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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Clearance


We now have a wide range of items on our Clearance page!!

We need to clean out our wholesale fragrance so get it while its cheap

To view our Wholesale Candle Making Fragrance Click HERE

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving is almost here


We are excited to share the holidays with all our wonderful customers. We have a number of seasonal items available to decorate your home. You can see our available items or if you are looking for a custom made candle email us for details.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Our latest Kit


We have just set up the INCENSE page on our website. We offer a number of incense making kits as well as all the products you need to make your own incense in the comfort of your own home.

Check it out HERE


You can purchase a kit that provides everything you need or purchase the products separately to create your own Kit. You can contact us at anytime If you have any questions about our products. If your looking for a low cost way to give gifts this year you have found it. Incense Making is fun and easy, its a great gift for anyone. If you are just looking for a new craft to sell at your shows you will love incense. Our user guide will walk you through the process of making your own incense step by step. The user guide is a friendly helpful tool that will show you the process.

Candle: Christmas Candles

Written by ebay user: by: allatgreatprice2000

Candles have been a very prominent part of the Christmas and Hanukkah traditions for thousands of years.

Even before the first Christmas day, people around the world held different rituals around the time of the winter solstice to encourage the sun gods to re-light the earth. Many ceremonies and festivals during this season involved people carrying lit candles through the streets and giving candles and wreaths as gifts.

Today, the Christmas season accounts for about 65 percent of candle sales in the US. Religious and secular motifs and appliqu├ęs decorate all types of candles. Novelty shapes of every seasonal symbol are used for Christmas candles.

For many people, Christmas candles are as integral to their Christmas decorations as mistletoe. Many Christmas candles are never lit and are brought out year after year with the rest of the ornaments that deck the halls during the season. Those who plan Christmas weddings, will want wedding candles with a Christmas holiday theme.

For Jewish people, lighting the eight candles of the menorah remains a significant commemoration of the resistance of the Jews against the Greeks and the re-dedication of the Temple in Jersusalm. Candles play a significant role in many Jewish rituals and celebrations.

In the Christian tradition, advent candles are different coloured candles lit every evening throughout the month of December, beginning with the first Saturday before the feast of St. Andrew. Three purple candles represent repentance and one pink candle is lit on Rose Sunday

Secular novelty candles come in every conceivable size, shape and colour. Santa Claus, reindeer and snowmen are some of the more popular. Small floating candles in the shape of gingerbread men, peppermint candies or snowflakes make a nice display on a side table.

Even seasonal scents grace Christmas candles - cider, gingerbread and peppermint scented candles fill homes and shops with sweet aroma.

Jar candles with evergreen scent and gel candles reminiscent of those little glass balls with glitters and winter scenes are a great gift for hosts and others on your holiday gift list.

Friday, November 19, 2010

HUGE FRAGRANCE SALE

We are having a HUGE FRAGRANCE SALE!! Visit us online for the exclusive sale. This is only available for a limited time we need to make room for the new stock.

You can find the sale at: http://www.southerncrosscandles.com/sale--clearance.html

Fragrance as low as $9.00 per LB!! What a great deal you can still choose your selection. Email us if you have any questions southerncrosscandles@gmail.com

Soy wax Tarts

Found this tip on ebay from: antoniacole2000 ( 377Feedback)
If you would like to purchase the products to make this craft please visit us online at www.southerncrosscandles.com

I'VE BEEN MAKING CANDLES FOR MORE YEARS THAN I CARE TO REMEMBER.YOU USUALLY CAN'T GET ALL THE INFO YOU NEED ON A PARTICULAR CRAFT BECAUSE MOST CRAFTSPEOPLE ARE NOT ALL THAT WILLING TO SHARE THEIR SECRETS.WELL I AM.I DON'T WANT TO SEE ANYONE GIVE UP A HOBBY OR A POTENTIAL BUSINESS BECAUSE THEY CAN'T GET SOMETHING TO WORK.

FIRST THING YOU NEED TO KNOW IS YOU CAN'T MAKE A TART OUT OF PURE SOY WAX.THE WAX IS TOO SOFT AND YOUR PIECE WILL BREAK INTO A MILLION PIECES EITHER WHEN TRYING TO REMOVE OR SOON AFTER.ADD EITHER 25 OR 50%PARAFIN WAX TO MAKE IT HARDER.YOU SHOULD HAVE NO TROUBLE THEN.NO NEED TO ADD ANY OTHER ADDITIVES AS A MATTER OF FACT,IF YOU ARE USING LATEX RUBBER MOLDS FOR YOUR TARTS YOU SHOULDN'T USE STEARIC ACID.IT WILL CAUSE YOUR CANDLE TO STICK TO THE MOLD LIKE GLUE.ADD YOUR SCENT JUST BEFORE POURING,MAKE SURE YOU WEIGH YOUR WAX BEFORE MELTING THAT WAY YOU KNOW HOW MUCH FRAGRANCE TO USE.RULE OF THUMB IS 1/2 TO 1 OZ.PER LB.OF WAX.NOW THIS IS NOT LAW BECAUSE THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT GRADES OF FRAGRANCE OUT THERE.USE THE MINIMUM AMOUNT THEN SMELL.IF IT DOESN'T SMELL LIKE IT HAS ENOUGH SCENT ADD MORE.DO NOT ADD MORE THAN 1 1/4 OZ. AS THIS WILL MAKE YOUR CANDLE WEEP.THE GOOD THING ABOUT CANDLE AND SOAPMAKING IS IF IT DOESN'T COME OUT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME,YOU CAN ALWAYS REMELT AND TRY AGAIN.IF YOU HAVE ADDED TOO MUCH SCENT JUST REMELT AND ADD MORE WAX.

SECOND THING YOU NEED TO KNOW IS IF YOU ARE USING A METAL MOLD AND YOU CAN'T GET YOUR PIECE OUT,PUT IT IN THE FREEZER FOR 5 MIN.OR SO.DON'T LEAVE IT IN TOO LONG AS THE WAX WILL CRACK.WAIT TILL THE CANDLE IS COMPLETELY COOL THEN POP IN FREEZER.AFTER 5 MIN OR SO REMOVE AND TAP ON THE COUNTER.IT SHOULD FALL RIGHT OUT SO BE CAREFULL IF IT'S A FRAGILE PIECE.

USE FRAGRANCE OILS IN YOUR CANDLES AND ESSENTIAL OILS IN YOUR BODY PRODUCTS.NEVER USE CINNAMON ANYTHING IN BODY PRODUCTS,IT CAN BURN SKIN IF NOT USED PROPERLY.I AVOID IT SO THERE WON'T BE A PROBLEM.DO YOUR RESEARCH ON ESSENTIAL OILS BEFORE PURCHASING.BUY FROM A REPUTABLE COMPANY BUT CHECK PRICES.THEY VARY GREATLY.

USE ONLY COLOR CHIPS TO DYE YOUR CANDLES OR LIQUID OR POWDER COLORANT.THERE ARE SOME PLACES THAT WILL SELL YOU WHAT THEY CALL COLOR BLOCKS BUT ALL THEY ARE MADE OF IS COLORED PARAFIN.THIS IS NOT A DYE AND WILL NOT WORK LIKE A COLOR CHIP.YOU GET JUST WATERED DOWN COLOR.NOT VERY PLEASANT.DON'T BUY LARGE POTS TO MELT YOUR WAX IN.YOU WONT MELT 20 LBS OF WAX AT A TIME AND BELIEVE ME YOU WILL HAVE TROUBLE LIFTING A POT WITH 20 LBS OF MELTED WAX IN IT.I USE A VERY SMALL CROCK POT FOR MY ALL DAY VENTURES,MAKE SURE YOU UNPLUG PERIODICALLY AS THE WAX WILL GET TOO HOT.CHECK TEMP.ON A REGULAR BASIS,EVERY 15 MIN. OR SO.IF TEMP IS ABOVE 170 TURN IT OFF FOR A WHILE.YOU DON'T NEED A LARGE POT WITH A SPIGOT ON IT EITHER,A LADLE WORKS MUCH BETTER.LADLE WHATEVER YOU NEED INTO A GLASS MEASURING CUP,ADD YOUR COLORING,WAIT TILL IT COOLS TO A LITTLE ABOVE POUR TEMPERATURE,THAN ADD YOUR OIL.POUR INTO MOLDS.VERY SIMPLE.ALLOW YOUR CANDLES TO SIT FOR A FEW DAYS TO REST BEFORE BURNING.

TAKE CHANCES,IF IT DOESN'T WORK YOU CAN ALWAYS REMELT.YOU CAN USE MANY THINGS AROUND THE HOUSE AS MOLDS ALSO.JUST MAKE SURE THEY ARE HEAT RESISTANT AND THE DONT HAVE A LIP ON TOP TO IMPEDE REMOVAL.PLAY WITH YOUR FRAGRANCES.ADD ALITTLE OF THIS TO A LITTLE OF THAT BUT MAKE SURE YOU WRITE IT DOWN CAUSE IF YOU LIKE IT YOU CAN MAKE MORE.YOU CAN USE THE MICROWAVE OR A DOUBLE BOILER(SMALL ONE)ALSO TO MELT WAX.USE A GLASS MEASURING CUP IN THE MICROWAVE AS THE PLASTIC ONES WILL MELT.ALWAYS USE CAUTION WHEN PLAYING WITH HOT WAX.USE AN OVEN MITT,MEASURING CUP WILL BE HOT.AND UNDER NO CICUMSTANCES,NEVER,NEVER,NEVERAND I REPEAT NEVER,PLAY WITH YOUR HOT WAX WHEN THERE ARE SMALL CHILDREN AROUND.ACCIDENTS CAN HAPPEN IN AN INSTANT AND HOT WAX ON A BABIES TENDER SKIN WOULD BE DEVASTATING SO DON'T DO IT.MAKE SURE CHILDREN CANNOT ENTER THE ROOM IN WHICH YOU ARE WORKING.IT'S AS SIMPLE AS THAT.YOU NEED TO CONCENTRATE ON WHAT YOU ARE DOING.

FINALLY AND THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT.DON'T LET ANYONE TALK YOU INTO BUYING MORE THAN YOU NEED FOR YOUR HOBBY.START WITH THE BARE MINIMUM THAN ADD THINGS A LITTLE AT A TIME.YOU DON'T REALLY NEED A STAINLESS STEAL POURING POT.GLASS WORKS JUST AS WELL AND IS MUCH CEAPER.PARAFIN WAX COMES IN ALL DIFFERENT SHAPES.YOU CAN BUY IT IN SLABS OR GRANULATED.I'LL TELL YOU RIGHT NOW,SLABS ARE HARD TO WORK WITH.THEY ARE DIFFICULT TO BREAK AND TAKE A LONG TIME TO MELT.GRANULES ARE BETTER IF YOU CAN FIND THEM.BEESWAX ALSO COMES IN SLABS AND GRANULES.THE SLABS ARE NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO CUT.THE GRANULES ARE A WHOLE LOT EASIER TO WORK WITH,ALTHOUGH THEY ARE NOT AS EASILY CLEANED OFF YOUR UTENSILS LIKE SOY AND PARAFIN.

I HOPE MY INFO WILL HELP YOU GET A GOOD START ON YOUR CANDLEMAKING.IT TOOK ME MANY YEARS OF TRIAL AND ERROR TO LEARN THESE THINGS SO I THOUGHT I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THIS WITH EVERYONE WHO IS THINKING ABOUT MAKING CANDLES.IT'S VERY MUCH FUN BUT LIKE I SAID.CAN GET EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE IF YOU BUY THINGS YOU DON'T REALLY NEED.E-BAY IS FULL OF THINGS PEOPLE ARE RESELLING BECAUSE THEY NO LONGER NEED IT OR BOUGHT IT AND FOUND OUT THEY WOULD NEVER USE IT.GOD BLESS AND GOOD LUCK.

Premium Wax Melter

We have just added our Premium Wax Melter to our website: www.southerncrosscandles.com

You can purchase and find more details at: http://www.southerncrosscandles.com/wax-melter.html

What a great buy and a serious must have if you are making candles. Here are the details.

Melting Made Easy!

This Listing is for a Premium Wax Melter. What does that mean? A Premium Wax Melter is made using top quality fixtures and adhesives providing you a long lasting investment.Our Premium Melter Listing includes: 4 quart Melting Pot with heating element,Adhesive tape, 400 degree Sealant, Steady Pour Spout, Adjustable Thermostat 130 degree(warm setting) - 400 degree, Detachable Cord, Easy Release Handle,Wax Melter User Guide, Lid, and Strainer, don't pay more with others who will not include ALL the necessities you pay for and allow you to own a durable maintenance free melter. Please review our policies below and should you have any other questions contact us at anytime.

What Makes us different: Many sellers on are not including the lid or the strainer. Both are essential to your candle and soap making needs. The lid prevents dust from entering your pot. (NEVER USE THE LID WHILE THE MELTER IS TURNED ON, ONLY APPLY LID WHEN THE MELTER HAS REACHED ROOM TEMPERATURE) The strainer is a MUST HAVE is you are using wax or soap. The strainer works great for dipping items into your Melter without the risk of burning yourself. I not only sell the melter but use it! I love making candles not just selling the supplies so please feel free to contact me if you have any questions after your purchase about using the melter.

TESTING: Each Melter undergoes a number of tests before being shipped to our Customers. Each Tests ensures you receive the a quality melter without leaks of manufacturers defects.

Assembly: The handles and support feet are made using a heat resistant plastic. These are not assembled prior to shipping as the often break. You will need to attach the handles and support feet of the melter this requires 6 screws which are provided for you. Total time to assemble 3 minutes.