Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The History & Advantages of SOY WAX

The History of Soy Wax
Soy Wax is quite a recent invention. It was only in 1991, when Michael Richards, when looking for a cheaper alternative for beewax, that he developed soy wax. There was a big demand for Natural wax candles, but beeswax was about 10 times more expensive than paraffin. As he entered the candle industry with beeswax products he realized there was a growing demand for natural wax candles. Michael Richard tested different natural plant waxes and finally ended up with a vegetable wax which was made with partially hydrogenated soy oil, coconut oil and palm oil. He also blended beeswax with soy wax to make an economical natural wax candle.

Our Soy Wax that we use
EcoSoyaTM soy waxes are created with pure, 100% soybeans. Some of our waxes are then enhanced with carefully selected botanical oils. EcoSoyaTM waxes are non-petroleum renewable resources, promoting the growth and care of our environment while burning crisp and clean with a gentle natural glow. Enjoy the coziness of biodegradable EcoSoyaTM while doing something good for yourself and the environment.

The Making of Soy Wax
Soy Wax commences with soybeans from which the oil is separated. This oil is then purified to give pristine soybean oil which then goes through a process called hydrogenation turning it into a sollid. Unlike other vegetable or soy waxes on the market, EcoSoyaTM waxes are 100% vegetable , guaranteed! There are no beeswax or petroleum products hidden in it.

Advantages of Soy Candles
 Soy candles have the following advantages compared to paraffin wax candles:

Soy candles are cheap - Beeswax is a great natural alternative to paraffin, BUT to get the same results as a soy-based candle, it is very expensive. Soy wax is a new alternative to paraffin wax that is cost effective PLUS Soy wax is also made from a renewable source.

Soy wax is all-natural - soy wax is a favorite of environmentally conscious people because it is not made from petroleum, like paraffin candles are. Burning of soy candles doesn't increase the CO2 level in the atmosphere.

Soy candles last longer - They can last up to 50% longer than paraffin candles.

Wax spills are easy to clean - It's very difficult to remove paraffin wax from furniture or textiles. Soy wax spills can easily be cleaned up with a little warm soapy water & cloth.

Soy candles produce less soot - Soot should be avoided because it is very unhealthy and can eventually coat furniture and walls. Soy candles produce about 90% less soot than paraffin candles do.

Monday, October 26, 2009

SLS - Sodium Lauryl Sulphate!

Well if you don't know what SLS stands for or what it does then you need to keep reading this post.

I have found a company which has been very dishonest to it's loyal customers & it was VERY shocking to hear about this past weekend.

Update in the next few days keep your eyes opened to this space....

OK well i have been asked quite a bit on who the company is. Well seeing i don't want to get into trouble but have to warn people of their lies i have decided that i will leave a few hints & then you can make your own choices. You can have a look next time your out & you will then pick it up yourself.

Hint #1
The company uses White bottles & have either Blue or Black writing not quite sure which.

Hint #2
They have advertised in almost every magazine there is out there...mmmmm makes you wonder.

Hint #3
They are in all chemists & Health Food Stores - The chemists haven't really cared as long as they sell & why would they? Chemists sell drugs & chemicals anyway right? mmmmm
BUT the Health food store are already starting to see the decline in the sales of their products & so will no longer be wanted in their stores as they usually don't like having products in their stores with SLS in them.

OK so with this information I'M SO sure you will work it out or at least see them there & once you pick the products up you'll read the new stuck on replacement labels on them.

It is sad though to think that they can do this to people who have but trust in them & their products....
A real Shame!


Hi again everyone,

Just would like to let everyone know that i'm having a "SALE" until next Monday the 2/11/09 to clear some stock to make room for new stuck coming in very shortly.

The SALE is store wide & the code to use is "SALE" hahahaha of cause. So happy shopping & get in early this year for Xmas shopping.

Until stock lasts so hurry!

The Seminar


Well a few weeks ago i attended the Connect 2 mums seminar on the Gold Coast & it truly was a weekend that i'll never forget.......

NOTE to Paula - Owner & Creator of Connect 2 Mums online magazine

Paula, your such an inspiration & motivator! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I also thank you for putting such a wonderful event together & giving me the opportunity to meet such brilliant WOMAN such as yourself. Yes it was also great to have everyone pop out of the square box in which we have all been chat to for awhile now. ROFL

The Seminar:

People who know me, know that I'm not the type person to get up in front of a large crowd of people to speak. With Paula's help & all the other lovely members that attended the seminar at the Gold Coast, i was able to get up & face my fears. What a nerves wreak i was. My hands & feet were so sweaty that when it was my turn to get up i almost face planted it LOL yes some may not have noticed this but the sweat in my shoes almost made me land flat on my face. with a slight slip & stagger i made it to the front of the room.

To be honest with you i can not remember much of what i said as it turned out to be a bit of a blur. Finally it was over & i quickly got back to my chair to hide behind my folder.

It may have be so daunting for me but without the help of Paula & the others to give me that push or boost of confidence i may have never have done it. So having said this, thank you to you all. I over came a fear & can now move a forward in my business.

mmm what else did we get up to at the seminar?.....

There was a few wonderful speaker with so much motivating & inspirational information to share. There also was speakers & workshops with a lot of business related knowledge & information to help with all aspects of your business to share with us all.

Such people were:

Paula - Owner of Connect 2 Mums online magazine website (host & organizer of the event)
Becky Holbrook - Fortun8gal
Peace & Katy from "What I Wish I Knew Before I Became A Mother"
Leonie Featherstone - Phoenix Trading
Jen Harris - Running your small business
Vicki - Lunalei
Kelly Lynch Ring - Vital Earth Traditions
Gayle - Mummy's Wish
Joanna Baker Dowdell - Strawberry Communications
Tania Usher - Seducing The Media
Catherine Oehlman - Squigglemum

oh & then there was little ol' ME - Pure Earth Noosa

I do apologize if i have forgotten anyone. Please let me know if i missed you & i will be more than happy to add you on as well.

I meet many lovely people & businesses. Made some wonderful friends & connections.
The whole weekend was one big inspirational & motivational HIT....I LOVED every bit of it!

I was on such a high for days LOL Hubby had to tell me to shut up about it as i keep going & going & going & i think he had heard everything a few time by that stage. LOL

I can't wait to meet up with everyone again soon over a coffee, tea or drink & dance!
Woohoo i was sore for days after all the dancing we did at the Howl at the moon night club on the Saturday night.

Until our next meet take care everyone.