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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Dressing up your Candles

Depending on the type of candle you have and the event, you may want to dress your candle up a bit. 

Here are a few ideas.

-         Wrap silk flowers or greenery around the base
-         Set the candle on a mirror, creates a very lovely effect
-         Spread rose pedals around your candle, especially great to create a romantic effect
-         Sand and shells can make a very summery feel
-         Set the candle into a bowl full of stones, shells, sand, etc

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Using a Hurricane Candle Holder

Due to the size of a Hurricane holder, you can do any number of things with it.

Try putting some aquarium rocks in the bottom, and nestling in a votive holder and votive.

You could fill it with candy, and put in your votive and holder

Filling the hurricane with coffee beans can make an interesting look

Float a few tealights inside the hurricane holder

Fill with sand, and place the candle inside

Around the outside, there are all sorts of things you can do as well.

Wrap silk flowers or greenery around the base

Rose petals can be sprinkled around the candle

Confetti would make a nice touch

Friday, January 29, 2010

Decorating your Home with Candles

Here are some ideas about where you can place candles and ways to decorate your home with candles.

-         Fireplace mantle
-         Hurricane holders with a variety of items inside or outside
-         Centerpiece on your table, either by itself or with a holder
-         For more drama, use a variety of sizes – tapers or pillars are great for this
-         In the bathroom, especially when having a spa day at home
-         Group candles together for a focal point, keeping with the same colour theme is very helpful here as well
-         Purchase a candle holder, and set your candle on it.. simple.. :)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Craft Jar Idea

Repurpose your jar candle after burning and brighten your home with a new look all your own!

1. Clean Comforts of Home® candle jar.
2. Gather strips of brightly colored handmade paper and various leaves.
3. Apply paper and leaves to candle jar using decoupage glue. Follow glue directions.
4. Enjoy a unique, handmade creation perfect for displaying flowers.


Modification:  Try other jars!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Safety Wicks / Comfy Wax, Double Wicks

Gold Canyon is committed to providing "The World's Finest"® products. That means not only are our candles, natural cleaning products and bath and body products exceptional, but we also incorporate the safest production procedures to ensure your candles are as harmless as possible.
  • In case of accidental spills, the wax used to produce Gold Canyon candles is comfortably warm to the touch to prevent burns to children or pets.
  • Gold Canyon promotes the use of environmentally safe wicks in all the candles we produce.
  • Gold Canyon uses both zinc core and cotton wicks that are made in the USA with a safety collar on select sizes that extinguish automatically at the appropriate level.
  • As members of the National Candle Association, Gold Canyon has incorporated safety wicks into most candle sizes help to support the safety recommendation of discontinuing use when 1/2” of candle wax remains.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


A clean home doesn’t have to involve harsh chemicals, noxious aromas and a cloud of chemical compounds in the air. These unnecessary and unhealthy irritants cause disruption to the loving melody of your home. Gold Canyon’s Homeology™ natural cleaning products are changing the old tune to a new one worth singing about.

Natural Cleaning Product Ingredients

- Gentle coconut-based green cleaning agent

- Corn-based ethanol

- Purified water

- Plant-based essential oils

Eco-Sensitive for Green Cleaning

- Biodegradable

- Sustainable

Safe for You, Your Family and Home

- No ammonia

- No chlorine

- No phosphates

- No artificial dyes

- Non-toxic

Animal Friendly

- Not tested on animals

- Safe to use around pets

Easy to Use

Just spray and wipe clean with three impressively effective all natural cleaning products, including Glass, All Purpose and Floor. Use the new Cleanse to scrub on just about every surface. Treat yourself and your home to a truly pure clean with plant-based home cleaning!

*Don't forget to bring your Eco-Friendly Bags with you when you do your shopping!


Monday, January 25, 2010

What is your Favorite Product?

Believe it or not, it isn’t the candles. I love the Homeology products. I will tell you right off the bat, I am not a cleaner. Never have been, never will be. Wish I was. The Homeology products are our natural cleaners. They smell wonderful – no opening your window afterwards to get rid of the chemical smell. And now that I have two kitties running around my house, I don’t have to worry about what they may lick off the floor.


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Format of a Party

How does a Gold Canyon Party go? How long does it last?

The presentation itself lasts about 20 minutes, and then however long it takes for ordering to be complete. I would love to be in and out in an hour so your guests can have a nice visit.

During the presentation I talk about the product, its history, let you sniff it, and light something so the guests can experience the scent. I will talk to you about candle care as well, as it is important to make your candles last.

If you think you can handle me coming to your home for an hour, and you getting free product, lets chat.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Types of Parties

There are several different types of Gold Canyon parties that you can host.

Traditional - This is where I would come to your house, do a demonstration, and then your guests would make their purchases.

Catalogue - If you cannot find the time to invite everyone over, you can do a catalogue party. I will provide catalogues, sample sets, and instructions. You pass them around, and collect orders. You still get the traditional benefits.

Online - These can be a bit trickier, but can work out well. You can invite everyone you know, near or far to attend, and I would give a short presentation. This can be complicated due to shipping, but we could work something out if you were interested.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Why Host a Party?

A lot of people wonder why they should host a party when they can just go to their local store and buy the products they want. Well, there are a couple reasons for hosting.

Knowledge - Depending on the store you are going to, and what you are looking for, the sales staff don't know about the product. At a home party, the consultant is specifically trained to tell you about the product, and if they don't know, they will find out.

Experience - At the store, you may not be able to actually experience the product - smell, touch, whichever. At a home party, you get to experience the product.

Free Product - What store is going to give you product for free when people purchase? I know I don't know any. When your Gold Canyon reaches $150 dollars in sales, you start earning free and discounted products.

Discounts - Your guests get discounts on their purchases too! Most stores don't do that just for attending!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Dear Maven - Soy Candles

Dear Maven,

One question I get as a Demonstrator is “How do our candles compare to soy candles?” What makes our candles better?

It’s great to hear that you already know our candles are better. Smart girl. However, I know it’s sometimes hard when you’re put on the spot and want to tell your prospective customer, Host or new Demonstrator exactly why Gold Canyon is better.

Regarding your question about soy candles, it’s actually pretty hard to compare if you don’t know exactly which type of soy candle your customer is working with. If they don’t give you any details about their soy candle, that’s like telling your husband/boyfriend, etc. to go to the store and buy ice cream. You would never ask someone to go get you ice cream without explaining first that you want the death by chocolate flavor with all the fat and the calories in the premium brand. 

It’s the same idea with soy candles—they come in so many varieties. If someone is really fond of their soy candle, they should give a brand and flavor explanation, otherwise all bets of trying to compare are off. 

If I’m forced to generalize, I do know one area of weakness for all soy candles except Gold Canyon’s soy candles. Gold Canyon’s soy candles are different because we refuse to compromise on our fragrance strength and character while the candle is cold or while it is burning. We know our customers’ top priority is a strong, true-to-life smelling fragrance. So, unlike many of our competitors, we keep fragrance first and foremost at top of mind. Gold Canyon is not willing to allow our fragrance burning strength to become lessened by using soy wax, as so many other candle companies do. Gold Canyon employs the latest technology to optimize our wax and fragrance oils to bring the best smelling candles while cold and while burning.   

Of course, there may be other areas where the competition falls down. Examples might include burn time, consuming all of the wax, sooting, choosing ugly fragrance and colors, etc.

Unfortunately, without knowing the specific candle it is hard to say. When in this sticky situation, it’s best to point out all of the benefits of Gold Canyon. All of the good things you already know about Gold Canyon are always true of any new product we create. Like I said above, we never compromise on fragrance strength and with two wicks, even burning, high quality wax, etc, there’s a lot to tout when it comes to Gold Canyon.

In my opinion, no other company is ever going to measure up, so why compare in the first place! By the way, have you seen “The World’s Finest”® section of our new Spring 2010 catalog? This a great place to get more information and help your customers see the Gold Canyon difference.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Winter Garden - Scent Recipe

Scent Blending Recipes are carefully selected recipes of individual candles that when burning together, create their own unique, blended scent experience.
To maximize your fragrant experience, use the exact sizes and quantities noted in each recipe – a slight alteration can be like adding salt when you needed sugar.

Winter Garden
A refreshing and soothing balance of delicate fruits, florals and relaxing essentials oils come together for an uplifting winter garden aroma.

16 oz. Water Garden

8 oz. Currant

Relaxing tealights (3)

FIRST: Arrange the candles on a heat-safe surface with the largest in the middle and smaller candles interspersed throughout. For votive and Tealight candles, use a holder to protect the surface.
SECOND: Place each candle approximately two inches apart in your arrangement.
THIRD: Light each candle and let the aromas mingle for at least 30 minutes to create your new fragrance experience.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

As a proud member of the Canadian Direct Sellers Association (CDSA), Gold Canyon supports the Association's "Code of Ethics," a promise to uphold the highest standards of business practices. Pledging to abide by the Code's standards and procedures is a condition of admission and continuing membership in the Association. The Code speaks to both the consumer and seller. It ensures that statements made by member companies are honest and forthright.


Friday, January 15, 2010


I would like to welcome Debbie from Chilliwack to my team! Congrats and welcome!

Can you make money at this Business?

Just like anything else, it’s what you put into it.  As a rep, you make 25% up to 36%; of course, this doesn’t take into account any extra incentives you may offer to your customers. 
And I’m sure you’re aware, as people join your team, you make money off their sales.  How much you make depends on where you are on the leadership ladder. 
If you aren’t out there doing anything, you won’t make money, plain and simple.  If you’re working it like there is tomorrow, you should be.  Simple.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

January Signup Specials!

If you aren't familiar with the Gold Canyon signup specials, here they are for January!

Joining Gold Canyon is Better than FREE with 3 choices:

1. Full Demonstrator Kit: Available in three easy payments of $53.32 or earn it free with $700 in sales*. NOW $174.97! (Previously $199).

2. Sampler Kit: Available in three easy payments of $28.32 or earn it free with $350 in sales*. NOW $84.97! (Previously $109).

3. Stimulus Kit: Just $20 to start. Earn the full Demonstrator or Sampler Kit free when you achieve $350 or $700 in sales*.

BONUS*: Get $35 in cash credit!

Kit may not be exactly as pictured.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Strike It Gold Event!

Saskatoon Event - Please RSVP to the email address on here! :) Please say you are Sharon's guest when you attend!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Want to get your Candles at Wholesale?

Join my team!

Right after the holidays is a great time to join, as you can start and earn the money to pay off the holiday bills!

Sign up today and you can receive!

* 25% discount - up to 36%

* Your Kit for FREE!

* $425 worth of product FREE in your first 3 months with sales and sponsoring!

And, if you do the sales to get the product free, you will have made $745.50 in sales!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010


It is so important we remember to take care of the women in our lives as well as ourselves. Most of us run around each day spending much of our time taking care of others such as, our spouse, children, parents, coworkers and the list goes on. As you take care of everyone else’s needs, it is easy to forget yourself. However, for a woman to give her best to others, she needs to take care of herself and renew on a regular basis.

EMERGE™ Total Response Therapy body products were created by Gold Canyon to help women renew, focus and regain balance. Created for the body, mind and spirit, these products will give energy for the body, focus for the mind and balance for the spirit. By using these bath and body products, you will gain a sense of confidence that will help you to go into the world as the best possible version of yourself.

It is simple and easy and delivers tremendous results. Do small things to help refresh yourself, like taking a relaxing bath or using EMERGE™ body products with minerals and touch practices to revive you from the inside out. Prepare your skin and rejuvenate your mind for the fun outdoor days of summer.

Make these practices a daily ritual for you and your body. Become centered and strong so that you can face the hectic world as a healthy and whole woman, prepared to be your best. Feel renewed, confident and empowered.

Rise to a new sense of energy. Reach a new level of focus. Find a new state of balance.


Monday, January 4, 2010

Strike it Gold with Gold Canyon Candles!

Have you ever wanted to check out Gold Canyon Candles but weren't wanting to commit to having a party?

Well, now you can attend one of our Strike it Gold Meetings!  No obligations!  Go check out the product, and get some free items.  At the last meeting I went to, all guests were given a catalogue, a tealight and some hand silk.  

If you are in Saskatoon, please let me know if you are attending, so I can make sure to help you and answer any questions you may have.  If you aren't from Saskatoon, but plan to attend, please let me know so that I can arrange for another demonstrator to assist you.

Saskatoon Meeting - January 17 - Details to be posted

If you are in any of these cities and plan to attend, please let me know!  There are special gifts at these locations so they need to know how many will be there.  There are many US meetings as well, we can figure out the closest location to you!

Calgary – Monday, Jan 11th
Edmonton – Tuesday, Jan 12th
Regina – Wednesday, Jan 13th  
Ottawa – Thursday, Jan 14th
Barrie – Friday, Jan 15th

There will also be meetings in these locations, but there may not be representative from Head Office.  Again, please let me know if you will attend, so I can let the organizer know.

Jan (Date TBA) Peace River, AB
Jan 25th Dawson Creek, BC
Jan 28th Kingston, ON
Feb 1st Halifax/Dartmouth, NS
Feb 2nd Sussex, NB
Feb 3rd, St John’s, NFLD
Feb 4th, Summerside, PEI
Feb (Date TBA) Lloydminster, AB
Feb 8th , Winnipeg, MB
Feb 9th, Dauphin MB 

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Want a Free trip to Puerto Rico?

Join Gold Canyon now and earn a FREE trip to Puerto Rico!  Ask me for more information!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Time for a New Year, and New Plans and Goals

With a new year, comes some changes.  One of the first will be this blog.  Instead of a bunch of Gold Canyon items, as well as other miscellaneous items, I have decided to make it completely Gold Canyon.  I didn't feel the other items flowed well with my intentions.  I will be starting a second blog for all the other items, and will post the link here so you can follow that as well.

This blog will now include:
Specific information about Gold Canyon Candles - The business, the product, the opportunity
How things are going for me specifically in regards to my Goals with Gold Canyon
Team Recognition
General information about Candles, Decorating with Candles, and other related information
Other more Generic, Related information.

This blog will not be 100% only Gold Canyon.  I plan to post information to help you no matter where you buy your candles. 

Thank you for reading.  :)

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