I made my first candles yesterday. I was so excited to make them, first of all because they were interesting and fun. Secondly when someone buys soap inevitable people looking for candles and always ask if I make them, seems candles go hand in hand with soap, maybe it is spa thing? Maybe it is a homemade thing? Which ever I am well and truly pulled into making candles. I decide at first that beeswax would be my candles of choice. I am not in to paraffin as I am not into anything petroleum based as any one who knows me knows. I don't think much more of soy as it is such a chemically polluted vegetable so again not something I want to be associated with. I know I can't live totally with out chemicals and petroleum but I can do the best I can not to have it in my body, okay getting down off the soap (see I even preach soap) box and climbing down, for now. I digressed.
I got all my beeswax from Flower Child, at her wonderful, Sense of Balance, she has the best spices, teas, herbs, oils and of course beeswax. I had to filter it because she had raw beeswax but then that makes it all the more natural. I was only going to make plain beeswax candles but Mokie whined, and whined, for me to make scented one. I thought on it a long time and decided to make all the plain ones all beeswax candles. The scented one will be beeswax blend candles, I think that will help to incorporated the fragrance and essential oils better. I ended up make 18 candles yesterday. I love mason jars so they are to be my votive of choice. I made 4 ounces one and 8 ounces one, I used the tiny 1/4 pints, the squatty wide mouth half pints, and some vintage 8 ounce jellies, and one redneck wine glass, I think there is a nice variety and all hold true to my love of mason jars. Mokie is going to be making goat milk honey shea butter lotion as a subsidiary line to Udderly Natural (my product line) and all I asked that she do is stay true to the mason jars so there is a consistency in our products. I have to get some logo tags to use as labeling. I like the thought of using a mason jar shrink wrap so it stays true to the canning feel. Still figuring out the logos and branding. It is after all the 21'st century though I am, and my products are, as old as they come in thought and feel. We are doing jellies that work into the line motif well too.
I am off to start my Tuesday, wish me well on what I can accomplish. I pray for you this day. I pray that God has spoken to your soul and that you hear and answer to his call. Your salvation depends upon it and that is your eternal life... tomorrow.