Fall Favorites From Bath and Body Works

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Candles are my thing.  As I type, I have three burning throughout the house.  And since I work from home, I’m burning candles every single day.  So as you can imagine I go thru quite a lot of them.

My newest candle obsession are scents from Bath and Body Works.  I am in love with the four that I have now so I wanted to share them with you.  My absolute favorite is the Creamy Pumpkin.  Oh so good!  It’s a buttery pumpkin scent with hints of sweet caramel.  Mmm, smells good enough to eat.  LOVE it!

My second favorite would have to be the Apple Crumble.  The tart smell of apples mixed with spices and some buttery vanilla.  It’s so good and the apple scent is so strong.  I love apple scents in the fall and this one’s a keeper!

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AJ’S Country Cottage Handmade Soy Candles

ajs candlesIt’s pretty much fall weather here in Western Pennsylvania so I’m gearing up with the fall scented candles.  I placed an order from AJ’s Country Cottage a few weeks ago and they arrived super fast.  I received my order in about 2 – 3 business days!

I purchased a Pumpkin Gingerbread and an Applesauce Gingerbread candle.  They both smelled extremely strong in the jar so I was anxious to light ‘em up. I have not been disappointed at all by the scent strength of these candles.  They smell up the entire house which is surprising for the size of the candles themselves.

Scent:

While I absolutely love the smell of the Applesauce Gingerbread one, I’m not too fond of the Pumpkin Gingerbread.  It wasn’t exactly what I thought it would be.  It definitely had spice but I really can’t detect the pumpkin like I would have liked.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a great scent.  But if you’re looking for a good pumpkin scent, unfortunately I wouldn’t recommend it as one.  On the other hand, the Applesauce Gingerbread is the perfect combination of apples and spices.  I LOVE it!

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I’m impressed with the way these candles burn also.  They burn nice and even with no waste around the inside of the jars.  I trim my wicks before each use and they do not produce any smoke.

Over all I would highly recommend these candles.  They produce a ton of scent and they burn very nicely.  At $7.95 each, you really can’t go wrong.

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Little Profits Prompt Me To Temporarily Close My Candle Business

As you may know, I have been making and selling candles online and locally for the past 4 years now.  With the increasing rates of raw materials and fuel, sales dropped dramatically and I have made the choice to close down my small business operation temporarily.

As a side hobby I have started this blog and I also contribute to another small business blog, Small Business CEO. Last week I wrote my first article over there, “Candle Wax + Rising Fuel Costs = Zero Profits“. It received a lot of great comments and has given me hope for the future of my small business.  Follow the link to read about my entrepreneurial experience.

60 of My Best Selling Candle Fragrances

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

20 Of My Favorite Suppliers For Candle and Soap Making

I have mentioned before that I also have a side business of making my own soy blend scented candles and tart melts.  I have spent the last 4 years trying different supplier’s wax, wicks and oils.  If anyone reading this is like me, it can be frustrating finding the best, most reliable supply companies online.  It takes lots of time and effort to search thru thousands of site entries that offer supplies.  I have compiled this list of 20 suppliers that I order from on a consistent basis.  They offer the best quality and selection of scent oils I have found.  Many others exist, but this is my own personal opinion of the best ones.

Alabaster Candles and Supplies

Aztec Candle and Soap Supply

Candle Science

Candle Soylutions

Candle and Supplies

Early American Candle Supplies

Fragrance Oil Heaven

Indiana Candle Supplies

Jessie’s Wax Embeds

Just Scent

Kentucky Candle Wax Supply

Lone Star Candle Supply

Millcreek Soy Wax Candle Supply

Nature’s Garden

Save On Scents

Tennessee Candle Supplies

The Candlemakers Store

The Jar Store

Tri-State Candlemaking Supplies, Inc

Wholesale Supplies Plus