Friday, August 27, 2010

Heather with Flames & Wicks

Everyone loves candles right? I have some hand poured soy candles to share with you. Heather started Flames & Wicks Candle Company that she runs out of her home and online. I cannot wait to share with you the niche that she has made for herself to stand out!

First some facts about Heather's soy wax candles:

-Poured when you order! There’s a huge difference between a fresh poured candle and one that has been sitting on a warehouse shelf waiting to be bought. You’ll smell the difference the second you open the box!

-They burn slower, last longer and smell better

- Pure soy wax is environmentally friendly because it will not increase the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. It is not made from petroleum, unlike paraffin candles

-90% Less Soot than regular beeswax or paraffin candles and better for the environment.

-Clean up with just use warm soapy water. No scraping required, and decorative candle jars are easy and safe to clean out and re-use for virtually anything!

-Price wise, let’s just say we “Blow Out” the competition!
 
What makes Heather unique:
Customer Loyal Program - for those who burn candles all the time but don’t always have the money to buy them. By enrolling in this program you receive $1.00 for every $6 spent towards your next purchase
 
Throw a Candle Party - she will send you (6) 1 oz. sample jar candles, books and order forms. Simply take the candles and order form with you for your friends to browse through. One sniff of the sample jars does it all! As her way of thanking you for spreading the word about her hand-poured specialty candles, you earn a percentage of the sales from your party to purchase your own candles and she will comp the shipping of your entire parties candles when she sends them directly to you so there are no shipping fees! AWESOME or what?? 
 
Design Your Own - take your favorite scent and combine it with a color that will
compliment your decor! She has 54 scents & 24 colors!
 
Her Prices are UNBELIEVABLE! - I'm going to list a few so you can see!
4 tarts - $1
4 votives - $3
9oz jar candle - $6
22oz interlude jar - $9
 
Heather was nice enough to send me her sample package. The boys and I opened up the box and went hhhmmm because it was so smelly good. We all have our favorites - O'Bear likes the Sweet Pea (that is pink. Isn't that cute?), C'Man loves the Sweet Cinnamon Kisses, and I can't stop lighting the Apple Pie. We love them! Hubby has them on display at his office and as soon as you walk in the door you can smell them. He didn't even have to light them because the scents are so fantastic just by themselves.
 
Let's hear from Heather:
 
Tell me about you and your family

I am the mother of four children. Shawn 20, Mercedes 16, Jordan 13 and Jeremiah 10. Have a daughter in law Meghan and brand new baby Grandson (7/29/10) Keegan. I have been married to Jason for 15 years (in October). We lived in Missouri all our lives and moved to Oklahoma in 2008 for better jobs and schools. Our youngest, Jeremiah, was diagnosed with Autism in 2006 (he first started showing signs when he was 2 years old... just after his immunizations) and we needed to get to bigger schools with more resources for him. Most people would think that a small town would be great to get individual attention and that isn't true. Here...our whole family has grown and prospered well. (Shawn stayed in Missouri and didn't move with us) And on that note it leads me into how I got started.

How did you get started?
I was spending a fortune in candles... I am an avid candle burner, always have one going in at least 2-3 rooms. In 2000 my husband asked me..."Isn't there a way you can make your own?" So after doing some research and getting a few starting supplies, I made my first candles. After awhile people started asking for them, for presents, fund raisers, or just for themselves... but it wasn't until recently that things have really took off. I have spent the last 10 years getting just the right scents, the right jars, the right colors, etc. It has also allowed me to be at home with my youngest. He has certain eccentricities that have to be dealt with on a daily basis. Even though he is in school now I still find it hard to have a regular 9-5 job.

How long does it take to make a candle?
It usually takes between 48 to 72 hours to make a candle. Depending on the size. They have to have time to set and cure, or you will end up with a liquid mess. :) Meaning that the candle will turn back into liquid within a few hours of burning and be in poor quality with very little scent throw.

Are you a crunchy mama?
I am a crunchy mama. I prefer herbal medicine to regular meds... but will still use antibiotics if it is needed. We recycle as much as we can, our local recycling place will only take certain items, which is very frustrating. We are not totally 'hippie". We still eat meat and lots of veggies! And I didn't use cloth diapers... just couldn't bring myself to do that. I consider our family a work in progress.
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Guess what? Heather is giving away TWO for one person. Aren't you a lucky duck? You get to pick what scent you want. So Mandatory Entry - visit Flames & Wicks and tell me which of the 54 scents you would choose and if you have the time look around a bit and tell me what else you like. Must be a Follower of my blog too! Thank you :)
 
Extra Entries
-Like Flames & Wicks on Facebook 1 entry - tell her Crunchy Beach Mama sent you!
-Follow Flames & Wicks on Twitter 1 entry
-Follow Crunchy Beach Mama - Facebook, Twitter, RSS Feeds, Email (links above) 1 entry each for new or old followers
- Tweet or FB status about this giveaway! - 1 entry per day - and much appreciated!!
-Grab my button - 3 entries
-Make a purchase from Flames & Wicks -there is always has a special! 5 entries (send me confirmation email)
-Throw a Candle Party - 5 entries (Heather will confirm for me you signed up!) - this is super easy, super fun, & a great way to get FREE candles!!

This giveaway will end on Sept. 10, 2010 at 11:59 ET. Winner will be drawn via random.org. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and they will have 48 hours to reply before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only who are 18 years of age or older.

123 crunchy comments:

girlichef said...

Oh my goodnes...I'm so glad you stopped by so I could find you...great place you have here! This is like THE hardest choice ever!! I mean...BACON! My kids would flip! Moonlight Path sounds awesome, too. But seriously, that's like the hardest thing ever...choosing just two, LOL! Witch's Brew intrigues me...cuz I'm an Autumn lover...or pancake stack. OI!! Thanks for the chance =)

girlichef said...

I "liked" Flames & Wicks on FB (Heather Dar Schmitt-Gonzalez)

girlichef said...

I'm following F&W on Twitter (@girlichef)

girlichef said...

I also subscribed to your RSS feed through Google Reader...

girlichef said...

I'm following your tweets (@girlichef)

girlichef said...

I "liked" you on FB (Heather Dar Schmitt-Gonzalez)

Jennifer Mathis said...

honeysuckle!!! mmmm but the witchs brew is interesting makes me wonder what that smells like

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Heather said...

Thank you ladies! It is very hard to choose that is why I have so many because I couldn't pick just a few scents... that is also 10 years worth of smelling and liking. :)

heartnsoulcooking said...

So many GREAT!!! scents to choose from, I looked at all of them and I would choose the Sex on The Beach and the Honey Melon.
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LIKE Flames & Wicks Candles on FB and told them you sent me.
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Andrea D said...

i follow u and i would pick
Strawberries N Cream and
twilight Woods

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Mrs.Smitty said...

Blog Follower! And I love the Limited Edition Victorian Style Glass Jar! I'd choose the Honeysuckle scent!
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ruthhill74 said...

gfc follower

I would go with white lily and amber.
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Jean said...

I would choose Lilac Blossom and White Lily and Amber

Nicole C. said...

I follow on gfc and would choose the Coconut Crème Pie and the Pina Colada.

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Harmony said...

I just found your blog, and I'm enjoying it!
I like the Mulled Cider Candle scent. (that is, I think I do).

h. mcnaron said...

i am a gfc follower.
i love the sound of twilight woods and white lily/amber. great choices!

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greenfrugalmama said...

Follow w /GFC

I'm afraid I must own the bacon candle! Um.... the smell of bacon throughout the house.... Yummy!

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Vicki S said...

GFC follower, my name sswpss. I would choose the Twilight Woods and Moonlight Path scents :)

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Eco-Friendly and Frugal said...

Now, while Bacon sounds FANTASTIC I think I would have to choose Tropical Tuberose! Another great giveaway!

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Eco-Friendly and Frugal said...

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Eco-Friendly and Frugal said...

I also follow Heather on Twitter as EFandFrugal

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Danetta said...

So many choices! They all sound so good! I think I would choose Peaches N Cream. Love that scent!
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Danetta said...

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Joann said...

I would like to try Key Lime Pie, sounds good!
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mogrill said...

What a bunch of amazing scents!! Bacon?! I would love to try the Witches Brew.
Thanks for the chance.
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Jessica said...

I follow your blog through google friend connect. I would love the Pineapple Upside Down Cake scent
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Glenda said...

I would pick Pumpkin Spice and Sweet Cinnamon Kisses.

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Liked Flames & wicks on Facebook and posted on her wall.

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Shelby said...

I love apple pie welcome! MMM!

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I follow via google reader! :)

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Susanne said...

I follow Crunchy Beach Mamma on facebook!

Susanne said...

I ordered sweet cinnamon kisses and apple pie. Can't wait.

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brandon and jakell said...

follower and I would chose the
Key Lime Pie and Sweet Cinnamon Kisses

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Carolsue said...

I like Orange Dreamsicle and Pancake Stack the best!
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Leslie said...

I'm a blog follower with GFC.

My two scents would be Holiday Spice & Home for the Holidays.

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terri142 said...

Really hard to choose one scent, but I would pick Orange Dreamsicle. The tarts sound really great also.

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blueeyeleo said...

Sweet Cinnamon Kisses sounds like it would smell good

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Cheryl (Tx_Sweetie) said...

I would choose pumpkin spice! I like how you can choose the color and the scent of your candle.
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Jodi said...

I would love to try apple pie welcome. I am a new follower thru GFC.

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lmurley2000 said...

follow on GFC

i like the apple pie welcome scent

also like the candy corn jar candle

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Emmy Coffee said...

Follower
and
I like the White Lily and Amber scent

susan said...

I would just love the bacon candle! how unique! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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jcsjcs said...

I just finished baking, so the banana nut bread scent sounds perfect! I love that you can select both the color and scent of your candles....and free shipping for parties....that's just awesome!

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Tylerpants said...

I'm a GFC follower. The Rose Petals scent sounds lovely! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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Breanne said...

I follow and I would choose Twilight Woods and Honeysuckle

Breanne said...

I follow Flames & Wicks on Twitter @RazzMyBerry

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I follow you on Twitter @RazzMyBerry

Breanne said...

I subscribe through Google Reader

Gianna said...

Now following GFC.
Strawberries N Cream
Apple Pie Welcome