Jump to content


Registered Users Plus
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Crafty1_AJ last won the day on February 17

Crafty1_AJ had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

386 Excellent


About Crafty1_AJ

  • Rank
    Sleep, Eat, Post

Contact Methods

  • Website URL


  • Makes
    candles soap b&b
  • Location
  • Occupation
  • About You
    Married mom of 2. Love to make candles, soap, and b&b items. Love cats. We have 2, plus a sweet dog!
  • Likes / Dislikes
    Likes ~ Colors: Cool colors and jewel tones. Royal blue, purple, teal, deep pink. Love vibrant colors. Scents: eo's, plus vanilla, citrus, spicy, bakery, fruity fo's. Hobbies: Flavored coffees & herbal teas, knitting & crocheting, reading, See's chocolate, and collecting cute Snoopy stuff! Love pillars w/ interesting textures / finishes and layers; love handmade lotions, creams & scrubs.
    Dislikes ~ Scents: florals; heavy perfumey scents; straight lavender (ok in blends though!)

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Actually, embossed means the letters are sticking up. Debossed means the letters are indented. (Convex vs. concave markings.)
  2. Crafty1_AJ

    Peak....again with the closing.

    You can get that here: https://keystonecandlesupplies.com/collections/fragrance-oils/products/copy-of-winter-orange-spice?variant=1513605070875
  3. Crafty1_AJ

    Peak....again with the closing.

    You can get that here. https://keystonecandlesupplies.com/collections/fragrance-oils/products/amish-harvest-peak-1?variant=1582434746395
  4. Crafty1_AJ

    Hello from California

    Greetings from the Midwest from a native OC'er. Welcome!
  5. Cute. I loooooooove status jars!
  6. Crafty1_AJ

    Peppermint blends

    Always, peppermint should be a small part of your blend. If it's the dominant %, all you'll smell is peppermint. LOL Use sparingly...a little goes a long way in a blend. You don't want to overwhelm the other notes!
  7. Ditto. Rose scents don't sell super well. But the best, truest rose I've ever smelled was Rose Bouquet from Peak. Outstanding - like a fresh, true rose. Didn't smell like a Granny's attic rose.
  8. Crafty1_AJ

    Please help me pick 6 scents

    I think a good, basic line should include a vanilla, a spice, a fresh/clean (like linen), an herbal, a floral, and a citrus. Good classic staples that always sell. Earthy stuff sells well for me too. From your list, I would pick these: Mac Apple, Lemon Verbena, the Basil/Sage/Mint combo, the daffodil blend, linen, and balsam. But honestly, I'd swap one out for a vanilla. Maybe a vanilla year round as one of your six basics, then have one seasonal scent. The apple could be a fall only, and the balsam a Christmas/winter only, and the daffodil/grass blend for spring/summer only? Limited availability drives up sales.
  9. Crafty1_AJ

    Upland slab/log replacement bands

    Sponie, they are more of a giant rubber band. But I cobble together smaller bungee cords, and they do the trick just fine.
  10. Crafty1_AJ

    Does anyone make chocolate soap?

    That blend sounds wonderful. Lots of notes I'd love. In candles, I do sell a fair amount of Hot Cocoa soy candles in the fall/winter. Not a top seller, but steady as she goes. I also sell a few Peppermint Hot Cocoa in paraffin. But in soap, it's definitely not a huge seller. As my mom says, "I don't want my soap to smell like food."
  11. Crafty1_AJ

    Does anyone make chocolate soap?

    OK, Candy, I had mixed results with the Chocolate Almond soap at my fall / Christmas shows. At one show, I sold several. Next show … zip. Next show, several. Next show...zip! You never know!
  12. That method sounds like what I do, except I heat to about 165 - 175. I have good results.
  13. Crafty1_AJ

    Calling All C-1 Users

    No, I typically pour soy just before it sets up, so I don't generally get problems with the tops. But these particular candles had gotten some heat in the car or at farmer's market in the summer, and the tops got weird. So I tried the heat gun. Epic fail. They developed seepage on top. Only time that's happened to me with soy!
  14. Crafty1_AJ

    Price increases on everything!

    Same here. Etsy raised its fees last summer, so accordingly, I raised my prices there.
  15. I charge $18 for the 16 oz size jar, but I'm about to re-crunch numbers on my costs. Need to update to reflect current costs. Also I use soy, not palm ... and last time I checked, palm was pricier than soy.