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|Posted on 29 January, 2012 at 19:36||comments (93)|
Thank you, California, for a warm welcome to the California Gift Show! I was in the LA Mart/Beckman's West division and the response was wonderful! So many retailers are switching from synthetic fragrance and petroleum based candles.....it is wonderful! Not only am I excited that business is booming, but I am so glad that more non-renewable resources are being saved and less toxins will be filling the air! A great big thanks to my new clients! You can now find my 100% natural soy candles (for real 100%, not 100% soy and then added toxic fragrance like most candles!) at these fine locations:
Splendid Things ( Paso Robles, CA)
Urban Farmhouse (Salinas, CA)
Topanga Home Grown (Topanga, CA)
Vintage Cousins (Whittier, CA)
Designer's Furniture (Glendale, CA)
The Washburne Cafe' (Springfield, OR)
Roxie's Charity Boutique and Gallery (Phoenix, AZ)
Etcetera (Portland, OR)
Designscape (Hanalei, Hawaii)
MADE art boutique (Phoenix, AZ)
Chris Hart Studio ( Grants Pass, OR)
and in the spring....Mono Lake Committee...Mono Lake, CA (Yosemite)
Hope you are near one!
|Posted on 7 January, 2012 at 13:08||comments (96)|
My wonderful wholesale clients! I will be at the California Gift Show January 20-23! Come and smell my candles in person and choose your favorite! See you there!
|Posted on 29 December, 2011 at 19:33||comments (5)|
|Posted on 27 December, 2011 at 13:12||comments (205)|
Thanks to product placement in season 2 of Portlandia, I was honored to be able to attend the premier last night. It was fun to see my company up on the screen, visit with the actors and get a sneek peak of the season. But alas, despite a free flowing, hosted bar and ample food, I couldn't wait to get back home to kiss my children goodnight and cuddle up in my warm bed!
|Posted on 22 December, 2011 at 11:33||comments (0)|
I just found out that the wonderful woman, Jackie, with brain cancer ,
The Believe candle is still available at www.isabellacatalog.com and part of its proceeds will still continue to go to pay for Jackie's medical bills so that she can enjoy her new life and not worry about daunting bills.
|Posted on 15 December, 2011 at 16:58||comments (103)|
Last Minute Shopping Deal! Free Shipping on all CANDLE orders over $50!
Stock up while it lasts!
All orders are shipped via UPS Ground, 1-3 business days after ordering. Orders are sent from Vancouver, WA so keep this in mind when ordering, if you are in a time crunch!
Sorry, Body Products are not included in the free shipping.
|Posted on 13 December, 2011 at 13:26||comments (217)|
A fun little tid bit....The new season of Portlandia is coming up soon and Vance Family Soy Candles were used on the set! I also had the honor of creating swag bags for the guest stars......Mum is the word as to
|Posted on 12 December, 2011 at 13:00||comments (1)|
How exciting it is to see my candles on other websites, in catalogs and in stores! Even more exciting is the fact that people are converting to sustainable, petroleum free, foreign material free, synthetic fragrance free candles! I want the world to be healthy for a very long time. Just thinking about the here and now doesn't work for me, especially since I have children so everyday I am reminded of what the future may bring. I know that candles are just a little start, but how wonderful it would be if everything were sustainable and not petroleum based and full of toxins?! Here are some amazing businesses, run by amazing people, that are devoted to selling only healthy, eco-friendly products. They sell my candles and two
|Posted on 3 October, 2011 at 1:39||comments (153)|
|Posted on 12 September, 2011 at 14:28||comments (144)|
Sandalwood essential oil soy candles are now available! I have had so many requests for sandalwood (which I had shunned away from due to the $100 an ounce price tag!) that I decided to see if possibly, sandalwood is so strong that I don't need much. And I was very pleasantly surprised! I have no desire to sell candles for $100 each. After all, I really want people to stop depending upon petroleum based products and to stop using synthetic fragrance. That isn't going to happen if a candle costs over $100!!! Turns out, just a few drops of the highly fragrant essential oil is all I need for a 6 oz. candle. YEAH!!! Of course, that still means that each drop costs about $1.00, but, at least it keeps it attainable! The smell is amazing! Musky, earthy, exotic, sexy, very romantic if I do say so myself!
I also have combined sandalwood, frankensince, patchoulli and a few other organic oils, in an organic coconut oil base, to make a wonderful Musk.
Some more exciting news! I am in the process of making pillar candles! I adore pillar candles and often come across beautiful pillar holders which I cannot use because my candles are all jar candles. The soy I use is not solid enough to be made into pillars. Once lit, the pillars would melt and create a a big mess! However, the American company that makes my GMO free soy "wax", has made a GMO free, soy "wax" for pillar candles! It is extra hard and I can't wait to see how it works! If it works out well, you'll being seeing them on the website soon!
Ironically, our wonderful ice cream man brought me a box of pillar candle making supplies that he had found at a yard sale. I was touched that he thought of me and told him how thankful I was. However, at the time, I couldn't make pillar candles so I have just been storing the box. I am so happy to be able to use it! How did he know?