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  1. I know that what I'm about to ask is probably a no-brainer but for me right now I'm having a fit trying to figure it out. The pictures that I am including is the type of background I want for my labels. Not the exact picture shown but that type that has a background instead of just words on a blank. Do any of you know what type of search words I need to put in to be able to find what I'm looking for because so far I'm coming up empty. Do you purchase backgrounds or just get them off the internet or combination of both and again where would I start? Thanks for any help in advance.
  2. I know that what I'm about to ask is probably a no-brainer but for me right now I'm having a fit trying to figure it out. The pictures that I am including is the type of background I want for my labels. Not the exact picture shown but that type that has a background instead of just words on a blank. Do any of you know what type of search words I need to put in to be able to find what I'm looking for because so far I'm coming up empty. Do you purchase backgrounds or just get them off the internet or combination of both and again where would I start? Thanks for any help in advance.
  3. My favorites would be ( although it is not everything that I use but what do you use mostly ) Donkey Milk from CS and CC Premium from WSP. Of course I also used the honey ale, triple butter, and aloe.
  4. Talk about a bad penny 😂 Some will remember me from my long while back or possibly on the BC board. I thought I was going to get back into everything about 2 years ago but I ended up having to have a massive back surgery and 5 weeks of in hospital rehabilitation so I can walk again but then I got to where I'm in a wheelchair now so there's that LOL. I just wanted to step in and say hello to everyone. Most of my questions will be about wax melts and labels because I have changed the look of my entire line since moving back to the South. I only use 4794 in all applications because that's what I started off with and that handles everything that I do whether it's melts, TP, fire starters, pine cones etc and it holds up superbly in the South Alabama heat and humidity. I hope to see everyone and I hope you're doing well.... Kat
  5. My experience has been on the other end. I do melts and scented home decor and since that "line" had fallen off in sales, everyone and his brother was asking me to do more soaps,lotions, butters, balms, scrubs, perfumes, lip balms etc ( thank you WM candle pricing <rolls eyes> ) I was carrying 50 scents for wax and 20 full time scents for B&B with a list of 50 scents for personal individual orders. My B&B is now the main focus so I upped the full time to 30 and special order list to 60. I'm honestly doing as more B&B than I did wax because I can make top of the line products comparable to the big boys, at a fraction of their retail cost, and still come out on top. I was profitable on the BB within 6 months and I barely got totally profitable with wax in 4 years.
  6. Well, after reading the problems you are all facing , let me assure you that in order to help your addiction , I will be more than happy to be the recipient of any "hoards" you need to purge LMAO !!
  7. This is going to be a long post and I will apologize in advance. The only soap I've ever made was from the exact recipe stated above from prairie and many many many years ago. I used the base from Aztec candle supply in Tennessee and I have absolutely no idea the brand name of that soap because they labeled it as their own so I have no idea where it came from originally. Now having said that and I know people probably not believe me but I have 3 bars of soap in a box on my dresser that I made over 11 years ago. I made a ton of soap and then got out of the business for a long time. I have a neurological condition that causes me to drop things a lot and I have more metal in my back and spine than most people have in their automobiles so I stopped using bar soap because bending over in the shower it's never a good idea for me. I went and opened one of the bars of soap after reading this and after the water warmed up a little bit I used the soap in my hands and I got as many if not more bubbles then I did when I first made the soap many years ago and I'm not exaggerating in the least. I honestly wish that I could post a video of y'all seeing me open one of those bars from 11 years ago and using it and how it is still to this day an amazing bar soap. I have gotten so much advice from candybee over the years in reading as many of her post as I can find. She is absolutely the queen. But I will say in this instance while it might be the base that was used I can attest that the above recipe prairie Annie, for me at least, has went so far above and beyond any expectation that I have ever had and I'm going to use that same recipe now using the base that I am now using and see if it still works. I've just gotten back into making soap and so I'm using new products that I didn't have before.
  8. I truly do understand the frustration. Thanks for your reply and I hope more chime in.
  9. OMG I didn't know about Trap !!! My heart just hit the floor.
  10. As some of you know, I am just now getting back into this after 8 or so years away. I've just gotten in a large amount of samples from NF and my gf picked me up some 1oz of my favorite FOs when she made some purchases at BC and Aztec. There was one that my DS and I were eagerly awaiting to get ahold of after all these years... Wildberry Zinger Tea from BC. I picked it up today, opened it, sniffed and yep, that's it.........except............. what the heck happened ? It's about twice as WEAK as it used to be, not near the same bright yellow tint of the FO and well, normally when you opened up a bottle of this you couldn't even get it near your nose it was so strong, and now, well... it's like....blah as far as the OOB throw goes. A couple from Aztec that I know used to burn my nose hairs before I could get a decent whiff of, was the much weaker also. So... in the years that I've been out of the game, has something happened with FOs being weaker and in some cases drastically so ? ( I would probably think I'm imagining things on the WZT from BC but I'm sure someone on here has smelled it before and I can attest it is NOT near the same strength ) . Am I crazy ? Kat
  11. LOL Yeah I'm like a bad penny !!!!!!!!!!!! Hey there KK ! Hope you're doing great and I can't wait to see your stuff as well ! Kat
  12. Seriously , ya'll............ I've missed everyone so very badly. After I moved back down here, I gave up on all my stuff because the market was so flooded with candlers down here, I just couldn't compete. Then the health stuff slapped me in my face and I will be honest..... I made a concerted effort to NOT get on any of the boards because it just broke my heart because I missed ya'll and making stuff so much. Now that the market down here has adjusted itself ( which I am so horribly sorry for the ones who had to give it up ) maybe I can try to make a go of it. I'll do stuff I haven't done before ( which is either going to be a good thing or go really really wrong LOL ) There's a big movement down here on CDB oil and Hemp this and that so I'll be putting that in my B&B stuff and doing more of that than the wax melts. ( have I mentioned how bad I dislike WM and their $2 this and that ? ) But , regardless, I think, at the very least, it'll give me something to occupy myself with. I'll probably ( ok, I will definitely ) be flooding ya'll with questions so just be prepared LOL Kat
  13. Nature's Fragrance started a sale yesterday that goes through midnight Monday night, that is 20% off PLUS still free shipping !!! The FOHO in me is doing this evil lil smile and rubbing my hands together like a mad scientist !
  14. OMG woman ! I finished the first sentence and started crying !!!!!!! I have missed ya'll SO VERY MUCH ! I had no idea about Laurie and now I"m crying more. I hope she didn't suffer. As for being back down in the south LA ( lower Alabama aka hot and humid central ) I have honestly just became a recluse. ( severe heath issues I'll message you about because I don't think everyone reading would like to hear lol ) . I just hollered and told Aaron you were the one I was typing to and all I heard was " Thank God! Maybe now you... " as he walked off ! He's still my caretaker and gave up everything to be here for me ! Brie has been living in England all these years but now she's in Scotland. I can't get over this... I am SO very happy you are here. Please message me and tell me what happened to Laurie. My heart is breaking. Love and SO GLAD to see you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kat
  15. My DS has told me that I am no longer allowed to talk to you. .............. I have just emptied out three carts from vendors and about to order approx. 3/4s of their line of FOs....... Hi. My name is Kathryn. I am a fragrance ho. LOL Mamabear, I thank you for pointing me in the direction of Nature's Fragrance. My son however said ugly things as he walked off mumbling under his breath .............. LMAO !
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