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I have always loved candles (actually "addicted" would be a better word), so a few years ago I thought I would try making them for myself. I bought a beginner candle-making kit at a local craft store in October 2001 & I was hooked! I've been making candles ever since - it's my happy place. People ask me all the time which is my favorite scent and I say, "All of them!" I have yet to find a scent that I didn't love -- or grow to love. I have a couple of local outlets arts/craft places where I sell my products, but I love Etsy too, because it gives my products a much wider audience.

copy and paste this link into your browser to get to my blog... http://fragrantofferingcandles.blogspot.com

I currently offer over 40 regular fragrances for any and all seasons. I try to keep at least one item in every scent in this store, but if you ever…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 27
  • Joined July 28, 2012

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soy wax, paraffin wax, beeswax, shea butter, aloe, hand poured, highly scented

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I have always loved candles (actually "addicted" would be a better word), so a few years ago I thought I would try making them for myself. I bought a beginner candle-making kit at a local craft store in October 2001 & I was hooked! I've been making candles ever since - it's my happy place. People ask me all the time which is my favorite scent and I say, "All of them!" I have yet to find a scent that I didn't love -- or grow to love. I have a couple of local outlets arts/craft places where I sell my products, but I love Etsy too, because it gives my products a much wider audience.

copy and paste this link into your browser to get to my blog... http://fragrantofferingcandles.blogspot.com

I currently offer over 40 regular fragrances for any and all seasons. I try to keep at least one item in every scent in this store, but if you ever want more than one of something, just message me & chances are I have more available at the store. I also offer variety packs, wholesale, bulk lots, and candle-of-the-month gift subscriptions. If you ever have any questions about any of my other products, please contact me.

All of my CONTAINER CANDLES are made with soy wax. It burns cleaner than petroleum wax, holds more scent and stays fresh & true to scent longer. Soy wax candles burn cleaner, producing considerably less soot than their petroleum counterpart. I use lead-free, zinc-core wicks because they stand up straighter while pouring hot wax, and paper-and cotton-core wicks tend to curl down while burning, causing your flame to drown out.

Soy candles should always be burned long enough for the wax to melt evenly and all the way across the jar. With double wicks, you can achieve this within about 30 minutes. Soy wax candles always have a unique look on the surface, sometimes it is smooth & sometimes there are craters and lumpy looking. There is nothing wrong with your candle if it is not smooth.

All of my candles are scented all the way through, unless stated otherwise. I do not "triple-scent" my candles, if I did, that would be way too much fragrance and your wick would clog up and stop burning. I do, however, use more than the standard ratio of fragrance oil to wax for the strongest aroma possible, without creating a defective product.

Clean-up is easy with soy wax - wash containers with soap & water & re-use.

My PILLAR CANDLES are unique, one-of-a-kind works of art. They all end up with a personality of their own - no two alike! I make my pillars with paraffin wax and/or soy wax, depending on the look I'm after.

The name Fragrant Offering comes from the Bible. It describes Jesus' sacrifice, God's great love for us, and how we should imitate that love toward each other. Ephesians 5:1-2 says, "Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children; and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a Fragrant Offering and sacrifice to God." My prayer is that my life and my business always exemplifies that kind of sacrificial love.

About me ... most importantly, I'm forgiven & redeemed by Jesus Christ. Married for 29 years to my favorite pastor. 3 wonderful sons, 2 amazing daughters-in-law, 1 beautiful grandaughter & 1 precious little grandson! When I'm not making candles I love to sit or walk on the beach, in the mountains or in my back yard & enjoy the sounds of nature, read a good mystery on a rainy day & laugh with my family & friends.

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