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Scents and Spirituality – Contacting the Dead with Candles?

July 30, 2018

I received a really interesting direct message on the Scents the Moment Instagram the other night: Initially, as you can tell from my response, I was a little taken aback. I mean, if you look at my Instagram, I have photos of products and my dog, Lucy – I never thought my branding would direct … Continue reading Scents and Spirituality – Contacting the Dead with Candles?

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Scents the Sounds: Perfect Musical Pairing with Soy Candles

July 23, 2018

I absolutely love all kinds of music.  My iTunes is home to thousands of songs of countless genres. From “Pure Moods” to Pitbull, Gregorian Monk Chants (yes, really) to Lady Gaga, Broadway, Big Band, Beatles, Billy Joel, Billie Holiday, Billy Idol, Billy Ray Cyrus – you get the big picture. I was raised with music as … Continue reading Scents the Sounds: Perfect Musical Pairing with Soy Candles

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A Serenity Candle Created From Chaos

April 18, 2018 1 Comment

I bought twelve amber glass jars a little less than a year ago. I stored them in a drawer for that entire time. I had a million ideas for these jars. I knew I wanted them to be a candle, but I pined over the design of the label, and most importantly, over the fragrance. … Continue reading A Serenity Candle Created From Chaos

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The Symbolism of Candles Updated

The Symbolism of Candles Updated

April 11, 2018

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Myths About Essential Oils

March 22, 2018 4 Comments

There is hardly anywhere you can turn without hearing about essential oils.  From relaxation to cleaning, migraines to massages, essential oils are often touted as the modern-day natural solution to almost anything.  Coming out of a generation that became warped by its over-reliance on pharmacological medications, it’s pretty easy to understand why people, especially Millennials and … Continue reading Myths About Essential Oils

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Fragrance Spotlight: Why You Need Lavender in Your Life

December 12, 2017

I’m in love with lavender. I’m so in love with lavender, I was once tempted to make my business solely based on all things lavender. I settled for purple as our brand coloring, but there’s no doubt you’ll see my obsession with lavender if you simply searched the term on our website. So, what exactly … Continue reading Fragrance Spotlight: Why You Need Lavender in Your Life

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A Brief History of Wax and Candles

September 16, 2017

I teach a high school senior English course entitled “Gods, Monsters, and the Apocalypse,” which is incredibly fun for me. I am always looking for new lessons to integrate into my curriculum. It’s the beginning of the school year and I always start with Greek Mythology, and I was researching new information, I started thinking … Continue reading A Brief History of Wax and Candles

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Tales of an Angry Handcrafter: Rude Soap, Candle, & Skincare Questions with Answers

July 28, 2017 3 Comments

I like to present myself as a jovial person full of laughs and jokes. Put me in the right crowd and that’s exactly who I am.  I am also capable of fear-rendering rage, but this Hulk only comes out when 1) Driving – because I am obviously the only person who knows how to drive in … Continue reading Tales of an Angry Handcrafter: Rude Soap, Candle, & Skincare Questions with Answers

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How to Enjoy Soy Candles Without Lighting Them

July 07, 2017

It’s fairly common for us to have a customer come up to one of our tables at our vendor shows, smell the candles, fall in love with the fragrances, and then explain that the customer “doesn’t burn candles.” We can completely understand and respect this for a variety of reasons: Small children in the home, … Continue reading How to Enjoy Soy Candles Without Lighting Them

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The Best Moments Products During Pregnancy

June 29, 2017

  Pregnancy is an amazing time for future moms, but it can also be incredibly nerve-wracking. There are so many rules involved about what you can and cannot ingest, wear, smell, etc.; it may feel like pregnant women should be walking around with a caution label. The Cautions When it comes to fragrances and skincare … Continue reading The Best Moments Products During Pregnancy

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Will I turn glittery with this soap? Addressing Customer Questions!

May 07, 2017

Whenever we craft and create products, we do our best to predict customer questions and concerns. We try to anticipate how the product will be received, which is why we offer a comprehensive FAQ page, an ingredients page, and a product care page. Even with all of the information we offer, including on our blog and product … Continue reading Will I turn glittery with this soap? Addressing Customer Questions!

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A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Moments

February 17, 2017

Pick up your cell phone and scroll through the pictures. You’ll find your pets, your kids, your selfies, your friends, your family, more selfies, some incredulous screen shots of “I can’t believe its.” What if you could relive each of those moments through scent? Capturing moments through scent has always been our passion, and now … Continue reading A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Moments

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Artisan Entrepreneur of the Year 2016

February 01, 2017 4 Comments

When I opened up my little online shop just 18 short months ago, I never imagined what we would grow into. What began as a hobby and a dream sparked into a full-time business. With no background in business, I studied and learned from the entrepreneurs before me and combined with a will and drive … Continue reading Artisan Entrepreneur of the Year 2016

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Best Selling Trends from the Last 12 Months

January 29, 2017 1 Comment

One of the most common questions I receive from customers is: “What are your best selling items?” This answer is both easy and complicated because of the nature of our business; we make a lot of Limited Edition products to keep things interesting in our store, so the answer depends on the time of year … Continue reading Best Selling Trends from the Last 12 Months

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Hacks for Candle Lovers

January 18, 2017 4 Comments

You might be thinking – What kind of hacks could there be for candles? Don’t you just light it and make sure you don’t burn the house down? While candle safety is of the utmost importance, this list is for candle lovers who know there’s always a better way to do everything. Tip #1 – Get … Continue reading Hacks for Candle Lovers

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Give Your Home a Fresh Start: Part Two, Small Changes that Matter

January 11, 2017 3 Comments

In the first of this two-part series for Giving Your Home a Fresh Start, we discussed the power of de-cluttering your home. Once all the steps in part one have been completed, the goal is to change whatever is happening in your home atmosphere that makes you feel disconnected to moments of zen and relaxation. … Continue reading Give Your Home a Fresh Start: Part Two, Small Changes that Matter

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There’s a Pyromaniac in All of Us: Why We Love Fire

September 28, 2016 1 Comment

I had an amazing conversation today with one of my friends and customers, Diane Federico. She told me a story about a time she took a winter trip up to Vermont and was sitting by a massive outdoor fire, a “hearth,” as she called it, at a local restaurant. She felt peace, she felt relaxed, she … Continue reading There’s a Pyromaniac in All of Us: Why We Love Fire

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What does your soy candle say about you?

August 16, 2016

We like to imagine our candles sitting on your coffee table, sparking a memory with its glowing light and beautiful fragrance, like an old friend.  Candles are as personal as the people who buy them. When we craft candles, we aim to match the scent with the moment they were crafted to represent. Between the moment … Continue reading What does your soy candle say about you?

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Helping to End Animal Testing in the United States #crueltyfree

August 15, 2016

We’ve spoken about it before. This is our passion, our mission – to end all cosmetic testing on animals. We care so much about this mission, we became certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA. We partnered with Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue to donate a portion of our sales every month to rescuing animals. Now … Continue reading Helping to End Animal Testing in the United States #crueltyfree

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The Art of Handcrafting in a Digital World

August 08, 2016 3 Comments

The digital world is not the evil nemesis of art, it is the blessed child, moving in symphonic gestures, mimicking the guiding mother. Before crafting became a business, for me it was an escape from the world around me. I would close my laptop, silence my phone, and just start making whatever I felt like … Continue reading The Art of Handcrafting in a Digital World

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Ditch the Funk: Natural Ways to Eliminate Odor

August 02, 2016 3 Comments

The most common question we receive from people is “How do I get rid of XYZ smell?”  That XYZ has been filled with numerous variables from smoke, to fish, to feet, and more. Hey, let’s be real here, not everything always smells quite like it should. As a teacher for ten years, I am all-too familiar … Continue reading Ditch the Funk: Natural Ways to Eliminate Odor

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How to Pick the Perfect Signature Candle Scent

July 17, 2016 1 Comment

A candle makes a beautiful gift, but like any other gift, it all depends on when and to whom it’s being given.  The unique aspect of gifting candles is that they can be used as a general gift, or they can be really personal, all depending upon how you present them. Scent is by far … Continue reading How to Pick the Perfect Signature Candle Scent

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Christmas in July: Choosing Holiday Fragrances

July 15, 2016 2 Comments

While most people are out enjoying the dog days of summer, indie makers are planning their holiday retail packages. We’re testing new products, determining packaging, and figuring out what would be most appealing to our customers. For us, this means choosing holiday fragrances. I’ll be honest here, I have a love/hate relationship with this part … Continue reading Christmas in July: Choosing Holiday Fragrances

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Summertime Product Care

June 26, 2016

While each season brings its own benefits and challenges, summer is especially challenging in the bath, body, and candle world. The heat and sun may be beneficial for our mind and our spirit, but it is an artisan natural skin-care maker’s nightmare. The reason: Natural skin-care melts. It melts because we use real ingredients without synthetics, … Continue reading Summertime Product Care

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