The nights get even colder and darker.
We have eventually reached December and there is frost and ice all around. Hope even stays safe while out and about in this cold, cold weather. Probably best to stay at home with our advent calenders filled with tempting chocolate instead.
Between the Christmas orders this week I’ve had time to make some more votive soy candles in the chunky style. These ones are scented with orange essential oil. The undyed soy wax has turned a little bit yellow because the orange essential oil is one of the few scents I use that has its own colour, the only other one being the vanilla extract.
I’ve also been making some soy wax tealight candles. These have been a bit unusual for me as I’m used to creating candles that are colourful or have an curious design, so making something so plain is quite a departure for me. I thought though that a plain tealight would be a better match for my tealight candle holders since those are already quite decorative.
As you may have noticed from my blog I’m not one to go into my private life much. but this time of year is about families coming together and this month is quite poignant for me when it comes to families. This month it will be the first anniversary since my Grandad passed away from motor neurone disease and the sixth anniversary since my brother passed away from leukaemia. They are both dearly missed.
That is why in memory of them, ten percent of any sales this month will be donated to Cancer Research UK and the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Lets also think of those who are ill and could be spending this festive time of year in hospital instead of home with their family.