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Faerywren last won the day on February 22 2017

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About Faerywren

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  • Birthday 12/11/1971

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    Registered Nurse
  • About You
    I'm a busy wife and mom of 4. I work full time as an RN and run my hobby business in my free time (ha ha whats that?)
    I've been making soap since 2004 and love it as much today as I did in the beginning. I have an unhealthy relationship with wax. I'll just leave it at that.
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    I love anything related to soap making or bath and body production. I love candles, tarts and anything that smells yummy!

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  1. Faerywren

    Calling all incense makers!

    I currently make loose incense with herbs, resins and essential oils etc. It's great except I don't like the hassle of using the charcoal block to burn it. I'd like to try making some stick incense with my FO's. I've got the supplies, but before I start I was wondering if anyone has any wisdom they would like to impart? Tricks they've learned over the years? Anything. Is it really as simple as soaking an unscented blank in FO/DPG overnight? Are there duds like with candles? Inquiring minds want to know!
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    Fragrance Buddy

    I haven't smelled the CS Lavender, but I use Lavender from Brambleberry and it's a herbal/camphor, natural smelling lavender. I have mixed sage FO with that lavender in a pinch when I've run out and it was pretty close. I used to think it smelled like medicine, so I wasn't fond of it, but now I like it. It's a herbal, no frills or perfumy notes FO. It smells very clean to me now. Sun and Earth is really nice. I don't pick up on all the notes that FB says is in there, but it's a nice smelling FO.
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    Fragrance Buddy

    The Lavender Sage is very herbal. I wasn't a fan at first but customers loved it and it has grown on me. Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake is nice, I can't remember right off if it's super creamy smelling or not. (I'm at work and can't go check). Fall Festival is one that I've smelled a bunch of times from different vendors under any generic fall themed name. It's cinnamony and spicy, yada, yada. It's nice and I love those types of fragrances, but nothing groundbreaking.
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    What makes your product unique?

    Exactly. Scent is so powerful. I just adore experimenting with it. I mentioned in a previous comment about knowing what needs to be added to an FO to round it out, I also almost always get a "vibe" from an FO that sets me off on a mission to create a blend for it. For instance, my homage to Sherlock Holmes, Baker Street, came about when I smelled Candlewic's Mahogany Spice. A nice FO that instantly gave me a "gentlemen's club" vibe. Not gentlemen's club like a strip club 😃, but gentlemen's club like leather armchairs, wood paneling and older, distinguished men smoking pipes in tweed jackets. So, I added tobacco, vanilla, sandalwood and a hint of bay rum to bring the scent that was in my head to reality. It may sound a little bizarre, but that's how i roll. LOL.
  5. Faerywren

    What makes your product unique?

    Like others here, my fragrance names don't tell you what they smell like. Some of my blends names are: Baker Street, Airship Captain, Nocturne, Opheliac, Misty Mountain, Wicked Orchard, and Frankly, Scarlet.
  6. Faerywren

    Straight up cinnamon revisited

    I have an old bottle of Cinnamon Stick from WSP that is a nice single note cinnamon. It looks like they don't see one with that name anymore, but they do have a plain Cinnamon FO.
  7. Faerywren

    Making Silicone Mold

    I enjoy topics like this. Too often I see folks using college football logos, NASCAR imagery, Disney characters etc. in their crafts without a clue that is against the law. It is stealing.
  8. https://www.bulkperfumebottles.com/1/6-oz-5ml-to-1-oz-30ml/1-oz-30ml-slim-clear-glass-cylinder-bottle-with-heavy-base-bottom/ Is this the one you were looking at?
  9. Have you tried BulkPerfumeBottles.com?
  10. Faerywren

    What makes your product unique?

    Like Sarah, I do almost all custom blends. When I smell a fragrance I almost immediately get a feeling of what it "needs" to round it out. I only do a handful of single FOs, all my others are blends. When someone buys a soap or candle from me, they are getting something they can't get anywhere else. I get a lot of enjoyment from blending and testing and naming. Almost as much as making the items themselves. 😂
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    Trademarked Candle Names

    You don't have to add the disclaimer. Using the disclaimer is good when you are selling online, so people who have smelled Love Spell or whatever have an idea of what your item smells like. When I did shows and markets people would ask me for Love Spell or Moonlight Path or some other dupe and I would say, "I have my version called (fill in name here)" and let them smell it. I always preferred to rename my dupes and have them be original to my brand. Not associated with another company.
  12. Ooooh! I'd love to see that! I love the way botanicals look in candles.
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    Pourette Candle Molds

    I bought some Pourette metal pillar molds about 20 years ago. They're really cool and nostalgic. I haven't used them in a while, but still have some of the mold putty I bought then. Yikes! I never tried any of the two part molds, as I was scared of leaking. Milky Way had some that I wanted to try back in the day, too, but I never got the nerve.
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    Oregan Trails

    I love their Dragonfire and Absolutely Awesome Oakmoss
  15. Faerywren

    Anyone else have the pet peeve...

    Thank you! I didn't think so.