Welcome to Covington Creek Candle Company! I'm so glad you stopped in for a visit. I'm committed to creating a stable lifestyle by self sufficiency. Prices are going to keep going up. Food recalls are increasing. I don't know about you but I like to know how my food was grown and that I'm the one that canned it. I want to help everyone become more self sufficient whether you live in a apartment, the burbs, a acre or two or more. Of course we can't do everything but I think you will be amazed at how much control you can have.

My home business now includes quilted items and rustic home crafts in addition to creating the best and healthiest cold process soap, 100% pure soy candles, bees wax candles and natural/organic salves and lip balm as possible. Many say I have the best Fort Wayne handcrafted soap, salves and candles. I still haven't found the right place to open a brick and mortar store so www.covingtoncreekcandles.com will have the cold process soap rotating. But email me if there is a special item you are looking for and I will do my best to create it. I am all about customer satisfaction. I am continuing to look for a few acres to grow my own ingredients and move the shop part out of my home and into a separate building.

I am trying to help make this a greener and healthier place to live. We can do this thru more self sufficiency and preparedness. I would love for you to come along on my journey because that is what life is - a journey. If there is a subject you would like more information on let me know at covingtoncreekcandles@comcast.net

Shop Now: www.covingtoncreekcandles.com or join me at my Etsy store www.etsy.com/shop/CovingtonCreekCandle.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Create that Olde World Christmas

A new hit in scent combinations is burning Victorian Christmas with a Mulled Cider.  One of my customers did this and was so enthuiastic about it that I tried it.  It was fantastic!  Close your eyes and visualize a Christmas of days gone by.  A great way to start a new tradition for your family and friends to look back on!

This is the first of many posts to come that feature a "green" or safety tip.  Today it is about candle warmers.  Candle warmers are gaining great popularity due to the fact that no flame is present.  What you do want to do (if you purchase a candle with a wick and wick tab) is to safely remove the wick and tab after it has melted.  Depending on the metal tab, the glass container and how hot the candle warmer gets it could cause the glass to crack.  While soy wax does clean up with soap and water some dyes do not come out.  Better to be safe than sorry!