Welcome to the Making it Make Scents Blog

by Grace+Love Candle Co.

Welcome to Grace+Love Candle Co. where we make your space homes smell and feel like home.  Grace+Love Candle Co. is a home fragrance boutique that was created to help others.  Designed with simplicity in mind, these candles give the everyday person a simple way to become an educational advocate by supporting minority youths for their educational endeavors.  That is the basis of Grace+Love Candle Co. A simple way to make a difference in our local communities. A blend of sustainable and profitable business with tangible social work. A quality, unique, affordable, and natural product that leads to lives being changed.  All products are hand crafted in Virginia using natural soy wax, fine fragrances, and cotton wicks.

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Soy Wax Vs. Soy Wax Blend

Navigating the World of Soy Candles: What Buyers Should Know

In recent years, soy candles have surged in popularity, touted for their cleaner burn and eco-friendly credentials compared to traditional paraffin alternatives. However, as the market expands, so does the variety of soy candles, including those labeled as soy-blend and 100% soy. For the discerning consumer, understanding the nuances between these types is crucial to making informed purchases that align with their values and expectations. This blog post delves into the cautions of buying soy-blend candles versus 100% soy candles and offers guidance on how to spot the differences.

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ALL the best fall Candles - Including yours truly 🥳

As the leaves turn golden and the air grows crisp, there's nothing quite like the cozy embrace of autumn evenings. It's the perfect time to indulge in the warmth and comfort of scented candles, and Grace+Love has just the right pick for this season: our "Autumn Nights" candle.

 

But why take our word for it? At RedFin, they've compiled a comprehensive list of the best autumn candles, and Grace+Love's "Autumn Nights" is proudly included.  Our recommendation, along with others, offers a variety of choices for every scent preference and style.

 

To discover more autumn candle favorites and find the perfect one for your home, visit RedFin's website.  Their curated list includes a variety of options, each with a unique charm to enhance your autumn evenings. Whether you're looking for something spicy, sweet, or subtly earthy, you'll find it in our recommendations.

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At Grace+Love We Use 100% Soy Wax - Here's Why

It all starts somewhere. Finding a wax you can work with is key. Our candles are 100% soy wax. While soy can be difficult to work with it has its benefits. Soy wax is non-toxic making better for both the environment and your health. As a vegetable-based wax it will not give off any harmful by-products.

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Candle Making with G+L

We LOVE doing candle making classes.  Our very first one with actually with a craft workshop store in Leesburg, VA.  It was amazing interacting with people and hearing their stories about why they choose the fragrances they choose.

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You Have to Close Chapters

Candle family....we literally started this business on our stove with a boiling pot of water we got from walmart and two pouring pitchers making candles. It slowly started taking over our ENTIRE house. It went from the kitchen to the dining room to the basement to the garage. We felt very boxed in at times and sometimes

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Mangosteen - What is it? AND What does it smell like?

Mangosteen is a small, purple fruit from Southeast Asia. It has a hard outer skin and sweet, white, juicy flesh. People have described its taste as a mix of lychee, peach, strawberry, and pineapple.  Farmers tend to grow mangosteen in Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Thailand.  Fresh mangosteen is hard to find in the United States for two reasons primarily because mangosteen trees need a fully tropical climate and lots of time to grow.

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What is Bergamot?

Bergamot is a fragrant citrus fruit from the tropical, Citrus bergamia plant. Common throughout the Mediterranean, the fruit is the size of an orange, yet similar in color to a lime, or even yellowish, depending on the ripeness.

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Do you need to be energized?

We recently contributed to an amazing article by REDFIN about creating a sanctuary within a studio aparment or loft.  You can read all of the great tips and details here. Which inspired today's blog post of different ways fragrances can influence your everday life.  Here are some fragrances that we recommend here at G+L to provide clarity, focus, and calming moods.

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Peppermint

Clarity & Focus

 

Peppermint can be used in so many ways and in so many things.  The smell of peppermint can elevate your spirit, helps improve clarity and focus and can clear away brain fog. We recommend using this scent whenever you hit a slump during the day or whenever you need to think clearly. Peppermint is particularly a great choice to use after some of those heavier meals has you a little sleepy.

 

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Citrus

Energy & Focus

 

If you ever needed an instant jolt of happiness on some of the days filled with melancholy a jolt of citrus might do the trick.  Citrus scents boost alertness, increase energy and can help you wake up.  Citrus fragrances are an excellent choice when looking for energy and focus not to mention it will promote feelings of clarity and calmness.

 

 

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Lavender

Calming & Soothing

 

While lavender is often associated with improving sleep—and it can certainly do that—this smell will also boost your focus if you’re struggling with anxious jitters and an overactive brain. Lavender’s calming properties will help soothe nervous tension, allowing you to clear your head and concentrate on the task at hand.

 

 

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G+L Celebrates Earth Day

As we celebrate Earth Day, it's important to take a moment and reflect on how we can do our part in protecting the environment. At Grace+Love Candle Co., we take this responsibility seriously and are committed to sustainable practices in our operations.

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