June 2008

bio-bagWe are all looking for eco-friendly products for home & personal uses.  These products have not necessarily made it into our local grocery and retail stores yet.  However, you can find a lot of great products for purchase online.

I came across an interesting collection of 100% biodegradable & compostable bags.  BioBags are made from the first bio-polymer ever invented.  The bio-polymer uses renewable resources and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.  Surprisingly, the bags are made from mostly cornstarch and other renewable raw materials.  No polyethylene is used in the production.

BioBags has a whole variety of available products ranging from lawn & leaf bags, kitchen & waste bags, cat litter box liners, and dog waste bags.  Ordering on the BioBags site is only for distributors and retailers to buy in bulk.  However, I found the BioBags line of products on BuyGreen.com for individual box purchase.  The products are all pretty reasonably priced too.

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I carry a ton of different fragrances for my candle and tart making business.  With so many great scent oils out there, I have a hard time limiting my scent list.  I have tested lots & lots of oils from many different suppliers.  Over the years, I have narrowed it down to only a few suppliers.  These few suppliers carry highly fragrant oils with reasonable prices.  I have had nothing but good luck with them.  I use soy and paraffin blended waxes and they work perfectly with them.

I have made up a list of 60 of my best selling, most requested scents that I currently carry.  I separated them by the supplier I order them from so you can find them easily.  There are some really unique fragrances on this list that you will never find in any retail candle.  That’s why I love making candles, I get to make them in some really exciting scents!

Nature’s Garden

  • Candied Apples (Winter Candy Apple)
  • Candy Cane
  • Candy Corn
  • Cappuccino
  • Caribbean
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Christmas Cabin
  • Cinnamon Buns
  • Cinnamon Donuts
  • Cranberry Cobbler
  • Fresh Linen
  • Granny’s Pecan Pie
  • Jelly Donuts
  • Love Spell
  • Pink Sugar
  • Pumpkin Crunch Cake
  • Raspberry Zingers
  • Red Hot Cinnamon
  • Snow Angels
  • Tangerine Dreams
  • Witches Brew

Candles and Supplies

  • Apple Cinnamon
  • Baby Powder
  • Blueberry Muffins
  • Christmas Tree
  • Cinnamon Crunch
  • Lilac
  • Macintosh Apples

Kentucky Candle Wax Supply

  • Banana Cream
  • Birthday Cake
  • Cotton Candy
  • Old Fashioned Christmas
  • Patti Cake

The Candlemaker’s Store

  • Caramel Brownie Cheesecake
  • Cherry Almond
  • Chocolate Almond Coconut Bar (Almond Joy)
  • Christmas Wreath
  • Gingerbread
  • Gingerbread Man
  • Sugar Cookies

Just Scent

  • Amazing Apple Pie
  • Apple Berrie Cream Parfait
  • Bear Claws
  • Extra Spicey Spice Cookies
  • Hawaiian Cake
  • Lavender
  • Marshmallow Madness
  • Pumpkin Bread
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Pumpkin Harvest Cake
  • Pumpkin Nog
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Pumpkin Vanilla Creme
  • Red Velvet Cake
  • Reindeer Retreat
  • Serendipity
  • Snickers Coffee Blend
  • Strawberry White Cake
  • Twinkies
  • Wedding Cake

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This is a new and interesting crafting idea.  Brown paper lunch bags are bound together and made into small 6×6 scrapbook albums.  You can find already assembled blank albums to purchase.  The blank albums are ready to be adorned with beautiful scrapbooking papers, ribbons, stamping and cardstock.  Ashgate Designs has some really cute decorated albums ready for you to simply add your pictures to.  These albums would be great to carry in your purse or tote bags.


I don’t know why I have such a fascination with smelly stuff.  I absolutely love buying and using pretty handmade soaps that not only look nice but smell great.  A Wild Soap Bar has some really unique scents in their soap collections.  These natural soaps have wild and organic herbs added.  After watching their video, posted below, I think I may have to try the Wildflower and Sunflower soaps.

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