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New Website Launched

HeavenScent Soy Candles has just finished upgrading to a new website.  Some features of the new website include live chat features with customer service, more shipping options, and a better product categories and layout to help you find your favorite products more easily.

Visit us today to see the changes, the address is the same www.hssoycandles.com.

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Metal Candle Holders and the Basics of Metal Art Candle Holders

By Ivan Smith

Candles have been around for a long time, which means that candle holder have too. And artistic metal stands, what we today would call metal art candle holders’ have been found at many ancient archaeological digs. Oil lamps were the first form of artificial lighting discovered by man. The light given off by a cloth wick in a pool of oil allowed ancient man to function even after the sun went down. The problem with oil is that being liquid, it was difficult to store and if the oil spilled from a burning lamp, it could cause either a fire or sever burns to the flesh. Although oil lamps continued to be in use till the advent of electricity, the discovery that solidified animal fat would provide and equally good sources of fuel to a burning wick caused the candle to come into being and its popularity soon equaled and often overtook that of the oil lamp.

Since candles are, because of their shape, intrinsically unstable, candle holders were required. The earliest known ones were just flat pieces of metal with a point or pin on the surface to which a candle could be firmly fixed. Once this purpose was achieved, metal workers looked towards enhancing their visual appeal and making them items of beauty. Thus was born the metal art candle holder.

Although nearly all modern indoor lighting is done by electricity, candle and metal art candle holders remain popular. There is nothing like soft candle light to add romance and atmosphere to a room. And if the candle is fitted to a metal art candle holder, the appeal is greatly enhanced. An enduring image is of the romantic dinner for two with a gleaming candelabra in the middle of the table. The candelabra is a metal art candle holder! Besides the effect of candle light, a surprising number of people still prefer to use candles indoors as they feel that candle light adds energy to a home.

Metal art candle holders are a great way to decorate and add character to your home. Even is you do not want to actually use them, their presence adds glamour to a room. Metal art candle holders can range from a wrought iron piece of elaborate design for holding one candle to large pieces that hold many. These can be table pieces as in the case of candelabras, to wall fixtures and even old fashioned candle fitted chandeliers.

Available in a wide rage of metals, from simple wrought iron or steel to sterling sliver and gold, metal art candle holders need not be conventional in design. Many artists produce metal art candle holders in modern designs using modern metals such a stainless steel, aluminum and a variety of alloys.

Turn off the electric lights and try using candles on elegant metal art candle holders to light up a room. The warmth and atmosphere that candle light creates may tempt you to think of candle light not just a back up in times of power outages, but as a part of your lifestyle. Metal art candle holders are not just decorative items in themselves, but when put to use, can change the whole tone and mood of a room.

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New Candle Accessories are now Available

In order to provide better service and delivery of candle accessories, HeavenScent Soy Candles has changed our supplier of home decor and garden accessories.  Take a look at our new catalog of candle holders, candle lanterns and tea light holders.  Shipping on these items are still at our low shipping prices and these new items ship within 2 business days of your order.

Now through May 31, 2011 receive 10% off your entire order with the code “decor”

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A Special Candle Wedding Favor

By Alice Yap

Weddings are a time of happiness and love, a time to rejoice and be surrounded by friends and family you hold dear. Giving each guest a unique candle wedding favor will surely immortalize your special day forever, and allow attendees to take a home a useful, heartfelt memento of this very special occasion. Shopping for the perfect favors may feel impossible to you, but there are a variety of different candles you can choose to present your guests with on your wedding day, and various resources to help you do just that.

When you plan a wedding, you also plan on the occasion being memorable, an event your guests will be hard pressed to forget. What better way to do that than with sincere favors? There are a multitude of different candles you can present your guests, and a variety of websites and specialty shops catering specifically to wedding favors. For a cute, fun little favor, you can consider miniature candles shaped like a wedding cake. These are cute, definitely wedding oriented, and will work with almost any theme. If you’d like, you may also want to consider tea light sets. In a variety of colors and designs, these candles will suit almost any celebration. What’s more, they’re fairly cheap! Definitely a plus for a wedding on a budget.

Let’s say you’re having a theme wedding, and it’s taking place on the beach. Obviously, you’ll want a candle favor that will take your guests back to that special day. How about miniature candles shaped like flip flops? If it’s a casual beach occasion, these will most certainly do the trick. If it’s a more formal beach event, beautiful glass sailboat tea light holders may be just the ticket. They’re classy, and they’ll definitely serve as a beautiful reminder for your guests. This illustrates how easy it can be to find favors that suit your unique wedding theme, for both formal and casual affairs.

You want your wedding to be as special as possible, every detail taken care of and everyone kept happy. The favors you choose for your guests will forever memorialize your special day, so you want them to be a reflection of your heartfelt gratitude for your guest’s presence. Now, your wedding guests will have something to look back on to remember a time of joy, and a time of love, forever captured in these favors.

About the Author: Alice Yap recommends http://www.CherishedWeddingFavors.com for candle favors.

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Understanding Your Carbon Footprint

  1. Most greenhouse gases are caused by the burning of fossil fuels for electricity generation and transportation.
  2. Deforestation is another major driver of climate change, responsible for more carbon pollution than the entire global transportation sector.
  3. A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact human activities have on the environment in terms of the amount of carbon pollution produced.
  4. Simple ways to reduce your carbon footprint include: walk more, use public transportation, only buy what you need and recycle.

Information courtesy of Earth Hour

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All Natural and Sustainable Products Now Available in our Webstore

At HeavenScent Soy Candles we are always looking for new items to sell in our store that compliment our candles.  We recently found a supplier of environmentally friendly products from all natural cleaners, to diapers and gardening products.  All of the products are obtained from a distributor that deals in natural and sustainable products.  You can find these new items under the “Natural Products” category on our webstore.

From now through April 30, 2011, enjoy 10% off the purchase of these new products. Use the code “new” at checkout.

Office Products
We also have natural and sustainable office products available at our eBay store.  From now through April 23rd, these products are all 10% off.

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Wedding Reception Table Centrepieces

By Karen Lincoln

The traditional decorative option for wedding reception table centrepieces is generally an arrangement of flowers. But there are far many more elegant, creative and cost-friendly options to be considered. Whether you choose to order professional centerpieces or you want to create your wedding reception table centrepieces yourself, table decorations are an opportunity to customize your wedding theme.

Candles

One cost efficient and elegant centrepiece option is candles. While providing warm lighting to enhance the ambiance of your reception, candles double as both a lighting and decorative element. Using groups of candles in various sizes and shapes wrapped with ribbon to coordinate with your color scheme are all items easy to make. At a local craft store you can purchase paint intended for use on candles. You can use freehand designs or stencils to write words to commemorate your occasion such as Love, Joy and Forever. You can then offer to let your guests take a candle home as a table favor. Be sure to consider flammability issues when adhering anything to the candles. Ensure that you have considered your venue if selecting candles. If you are holding an outdoor wedding reception the weather may impact your candles, whether it is due to wind or heat.

Potted Flowers

Using potted flowers instead of cut flowers for your wedding reception table centrepieces is a way to reuse flowers. You can purchase bulk quantities of popular, colorful flowers and place them in individual small decorative pots. The exposed dirt can be covered with craft moss, marbles, glass rocks or river rocks. Using a colored fabric swatch or even a hemmed cloth napkin to match your pallet, place the flowers in a circle on the fabric so they look like a single arrangement instead of individual pots. These centrepieces can also double as take home gifts for your guests. Be careful to consider the time of year of your wedding to ensure you can use the color pallet you were planning.

Pictures

Your friends and family will be delighted to find you have remembered them with wedding reception table centrepieces made with photos. Using pictures is especially effective if you have a planned table seating and use old or fun photos of the guests seated at that particular table. If you happen to have a table of people that are people who are friends of parents or other family members, then using fun childhood pictures of the bride and groom can be a solution. Instead of using picture frames, try using decorative wire photo holders or magnetic clips.

Fun and a Little Quirky

If traditional isn’t the way you like to express yourself, you will find wedding reception table centrepieces are an excellent and subdued way to show these quirks. Try using live items such as colorful Beta or goldfish in clear glass vases with flower arrangements sitting on top if you want to surprise your guests with something that starts out looking traditional until you get close enough to see the fish. You can also use brightly colored sugar candies, in large, clear glass containers, giving the sweets away at the night’s end as take home sweets for your guests.

Your personality can shine and be shared with wedding reception table centrepieces. Bridesmaids usually love to help with creative and crafty items and you should let them so your time is freed up for other things you wish to do. Whatever centrepiece you choose, keep it in mind about what you plan to do with 25 or more centrepieces once your wedding reception is over, a concept which can help you narrow down your design decision.

About the Author: For more advice on planning a wedding or a wedding reception then visit our website For A Wedding.

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Aromatherapy Jar Candles – Stylish And Effective

By Stephanie Young

The demand for aromatherapy jar candles is on a rise due to not only their soothing effect but also stylish designs. These candles exude aromatic smells and scents which have a strong healing power and promote the sense of wellbeing in your inner self. As you must know, Aromatherapy is fast growing as a preferred form of alternate medicine to heal pain, anxiety, depression, mood swings, stress relief and many more conditions.

In aromatherapy, essential oils from plants are used. Essential oils are very concentrated, highly volatile and complex substances, derived from natural herbal plants. Most commonly used essential oils are: lavender, chamomile, bergamot, sandalwood, tea tree, peppermint etc. Each of these has a distinct smell and essential healing properties. These essential oils are used to prepare aromatherapy jar candles in various scents.

Perfect For Any Mood, Any Time:

If you want a romantic set-up with candles lit all around, you must place candles in different corners of the room to create the effect. But if you are using regular paraffin candles, it will produce bad odor and smut which doesn’t really go with any body’s idea of a romantic evening. So use aromatherapy jar candles. These candles provide you with the desired lighting effect and give out lovely fragrance, perfect for creating a romantic mood.

The aromatherapy jar candles are very convenient and a quick way to change the mood in any environment, be it your home or office. These candles come in a variety of scents, can be placed anywhere and used any time of the day to get that fresh enduring smell. These candles have not only a nice smell, but this aromatic smell also has the quality to relieve you of stress, pain, depression and help you concentrate better. You may light up aromatherapy jar candles during your bath to get out of it totally fresh and rejuvenated.

Different fragrances in aromatherapy candles serve different purposes. For example, lavender is best used for stress relief. To cure insomnia, you may use sage and chamomile candles. Whatever scent you choose, make sure it is made of naturally extracted essential oils, as synthetic oils don’t possess the special properties of aromatherapy.

A Great Gifting Idea:

Aromatherapy jar candles are very beautifully crafted to bring out the essence of the therapy. They naturally build up an ambience of charm and elegance in the surroundings, to enhance the candles’ carefully blended scents. Even after you have burnt the candles, the jar can be used as a stylish container on the mantelpiece or for burning more aromatherapy candles in future. For its lovely designs and delicate appearance, the aromatherapy jar candles make a great gift item.

You may gift it to your loved ones who appreciate and enjoy benefits of aromatherapy. Be sure to know in advance that the person who you are gifting aromatic candles is not allergic to smells and fragrances. Though the candles are made of natural material, but for people prone to allergic reactions, it is better to have knowledge about the ingredients and take the doctor’s opinion before using any aromatherapy products.

Aromatherapy candles come in various sizes and you can enjoy these scents for a long time. A 13 oz. jar candle will burn for approximately 80 hours, while a 16 oz., jar candle has a burning time of around 120 hours. Whether you buy the aromatherapy jar candles for yourself or to gift to someone, it is sure to provide relaxation, a sense of wellbeing and stress relief with its naturally extracted fragrances.

About the Author: To discover many unusual and fascinating secrets about aromatherapy jar candles, please go to…Online Aromatherapy Guru

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