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Important Update about our Candles

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Important Update about our Candles

Unfortunately, due to Coronavirus and lockdown restrictions that have impacted our whole world over the past 8 months, it means many factories stopped producing for months on end, and one of the biggest products impacted has been glass. As our candle glasses are fairly niche, these have been particularly badly impacted and we have been unable to source any for the past few months and all of our suppliers aren’t sure of when and if they’ll be back in stock. This has left us in quite a stressful situation, after finally being happy with our formula (that we’ve been testing...

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Can You Use Citronella Essential Oil As A Bug Repellant?

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Can You Use Citronella Essential Oil As A Bug Repellant?

Our light bulb moment Sitting out in the garden on a sunny Saturday morning during the lockdown, lunch was almost ready, it looked like the flies knew it!  Citronella Oil works by masking the scents that bugs / insects find attractive, like for instance our lunch, or in fact us in the case of mosquitoes. So, how do you use Citronella Essential Oil? How is it used: Take out your oil burner and place a tealight into it Add a small amount of water (this will vary depending on the size of your oil burner. Add a few drops of...

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How I Turned Hoovering into an Aromatherapy Experience...

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How I Turned Hoovering into an Aromatherapy Experience...

A tale of discovery It was a crisp morning, early March, the batteries were charged, the birds were singing. It was time. The hoover was ready to go. Starting in the lounge we began when it hit me... the scent tab hadn't been replaced in the hoover since some time in the last decade! I'm not one for complaining but 'dust' wasn't the aroma I was going for. What did I do... you ask? You may be able to tell that I'm not the most organised, nevertheless, in times of mild inconvenience, thou shalt persevere. 3 thoughts came to mind as...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

An update from the team at Fosse We wanted to let our loyal customers know that we are still operational, and deliveries are being dispatched as normal, we have taken measures to ensure that we are safe, working from home where possible, and exercising social distancing as per government guidance. Here's a link for anyone needing official NHS guidance: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ Stay safe everyone, and subscribe to receive updates and special offers Craft and Arts Resource Website Your number one resource for the craft industry http://www.craftseekers.com/

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7 Benefits of Coconut Wax in Candles

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7 Benefits of Coconut Wax in Candles

Most of us have at least one scented candle in our home, whether it be for a boost of fragrance, decoration or simply relaxation after a long day at work.  Paraffin wax has been the most popular wax to make candles in the last few centuries as it's got a good burn quality and most importantly for candle makers, it's very cheap. However, it's important to know where paraffin wax comes from if we're burning it in our homes every evening. It all starts with crude oil, which is basically petroleum (petrol).  A study from South Carolina State University found that...

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