Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Testing, Testing, Testing!

This is my life lately, well besides my daily full time job. When I come home, I light these all over my house. Each room has a different candle, different scent. I'm teaching myself how to make soy candles. Its NOT easy. I thought I could just melt the wax, toss in scent, let them harden and sell em. What a fool I was! There is so much waste I have a huge container on my stove now for all my candle meltdowns.....BUT,,,the silver lining is that once I get them right--I wont have to do this again.

I have about 10-12 Scents that I'm testing. You have to get the right wick, which is hard also, at least for me. I've been doing this about 2 months...and I think so far I may have 3 scents. Not much progress, but some. I'm not tired of doing this, but I will admit I was sooo looking forward to my first success. I think that has come in Voodoo Vanilla, which is a very light vanilla and I'm loving how my bedroom smells each night.

Thats what I've been up to folks, working during the day, and doing my home business at night. I'll be checking out your blogs to see where life has been taking you!

6 Thanks for your comments!:

Darla said...

I've been making soy candles for about 3 years now..it is fun!!

Shelley said...

I bought a soy candle making kit - but haven't had time to give it a whirl yet! You'll have to post some photos of how yours turn out! Good luck!

Maya said...

Just keep at it..., sounds like a great project and idea. I personally love candles and light one or two each evening.

Darla said...

Of course you can email me anytime. rusdar at hotmail dot com

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hey Dawnie, I could work all night on my projects if the sand man didn't hit me. Voodoo Vanilla sounds divine. I love vanilla.

rosemarie said...

hey dawn,you'll get it ,everything takes time..the candle you gave us is great i like the fact they burn slow..