Updates

Updates

Blog Upgrade!

Thanks again for visiting Candle Talk! I wanted to share a few updates, and major changes!

Major update: NEW FRAGRANCES!

I am doing Divergent, Heartless, and Alice in Wonderland! Divergent and Heartless are complete sets, where as I will be adding to Alice in Wonderland as I figure out fragrances for other characters!

Memorial candles will be available soon!

Samples of ALL FRAGRANCES will be available for purchase! They will be grouped by fandom/book/show/movie/season/holidays. However, each fragrance will have a sample selection, if you choose to just try one. Bundle samples will be listed separately.

Major update 2: VLOGS! I won’t be writing much anymore unless it’s to talk about sales and things! I want to show the candles as I talk about them and this is the best way for me to do so. Caught on camera! I’m excited to bring these changes and can’t wait to keep growing this year!

- Meg

Opinions, Updates

On demand, or premade?

Sorry for the late post everyone! I know most of my posts are short, sweet, and to the point most days. Today…. may not be one of those days.

I’ve been running around trying to get my life (home and Talking Candles) together for next weekend! So, if you plan on ordering anything, please do so by Friday morning 9 AM EST Dec 14th. I’ll actually be picking my boy up early from school to beat traffic for the weekend. Can’t call him out for the day. He missed too much time with breaking his clavicle and all.

Anywhoo…

I’m kicking around the idea of doing on demand orders, rather than premaking everything, including wax melts. That way everyone can get what they want, they just have to wait for cure time, and possibly fragrance ordering time. (If I don’t have the fragrance in stock.) This would open up to MORE fragrances being released more quickly.

What do you think? I have also asked the question on Instagram Stories, so a comment here or there is very helpful!

I might do single fragrances, on demand, and blends will have to be premade until the become popular on their own standing? This might be helpful in the long term to do things this way.

Another thing I’ve been wondering is if anyone REALLY wants Lux candles. Not a nary one has sold, even though they are ridiculously practical. Oh well. I’ll probably end up gifting them if I don’t have them sold by the time Friday rolls around. Can’t visit for a early Christmas weekend without presents!

The Christmas sale is still going on! Best to get the shopping finished if you’re ordering online before the 22nd! That way mail doesn’t get too crazy!

Despite all these thoughts, and questions, I do hope everyone has a safe and fun weekend! Or productive depending on what needs or has to be done!

Keep burning bright!

Meg

Updates

Mini Melt Update and more!

Hello everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving last week if you are in the U.S.A. no matter what day you celebrated. I had a great time celebrating the day with my family.

Update on the Mini Melts!

I have 2 available for Pumpkin Spice Latte! I’ll be making more as soon as I can. I only have two trays so it takes quite some time to do, especially when I have to melt down a lot of Lava wax to turn into Mini Melts. It never ends!

I also have 4 Mini Melts of This is Halloween.

Jelly Doughnut has been released for Hanukkah and doughnut lovers alike! Soon I’ll be making 6 Chocolate candles, also for Hanukkah.

I’m hoping to get a few more winter themed fragrances in, but who knows!

Also coming soon, as in, I have ordered samples for test blending soon, Memorial Candles. These will NOT be available as melts. These will be candle only. The name on the label can be customized to whomever you want. Be it the name of a loved one or a pet that has passed on. Eventually custom fragrances for this candle will be available. As far as specific blends I can’t make any promises. You will be able to choose a fragrance from what I already have (there will be a drop down list) that you can choose as the best representation of your loved one. Keep in mind, for a custom fragrance Memorial Candle, those will be hand made upon ordering. This may include waiting for fragrances to come in if I don’t have the fragrance on hand.

I promise though, to be in communication with you every step of the way of the process. ^_^

Once again thank you for reading my blog! I appreciate your visit! Have a wonderful weekend!

Keep burning bright!

-Meg

Updates

Coming Soon: Mini Melts

Hello and thank you for taking time to reading Candle Talk. I really appreciate those that come and read my attempted ramblings. I’m a rambler. Sorry.

Coming this next week, mid to late, are mini wax melts! I won’t have refills ready for sale till I get the proper packaging. That’s okay, they should be here soon. All mini melts will have a candle companion. I can’t wait to take pictures of them and reveal! The melts will be very small and come in a standard 8 oz mason jar, labeled with their own fragrance so you don’t have to worry about mixing fragrances and the longevity of your favorites.

As far as pricing, it’s fairly simple. Mini melts can come in a jar, labeled with it’s fragrance. I’ll be filling these jars by weight not volume. They will have 3 oz of cubes inside. Delicious smelling cubes.

Please don’t eat them.

Seriously.

Refill bags will have 6 ounces of mini cubes.

Due to these being loose cubes, they may stick together, but a little shake will unstick them just fine. So don’t worry about that. ^_^

Also, if you do become a customer I appreciate reviews, be it on here, the site (which is helpful for those who don’t do the Facebook thing) or on the TC FB Page, link is at the top of the site.

Thank you so much for reading and have a candleriffic day!

Meg

Updates

Coming soon!

It’s officially fall! And I am so excited to release my list of candles that will be debuting, finally!

Scented Candles to be released:

Pumpkin Spice Latte, seemingly a favorite of the season, I am going to offer this fragrance from now (October) to January of 2019.

This Is Halloween, a spooky fragrance that reminds me of The Night Before Christmas. Totally inspired by the movie and I hope the fragrance is a hit!

Making Christmas, well of course I have to have this one too! You can’t have This is Halloween without Making Christmas! To me it’s the quintessential fragrance of the season, and even though they got it wrong in the beginning, they eventually figure it out!

Please note, that with fragrances I know not everyone will like every single one. We all have our preferences and favorites. That said, I am always listening to customers on suggestions. For exceptionally strong fragrances, please drop me a line if they are too strong. I try to adjust the fragrance amounts to avoid fragrance related headaches.

As for unscented candles, I’ll have the Lux series available in both medium and large sizes! I’ll be sticking to just 8 ounce size for standard fragrance candles. However a custom order of a large candle of your favorite fragrance is always an option!

I’ll be adding other things into the shop that are wax melt related in the new year, fingers crossed!

A note, as a small business owner I’d just like to remind that even if you don’t buy anything at all, yet/ever please share the Talking Candles website, or recommend to fellow friends and family members that enjoy candles/wax melts. Word of mouth is hands down the best way to advertise and I am always listening to you all.

If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, drop me a line! I’m enjoy hearing from you! You can check out the Contact page for the many ways to get in touch!

Keep Shining!

-Meg

Updates

Candle testing underway!

Ohmigosh guys! I am SO excited!

I've started candle testing, and I have found the absolute best packaging for everything, and it’s compostable/recyclable!

I can't say too much because I haven't tested everything yet, but I can't wait to do a full reveal. (I said that already) Anyhow I can tell you that medium (8 oz) will be used all the time. 16 oz candles (large) will be available as special order requests, as well as standard sizing for beeswax and Lux candles. Those will be hand made on demand, and will have a different shipping schedule. 

My first new candle will probably be revealed way before the other ones, I just have to make a few in both sizes just so there are options. I haven't decided yet on what the standard amount of candles and wax tarts I'll be keeping on hand for every fragrance. Suggestions are welcome!  

I can't express how much fun it is making and testing these. Coming up with new ideas, names... It's just amazing! My prayer is that you like them as much as I do. I put my blood, sweat, and emotions into these. I'm hoping this effort shines through when each is received. 

My next hurdle is figuring out how to ship these to avoid melting. So that should be fun!  I'll have more soon on the new candles. I can't wait to share more!

-Meg

 

Updates

Talking Candles Makeover

I am so excited for this new makeover Talking Candles is going under! Changes abound in this new stage of my baby business! Choosing Squarespace as the official home for Talking Candles really was just the easiest choice for me. I had talked to my rep, husband, parents, and so on. 

Actually, to be perfectly honest, it was my friend, and my mother both who had made mention of some things that are nothing but more advantageous for Talking Candles. Granted, they brought up the same thing, something I can't reveal just yet. Though in a conversation with my mother, she had mentioned customer accounts. I was also aware that I needed to streamline the shipping situation that was just an absolute nightmare for myself. So here are just a few new things that you can now do on Talking Candles.

  • Customer accounts: You can now have your very own customer account! Yay!

  • Live shipping charges: No more overcharging for shipping and getting a refund! I have measured and measured again to be extra sure everything can be charged appropriately.

  • eGift cards: IN HOUSE DIGITAL GIFT CARDS!

  • Read Candle Talk without leaving talkingcandles.com!

I hope all these changes are well received! And as always, if any errors are noticed on the website that have somehow escaped me please let me know! 

-Meg