.
Let the wax harden.
Trim the wick.
Ta da! Your candles are ready! Make sure to make them with good intentions and feel free to carve sigils into the top.
It’s 2015—and now more than ever is the perfect time to restart your skincare with #TheGreatCleanse. The Sephora Glossy chatted with Senior Brand Strategist Jamie Anderson to get the dirty details on common cleansing myths. Read on and rethink the first step in your clean routine. RENEE TRILIVAS
TRUE OR FALSE? All cleansers are the same.
FALSE: “Cleansers have come a long way, baby! Cleansers now are not the same as they were ten or even five years ago,” Anderson says. “They’re much more elegant, much more elevated, and they have added skincare benefits now.”
TRUE OR FALSE? Washing your face can be fun!
TRUE: “Trying is believing. Our new cleansers feel fun and different than your normal face wash. They’re cushiony, they smell yummy, and they leave your skin looking and feeling better. You can get a beautiful glow or brightness. Clean skin, but still soft. Not stripped, not dry.”
TRUE OR FALSE? You don’t need to invest in a quality cleanser because it goes down the drain.
FALSE: “You need quality ingredients that are effective at breaking down the oil, makeup, and dirt on your skin. Cleansing is not the only thing that has changed, but what we’re putting on our faces has changed. Old-school cleansers might not work on the new-school sunscreens or the new longwearing makeup. Logically, you need different products to remove these new, different formulas.”
TRUE OR FALSE? Your face shouldn’t be “squeaky clean” after cleansing.
TRUE: “The surface of the skin has a lipid barrier, which is essentially a protective barrier. When you think about it, if it’s disrupted by being ‘squeaky clean,’ you’ve potentially made your skin vulnerable to all kinds of things—it’s a playground for bacteria. Try the new gentle cleansing formulas that will get rid of dirt, grime, and makeup, but won’t compromise the lipid barrier.”
TRUE OR FALSE? I don’t need to cleanse with tools—my hands work just fine.
FALSE: “There are limitations to only using your hands to wash your face. These high-tech tools and beautiful sponges get into all the little nooks and crannies of your face. The sponges are infused with ingredients that are good for your skin and the high-tech tools have a sonic pulse to loosen up the dirt. Clinical studies now show the difference between cleansing with your hands and cleansing with a tool.”
My etsy shop is on sale because I do not plan on attending any conventions this year as a vendor, nor keeping the etsy shop up for the long-term. Everything that’s up there is it for on-hand stock! I do have quite a few candle and lip balm materials left over, so I may use those supplies up and make a few more items, but beyond that I can’t guarantee any of these items coming back in the near future. I am not going to be placing any reorders for materials that I run out of, as using them up is the goal!
Fantastic soy tart candles, with a wonderfully, unique fragrance, that is sure to bring smiles to everyone’s faces! (Monkey
Farts fragrance begins with top notes of fresh bananas and juicy
grapefruit, middle notes of kiwi, juicy bubblegum, and strawberries; and
a hint of vanilla as a base note.)
Available here is ONE
clamshell soy wax tart that contains 6 lovely, bright yellow breakaway
cubes, that measure in at 1" cubed. The entire soy wax clamshell
container weighs in at 3 ounces. (Each cube will provide about 8 hours of wonderful scent.)
“Lumps of Coal”, Soy Candle Tarts, Cookies for Santa scented Soy Candle Melts:
These are adorable soy candle tarts, that have been shaped into lumps of coal, for the holiday season! (They would make a really cute and festive gift for yourself or someone special.)
This set of tarts has been scented with Cookies for Santa fragrance, which is a delightful blend of sweet, buttery cookie dough and sugary, vanilla frosting, with just a hint of almond. It is a really scrumptious fragrance!
25 different scented soy wax melts for each day of Advent.
Each melt is a different scent, shape and colour for each day.
Each melt is individually wrapped in coloured origami paper and numbered by day.
The scents are a surprise for each day, with the included scent written on the inside of the wrapping.
Use for yourself, as a gift or even as a melt sampler.
so for vegan cheese eaters out there, i know Daiya is super popular! but i have found that bags of Daiya tend to run a little on the pricey side when they’re not on sale (and even then!) and not everyone has the spoons or the time to make their own vegan cheese, so!!
in comes: trader joe’s vegan mozarella shreds!
ingredients-wise, it seems pretty similar to Daiya (canola oil, coconut, no soy, etc.) and melts and stretches almost BETTER than Daiya, for at least a dollar or two less and i think the bag generally has a bit more than Daiya shreds. i used them tonight on a frozen veggie pizza from TJ’s and they worked perfectly! as far as storing and the like, the bag does say not to freeze, but after a quick google search, it seems that others have frozen the bags and not had any issues!
best of luck to you all and enjoy your vegan cheese! :)