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Hilarious WCCCo. Review by Housewives Kiki Show!

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We are so happy to be a sponsor for the Realhousewives Kiki Show! Take a listen as they smell our scents and give a hilarious review. Our favorite moments is the description of Cozy Cabin. Take a listen and wait for the discount code mention.

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Z100 Supports Wax Cabin! Dreams Do Come True!

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Yesterday, Z100's Elvis Duran, Bethany Watson and Danielle Monaro called me back after I sent them a text! What did the text say? It said... Something Bethany and Elvis said a few months ago changed the course of my life.



After months and months of being unhappy at a job, I started to think about making a change. The unhappiness at work started to trickle... slowly, but surely, the deep sadness and anger crept into my personal life. I was generally unhappy, bored and angry that I had let myself feel stuck. It was time to make a change, I wanted to feel like myself again!

On my way to work a few months ago, I heard Z100's cast talking about making changes. Bethany, told a story depicting her unhappiness at an old job that left her thinking about having cocktails before work. I never took the drink, but I was so unhappy I understand where she was coming from. I was desperately happy to hear her honesty.

I started making my candles after work. I did research, played around with scents, labels, names... I started to feel like myself again. This was fun! By Christmas 2016, I had sold out. To be honest, it was just friends and family, but it was a start. People started talking, posting and Wax Cabin was on its way.

Listen to my chat with Z100 above.

It's always, always important to say thank you. THANK YOU!

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Carla Marie thinks Brunch is #WhatsTrending

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Did you see Carla Marie (Z100 DJ Darling and now Seattle DJ host) talking about Wax Cabin LINK HERE!?! Not only did she chat about it, but she thinks it's #whatstrending! Check out the video of her talking about our number 1 selling scent, Brunch.

I don't care how old, successful or humble you are... when you see your name or brand on tv, it's VERY COOL! I think the best thing about people getting excited about our brand is best depicted best in this gif...

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We hope you have a beautiful Memorial Day Weekend. Enjoy it!

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How To Plant in Your Empty Candle

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You know that feeling when you plant something and then it actually grows. Best feeling! Well we recently saw this Tasty Vegetarian video and I thought it looked simple enough. I'm awful at planting things and maintaining a garden... so many ways to go wrong for me... forget to water, snakes, bugs... But I was seeing a lot of candle vendors showing how to re use their empty candle jars and wanted to see if it was legit. Need to be honest... I tried the peppers and strawberries and only the peppers worked. Word of advice, don't skip steps that the video details.


STEPS:

Step 1: Watch this video above

Step 2: Warm your jar and scrape all the old wax and oil out.
Wash a few times in warm soapy water.



Step 3:
Plant and place in a sunny spot inside... then wait

 

 

Step 4: When it's starting to look crowded... transfer to a larger pot outside!

Step 5: This is yet to be seen. I will update as the weeks go by!

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How to Speak Candle

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In every industry there's a nerdy lingo one might use. The candle industry has interesting buzz words that you might hear, but have no idea what they mean. Here's a quick guide to start talking like a wax pro...

 

Hot Throw
The fragrance emitted from a candle when it is burning.

 


Cold Throw
The fragrance emitted from a candle when it is NOT burning.

Burn Rate
The amount of wax that is consumed in 1 hour of burning with the specific wick. However, without some type of base the burn rate is difficult to evaluate.

Soy Wax
a vegetable wax made from the oil of soybeans.

Paraffin Wax
Made of refined petroleum; most commonly used wax in candle making.
Not a preferred wax for Wax Cabin! We use soy wax (see above).

Melt point
The temperature at which a wax will start to liquefy.

Melting pool
the wax has been heated long enough to reach the edge of the container.

Sink hole
Cavity that is formed when a wax hardens and contracts.

Mushrooming
Carbon build up on the tip of a wick after burning.

Triple Scent
Adding 1.5 ounces of fragrance per pound of wax.

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