Spring Inspirations

Gorgeous images that are inspiring the new scents coming this Spring. More of our  Spring inspirations over on our Pinterest board.

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Bridal Expo

We had such a great time meeting all of the brides and bridal parties at the Caroline Springs Bridal Expo. We went for a place setting as our display so we could help the brides visualise the day. We used Gold and Peach as our colour scheme and I think it turned out beautifully!

 

We showcased the types of soap and candle bonbonnieres we can make for your special day as well as special personalised candles for the whole bridal party including the very important mother of the bride and mother of the groom (we will show the candles individually in upcoming posts).

 

We also showed the candles we can make to light during the reception to create a scent that is unforgettable for the special wedding day. We hope to do more bridal expos throughout the year with fresh new ideas.

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Instagram Giveaway

Our very own online store is now open! To celebrate we have teamed up with the lovely Rachael Jade to give you a chance to win an Electric Wax Warmer and 5 delicious wax melts!

 

To enter follow at @rachaeljade & @valenciabathtreats on Instagram and repost this photo with #vbtgiveaway. Open for Australian residents due to the power outlet.

 

Entries close next Friday 7th March 14. Good Luck! 

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DIY Sugar Lip Scrub

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With Valentine's Day approaching here's are 2 easy DIY projects to ensure you have smooth kissable lips for your date!

You will find all of the ingredients you need in the pantry or at your local supermaket. The scrubs can be kept in the fridge for up to a week.

Coconut Sugar Scrub

  • White Sugar

  • Coconut Oil

  • Coconut Essence

In a small bowl place 4 tablespoons of white sugar, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and mix. Add 4 drops of Coconut Essence for taste. As the white sugar is coarse it will provide a deep exfolitation. Once this is ready, get a small amount on your finger and apply to clean lips. Rub the sugar all over your lips to scrub and then wash off.

Cinnamon & Vanilla Scrub

  • Brown Sugar

  • Coconut Oil

  • Ground Cinnamon

  • Vanilla Essence

Mix 5 tablespoons of brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a bowl. Add 4 drops of Vanilla Essence and a quarter teaspoon of ground cinnamon. The brown sugar will provide a gentle exfolitation for sensitve lips. Once this is ready get a small amount on your finger and apply to clean lips. Rub the sugar all over your lips to scrub and then wash off.

As this will remove a layer of dead skin, apply lip balm to your lips to seal in the softness.

 

NOTE: You can find Coconut Oil in the health food section of the supermarket/grocery store, however you can substitute this for Olive Oil.

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MissTango2

 

The very lovely MissTango2 has featured out candles on her awesome blog!  Her photos are gorgeous!

Go read what she had to say here!

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Insta Lately

 

If you follow Valencia Bath Treats on Instagram then you know that we are posting pictures almost daily. Keep up to date with how we style our candles and what new soapy projects we are up to.

 

We love when you share your photos with us. To share please use the hashtag #valenciabathtreats

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Market Stall Essentials

I have done my fair share of market stalls to sell soaps and candles and have found that there are some things that would be helpful to anyone thinking about doing a market stall for the first time regardless of what you’re selling.

Coming back from a successful market day just a few hours ago I thought I would share while still fresh in my mind.

 

Here’s my list of essentials for a successful market day:

 

Themos/Travel Cup: Most market stalls are early in the morning or can go for several hours. I fill my themos with coffee for the drive up and to keep me going for the day.

Water: Another beverage but it is important to keep hydrated especially since you will be most likely speaking to people all day.

Sunscreen: This will only be necessary for outdoor markets. I learned the hard way to wear and bring sunscreen. Even on a cloudy day it is important to protect yourself from sunburn.

 

Chapstick/Lip Balm: This is also related to the above 2 items. Since you will be talking all day and have a long day outside it is important to protect your lips as well. A moisturizing lip balm will be of great help. I apply it about 10 times during the market.

Chairs: You will probably have a long day so bring a chair to sit on during quiet times or just to rest your legs. You don’t want to end up sitting on the floor.

 

Bags: Even if you are selling your old clothes or second hand items, it is important to bring bags to place your items in. Even if you can collect used grocery bags. You will find that a lot of regular market goers will often have their own tote bags however not all will.

Change/Coins: Go to your bank and get change for coins and notes so that you can give your customers the right change and not limit yourself to accepting exact change only. Take a look at your prices and ensure that you have suitable change for your items. For example if you are selling items priced at .95 cents then make sure you have a lot of 5 cent pieces for change.

 

Snacks: During busy market periods you may not be able to go and buy food and although market food is delicious and the smells of the hot jam donuts being made is intoxicating (mmmm….. donuts) it is not always the most nutritious. I like to take muesli bars, grapes and strawberries with me to snack on during the day.

 

A Friend: If you are able to find someone to wake up in the early hours of the morning to go to your market stall with you it will make a world of difference. I have been lucky enough to have my best friend Becky as my market buddy. This way we always have someone at the stall if we need to duck out on bathroom breaks or even to have a walk around and soak up the atmosphere (maybe even pick up a bargain or two).

Hope this helps anyone looking at holding a market stall to sell your goodies!

 

If you have done market stalls and have any other tips or things you find to be essentials, please leave me a comment to let me know!

 

Have a great day

Paulina

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