Friday, January 29, 2010

Candle Making

One of the best things about working on a product launch is taking product photos which usually entials the client sending lots of product samples. On some projects we might get a bunch of boxes, or packages of soda but every once in a while we get great things like chocolate, like cookies, and cosmetics. On this occasion we were working with amazingly great smelling Aveda aromatherapy oils. When we were done with photos we had all this product left over and on a whim decided to try our hand at making soy candles. With a little bit of internet research, 10lb of soy wax, a double boiler, three dozen glass containers and some luck we ended up with some pretty sweet smelling candles that we gave to friends as holiday gifts. Not all the candles turned out perfect, we had to scrap a few but for the most part we had a great time, learned something new and found a use for all the incredible Aveda product we had left over. Here are images of the project from the raw product to the poured candles to the boxes we custom designed and printed to the final candle all wrapped up and ready to go.

100% Soy Wax
glass candle containers
Aveda personal blend oils
candle wicks
double boiler
Uline blank boxes
spray Paint
rubber Stamp