Wednesday, 9 June 2010
The orgins of Nag Champa can be traced back to Nepalese Monasteries and indeed the fragrance is frequently associated with relaxation and meditation. According to the principles of Ayurveda (holistic medicine) the Nag Champa blend has a calming effect on those suffering from anxiety and insomia. The monks of Nepal kept their particular blend of Nag Champa a closely guarded secret and the exact ingredients of our Nag Champa fraganced candles also remains a mystery. What we can say is that if you want to invoke the fragrance of India without the ashy mess of an incense stick our Nag Champa candle is the choice for you.
Thursday, 3 June 2010
Whilst I could babble on about candles for quite a long time (as my enduring husband well knows), I thought it might be nice to include something else from time to time. Whilst on my quest to recruit new fans for my Poured by Hand Fan site, I came across lots of really unique crafters. One that I love is ffflowers.
Friday, 28 May 2010
Two words. Chocolate Ginger. Oh My God this is the most sensuous smell ever. It’s not on my fragrance list and to be honest I wouldn’t have gone for it, but someone sent me this as a freebie and I love it! I’ve tried other Chocolate Fragrances in the past and found some of them at bit sickly but this is GORGOUS! This is definitely a plain chocolate aroma (Think Green and Blacks 70% - superb quality and high cocoa content) with a kick of satisfyingly spicy ginger.
This is a specially blended fragranced so if you want to give it a go and you need the candle for a specific occasion, please give me plenty of notice.
Friday, 21 May 2010
I’ve just finished a batch of Sweet Pea. It’s a fantastic floral fragrance with a girly sweetness. An ideal fragrance to use for candle making as there is a wide choice in colours. Today, I’ve been making Lizbeth Peach and Grandma Butt Pink. I’m not sure who named these Sweet Pea varieties but they obviously have a sense of humour . I’m also planning a few blue and lavender tones.