Monthly Archives: May 2010

We Remember…Happy Memorial Day!!!

The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.  ~Benjamin Disraeli

For love of country they accepted death…  ~James A. Garfield

Arthur Joseph Pellegrene-My Grandpa! My Hero! ❤ Love & Miss you so!

Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations, that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided Republic.  ~John A. Logan

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!  ~Maya Angelou

This weekend as you enjoy time with family & friends, remember those that paid the price for our freedom.  To all of our servicemen & women we are Thankful!  God Bless You!  We keep you in our prayers!

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!



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Uglies need love too!

Here at Blue Moon Candles we always strive for Beauty.  One of the things I enjoy most is hearing how our made for you creations delight our customers.  We truly enjoy handcrafting our all natural wax candles and products just for you!

However

sometimes when testing something new, a new color or technique…well-things in the lab don’t always go as planned.  So what do we do with our Uglies you ask?  We give them to a loving home of course!

All of our Uglies Candles have the same great Blue Moon Candles burn you can expect every time.  They smell fantastic!  (They just may not “match”-such as a Banana candle that is Blue instead of Yellow).  They just look a little “different” lol.

If you would like to adopt our Uglies-leave us a message!  Every month or two we will be giving our Uglies away to a good home-FREE.

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.  ~Kahlil Gibran

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!


Aromatherapy and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Aromatherapy and massage can be used to provide wonderful benefits for Dementia and Alzheimer’s patients.

Aromatherapy is herbal medicine that uses the medicinal properties of essential oils from plants and herbs.  French chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse coined the term aromatherapy in 1937, when he witnessed first-hand the healing power of lavender oil on healing skin burns.  (I keep a bottle of lavender essential oil in the kitchen near my spice for that very reason).

Essential oils can affect almost every system in the body. Each essential oil has a unique pharmacological effect, such as anti-bacterial, antiviral, diuretic, vasodilator, tranquilizing, and adrenal stimulating.

Combining a variety of essential oils and the act of touch can bring someone suffering from Alzheimer’s a sense of relaxation and well being. For patients in late stages of the disease process, essential oils are critical, instead of using a scented lotion. The oil is directly absorbed into the skin and blood stream with the ability to cross the blood brain barrier–lotions and moisturizers  are unable to achieve this effect. The essential oils continue to aid in relaxation when scent receptors are no longer working-such as those in the late stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

Here is a great video on how to do relaxing hand massage (this is what we do for Scott’s mom Emily Ruth-we just go a little more gently on hers.)

You can also spray citrus essential oils onto a handkerchief or tissue in the morning. Allow your friend or family member to hold and smell the tissue. Citrus (I use a blend Bergamot and Sweet Orange) has natural energizing and uplifting properties.  I used to place a few drops on a cotton ball and pin it to my Gran’s shirt so she could smell it-she called it a “flower”.   The aroma commonly stimulates appetite and energy.

Incorporating air diffusers that release essential oils such as lavender and vanilla can go a long way to creating a relaxing environment. The diffusers can be used in bathrooms to disperse lavender scents while showering, as well as sitting areas and bedrooms.

Our Lavender & Vanilla as well as our Sweet Orange and Bergamot Massage oil can be found on our website. (http://www.bluemooncandles.com )

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!


Happy Mother’s Day!! <3

A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
— Agatha Christie

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.  ~Tenneva Jordan

My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.
— Michael Jordan

Happy Mother’s Day!


Love, Laughter & Candlelight!


What is YOUR Candlelight Style?

What is Your Candle Style?


Candle Styles vary from person to person…like relationships, not everyone likes the same thing.

Before you buy, it is best to understand your Burning Style and get the ultimate candle for your cash!

For a Quickie with no commitment ~try a Tealight! Our clear cups showcase your color choice. There are hundreds of fragrances to choose from and they provide 5-6 hours of maintenance free, natural, fragrant candlelight.

If you have a little more time to burn, but still don’t want to commit ~ go with Votives! They come in natural soy or palm wax, any color you want, and hundreds of fragrance choices burning up to 15 hours- maintenance free. A great way to sample all of our extraordinary scents!

When you are looking for greater satisfaction, but with no excess baggage, go with a Container Candle-very minimal maintenance. Keep the wick trimmed and out of drafts, and you are good to go! We currently offer a Many different design shapes in glass and silver travel tins. Organic Natural Wax in your color choice and hundreds of fragrance choices! These candles burn from 35 to 120 hours.

Perhaps your style is classic traditionalist? Pillar Candles provide lasting fragrance and high style! These candles are meant to be burned for 1 hour per inch of diameter for optimum performance. Wicks should be trimmed at 1/4 inch, and candles kept out of drafts. There are many sizes and styles available in different finishes as well~ classic creamy, mottled (little snowflakes in the wax) to funky & chunky. Any color you like and hundreds of fragrance choices. Pillars burn from 80 to 180 hours.  Try our Gothic Drip finish!

When you are in it for the long haul! When you crave the slow burn! Go with a 3 Wick Candle! These big babies provide 170=200 hours of beautiful fragrant natural light! You chose your favorite color and any of our  fragrances. These candles are meant to be burned 6 hours at a time for optimum wax usage. (Burning flat across the top, and not “tunneling” down inside the candle.)

We have something for everyone…We believe that Natural Candles with the fragrance & glow they emit enhance life and offer an affordable luxury that everyone should enjoy!

Thank you for choosing us!
We look forward to lighting up your life!

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!