Monday, December 14, 2009

Join Our Clean Candle Campaign

Sign-up to join our Clean Candle Campaign. Many candlemakers are using petroleum based parafim wax in making candles. This wax emits black soot as it burns, and recent studies have linked the continued use of candles that use this type of wax to cancer.

We use natural palm wax, which not only has a very unique appearance but it burns clean as well.

By signing up for our campaign you will receive be kept up to date on sales, new products, contests, and you receive a 10% discount on all purchases through our shop,

Sign up today and join the campaign.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Candle Burning Tips

The holiday season is in full swing and candles are a popular addition to the holiday decor. To get the most from your candle it is suggested that you keep the candle wick trimmed to about 1/4", and burn your candle until it melts all the way around the edge of the container, or if a pillar around the edge of the pillar. This will prevent the candle from burning unevenly, and tunneling (burning a hole through the middle of the candle).

It is also very important that candles burn in/on a proper container or plate. Never burn pillar or votive candles on your table or counter without placing them in a container or plate first. Always keep burning candles away from children, pets, and flammable items, and be sure that you are able to keep an eye on your candle. Never leave a candle burning unattended, not even to drive down the block to the store to pick up a much needed ingredient for that holiday favorite.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Special Holiday Listing

Visit our shop and check out a special holiday listing. One of our earth-friendly, natural palm wax candles at the very low price of $.20 (the lowest price that can be listed on Etsy) and Free Shipping. Our way of saying happy holidays to all out Etsy Friends.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New Jars and Fragrances

Our new line of jars and fragrances are now available at our Etsy shop, These jars are cylinder in shape which will help the candle burn evenly all the way to the end. We also are using larger jars four inches in diameter to allow for easy lighting of the candle, and double wicks.

We have tested these new jars and are very happy with the appearance of the wax, how evenly they burn, and how clean they burn.

If you still need that special gift or are still working on your holiday decor place your order today.

Natalie's Candle Shop.....The cleanest burning candles available.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Say Yes To Palm Wax

Traditional candles are made using paraffin wax which is a petroleum based product. This is the reason the candle emits black soot into the air. If you burn these types of candles on a regular basis you should notice a black film on glass in the room, furniture, even the walls and ceiling, and around the interior of a candle jar. Recent studies have shown that breathing this emitted black soot over a period of time could lead to cancer.

What is a candle lover to do, stop burning candles? The answer is no. There are candles available that are made using natural wax. These candles burn cleaner while still providing everything you love about candles (the fragrance, décor, ambiance, and mood they create).

Beeswax comes from the wax produced from honey bees which use the wax to build honeycombs to store honey and pollen. Candles produced from this type of way is usually all natural in that dye and fragrance oils are typically not added to the wax, but the wax and candles are expensive compared to other type of natural wax candles available.

Soy wax is produced from soy bean crops. These candles have a creamy texture and appearance. However, the wax is soft because it has a low melting point which means that shipping could be an issue in certain weather conditions.

Palm wax is made from kernels harvested from palm trees. These kernels have some of the highest concentration of oil which means that more wax can be produced using less energy and space. In addition when the wax dries it is hard making it preferred to use for shipping. However, what makes palm wax more unique compared to the other types of natural wax is the appearance. Palm wax forms crystal structures when cooled. This can create a new look to your rooms décor and become a topic of conversation at gatherings.

We have worked with other types of wax and have come to the conclusion on our own that palm wax makes the best candles, and feel confident that if you try our palm wax candles you will feel the same way too.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Candle Decor

Candles can add a lot to any room in the house. They can create a luxury atmosphere, enhance the romance, and add to the beauty of the room. Arrange pillar candles on a heat resistant tray and place of a table, group pillar candles in a fireplace, or arrange around the room on stands or plates. Use votive candles in holders and place above the fireplace or arrange in the bathroom. Candle jars are a great addition to any kitchen.

There are so many ways to use candles to enhance the decor of any room in the house, and they are an inexpensive way to do so. Just use your imagination and create a relaxing atmosphere to relax and enjoy your home.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

What Is Palm Wax?

Palm wax is a sustainable, Earth-friendly resource produced from the oil of kernels harvested from palm trees. This seed has one of the highest contents of oil of any plant, meaning the wax can be produced with less energy and labor, and within a smaller amount of space than wax produced from plants sown in the field.

It is harder and has a higher melting point than the softer soy wax, making palm wax candles ideal for shipping in all weather conditions. This all natural wax also throws fragrances exceptionally well, and has a unique appearance not seen in other types of candles. As the wax slowly cools it crystallizes, forming crystal structures.

If you love candles we feel you are really going to love palm wax candles.
Go Green. Choose Palm Wax.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Fragrance Description

Cinnamon Buns (Brown) - Just like they came right out of the oven, fresh baked and drizzled with vanilla icing.

Cinnamon Stick (Red/Orange) - Rich, spicy cinnamon.

Clean Cotton (White) - Nostalgic aroma of fresh linens dried on a fresh breezy day with top notes of lemon, lime, and green apples with a mild blend of cedar, lavender, jasmine, and lily. Great clean scent for a laundry room or rest room.

Cranberry Marmalade (Red) - Luscious blend of tart cranberries, spiced apples, and fresh orange peel. Our Best Seller!!!

Banana Nut Bread (Yellow) - Mouth-watering aroma of fresh baked banana bread. A delicious combination of walnuts, ripe banana, vanilla, and a touch of spice.

Jack Frost (Blue) - A holiday favorite of fresh, cool peppermint.

Kiwi (Green) - A great tropical fragrance of kiwi with a hint of pinapple and mango.

Macintosh Apple (Red) - Classic fragrance with an aroma as if picked right from the tree.

Mulberry (Purple) - A fruity and berry blend of cherries, apples, peaches, strawberries and tangerines.

Pineapple Coconut (Yellow) - This delicious tropical fragrance of Brazilian pineapple, Hawaiian coconut, and a touch of mango.

Pumpkin Spice (Dark Orange) - This fragrance is bursting with fresh pumpkin, mouthwatering notes of butter, sugar, and spices. An irresistible bakery fragrance.

Strawberry Shortcake (Pink) - Fresh strawberries, sweetened shortbread, and lots of whipped cream. A classic true to life and irresistible fragrance.

Sunwashed Linen (Blue) - Freshly washed clothes hanging in the summer breeze. Some customers say it smells like fabric softener.