Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New Carrot Cake Candle On Etsy

I recently did a natural candle coloring experiment while writing an article for The Saponifier magazine. I used safflower petal powder to infuse my melted soy wax and I think it came out beautifully. I am really loving the color. I expected the color to be very intense because of the color of safflower petals, but the mild creamy orange is pleasing to my eye.

I scented this batch with carrot cake and a hint of vanilla coconut. Not a very strong candle, but one that will make you close your eyes and breathe in, not oen your window and blink your eyes.


So I have one listed on Etsy and when i get around to photographing the travel tin candles, I'll put those up, too. Oh, those little flowers are from my pretty orchid plant at home.

Candle that!


Teresa R said...

Funny you should mention the "creamy orange" color because the first thought that popped into my head when I saw the photo was "mmm, orange creamsicle!" :> It is a very, very pretty color.

LOL at the opening a window remark!

You have a real, thriving orchid?? Oh man...I have a fake one that is lovely and a real one that hasn't bloomed in a few years.

Joanna said...

Shall I photograph it for you? It really has been going for weeks!!

It looks kind of fake. When it isn't blooming it looks oh so sad.... :(

Heidi said...

Such a nice looking candle. I wish I could make them because I burn them all winter. As if I have any time for that = )

Carrie @ Under the Willow said...

Yum...pumpkin candle! You just can't go wrong with that, it will be snatched up~ for sure!

Carrie @ Under the Willow said...

Okay---that was just plain dumb... I meant carrot cake-yum you can't go wrong with that!

It's late.

Teresa R said...

Oooh, could you photograph your orchid for me? I'll take a pic of mine for you and you can laugh at it (in a nice way, of course...behind it's back).

Anne-Marie said...

I LOVE carrot cake for a fragrance in a candle. We've been burning Fresh Baked Bread at the BB offices for a few weeks but at my home? Carrot Cake right now =)