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What's Your Clay Sign?

What's Your Clay Sign?

Have you ever wondered what all the hype on clays is about, and if they are so great can I simply use any of them? Don't worry you aren't alone and the choices can be endless we know!! But truth be told they really are extremely beneficial and have been trusted and used for centuries. Clays have been documented as having therapeutic qualities as far back as 60 BC and Aristotle even made reference to eating clays for gastrointestinal and religious purposes between 384-322 BC. Marco Polo described how in his travels he saw Muslim pilgrims cure fevers by ingesting “pink...

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Common Candle Complaints

Common Candle Complaints

In candle making we are all striving to make “perfect” candles, but when you work with Natural products, mother nature likes to meddle from time to time.

Here are some common problems you may experience if you are a chandler or home crafter and also some burning experiences you might see if you are a candle loving purchaser.

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History of Candle Making

History of Candle Making

The best known, if not the oldest, history referring to wax is the story of Icarus who used beeswax to saddle his wings and escape, with his father Dédale, from the labyrinth where Minos had locked them up. Unfortunately Icarus did not respect the instructions of his father and approached too near the sun, the wax melted, and Icarus fell down and died at sea

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Hot throw vs. Cold throw

Hot throw vs. Cold throw

You may have heard words like "hot throw" and "cold throw" passed around but not really understand what it means, or how it affects you as a customer...? Cold throw is usually strongest at projecting light, sweet, fruity top notes, while hot throw tends to push the heavier base notes – try thinking woody, musky and earthy notes. One thing to keep in mind is that everyone experiences fragrance differently!

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