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Friday, July 30, 2010

Candle Uses Other than to Burn

Unstick a drawer
If you have a desk or chest drawer that sticks, remove it and rub a candle on the runners. The drawer will open more smoothly when you slip it back in place.

Make a pincushion
A wide candle makes an ideal pincushion. The wax will help pins and needles glide more easily through fabric too.

Weatherproof your labels
After you address a package with a felt-tip pen, weatherproof the label by rubbing a white candle over the writing. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow will smear the label now.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Scents - Orange

Scent of orange: It has a perky, lively, and distinctively orange scent. The related tangerine is brighter and sweeter, while petitgrain is harsher, sharper, and considerably more herby or “green.”

Therapeutic properties of orange: Sedative; relieves muscle spasms, cramping, and indigestion

Uses for orange: Orange’s greatest claim to aromatherapy fame is its ability to affect moods and to lower high blood pressure. In fact, just sniffing it lowers blood pressure a couple points. It is also a good adjunct treatment for irregular heartbeat. Research at International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc., in New Jersey found that orange also reduces anxiety. You don’t even need to buy the essential oil; simply peel an orange and inhale its aroma.

Monday, July 26, 2010

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Energy of Orange

While red is associated with fiery heat, orange is associated with the benign warmth of the sun. A dynamic color to be sure, orange offers a more thoughtful control than explosive red. Curiosity is a driving characteristic of orange, and with it comes exploration of new things.

Put some orange in your life when you want:
• to spice things up when you feel time is dragging
• to become more involved in something
• to increase creativity
• relief from things becoming too serious

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Scent - Lilacs

LILAC: Helps recall past lives, draws good spirits, helps decision making, improves memory.
Love and purification. The scent of fresh lilac flowers was once thought to drive away ghosts!
Aroma therapy benefits: Purifying, soothing, calming, centering, sensual.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Quote - Candles

I remember when the candle shop burned down. Everyone stood around singing 'Happy Birthday.'

Steven Wright

Friday, July 16, 2010

Summer Decorating

It’s that time of year again—are you ready for your summertime barbeque?

An easy way to create a beautiful ambiance for your party is by including a centerpiece on your main table and by adding candles for fragrance and lighting. These two subtle touches can make for charming party d├ęcor!
  • Subtle Lighting: If your party or barbecue is later in the evening, you can place candles and lanterns around the party perimeter, for subtle lighting. Gold Canyon’s Liberty Lantern, Leaf Lantern and Mini Lark Lanterns include a stand that’s good for using when you place it on a table. Or you can simply remove the lanterns from their stand to hang anywhere you’d like.

  • Dramatic Lighting: Multiple votives or tealights always make for a more dramatic effect and make your space feel more elegant. The Iron Votive Centerpiece is a good choice for dramatic lighting or simply place candles inside the Straight Votive Glass candle holder and place them throughout the party. For daytime events, this is a good way to disperse a wonderful scent!

  • Fragrance Focus: Want your guests to walk in and instantly get that smell of fragrance and be wowed? Try using large 26 oz. candles as centerpieces on each
    of your tables and in the main areas of the party. Try a “summery” fragrance like Fizzy Pop, Casaba Melon Sunset, Coconut Mango Breeze, Grapefruit Splash or Grass.
Ahhh…summer is here!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Aromatherapy Scents for Sleep Difficulty

Aromatherapy Scents for Sleep Difficulty:

• Chamomile: Sweet and fruity.
• Lavender: Fresh sweet and floral scent.
• Patchouli: Pungent and rich woody smell.
• Lemon Balm: Citrusy and fresh.
• Neroli: Exotic blend of citrus, floral, and sweet notes.
• Sandalwood: Rich and sweet with a mixture of woody and floral notes.
• Ylang-Ylang: A mixture of floral, sweet, and fruity notes.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Where Does Candle Wax Go?

Question: Where Does Candle Wax Go?

Answer: Have you ever noticed how you have less candle after burning than before? This is because the wax oxidizes (burns) in the flame to yield water and carbon dioxide, which dissipate in the air around the candle, in a reaction which also yields light and heat. Candle wax (paraffin) is composed of chains of connected carbon atoms surrounded by hydrogen atoms. These hydrocarbon molecules can burn completely. First the heat of the flame vaporizes the wax molecules and then they react with the oxygen in the air. As long as the wax doesn't melt away from the flame, the flame will consume it completely and leave no ash or wax residue.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Colour - Orange

Orange is vibrant. It's a combination of red and yellow so it shares some common attributes with those colors. It denotes energy, warmth, and the sun. But orange has a bit less intensity or aggression than red, calmed by the cheerfulness of yellow.
Nature of Orange:
As a warm color orange is a stimulant — stimulating the emotions and even the appetite. Orange can be found in nature in the changing leaves of fall, the setting sun, and the skin and meat of citrus fruit.
Culture of Orange:
Orange brings up images of autumn leaves, pumpkins, and (in combination with Black) Halloween. It represents the changing seasons so in that sense it is a color on the edge, the color of change between the heat of summer and the cool of winter.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Dear Maven - Fine Fragrance

Dear Maven,

I am so excited that Gold Canyon now offers the Boutique Chic™ Fine Fragrance Collection! What is the best way to help my customers determine the fragrance that will suit them the best?

Just as our Fine Fragrance personality quiz states, nothing is lovelier than finding the perfect fine fragrance! First, I just have to say I am so proud of Gold Canyon for creating such wonderful eau de parfums—don’t you just love ‘em? Anyway, back to your question. Our personality quiz (found on the Show & Sell Sheet at Essentials OnLine) is my favorite way to help my friends find their ideal scent, but I have a few other things up my sleeve to help you out.

• Let them smell each one, allow to dry-down and smell again.
• Use the Show & Sell Sheets to compare what they currently wear with a Boutique Chic Fine Fragrance and offer one in the same fragrance category.
• Refer to the Product Knowledge Guide and Essentials Online.

I hope that helps. What I don’t want you to do is morph into one of those annoying fragrance testers we sometimes find at the mall—no one wants to be sprayed without their consent!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Scent - Lemon

Well being, refreshing, optimistic, fearless and strengthening

It has disinfectant as well as bleaching qualities. Along with that, it also serves as an energizer. The oil is extracted from the rind and juice of lemon and has a rich, fruity and warm scent.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Bring them a Citronella Nights candle to help keep away the bugs or give them a box of Scented Fire Starters. The hosts are sure to love either.


Jasmine Lime Citronella
A unique combination of sweet floral and tangy citrus, this citronella candle will have your guests searching for your night-blooming jasmine plant. Burn throughout the evening to add extra pizzazz to your outdoor party. Contains citronella to help repel insects.

Papaya Passion Citronella
Only a passion for papaya and not the insects! This zesty tropical fruit concoction is filled with papaya, passion fruit and sun-warmed citron and completed with citronella petals, hibiscus, vanilla and precious woods. Contains citronella to help repel insects.

For outdoor use only. Wax is filled to a lower level to prevent unexpected wind blow-outs. Burn time: 60-80 Hours


Monday, July 5, 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.  


Saturday, July 3, 2010

FREE Pod Warmer and Scent Pods® in July!

FREE Pod Warmer and Scent Pods® in July!

Qualifying Parties in July receive a FREE Pod Warmer and 2 FREE Scent Pods! Remember, those Scent Pods also have stickers with an instant bonus offer and a chance at 50 grand prizes like cash, electronics and sporting goods! Check out the flyer below or contact your Demonstrator for more details.

Friday, July 2, 2010

16 oz Heritage and Scent Pods Specials!

Special Offers on All 16 oz. Heritage and Scent Pods®
Can you imagine finding a summer sun game piece in your candle or Scent Pod® and finding out you’ve won $5,000?

Every 16 oz. Heritage and Scent Pod has a cool instant bonus offer (discounts, free shipping and other promotional offers), but there’s more! 50 Grand Prizes include cash (up to $5,000!), electronics, sporting goods and a vacation.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

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