Sunday, September 20, 2009

Welcome to my candle shop blog. This is a first for me as I have never "blogged" before. My daughter-in-law has had to walk me through this like a baby taking their first steps! lol She also put this page together for me. Lots of talent there huh? Anyway, this is just the beginning of what I hope is going to prove to be a great start to a business I have wanted to put into motion for the past several years now. My candles are 100% natural right down the recycled brown glass jars and black lids. Even the paper labels are done on recycled paper. My wax is 100% pure soy, no additives. The wicks come from Germany and are 100% hemp, the oils are organic, and the color dye is made from natural products as well. It took me several months to find all the "right" materials I wanted for this candle but am now on my way. I will have a complete scent list and candles will be ready for sale within the next two weeks! I am so excited about this. I make them from my home, in a room I have set aside that we now call, "the candle room", so this is also a "cottage candle" in that it is being manufactured in a small home setting instead of in a big factory giving off toxic fumes. I will try to come back here each day and post updates on the progress. Thanks for visiting my site and hope that you come back again!

12 comments:

Hyla said...

Fantastic!

Dianne said...

How exciting! I heart candles and ones that are ecofriendly are the best!

Martha said...

Nice to meet you, visiting from Hyla's blog.

Ev said...

I'm glad to see you finally doing something that is just for YOU Mom. I love your candles and can't wait for you to start selling them by the boat load LOL.

btw, I put the layout together. Hyla found the pics and made the header but I put it all together and made the header transparent. She and I make a good team don't you think?

Kris said...

How awesome!!! I love soy candles more than anything...and they are so awesome because the ones that are real 100% soy can be rubbed on your skin as well! I have your wonderful daughter-in-law to thank for referring me here...and if you ever just want to give some candles away I'm your woman! ;-)

nancyd129 said...

Thanks to all for visiting my site so quickly. Again, kudos's to my daughter-in-law for giving me the leg up in this area as well. I have been made aware however that I must also give thanks to my son, who is a genius when it comes to computers! He has been "tinkering" with them since he was in high school. Alot of what he is able to do is self taught (hence the genius part) but then I guess I am a "smige" biased in my opinion! lol I can't wait to get my first candles made and ready for sale. I think you will all love the scent list, which by the way will change periodically, with some "anchor" scents remaining constant. This is how I came up with the name for my compay. Like a carousel that "revolves", my scent list will do the same, never staying the same but always changing bringing people new and exciting scents to tickle their noses and bring a new "life" to the rooms in their homes.

nancyd129 said...

Thanks to Dianne, Martha and Kris for visiting my site and giving me such great comments. I appreciate it alot as it makes me feel as if what I am doing is the right choice for me. I have pondered over this venture for a long time! To show my appreciation to you all, being the first to write on my "blog", I would like to send you all a free candle. Please send me an email to me giving me your mailing addresses and then sit back. Your candles will arrive within the next 2 weeks. After you have enjoyed them, please do me the favor of coming back to my site and leaving a review. Thanks again and please let all your friends now about my site and my terrific candles.

nancyd129 said...

Say Ev, thanks for coming to my site. Sorry that I didn't give you any credit for the creation of the page. I have written a comment letting people know that you also helped and yes, I do think you make a good team. Something like, "Beauty and the Brains". Hyla has a great artistic eye for putting things like this together and you have the definite know how to make that art happen and come to life. I love you both. Thanks!

Hyla said...

Yay! Look at all your comment love!

Kris said...

How awesome!! WOOHOO!! I can do you one better if you like--I'll review it on my blog...if you want. That may help get some traffic here and to your shop! If you don't want me to though I won't...I love the Carousel thing how cool is that?! Free candles...go mama-in-law...it's your birthday....shake your...oh....I'm sorry! I'll e-mail you right away!

Hyla said...

LMAO Kris!
Nancy, Kris is the one that I am doing Bloggest Loser with.

Martha said...

This is Wonderful, Wow!! I also will be happy to do a post and please contact Lori at the All Thumbs Review www.allthumbsreview.com for more exposure if you like.
I will contact Hyla re.button exchange, I need to get both hers and yours, thanks so much, Nancy.