Random Things

Random Things

What's that shiny stuff?

Hello! Welcome back for another post on Candle Talk!

I’d like to discuss something that you may run across with one of the candles here from Talking Candles, or perhaps a candle from another small business.

Have you ever ordered a candle, only to find a layer of oil on top? That’s fragrance oil! Sometimes it will pull up some dye with it, if you touch it and notice there’s a tint of whatever dominant color is in the candle.

It’s pretty harmless, and results in not mixing the oil in with the wax long enough, or over fragrancing the wax itself. You see, wax can only hold so much depending on the type/blend. We can add things to it to bring it to a higher fragrance load, but there is always a limit. This isn’t a terrible thing really. Just a minor inconvenience. I actually have over fragranced a few candles the other day and am trying to get most of the excess oil out, which is hard to do.

I have found flipping the candles upside down helps, allowing gravity to do the job for me. Though, that’s a slow process. A more immediate remedy is that you can gently blot or wipe the top with a tissue before lighting. Burning the candle will help use up the oil faster.

We candle makers sometimes have a slip of the hand and add too much oil to the wax. It happens from time to time. The best thing to do is just politely bring it to the attention of the candle maker, so that they can keep a better eye on what they are doing. We make mistakes as we are only human.

Thanks for reading!


Random Things

A informal list-troduction

Hello there!

So,by now I’ve put out a few posts but I haven’t really talked about myself as in me the person. I am not good at that to be frank. (Hahaha, frank. Frank. Ahem.) I present to you a list of facts and statements about myself:

I am 31 (currently).

I am Sagittarius.

I am born in the year of the Tiger. (as is my firstborn) .

I am married, and have 4 kids total (blended family of step and half siblings for the kids).

I have no problem taking notes from watching tv shows and movies for Talking Candles.

I have one cat and one dog. Cat doesn’t like the dog. And the dog thinks that a hiss means come play. (Husband insists the dog thinks the cat is a squirrel. Makes for great voice over commentary.)

I love to laugh, I have the crows feet/laugh lines to prove it.

Juggling work, parenting duties, and housekeeping is hard when your kids act like it’s a free for all in making messes. flails

I just discovered how to bold shorthand. Ooo.

^Example of myself being easily amused.

I love how my husband thinks I’m crazy but is willing to support me in my half baked ideas. I think he’s trying to get some free apple pie and pumpkin pie candles now. He has also given me some wonderful ideas for candles as well!

I view my reps as my sisters, they are simply the best!

There are so many plans and expansions for Talking Candles in place it makes me dizzy.

A dream for Talking Candles, is to have a shop to work in, as the house would be too small. However, I know that may never happen, as candle companies are plentiful. That reality doesn’t keep me from dreaming :D.

That’s all for now! I hope to reveal more about myself as time goes on! And my apologies for not posting anything last week! Friday was nuts!