Category Archives: Aromatherapy

The magic of Basil.

I love that historically Basil has been used to symbolize hatred, yet it is also used as a symbol for love. I wonder if this is where the term love hate relationship comes from?  Did you know there are more than 30 distinct and intensely aromatic varieties of basil?

Artist information found here: http://pentacle5.deviantart.com/

Artist information found here: http://pentacle5.deviantart.com/

The first recorded mention of basil, in records dated to pre-206 B.C.E, states that it “exists only to drive men insane.” For the Greeks, and later the Romans, basil was associated with hatred.

To grow the most potent plants they believed the seeds needed to be sown with swearing and ranting.  (sounds like they were watching me pull weeds in the summertime ha!) However, basil later became a symbol of love in Italy, to the point that Giovanni Boccaccio used it to symbolize the tragic love between Lisabetta and Lorenzo in The Decameron. Sicilian folklore associates it with both love and death, and in Moldavian folklore a young man who accepts basil from a young woman will fall in love with her.

kissing
Europe in general is rather conflicted on the subject of basil. Parkinson’s 17th century herbal says it can “procure a cheerful and merry heart” while Culpeper’s links it to poison through the observation of its effects in drawing venom out of wounds and the proclamation that “like draws to like.” He even goes so far as to say that basil can generate scorpions, possibly even inside someone’s skull.   This scorpion connection is often linked to the Greek story of the basilisk, which in turn is linked to basil in the name basilicum. In some folklore, basil is said to have been used to ward off both the look and bite of this king of serpents.

Perhaps reflecting the plant’s conflicted history, the Victorian language of flowers has two meaning for basil: common basil signifies hatred and sweet basil conveys the sender’s best wishes.

To the ancient Romans, it was a symbol of hatred, yet basil eventually became a token of love in Italy. Young maidens would wear a sprig of basil in their hair to profess their availibility. In some regions of Italy, basil is known as “kiss-me-Nicholas.” One can only wonder if the conflicting symbolism of basil in Rome is the origin of a love-hate relationship?

heart

The royal herb is regarded in a similar manner in Romania where if a boy accepts a sprig of basil from a girl, it means they are engaged to be married.

In Greece today, basil is readily grown as an ornamental and is used in certain religious rituals as a symbol of fertility..

It’s one of my favorite herbs! I love the flavor and the fragrance so much so that we offer a candle and perfume in our Blackberry Basil fragrance.
What does it smell like?  I’m so glad you asked…
It is a delicious mix of rich sweetness!  Sun kissed Blackberries entwined with green leaves, white musk and the unexpected herbal zing of basil. The rich, winey Blackberry takes predominance over the edible leaves and lightly anise-scented basil. It is a fresh, fruity, wild and sensual scent, blending fresh sweetness with a dry herbal accord. 

Perfect for the coming spring days ahead!

Blackberry Basil perfume & candles!   http://www.bluemooncandles.com

Blackberry Basil perfume & candles! http://www.bluemooncandles.com

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!

lisa


My kind of exhibit!

NY Museum Stages First ‘Scent’ Exhibit

Chandler Burr calls his works ‘olfactory art,’ and says he’s not a freak—he just uses his nose more often and more carefully than the rest of us. Blake Gopnik reports.

What a fantastic idea! The very thought stirs my scent loving soul… I wish I was closer so I could attend. Although if I were making real wishes I would wish to share a bottle of red wine with Chandler Burr and talk scent for an afternoon.

I personally disagree with his idea that “a thing must be artificial; it is impossible to create art entirely with nature”—but I understand the point he is making.

Art by Katerina Silva Follow her talented work here: https://www.facebook.com/KatarinaSilvaArt

I love all kinds of fragrance; traditional as well as all natural.

There is room in my world and my shop for both!
What fragrances move your soul?

Leave us a comment to join the discussion.

For me this fall I am continuing my love affair with Cinnamon.

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!

 


All simmered up!

I don’t know about you, but I am SO over this heat and ready for fall!  One of my favorite things about Autumn is fragrance.
But are there any alternatives available if  you don’t like or can’t use synthetic scents?

 

I originally searched out nature based scents for my Candles because I know many people (like my daughter Bella) are allergic to some synthetic fragrances. (We offer naturally fragranced candle choices if you have the same sensitivities).

But did you know you can simmer things to make your house smell divine and all the ingredients you need may be in your kitchen right now?  It’s fun, and the list is as only limited by your imagination!

Here is our current favorite: a pot of water simmering, 2-3 lemons, a handful of rosemary from the garden and 2 capfuls (sometimes more if Bella has anything to say about it) of vanilla extract.

simmering home fragrance

There are many ways to release the fragrance.  You can simmer it in a saucepan like I did (just be sure to keep an eye on the water level so it does not run dry and burn…that does NOT smell good). You can also pour all the ingredients into a crock pot to slowly simmer all day adding water as needed.


Some  ingredient ideas are:

  • Oranges
  • Limes
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Clove (whole)
  • Mint leaves
  • Cilantro
  • Basil
  • Vanilla
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Nutmeg
  • Anise
  • Thyme
  • Pine needles

The possibilities are endless.

How does fragrance affect your mood?

The Health Benefits of Cinnamon.

Spice for your Spirit.

Happy Blending!

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!


A passionate and creative look at fragrance by Katarina Silva.

We have recently fallen in love with the Art of Katarina Silva.   It is Passionate, Romantic & Creative and we know you will fall in love with her way of capturing images just like we did!

Read her post here on how to nourish your long distance love with fragrance.

If you are as interested and perhaps as obsessed with fragrance as we are, here are some other links to prior blog entries we have made you may like as well .  ❤

The Vivid world of Fragrance

Aromatherapy and Alzheimer’s Disease.

What does your Fragrance say about you?

Understanding Fragrance Notes.

What Scent makes you feel alive?

Creativity of fragrance.

Enjoy,

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!

 

 

 

 


How to make my non recipe Ceviche…❥

★Ceviche is the coastal regions of Central and Southern America’s version of Sushi. (Although I made my Ceviche with fully cooked fish…)

I tend to approach cooking like my grandmother’s did…recipes are only “guidelines” so feel free to tweak this to your tastes.

How did I make mine?

  • 1 lb. fresh but fully cooked tiny shrimp,
  • 8 oz. crab meat-fresh is best, but canned is fine too.

(traditional Ceviche calls for any raw local FRESH fish thinly sliced and “cooked” in the citrus juice, but not many in my household do raw fish so I went with cooked instead).

  • 2 finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1 finely chopped red onion
  • 1 sour orange juiced
  • 3 limes juiced
  • 1 large handful organic chopped cilantro
  • 2 organic carrots finely diced
  • 2 fresh avocados finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno finely diced
  • lime and extra avocado to garnish.
  • 2 cloves of fresh garlic, diced
Combine all ingredients in a serving bowl, I added salt, fresh cracked pepper and a bit of Mesquite seasoning to taste.
Serve with salted baked tortilla chips as a dip.  It is also good served on a bed of spinach as a tostada…or with shredded cabbage as fish tacos.
You can substitute any fish you like, but remember- fresh and local is best!
Mangia bene!
Love, Laughter & Candlelight,

 

 


Belladonna…a *new* Eden’s Alchemy fragrance!

Belladonna-Our *NEW* Fragrance!

What’s it smell like???

Belladonna:an intoxicating, sensual fragrance. The color of mystery, the texture of luxe, this very sexy, seductive fragrance has the sweet scent of sultry, smouldering, feminine sophistication. Exotic. Sensual. Luxurious!

With notes of Saffron, Masala Spices, Clove, Nutmeg, Pimento Berries, White Pepper, Mediterranean Broom Flower, Patchouli, Crimson Red Marechal Rose, Ethiopian Guggal Incense, Wengue Wood, Bois de Miel.

Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues.
Ambrose Bierce ♥

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!


Natural Mood Enhancers. ✿

An Italian Garden I love ♥

Sometimes we forget that natural essences and plants and herbs are not just beautiful to look at, they have wonderful healing properties as well!

Here are some of my favorite plants and flowers that are readily available along with some of their benefits. ♥

If you are suffering from mental fatigue add  a few drops of Peppermint to a handkerchief and inhale deeply! (Works great for headache relief too!)

To boost your energy level vaporize zesty citrus oils of Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon or Lime.  Avoid warm-smelling fragrances as they hamper activity.

Soft florals like Jasmine, Ylang Ylang and Geranium are best to boost self esteem and increase security. (Jasmine & Gardenia white florals happen to be my favorites!  Fresh and Bright!) Grab some of our All Natural Jasmine Butter here.  (A perfect moisturizer for after a day in the sun!)

Some of my Star Jasmine growing all around Jack, my patio Pirate ♥

When your spirits are low try vaporizing some Rosemary & Eucalyptus…they will come to the rescue.

To help you be more alert try an essential oil blend of Jasmine, Basil, Cedarwood and Ylang Ylang.

If you suffer from nervous exhaustion a combination of Lavender and Jasmine essential oils will help restore your natural balance.

If you are feeling sad or anxious try vaporizing some Patchouli or Geranium oil; they are reputed to be both grounding and stimulating.

Rose, Cypress and Lavender will boost feelings of contentment. ♥

What are your favorite blends? ✿

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!


The process of Creativity.

Do you dream in color?  Have you ever dreamed with fragrance?  Sometimes I do…

This fragrance has haunted me since the first time I smelled it in a dream…this is the closest perfume reproduction I can make.  It is not exact, but very close. I love this one so much I felt she deserved her own blog entry…

I wanted to share a little bit of my insane process of creating with you in hopes that you will love, or at least better understand the end result.

I keep little blotter papers near me so I can scratch out ideas and inspirations as they strike-I have been known to pull over when driving to record ideas, jolt upright out of sleep to scratch them down,  and sometimes they just quietly sneak up and tap me on the shoulder.  Either way I hope this helps you understand the crazy that creates my fragrances….

Bella Notte Fragrance note scribbles

A few weeks ago during a rainstorm I woke up at 2 am in the middle of a haunting dream about a girl with a velvet dress (I think I am going to write a book about her someday) reading an old leather book, cemeteries, angels, roses, mist, leather,  and I could literally smell her perfume.

I decided to re-create her Perfume and I have decided to call it Bella Notte (Italian for Beautiful Night)

Bella Notte Perfume: Rich Dark & Warm, Intense, Sensual and Feminine…it begins like a dream with wistful  Rose Absolute & Grey Amber, mid notes of Smokey Cedar  grounded with Dark Sweet Benzoin & Vanilla, hints of Wild Lavender, ancient Woods and Earth, infused with burnt Caramel Bitters.

Inspired by old roses on a lovers grave, tattered time worn velvet, lost love, longing and heartbreak, misty full moons, wild gardens and herbs growing irreverently, remembrance of things past…

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think….❥

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!

(Artist links:  http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=beautiful death&order=9&offset=48#/d2j628h & http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=cemetary music&order=9&offset=72#/d18xj66)


What Scent makes you feel alive?

Did you know that a fragrance company, Takasago showed the results of a study relating the reduction of clerical error to the use of essential oils.  Keyboard punching errors fell by 20 percent when the air was scented with lavender

and 33 percent when jasmine then was substituted.


There was an astonishing 54 percent reduction in clerical error when workers were exposed to lemon oils.

And by intermittently changing aromas, efficiency levels were maintained.

What wakes you up and makes you feel Alive?!


Anti-Inflammatory eating.

Well the new year is a great time for a new start.  Many people are dieting, for me that really never seems to work, here is a little about what I am doing.

I think that many of the diet programs out there make a lot of promises without delivering on them.  I really think that the changes we want will come through educating ourselves and hard work, pretty much like everything else in life.  Diets only work for so long, and when you get off the program results fail because our habits really never changed.

Here is a short video that I liked and it has lots of tips on how to do it.

I liked what Dr. Weil has to say about dieting here.

Did you know that according to Christopher Adams a molecular biologist “Eighty percent of what you perceive as taste is actually smell”.

Dr. Alan Hirsch actually provided his patients with a fragrant inhaler of peppermint to use prior to eating and discovered his patients lost an average of 5 pounds per month with no other behavioral changes than just adding the inhaler.  Topping the list of weight reducing fragrances are Peppermint and Green Apple.

We are making Candles this week in both fragrances as well as to-go car and skin scents.  Check our Facebook page for availability later this week. ❤ Check them out and give it a try yourself. If nothing else, you will enjoy the clean fresh fragrances!

What fresh fragrances inspire you?

Love, Laughter & Candlelight,

 

 

 

 


Cyber Monday!!!! Free Shipping on Candles!

Happy Cyber Monday! 🙂 Enjoy FREE SHIPPING on all Blue Moon Candles orders $50.00 or more today!! ♥ ♥ ♥

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!

Hand blending our exclusive*New* fragrance Mystique!

Jazz streams out into the moonlight French doors open to the night breezes, sweet olive scents the air. Nearby there is laughter, a cork popping, and cafe brulot aflame…

Exotic woods and cajun spices, with a promise of sweet sensuality and erotic mysticism, grounded in… strength with just a hint of fresh green notes for balance. It is at once stimulating and relaxing; hypnotic and grounding; a delightful and heady experience for both men and women.

Rich fragrances are meticulously hand blended and carefully balanced with pure Essential oils. Based on notes of Cedar, Tonka Bean, Benzoin, Vetiver and Black Pepper. Middle notes include Vanilla Absolute, Myrrh and Sweetgrass, and topped with Turkish Rose, Italian Bergamot, and a hint of Cardamom and Nutmeg.

On sale Monday Night!  ❤

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!


Himalayan Rock Salt Luminaries

In stock in Limited quantities-these are the actual Candle holders shown-

Our Luminary Candleholders are made of hand hewn Himalayan Salt.  They weigh between 4-6 pounds apiece.  These are FAR more beautiful in person! We will do flat rate shipping as well as combined shipping for multiple purchases. email me at lisa@bluemooncandles.com for more information and availability.

Each Luminary comes with six free all natural wax tealight candles.

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!


When do you most like to burn Candles?

People have such different takes on Candlelight.  For me it makes everything better.  If I lived alone I would probably never use electric lighting at all…

I love to use candlelight to read, or even when taking a long quiet bath.  Yoga is fun by candlelight…When is your favorite time for Candles?

I love the soft glow they create-warm and inviting…what do you love most about them?

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!


Website update and Halloween Fragrances…<3

Check out ☛ the top 10 Halloween Fragrances at Blue Moon Candles!  No tricks, just treats!

Newly listed Halloween Container Candles and Fragrance Descriptions too!

Show you like us on Facebook and get exclusive info on upcoming  friends list only sales!

Happy Haunting…

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!


What does your fragrance say about you?!

If clothing makes the man, Fragrance makes the woman!

With all the fragrances for bath and body and candles on the market, how do you find your Signature Scent?  What do the different fragrance families say about your personality?

Here is a breakdown of the major fragrance families:

Women:
Fresh: Citrus, Green leaves, Marine notes
Floral: Jasmine, Rose, White flowers
Oriental: Spices, Vanilla, Patchouli
Woody: Citrus, Warm woods, Moss

Men:
Fresh: Citrus, Green leaves, Marine notes
Aromatic: Citrus, Lavendar, Geranium
Woody: Vetiver, Agarwood, Cedar

Floral fragrances (the most popular) are feminine and romantic, while Oriental fragrances are rich,warm, spicy and sophisticated.  The Oriental family also includes Gourmand- a relatively new category, with the concept of basing fragrances on edible notes. A gourmand scent may contain notes such as spices, honey, vanilla, chocolate, amber and cinnamon. Gourmand scents are usually “comfy” and delicious and wear nicely in the cooler seasons.

Woody includes nutty and spicy with resinous notes of amber, sandalwood, cedar wood, and a touch of patchouli.
Some wood blends have a hint of cinnamon, a sprinkle of earth, or a puff of tobacco.

Stay turned for perfume specials in each of these families!

Which suits your tastes and personality and why?

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!


Make you own Essential Oil Blend for Happiness! ☺

Have you ever thought about making your own Essential Oil blend for happiness?

Sweet Orange oil has a sweet and tangy smell to it. Just uncorking the bottle and inhaling  the sweet scent makes me immediately feel it’s warming, uplifting properties. Some but not all properties of orange essential oil are anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, diuretic, sedative and tonic.

Aromatherapists use this oil for treatment of depression, anxiety, moodiness, stress and frustration. The oil is known for it’s uplifting quality and tends to make a person more cheerful when used.

This is a blend I love-I call it my happiness in a bottle…

  • 3 drops Bergamot
  • 1 drop Ylang Ylang
  • 3 drops Sweet Orange
  • 2 drops Jasmine
  • 2 drops Rose

You can mix several drops into a jar with Sea Salt for a heart lifting bath, use in a diffuser to uplift the spirits of the entire household or make your own nontoxic dryer sheets, sprinkle a few drops of oil into potpourri to improve the fragrance.

Mix it up and get Happy!  ☺

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!


Steampunk Candles and Handblended Perfume!♥

I am always obsessed with something, frequently multiple things…lately it is Steampunk.  I have even been dreaming in Steampunk lately!

It is hard to decide exactly what steampunk is…easier for me to say what it is not–it is as varied  between people as viewpoints.  I find it to be a beautiful mix of the Victorian age, slammed into the modern time, shaken not stirred with a bit of romance, a dash of gothic and hint of found objects re-purposed.  It is the spot between waking and asleep…

If you look closely, you will see it emerging everywhere!  One of my favorite restaurants (Pint’s in Laughlin NV) has their entire decor Steampunked!

So why would we not come up with our own Steampunk Candles and Handblended Steampunk Perfume?!

Pricing will be on our site tomorrow along with secret sale info for our Facebook friends.

Check back with us tomorrow-More links and pricing will be up!!!

Steampunk Dreams!


July!

July is for sailboats and lemonade, thunderstorms and ripe peaches, corn on the grill and  juicy watermelon, fresh cut hay and fireworks, sea breezes and bikinis, full moon nights and popsicles!

Happy Summer,
Love, Laughter & Candlelight!


A Little Fragrance With Your Food

A Little Fragrance With Your Food
By Chris Perrin


There are a million reasons to love candles.  They look nice, they’re elegant, and pyros love them because they’re fire.  Still, the thing we love most about candles is how they smell.  Plug in air fresheners just cannot match the way a candle warms up a room and transforms it through pleasant aromas.  Food can do that, too.

There is an old saying in food: “You eat with your eyes first.”  However, that’s not always true.  When you walk into the kitchen and the smells of baking bread or garlic or cinnamon rolls hits you, you’re eating with your nose first.  The eyes come much, much later.

This is not news to professional chefs, who have been devising ways to turn meals into full sensory experiences for ages.  One of the ways they have been doing this is by serving meals with scented smoke.  It’s a technique that’s been used on shows like Top Chef and Iron Chef, but don’t let that fool you.  Using smells in your own cooking is easy enough to do at home with nothing more than a glass or metal bowl and some plastic wrap.

(Disclaimer: Making smoke is a really cool, unexpected technique that people will love.  It’s also a fire hazard if you’re not careful since we will, after all, be burning things.  Before you try this, have a good kitchen-rated fire extinguisher nearby.  Also, only do this if there is a window you can open lest the smoke detector crash the party.)

The Basic Technique

This is going to be simple.  All you need to do is get some type of food to smolder, lay it in a bowl and cover the bowl with plastic wrap.  The smoke will waft from up from the smoldering item and get trapped in the bowl.  All you need to do is set the bowl down in front of your diners, puncture the wrap and enjoy the aroma as you eat.

As a variation, you can use individual non-flammable (stress non-flammable) trays that have lids for each guest.  Put the meal on the tray, then get individual items smoldering and drop them in glasses in each tray.  Cover and the smoke will get trapped until diners remove the lid.

Okay, So What Should We Use for Smoke?

Good question.   There are two things to consider when deciding what to smoke.  The first is what will actually produce the smoke.  Your best bet is to use either wood chips (hickory, mesquite, apple wood, etc.), nut shells (pecans, walnuts), or some herb branches (rosemary or thyme branches work well.)  Things like citrus peels can work, but they take a lot of effort to get to light and they don’t often smolder, they usually catch fire.

The other thing to consider is pairing the smoldering item to the food being served.  You want to add a complimentary ambiance, not an entirely new element to the meal.  If your dish has rosemary, burn rosemary.  If it was cooked on a cedar plank, use cedar.

At the very least, try to match the feel of the dish to the odor.  For instance, rosemary and thyme work very well for earthy dishes like steaks or mushrooms.  Apple wood would do very well for pork chops because it has a sweeter aroma.  Play around with it and see what combinations work well for you.

There is also a third consideration.  You can save yourself some extra expensive in ingredients if you have food-scented candles.  For instance, serve blueberry cobbler with a blueberry candle or ice cream with a vanilla candle.  If you use candles, you can choose to trap the smoke in a bowl or tray or not.

Whichever way you choose and whichever scent you use, enjoy playing with scents and your food.  It’s a fun way to turn meals into a full sensory experience of your own.

Chris Perrin

Check out Blog Well Done today to get tips great tips on things like vegetarian options, $7.00 dinner challenge and cooking with your kids.  I think Chris is a culinary genius and I know you will love his recipes and sense of humor as much as I do!

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Mangia bene!


Aromatic Living

The thought of pleasant fragrances may be enough to make us a bit more cheerful, but the actual fragrance can have dramatic effects in improving our mood and sense of well-being.

In the heat of summer we recommend using cooling fragrances such as lime, lemon, blood orange and grapefruit in your Candles and Room Sprays-especially in your living room. The citrus notes are uplifting, and not too heavy for hot summer days. We also have tropical fragrances blended with the citrus to take you on a mini vacation! Lime in da Coconut…Blood Orange and Patchouli-*even Patchouli haters love this one.

My mom swears her lemon infused candles are “happy”.  Bergamot and it’s pleasing citrus fragrance has been shown to help people suffering from anxiety, stress and depression.

In an experiment in a Las Vegas casino, the amount of money gambled in a slot machine increased by over 45% when the site was fragranced with a pleasant aroma!

What is your favorite citrus?!

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!


Smell Sense

Did you know it only takes two seconds for an aroma to enter your nose and travel to the part of the brain that effects memory and controls emotion?

Fragrance can focus our concentration,  influence us to spend money and even prompt us to settle unpaid bills.

How can just a whiff of fragrance do all this?  Odor particles enter the olfactory sensors just behind the bridge of the nose.  These bind to cells that send out messages to the limbic system (the part of our brains that regulated emotions like fear, rage, anger, aggression and pleasure).

The limbic system regulates our stress responses and influences our sexual, metabolic and hormonal activity.

This is the reason specific fragrances have the ability to stimulate intense memories and re-create experiences and influence the way we behave.

In our next post we will cover some ways to use our Organic Wax candles infused with Essential Oils to help enhance productivity, create a calming mood and set a relaxing area in your home and workspace!

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!


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!



Spring is in the Air! <3

Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.  ~Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke

What better way to celebrate than with Spring fragrances for your Candles and Bath & Body!  Even Nature herself has donned a pretty party dress!  This season it is all about rowdy blooms, rock star rose, earthy woods & gentle rains…What will be Your favorite?

Rock Star Rose~a new cult classic : blends Dune Rose, Musk Rose and Bulgarian Rose, Vanilla, Amber and musk…classic with an edge.

Stargazer & Cantaloupe~Sweet and juicy, fresh, ripe cantaloupe and a delicate heady exotic lily.

Belladonna~A very unusual scent, it is at once luscious and earthy, etheral and fruity…but so haunting. The fruit and floral accord dramatically mellows the Vetiver base note; it is neither too acrid nor overly sweet.  Belladonna blends Red Fig, Bergamot, Kumquot, Mandarin, Cyclamen, Currant, Cling Peach, Osmanthus, Violet Leaf, Rosewood, Teak, Vetiver and Black Amber.  A nocturnal garden scent.

Flowerbomb (Viktor & Rolf style)~Strap on your helmet and prepare to sample our interpretation of divine new fragrance “Flowerbomb.”  Filled with flowers, flowers, and more flowers (thus the name “Flowerbomb”), and “romantic, but volatile” connotes “glamour, but with rage” begins with top notes of bergamot, tea, and peony, leading to an explosive flowery midsection of real jasmine absolute, freesia, orchid, orangeflower, and a kiss of peach, with a warm, sweet drydown of cedarwood, patchouli, amber, leather, musk, and vanilla. Bottom Line: Dizzingly floral, delightfully upscale — one whiff and KABOOM!!!

Hello Sugar!~ The captivating and irresistible scent of sugar, infused with refreshing lemon is now a delectable scent that’s sure to become a new favorite for every woman who wears it.  Notes:Italian Bergamot, Yuzu, Mandarin, Lychee Flower, Orange Blossom, Ginger Flower, Oak Moss, Caramel, White Santal. Great in Candles-awesome as a perfume!

Jasmin Noir~a rich mix of voluptuous floral and precious woody notes with accents of almond and licorice. This infinitely addictive essence is sublimely revealed by jasmine, a flower whose beauty is as pure as it is tantalizing.  Notes:Green Sap, Gardenia Petals, Sambac Jasmine Absolute, Satiny Almond, Precious Wood, Licorice, Tonka Bean Absolute.

Aria (by Culti type)~Our version of this Italian beauty begins with citrusy top notes of lemon and natural bergamot, which make way for a strong, long-lasting floral heart of jasmine, orange blossoms, rose, and irresistible notes of lily of the valley. The fragrance is finished with soft, aromatic base of cedar, musk, and sandalwood. This exclusive fragrance is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a fresh, complex, floral blend that smells molto, molto expensive.

Ultraviolet ~At once, Wicked and Innocent. This seductive floral combines two romantic Victorian favorites… Wild Rose and Sweet Violet. Like a nosegay updated, the fragrant bouquet pays homage to a sweeter time, but with a twist.  Equally at home in an urban club or a garden party, this scent is a terrific fusion of venerable and contemporary. A taste of Licorice. A hint of powder. Roll out the fainting couch and fetch the smelling salts. You must wear black, for black goes with everything. Top notes of Sweet Violet, Iris, and Sweet Clover. Middle notes of Rosa Rugosa, Lavender, Heather, Angelica, Basil Leaf and Sweet Fennel. Bottom notes of Oak Moss and Labdanum.

All of the above fragrances are ready to go for Candles and they smell even better as our new Perfumes!

*New* Apothecary Style Perfume!  

9ml  New listing special!  $13.00 each
Hand formulated Perfume Oils.
100% Vegan,  Paraben, Phthalate & Cruelty free.

MORE to come next week!  Feel free to email any questions to me, (lisa@bluemooncandles.com) I am happy to help.

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