In a nutshell
(for those who won’t read this whole info guide:))
STEP 1: Set up your containers / vessels
Ensure vessel is completely clean and dry before starting. Any residues, dirt and water may affect the end result. Securely fit the wick to the centre of the vessel by using the sticker and pressing down firmly. Centre the wick using the wick holder (paddle pop stick) then gently pull to straighten wick. Use the wooden peg to hold in place.
STEP 2: Melt the wax
Use the double boiler method for melting the wax. A saucepan with water and a glass bowl fitted on top works quite well. Melt so the wax is completely liquid. Use an infrared or mercury thermometer to heat wax to 65°C-85°C. Then pour wax into your pouring jug. Tare the weight of the jug then weigh to measure the amount of wax in grams. We do not recommend using a microwave for melting wax.Read More
Miron (or Violet) glass is an extremely special and unique type of glass. At Lemon Canary we use this glass for some of our container soy candles, body mists and essential oils. It is a magnificent looking glass but thats not the main reason why we use it. Miron glass is simply the ultimate for preserving our products that contain organic essential oils… even much better than amber glass. And they preserve for extended periods of time.Read More
Have you seen Lemon Canary’s candles, soy melts and body mists that incorporate crystals and stones into their designs? Have you received a custom Lemon Canary intentional candle bowl and perhaps not realised there is a beautiful message wanting to be told by the crystals and botanicals that have been placed in the piece?
Many of the custom candles we make are gifted to special people at important moments by loved ones. It’s important that a gift is beautiful and unique but when you see crystals used there is often more in the gift than meets the eye.
We create custom candles with an intention in mind. That means we aim to add heart and meaning into every piece. Crystals help us do that in a really special way because every crystal has it’s own meaning and intention. The following list of crystals is always changing. It mostly includes the crystals and stones we use in our world renowned candle bowls that you can design yourself online. I hope you find this crystal information interesting and helpful especially if you are using our Design Your Own candle service and wanting to choose the perfect crystals to embellish your next Lemon Canary candle with. Crystals allow a candle to speak a beautiful message and this list is designed to help you understand their language. Enjoy!
Stone of opportunity and prosperity. Associated with healing and harmony. Said to reduce stress and bring courage.Read More
Creating beautiful scents using organic essential oils is an art. I love it! We are all very different so don’t be surprised if what you love is different to what your friends love. This makes creating scents for everyone a challenge but in your home it all comes down to what you love.
In this article you’ll find some tips and principles we use at Lemon Canary when creating organic essential oil scents for our natural soy candles and other products. Hopefully you find this info interesting and helpful.Read More