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Making Memorial Day Memories….
Because we are so focused on making sure products get into your hands for the Memorial Day weekend, we try to make extra time to remember that this isn’t just the symbolic start to summer, hot dogs, and shopping, it’s also a time for remembrance and support of our American troops.

Memorial Day, originally named Decoration Day, was started in support of the fallen soldiers of the Civil War. Decoration Day was first observed on May 30,1868 when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery 1Since 1971, Memorial Day honors not only the soldiers of the Civil War, but honors Americans who have died fighting in any war 2.

There are a few easy ways to celebrate our American heroes while still enjoying the start of summer:
  • Attend or sponsor your local memorial day parade to honor those who have given their lives for our nation’s freedom 3
  • Have your visitors sign cards of thank you for Veterans – send them to Operation Gratitude : Thank a Veteran c/o Penny Alfonso 1970 Rangeview Drive Glendale, CA 91201
  • Each year on Memorial Day, a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 pm local time 4. There’s still time to organize a moment of respectful silence in your area.
As we celebrate our American soldiers, many of us love to spend Memorial Day enjoying our time with family and yes…shopping! Americans flock to the stores to find the best prices on their favorite products during this weekend, and we business owners need to be prepared. Make sure you’re stocked up on all of our wonderful products so that your customers can take home a little indulgence for themselves and someone special. According to AAA in 2013, median spending was expected to be up to $765 per household 5. Make sure you’re ready for them to spend that with you!

Father's Day - What More Could a Dad Want?
As you all know, Father’s Day is fast approaching. It is an arguably 105 year old holiday whose origins started in Spokane, Washington by a Ms. Sonora Louise Smart Dodd 6.

Now, as much as we all love our fathers,some of us (ourselves included) have the tendency to buy them the same gift every year.Let’s make a change this year and celebrate Dad’s hard working, over used and sometimes under appreciated muscles.  An amazing massage isn’t just for Moms anymore; Dads deserve pampering and they absolutely appreciate massages from their loved ones. Scandle Candle is here save the day with many possibilities.  Just two of our options are our sinful Sex on the Beach or relaxing Green Tea & Aloe candles.
  • Sex on the Beach is an amazing blend of ripe peach, fresh orange and coconut which helps remind Dad of the next vacation that could be coming up. 
  • Our Green Tea & Aloe incorporates fresh citrus, jasmine petals, and a woodsy sweet musk to relax and remove life’s stresses for your Dad.
Scandle Candle’s motto is Blow it Out. Pour it On.  Our candles melt just a few degrees above body heat for the most relaxing and rejuvenating massage possible.  Dad will go back to the grind after Father’s Day feeling ready to conquer the world!

MOMENT OF TRIVIA:   What's the most popular Scandle Candle Fragrance?    
 Check out this video to see which one is our Best Seller?  Let us know if this is the same in your store

Remember to start planning for Summer now – It’s Going to be HOT, HOT, HOT!

Now, this may seem CRAZY to think about since most of you are still enjoying springs storms and moderate temperatures, but we are quickly approaching the HOT time of year. For our tried and true partners, you know what this means. 

One of the things people love about our candles is our low melt point.  During the summer (READ: HOT) months, shipping to hot places like Arizona, Nevada, etc can be a challenge.  

Consider ordering shortly and stocking up to fill your retail, store, back-bar, etc. till August-September. 
You’ll see more notes about this as we get closer.   We don’t want you or your customers to run short of our products. 

The great thing about Scandle Candle is that you Blow it Out. Pour it On.
Becoming a Scandle Partner is as Easy as 1-2-3

  1. Call us at (940)239-7538 or fill out the form on this link (make sure to have your Tax/Reseller ID available) 
    ~~~We will flip your account to see wholesale pricing ~~~~~ 
  2. Place an order on our website with your new wholesale account!
Art courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net 

2  usmemorialday.org/backgrnd
 1 History.com Memorial Day History
  History.comMemorial Day History
5  newsroom.aaa.com/tag/memorial-day-travel-forecast/

What Do Hummingbirds and Massage Candles Have in Common?

A New Twist on Mother's Day

Hummingbirds and Scandle Massage Candles….
Hummingbirds are amazing animals. To celebrate them and their migratory return to Texas (where Scandle Candle is based!) we created a unique, and popular scent. 

Did you know that Hummingbirds are the smallest of all birds? 1   Despite this, we feel that it is one of the most beautiful birds around.   One bird flies an average of 25 miles an hour. 1  That is almost as fast as the Hummingbird fragrance Scandle Massage Candles fly off of our shelves this time of year. 

Looking for a new scent for your store, spa or treatment?  
Try a Scandle Massage Candle fragranced with a mix of Kiwis, Lilacs, Tiger Lilies, Pineapples and Pears. This light fragrance smells AHHHmazing on the skin.  

A New Twist on Mother’s Day

For those of you in the United States, you are probably already aware that May 11th is Mother’s Day this year.

This is the one day that is dedicated to celebrating the Moms in our lives.  This holiday has origins all the way back to the Greek and Roman times, but wasn’t formalized in the United States until President Woodrow Wilson signed it into law in 1914. Anna Jarvis helped to create the day as a way to respect the sacrifices mothers make for their children. 2  

Mother’s Day has come a long way since its early beginnings.  Some years it’s hard to find that special and unique present.  

Here are a few new ways to use our Scandle Massage Candles in your back bar or retail for those Mother’s Day visitor this year:
  • Mother’s Day Off Calming Package – What Mother doesn’t need a day off?   Use our Calming Scandle Massage Candle throughout the package:
    • Start the day off with a calming Chamomile Tea in your waiting room
    • Manicure/Pedicure with our Calming Aromatherapy Massage Candle (made with pure French Lavender!)– perfect replacement for hand or massage lotion.
    • Deluxe Scandle Calming Massage
    • Provide a lovely Lavender plant with our 4 oz Calming Massage Candle as a take home present to continue the experience at home
  • Revive a Mom’s Tired Feet – Running from one place to another, picking up after kids (or grandkids), and standing in heels – a mother’s feet get tired.  Create a pick-me-up tired feet massage with our Fresh Scandle Candle.
    • Jazz up your basic pedicure with a massage with our Fresh Scandle Massage Candle. This is one of our Aromatherapy Essentials – created with pure essential oils of: Lemon, Rosemary, Peppermint, Eucalyptus and Spearmint. 
    • Top this off with a Virgin Lemon Mojito, or depending on your local laws or customs, add some alcohol to the mix. 
  • Personalized Gift – To add a personal touch to the day, we hear from last minute Father’s (across the country) looking for places to find our Scandle Candles locally. A Mother’s Day basket is always a treat. Why not create a basket for retail?
    • What’s in the basket? Here’s a few suggestions:
      • A certificate for a few hours of quiet -  no kids, no husband, no stress.
      • A great book and/or a journal
      • Stationary for notes from the kids.  A lovely handwritten note goes a long way.
      • New bracelet or other piece of jewelry that you might already retail. 
      • Scandle Massage Candle (of course), with a certificate for a personal massage at the end of the day.  
Celebrating Administrative Professionals 
Administrative professionals form the backbone of many of our companies. 

Without administrative professionals, many of the pieces (both large and small) would fall apart. Some companies have days or weeks to celebrate their administrative professionals.  The official day is April 23rd. 

How do our Scandle Massage Candles fit in?  One of the most highly used tools that Administrative Professionals use are their hands.  They get tired, dry and in general, over-worked. 

That’s where our Scandle Massage Candles come in.  Our candles are great to nourish the hands. Burning at their desk (if your office allows) or as a nice post-work treatment, Scandle Massage Candles contain a luxurious blend of goodness that is a perfect gift. 

A few to try?
  • Rejuvenate – Sweet Basil, Rosemary, Laurel Leaf, Peppermint, Ginger (and MORE!) – a great pick-me-up :)
  • Warm Vanilla Sugar – a CROWD pleaser for sure.  This sugary scent is great in an office.     
Becoming a Scandle Partner is as Easy as 1-2-3

  1. Call us at (940)239-7538 or fill out the form on this link (make sure to have your Tax/Reseller ID available) 
    ~~~We will flip your account to see wholesale pricing ~~~~~ 
  2. Place an order on our website with your new wholesale account!
Art courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net , stockimages, Christi, Grant Cochrane


Get the Luck of the Irish & Facebook Fans Take Note...

Grab a Bit O' Green At Scandle Candle
Sending Some Healing Your Way
With the weather this year, it provides a different way to look at “March Madness”. Usually we are thinking about where our favorite basketball teams are bracketed. This year, many of us are just hoping that it will stop snowing!

With the cold, we are hearing that some of your customers are hunkered down in their houses and staying put. Whether they are watching the March Madness games or trying trying to recover from their latest encounter with old man winter - send some Healing their way.

Our luxury spa-grade blend in our Massage Candles was developed just for times like now. Cold weather can make our poor skin cracked and dry. So, get some relief with our Massage Candles that are all specially blended with:
  • Soy Butter (high in lecithin, sterolins, vitamin E, omega 3 fatty acids and isoflavones)
  • Shea Butter (with Vitamins A, E and natural fatty acids)
  • Jojoba Oil (an excellent moisturizer)
Just think, that wonderful moisturizing blend, heated just a few degrees above body temperature could easily warm up your viewpoint on this cold March weather. We like to say, "A candle never felt so good!"

We kicked our Massage Candles up a notch with our Aromatherapy Massage Candle Blends. Made of all-natural Essential Oils, these candles are true Aromatherapy.

For times like these, we turn to our Healing Blend. We added the all-natural essential oils of Tea Tree and Lemongrass. Why these two?
  • Tea Tree Essential Oil – made from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia plant, is believed to have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties 1  
  • Lemongrass Essential Oil– Some of you may have had food with Lemongrass, but might not use it.  Why not?  This essential oil, made from the lemongrass plant, and has some wonderful medicinal properties.  It has been used throughout the world and is one of the most popular Essential Oils.2
To learn more about the specific ingredients that are in our Massage Candles click here.

Looking for our Healing Blend?  Click Here

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Grab A Bit O' Green for St. Patrick's Day!
This month, we also celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (Monday,March 17th)!  We all hope for the “luck of the Irish” in March. 

We love nature here at Scandle.  St. Patrick’s Day makes us think of the Shamrock, known as a symbol of Ireland3

Fun Facts about Clovers
  • The highest known number of leaves on a clover is 56, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. This was found in Japan in 2009.4    That is a LOT of leaves!
  • Legend says that each leaf of the clover means something: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love and the fourth for luck.5

Ready to go hunting for clover?
Check out this wikihow on how to find clover:  http://www.wikihow.com/Find-a-Four-Leaf-Clover

Get your clients in the spirit with some of our Scandle favorites featuring the color of this festive Irish holiday:
  • Eucalyptus – Scent of fresh picked eucalyptus leaves with hints of Lime.
  • Gardenia – Scent of gardenia and jasmine with a strong orange flavor bottom note.
  • Green Tea & Aloe – Scent of fresh citrus and jasmine petals on a woodsy, sweet musk background.
  • Sage & Citrus – Scent of mandarin, tangerine, ruby red grapefruit, and lemon rinds, with base notes of fresh sage leaves.
 Facebook Friends Take Note
Like Us at Scandle www.facebook.com/scandle

Here at Scandle, we have a love-hate relationship with Facebook.  We Love to hear about the great things that our partners are doing with our Scandle Massage Candles.

Check out our page to see what Luxure Nail Bar, Celebration Day Spa and House of Glow at Cicero did just last week.  We love to promote and share what you all are doing. 

The Hate part?  
Facebook changes all of the time and now we don’t know (or can’t see) many of you.  This might change next week (we hear rumblings that a new, new, new version of Facebook is on its way), but for now, please TAG “Scandle Candle” whenever you post about us. 

What does that mean?
When you show pictures or write about us, in the body of the update (or the comments section) type “Scandle Candle” that should tag us and alert our team that you are talking about us.  Then we can like, comment, and share your posts!

 1C. F. Carson,1 K. A. Hammer,1 and T.V. Riley “Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil: a Review of Antimicrobial andOther Medicinal Properties.”2009. 2 About.com Health Benefits ofLemongrass Essential Oil
3Wikipedia “Shamrock.”
4Guiness Book of World Records.  http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/1/most-leaves-on-a-clover5Four LeafClover.com http://www.fourleafclover.com/vshop/facts_about_4-leaf_clovers

Does It Feel Like Love is Gone?

Does it feel like love is gone?
Sometimes after the Valentine's buying rush, it can feel that way. No fear - here at Scandle we are here for you. We use Pink Grapefruit and Spearmint to give us an Uplifting boost during the post Valentine's Day blues.

As many of you may know, we are located in the great state of Texas where we typically enjoy fairly mild winters. This year, the cold winter weather sent us indoors and kept us there longer than usual. Between the winter chill and the Valentine's Day blues all we wanted to do was hide under the covers and eat all that leftover chocolate. We were definitely in need of a boost!   What a great time to use our Uplifting Aromatherapy Essential Massage Candle. 

Every wonder why we created our Uplifting blend of Pink Grapefruit and Spearmint?

We searched for a great combination of pure essential oils to power our Boost  Massage Candles. During that process we settled on an invigorating blend of Pink Grapefruit and Spearmint.  Other than the great smell, we want to share with you some of the traits of these essential oils that led us to pick this combo? 

Unique characteristics of:
  • Pink Grapefruit- It is lightly scented and made from the peel of the Citrus Paradisi.  According to The Healing Remedies Sourcebook by C. Norman Shealy, “Aromatherapy massage with grapefruit oil is invigorating and uplifting, and may help to treat depression.” 1
  • Spearmint - It has appeared in reports from Ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt and even Biblical texts that signal the use of Spearmint for medicinal purposes. 2
This is how the Scandle team puts a little pep in our step!

Ready to Shine? 
A.K.A “What is Shimmer?”
This is one of the more common questions that we get here at Scandle. 

So, what does the dictionary say about Shimmer?
  • to shine with or reflect a subdued, tremulous light; gleam faintly.3

Sounds great to us, and our Shimmer Massage Candles do just that. 

We added an extra ZING to your experience with our spa-grade Massage Candles, with a Gold Shimmer option to any of Original fragrances (up to 20 available throughout the year!).  Available in 10 (canister), 4 (tin) and our 7 ounce(refill) sizes.

So, really, what does the Shimmer do? 
The Gold Shimmer added to our Massage Candles enhances the natural beauty of you (and your clients’) skin by impacting the way your skin reflects light.

Ever feel like you're glowing after using a bronzer or having a skin treatment? That is what our unique Shimmer Massage Candles add to the skin. 

Not only do you get the moisturizing, luxurious oil, but you can also experience the extra sheen afterwards.

If you are in one of the cold (BRRRRRRRRRRRRR) climates this time of year, our Shimmer Original Massage Candles are a welcome addition to your skin on these dreary days. 
Have you heard from Jen ?  

She is reaching out to all of our existing customers to make sure we have your most up-to-date information.  We want to make sure that we have your most up-to-date information so that we can send you CUSTOMERS!
Need Images for Social Media?

We love when you share Scandle on Social Media.  To make it easier, we have set up an online folder of our high resolution images for you and your team to use. 
C. Norman Shealy,  The Healing RemediesSourcebook: Over 1000 Natural Remedies to Prevent and Cure Common Ailments,  page 276.
Nature Medicine Quality Standards website.  MedicinalUses for Spearmint.
Dictionary. Com, Shimmer
Art courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net and digitalarts,shauntee

Love is in the Air

Love is in the Air
...And so are fragrances at Scandle. Our Massage Candles are flying off the shelves as we are in one of our favorite holiday seasons of the year – Valentine's Day!

Our wholesale partners have come up with some amazing ways to showcase their Scandle Candles. Thanks for sharing!!
  • Slate Creek Spa & Wellness (Wichita, KS) – The Slate Creek Signature Massage uses massage oil heated by the use of a flame. (What a great way to explain our candles!) Afterwards, they provide the Scandle Candle to their customers so they can use over and over again. Available in a couples or a single massage.  We wish we could sign up for two Massages at Slate Creek today! 
  • Geschenk Boutique – One of our newest gift shops in the frozen tundra of Saint Joseph, Illinois. They have a cool package for Valentines - a romantic gift featuring our Scandle Massage Candles.  It's made up of their yummy infused olive oils, balsamic vinegars, and their own chocolate cherry sauce.  If it weren’t so cold, the Scandle crew would be there for dinner.  YUM-O.
  • Soak’s Red-hot, Pop-rockin Pedi  (two locations in Reno, Nevada) – What do you get when you combine a cherry Pop-Rock Soak (Can’t wait to try THAT!) with a Sugar Plum Scrub, a luxurious leg massage with a Scandle Candle, a hydrating mask topped off with a Red Hot Towel, and a Signature drink or lip balm?  You get: Soak Nail Spa & Lounge’s February Signature Service.  All we have to say is WOW!!! In this case, this picture (see the top of this email) is better than our words…..
Valentine's Day is Quickly Approaching
You might be asking – is it too late to get Scandle Massage Candles in for Valentines?  Probably not! We hear great stories from our Radiant Resellers about Valentine’s Day shoppers looking for the unique and perfect gift.  Scandle Massage Candles really fit that bill!

We also recall the last minute, February 14th, calls from last year from desperate men all across the country searching for a local store to purchase a Scandle Massage Candle in a local store.  We hope to send them all your way this year!

To make sure that your potential customers can find you, we constantly update our retail locator on our website. If you are on it, expect a call from lovely Jen in the next few weeks. We want to make sure that we have your most up-to-date information so that we can send you CUSTOMERS!
Becoming a Scandle Partner is as Easy as 1-2-3
  1. Call us at (940)239-7538 or fill out the form on this link (make sure to have your Tax/Reseller ID available) 
    ~~~We will flip your account to see wholesale pricing ~~~~~ 
  2. Place an order on our website with your new wholesale account!
Art courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net and maple; Soak Nail Spa & Lounge; Geschenk Boutique 

5 Ways we Love YOU - our Wholesalers for Valentines Day (and EVERY day)

5 Ways we Love YOU - our Wholesalers for Valentines Day (and EVERY day)    
  1. Sending you customers-   Consumers call and search our website for local buying options – our goal is to get them to YOU. 
  2. Complementary Point of Purchase Sales Materials –Let the 8x11 work in retail for YOU.
  3. Easy, updated online ordering – Our new website makes it easy for YOU to place an order and ship it out. 
  4. Private Labeling – Our goal is to promote YOU.  Get in touch with us to have your custom Massage Candles made with your name. 
  5. Easy to use social media images – we have an online source for YOUr Scandle images. Reach out to get invited!
We are always looking for suggestions to better serve YOU - reach out and let us know what YOU want at support@scandlecandle.com

 Art courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net and digitalart

Valentines Opportunities to increase the Love in your Bank Account

Love is in the Air

The winter holidays are over, resolutions are made, and 2014 is upon us. What does that mean? Valentines Day is right around the corner. Early retail customers are already stocking up and planning for the big day. We are too!

Out of our vaults come our seasonal fragrances Sugar Kisses and Chocolate Dipped Strawberry. We quietly launched them last week and they are flying off the shelves.
In addition to those, here are some of our most popular fragrances this time of the year!

How to Increase Sales with Scandle Massage Candles

There are so many ways to increase sales with our Massage Candles: 
  • Pretty retail setting and share, share, share – One of our multi-store chains, SOAK, does just that.  They have set up a welcoming retail space, integrated the candles into one of their signature services and then they POST, POST, POST in social media.    We LIKE, LIKE, LIKE, that and are always looking to feature (and brag about) our fabulous wholesale customers.  Keep your pictures coming via email or on Facebook :)
  • Combo Gift Certificates:  This time of year gift certificates are a perennial favorite. What a lovely presentation for a gift with one of our Sugar Kisses 4 oz tins! 
  • Signature Treatments:  As a special service for the Valentines (or for gift certificates afterwards).  Treat folks to a few options:
  • Signature Sugar Kissed Manicure/Pedicure:  follow your traditional mani/pedi with a warming and moisturizing finish with one of our Sugar Kisses Massage Candles.  Its great for winter struck hands and feet!
  •  Warming Chocolate Strawberry Experience:  for a wonderful  Valentine’s gift , create a Chocolate Strawberry Massage Experience – Switch your standard massage oil with our Chocolate Dipped Strawberry (our refills save $$ in your back bar) Massage Candles.  When your clients are warm and relaxed after the massage, complete the luxury with some real chocolate dipped strawberries.  Yummy and therapeutic!

Scandle Spa Holiday Treatment Idea - Get Your Holiday Glow On!

This week is the offical start of the holiday season and what better way to celebrate than with a luxurious holiday spa treatment featuring The Scandle Body Lotion Candle or Scandle Shimmering Lotion Candle and Scandle's Body Scrubs!

  • Sprinkle Scandle's Body Scrub on desired body area to be exfoliated and then pour the warm soothing melted Scandle Body Candle oil on top of that in small amounts

  • Massage in circular motions on the skin.

  • When done either rinse off or take a warm, damp towel and remove any excess salt or sugar from the skin.

Scandle Holiday Spa Treatment Idea - "Pep In Your Step" Pedicure

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and for the next few weeks, counting down to Christmas, Scandle will be featuring a new spa treatment idea that's sure to bring some holiday cheer to your clients and sales!

Next week we celebrate Thanksgiving Day traditions and the kick off to the holiday shopping season with "Black Friday."  After hitting the malls at the crack of dawn, your customers could probably use some pep in their step with this fabulous spa pedicure, created by Luxure Nail and Beauty Bar and featured by Nails Magazine.  

We have mixed it up with a few Scandle faves including Scandle's Fresh Blend Aromatherapy Lotion Candle, Scandle's Dead Sea Salt Soak, and Scandle's Hawaiian Turbinado Sugar Scrub.

1.)  Begin your treatment by relaxing the client with some aromatherapy by lighting your Fresh Blend Scandle Massage Oil Candle (or use The Scandle Lamp as a flame-less alternative).

2.)  Soak the client’s feet in warm water and Scandle's Dead Sea Salt Soak & Scrub for about 10 minutes.

3.)  Prep the client's nails.

4.)  Exfoliate the client’s feet and lower legs with Scandle's Hawaiian Raw Turbinado Sugar Scrub.

5.)  Massage the client’s feet and lower legs with Scandle's Fresh Blend Body Massage Candle.

6.)  Apply festive holiday color to nails, if desired.

So put some pep into your client's step and your holiday profits by incorporating Scandle Massage Products into your holiday inspired services today!

Photos Originally Published by Nails Magazine - June 2013www.scandlecandle.com

Celebrate the Harvest of Benefits in Scandle's Body Massage & Aromatherapy Candles!

This month, Scandle shows "thanks" to all of the wonderful things that make the fall season and Thanksgiving great!  When we think of fall and Thanksgiving several smells come to mind including apples, clove, and nutmeg which are all key notes in our Autumn Harvest Limited Edition Scandle Body Candle.

Apples are a part of the rose family and are typically hand-picked in the fall season.1  Archaeologists have found apple evidence in digs dating back to 6500 B.C. 2  The apple pie, a Thanksgiving Day and fall favorite, dates back to The Middle Ages.3  However, when the first settlers arrived in America, the only apple native to North America was the crab apple, so it wasn't until The Pilgrims arrived in America that the first apples, that we now use in apple pies, were planted in The Massachusetts Bay Colony and introduced to America!1

Clove is one of the best four spices in the world (in addition to nutmeg, which we'll talk about in a bit) and because of its high value in The Middle Ages, wars were fought to protect this lucrative spice.4  Today clove is used in Thanksgiving and fall favorites like pumpkin pie and gingerbread.  However, once upon a time, the spice was prized for its ability to mask poorly preserved foods!5

Did you know that Nutmeg is not just one spice, but actually two?  Mace is also derived from the nutmeg fruit.6  During the 1700s, The Dutch waged bloody wars to win control over this invaluable spice. Today, Nutmeg is used in a variety of Thanksgiving and fall baked dishes.  It is also widely used in holiday favorites like eggnog and mulled cider..7   

So celebrate fall by incorporating the harvest of benefits found in our Autumn Harvest Massage Candle today!

Coming Soon....

Keep an eye out for our Limited Edition Holiday Fragrances:  Silent Night and Holiday Spirit.  Both Body Lotion Candle fragrances are a holiday favorite and will be a great add on for your clients looking for a unique holiday spa gift or stocking stuffer!

To spread holiday cheer, be on the look out for our weekly "Countdown to Christmas" blog posts featuring treatment ideas using The Scandle Massage Candle that with have your clients feeling the holiday cheer!

7  Wikpedia.org "Nutmeg"

Focus on Fresh - Spearmint Essential Oil Benefits

Today in our final post on our series about Scandle's Aromatherapy Essentials Massage Candle, we focus our attention on Spearmint, which is one of the essential oils found in our Fresh Blend.

Spearmint gets its name from the pointed "spear-like" leaves of the spearmint plant that the essential oil is derived from.  The other half of its name comes from the Latin word "mente" meaning "thought".1 

In ancient times, Greeks used spearmint to fragrance their bath water.   During Medieval times, people used it to whiten their teeth. 2   During this age people also threw Spearmint on the floor to ward off rodents and encourage good health.1

Today, spearmint has a variety of uses including:3

  • Aiding with respiratory problems
  • Soothing tired muscles
  • Stimulating and uplift the mind
  • Helping with skin conditions such as acne and dermatitis
Experience the benefits of this "mente" provoking essential oil in your spa or massage practice with our Fresh Aromatherapy Essentials Massage Candle today!

1   Experience Essential Oils “Spearmint Plants – Not Just for Mojitos and Mint Juleps!”
2  Esoteric Oils. “Spearmint Essential Oil Information.”
3  Bella Mira Essential Oils “Organic Spearmint Essential Oil.”

Focus on Fresh - Eucalyptus Essential Oil Benefits

Today in our continuing series on our Scandle Aromatherapy Essentials Massage Candle, we focus our attention on Eucalyptus, an essential oil extracted from eucalyptus leaves that is known to be a powerful natural disinfectant and can be found in our Fresh Blend.

came from the Greek words, “eu” meaning well and “kalyptos,” meaning covered, referring to the bud cap that initially covers the flower.1  Although the branches of the Eucalyptus tree can keep you well-covered...beware!  Eucalyptus trees have a tendency of dropping entire branches off as they grow (particularly during times of drought).  Historically, many pioneer tree-felling workers were killed by falling branches as they camped under them, which is why The Australian Ghost Gum eucalyptus tree was given the nickname, "widow maker."2

Even slight amounts of Eucalyptus essential oils may be beneficial for: 3
  • Muscle aches & pain
  • Nasal & chest congestion
  • Repelling insects
  • Antiseptic use
So keep your clients "well covered" with the benefits of eucalyptus essential oils in your practice with our Fresh Aromatherapy Essentials Massage Candle today!

1 The Blog Farm “Fun Flower Facts – Eucalyptus.”
2 Abundant Life Essentials
3  The Healthy Haven “Suggested Uses for Eucalyptus Essential Oil.” 

Focus on Fresh - Peppermint Essential Oil Benefits

Today in our continuing series on our Scandle Aromatherapy Essentials Massage Candlewe focus our attention on one of the most widely used of all aromatic essential oils - peppermint, which is also one of the essential oils in our Fresh Blend

Peppermint was known as far back as 1000 BC by the Egyptians, who designated the herb to Horus1, the “falcon-headed god of light.2

The myth surrounding Peppermint, or Minthe or Mentha as it was known by the Romans, is fascinating.  Peppermint (Mentha) was said to be a nymph, or female spirit, loved by Pluto, the god of the dead.  When his queen found about this love, she trampled Mentha.  Pluto brought her back to life as Peppermint. So, the more the mint was walked on the sweeter the smell.  2 3

Over history, great leaders have believed that Peppermint was an aphrodisiac, which caused great controversy.  Alexander the Great forbade it on his battlefield for this reason.  Aristotle even included Peppermint in his writings.3 Modern scientists say that Peppermint can help one concentrate and stay awake and alert. 1

Other uses for peppermint include:4

  • Aid in digestive disorders
  • Relieve muscle spasms and arthritis
  • Clear sinuses and lung congestion
  • Treatment of dry skin conditions
    So put some pep in your spa or massage practice and experience the benefits of this amazing essential oil in our Fresh Aromatherapy Essentials Massage Candle today!

    1 Discovery Health & Fitness,. “Aromatherapy: Peppermint.” 
    2 Merriam-Webster. “Horus.”
    3 American Botanical Council, “Peppermint”

    4 Aromaweb.com

    Focus on Fresh - Rosemary Essential Oil Benefits

    Today in our continuing series on our Scandle Aromatherapy Essentials Massage Candle, Fresh, we are talking about Rosemary – one of the essential oils in our Fresh Blend. 

    Rosemary has SO many potential uses.  In ancient times, Rosemary was burned to produce a smoke to protect against brain weakness and dizziness.  It was burned in schools to “inspire” pupils.  Rosemary was also used as church incense, in fact, the old French name for the word Rosemary was “incensier” because of this usage. 

    And up until the 20th century, Rosemary was burned in hospitals to purify the air.1

    Even in current days, researchers are finding more about the positive benefits of Rosemary, specifically with Rosemary essential oil.  British researchers found in 2013 that Rosemary essential oil, “boosted healthy adults' ability to recall past events and remember to perform future tasks, which could include taking medication or sending a birthday card, at the correct time.” 2

    Amazing herb…

    Other uses include3:
    • Improve circulation
    • Aid in respiratory issues
    • Help with oily/acne prone skin
    Even Shakespeare knew about Rosemary!  As he wrote in Hamlet, "There's rosemary, that's for remembrance: pray you, love, remember."

    What’s not to love? 

    Experience the benefits of this amazing essential oil in our Fresh Aromatherapy Essentials Massage Candle today!

    1Discovery Health & Fitness. “Aromatherapy: Rosemary.” 
    2 The Telegraph, “Shakespeare was right: rosemary oil boosts memory” April 9 2013.

    3 Aromaweb.com

    Focus on Fresh - Lemon Essential Oil Aromatherapy Benefits

    This month we focus our attention to one of our newest aromatherapy blends at Scandle Body Candle, FreshFresh is a wonderfully invigorating essential oil blend of lemon, rosemary, peppermint, eucalyptus, and spearmint.

    One of the essential oils in our Fresh Aromatherapy Blend Massage Candles is lemon. Our Lemon Essential Oil is cold pressed and made from the nutrient rich lemon peel.

     Lemon oil has been known to provide the following benefits:
    • Aid in concentration and improve alertness.
    • Increase efficiency & build a positive mind-set.
    • Rejuvenate dull skin
    • Help treat acne and oily skin
    Start incorporating Scandle's Fresh Aromatherapy Blend Massage Candles into your spa or massage practice and experience the benefits of this amazing essential oil today!

    Source:  "Lemon Oil Health Benefits" Yogawiz.com

    Celebrate Fall with Scandle Body Candle

    Yesterday, September 22nd, was the first official day of fall.  Scandle says goodbye to the sweltering hot days of summer and welcomes fall with our Autumn Harvest limited edition fragrance and a celebration of "fresh" aromatherapy for the entire month of October!

    Scandle's Limited Edition Fall Fragrance Is Here!

    Scandle's Autumn Harvest Lotion Candles Are Perfect for Fall Treatments & Retail!
    Celebrate the cooler temperatures and crisp autumn air with Scandle's Limited Edition Fragrance.  Autumn Harvest features notes of fresh hot cider made from ripe McIntosh apples sprinkled with brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, clove, nutmeg and a touch of citrus zest.  Make sure to stock your fall inventory with this limited edition favorite before it's gone!

    It's A "Fresh" Celebration! 

    Freshen up your spa service menu with Scandle Aromatherapy Essentials Massage Candles.
    This month Scandle celebrates a fresh, new website with a celebration of our Fresh Aromatherapy Essential Oil Blend.  This wonderful blend features a pure essential oil blend of lemon, rosemary, peppermint, eucalyptus and spearmint.  Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we highlight the benefits of each of Fresh's therapeutic notes and how they can freshen up your current spa/massage service & retail offering!

    Scandle Body Candle LLC Launches New & Improved Website

    Check out our NEW website featuring our award-winning aromatherapy massage candles, product education & business inspiration for spa owners, massage therapists, & gift retailers. 

    Back to School Basics - Promoting Your Spa and Massage Practice

    August can be the most challenging for spas, clinics, and wellness retailers because there are really no holidays to promote and budgets are allocated toward summer vacations and back-to-school. Here are a couple of ideas on stimulating business as kids, parents, and teachers get ready to head back to school:

    • Teachers - Mail an offer such as "Save X percent on your skincare and make-up needs," to each teacher at school and have it waiting in their inboxes.

    • Kids - Travel sized products are ideal for backpacks and lockers.  So stock travel sized versions of  "kid friendly" products.

    • Moms - How about an "I survived the summer" promotion offering a spa escape or home spa products like The Scandle Body Massage Candle for stress relief? Send out people (family, friends, whatever!) to hand out coupons, flyers, etc. at bus stops or car pool lanes where moms congregate.

    These are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to ideas to tie your sales/revenue into back to school dollars.  Have any of your own? Feel free to share below.:)

    Tips for Faking a Sexy Summer Glow

    We all love the look of sexy bronzed skin.  But, let's face it, nobody likes the look of sun damage.  Luckily, with today's sunless tanners, you can help your clients fake it!:)

    Today's sunless tanners have traveled a very long way. The days of orange, zebra-like streaks are gone, if you know how to correctly apply the tanner and most importantly, prep your client's skin.  Here are some tips:
    • Ask the client to not shave their legs within 2 hours of applying the tanner, especially if they have sensitive skin. If the tanner causes a skin reaction you will be left with little dark red bumps from razor burn.  If they are prone to razor burn and need to shave the day before, recommend Scandle's Eco Shave and Shower Foam.
    • A couple of minutes after you have applied the tanner, be sure to rub areas such as elbows and knees with a little Scandle Lotion Candle to lighten the effect.
    • Always use tanners that are specific to that body part.  Sunless tanners for face are just for that...the FACE!   If you use a body tanner on the face, it could result in a look that your customer may not be too happy with.
    What are some of your tips for applying sunless tanner? Share them here!

    A Treat for the Feet Using Scandle's Coconut Kiss Lotion Candle

    Island Oasis Pedicure Service Featuring Scandle Body Candle

    (Nails Magazine - June 2013)

    Escape to the tropics with this treat for the feet at Luxure Nail and Beauty Bar


    1. Give the client a complimentary Island Breeze Mimosa, and let her borrow an iPad Mini to browse.  Spray her feet with Qtica Smart Spa Cool Anti-Bacterial Spray.

    2. Soak the client’s feet in warm water and Haken Coconut Papaya Wash (or try Scandle's Dead Sea Salt Soak & Scrub) for about 10 minutes.

    3. Prep the client’s nails.

    4. Exfoliate the client’s feet and lower legs with Cake Beauty Desserted Island Smoothing Brown Sugar Body Scrub (or try Scandle's Hawaiian Raw Turbinato Sugar Scrub)

    5. Massage the client’s feet and lower legs with Scandle Coconut Kiss Body Lotion and Body Massage Candle.

    6. Apply base coat, two coats of polish, and top coat.

    Price: $45

    Attract More Customers with Pinterest

    If you're using Pinterest to promote your spa, massage or holistic health practice one surefire way to optimize your pins for search and attract more traffic is by giving each one a targeted description that includes your relevant keywords in 500 characters or less. Here are some tips to writing Pinterest captions that will attract customers:
    • Provide a Description - Clear, concise, and specific description of a pin can help pique a user's interest.  Don't leave it to their imagination as to why you pinned the image.
    • Spell Out the Specifics - Simply saying, " These are really great product picks," say something more specific like, "These are are our top product picks for keeping your skin looking fabulous this summer!"
    • Link to Your Website - You can add live links to the captions below your pins simply by adding a URL to a pin's description and clicking the red "Save Pin" button. This will add traffic to your website or blog.
    • Include A Call to Action - Descriptions that contain a call to action (i.e. read more, book a free consultation, sign up online, etc.) see an 80 percent increase in engagement.
    • Add Testimonials - Include a testimonial from a happy customer.
    • Use Keywords - Inclusion of keywords and phrases your target audience is searching for.  This will also increase your Google search engine rankings.
    What tips do you have for better pinning?  Share them here  and be sure to follow us on Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/scandle!
    Source:  "How Your Pinterest Descriptions Can Attract Customers," by Karen Leland, Entrepreneur Magazine

    June News - Summer Spa Sales Tips & News from Scandle

    Limited Edition Fragrance for Summer is Here - Coconut Kiss!

    Take a vacation to the tropics for a fraction of the cost!  Scandle's Coconut Kiss Body Lotion and Body Massage Candles begins with top notes of coconut, cream and sugar; followed by middle notes of rose and lily of the valley; with base notes of cedarwood and vanilla.  A summertime favorite brought back by popular demand.  Get yours before they're gone!

    The "Essentials" on How to Get Bugs to Quit "Bugging" You!

    Summer (calendar wise) hasn't even begun and we are already infested with bugs here in Texas!  If you're like me, aka "The Human Mosquito Magnet," the thought of being in the great outdoors and becoming a "drinking fountain" for every mosquito in a 100 mile radius can be a nightmare!  If you're looking for a natural alternative to potentially harmful commercial insect repellants that contain many harmful ingredients, are irritating to the skin and the eyes, and are potentially damaging to the immune system & environment...give all natural essential oils a try!  They are equally, if not more, effective and are better for your skin and overall health.

    So what is it that causes these "blood sucking beasts" to hunt us down for a cocktail?   The things about humans that mosquitoes are attracted too are the carbon dioxide and lactic acid that we routinely exhale everyday. Mosquitoes smell these elements and are drawn to its source. When you apply the appropriate essential oils (in the right proportions...as many oils can not be used unless diluted with a carrier oil) to your skin, it can cover the scent of your exhalations and, as a result, prevent bug bites.

    According to the Department of Agriculture, soybean oil (as found in Scandle Lotion Candles and Body Massage Candles) can be an effective deterrent for mosquitoes. It is estimated that the amount of time of effectiveness ranges anywhere from 2 to 8 hours.

    Geraniol, which can be extracted from lemon grass (found in Scandle's Healing Blend and Deep Muscle Blend) and geranium (found in Scandle's Tranquility Blend) has also been shown in tests to be quite an effective repellent against mosquitoes as well as many other types of bugs. The University of Florida conducted tests on approximately 3,900 mixtures over a 15-year period, and geraniol proved to be among the most proficient in providing protection against mosquitoes.

    Tea Tree Oil (found in Scandle's Soothing & Healing Blends) are also effective for repelling mosquitoes, it also works to repel ants and lice, and can aid in the removal of ticks.  It can be applied to insect bites as an antiseptic.
    Some other helpful tips to prevent mosquito bites, do not drink alcohol. Alcoholic drinks are thought to attract mosquitoes because of the increased sugar content added to perspiration. Some mosquito species, including the Aedes and Ochlerotatus, are attracted to dark colors, so wearing white, green or yellow is recommended; however, the mosquito species Anopheles may prefer light colors. Eating garlic and vitamin B has been purported to prevent mosquitoes from biting, but research has not shown this to be true.So what other natural rememdies have you found for warding off mosquitos and other insects?

    Source:  http://www.naturalnews.com/028945_mosquito_bites_essential_oils.html

    Add Some Sizzle to Your Summer Spa Sales!

    As the weather warms up, it's time to start getting your spa ready for summer. Check out our ideas to keep your spa treatment and retail sales flourishing during a time of year when profits can dry up!

    Your customers spend a lot of time prepping their bodies for summer. Weather that be through hair removal, sunless tanning, manicures, pedicures, or body scrubs...it's time to take a look at your current retail and service offering and remove any vestiges of spring or winter.

    Skin care services for summer should focus on body treatments, manicures and pedicures, and should incorporate and highlight scrubs (like Scandle's Dead Sea Salt Soak & Scrub or Scandle's Hawaiian Turbinato Raw Sugar Scrub), oils and lotions that utilize scents, such as cucumber, citrus, melon, and coconut (like Scandle's Sex on the Beach or Margarita Scented Massage Lotion Candle). These aromas tend to generate increased happiness and energy which leads to customers that are more willing to open their pocketbooks!;)  So make sure that you retail the products used in summertime treatments so clients can take home that "little bit o sunshine"!:)

    What Products Should You Focus On?

    Here's a rundown of some of the things your customers will find most beneficial treatment and retail wise:
    • Sunless Tanning - Offering sunless tanning treatments is a great way to give customers that "vacationed" look without the damaging effects of the sun on their skin. Offer a package that incorporates a body treatment scrub to reveal new skin cells, followed by the application of a sunless tanning product. At checkout offer some solutions that the customer can take home with them to prolong their sunless tan in the form of lotions (we recommend a Scandle Lotion Candle with added Shimmer to give skin a summer sexy glow), creams, and bronzers.
    • Pedicures - It's sandal season!  Make sure you're offering services to get those paws looking their best.  Offer a pedicure package that incorporates a foot soak followed by a foot scrub to slough off callouses and winter skin (we recommend Scandle's Dead Sea Salt Soak and Scrub, a multifunctional foot soak and scrub in 1), followed by the appliction of a nourishing foot lotion like Scandle's Healing Blend Lotion Candle, infused with tea tree oil, or Scandle's Eucalyptus Lotion Candle.
    • Hair Removal - As bikinis get smaller, the popularity of hair removal treatments are on the rise! (funny how that works?) So offer your customers some service options but also offer up solutions that they can do in the comfort/privacy of their own homes (like Scandle's Eco-Shave and Shower Foam a 2 in 1 shave foam & body wash in 1...perfect for travel)!
    Just because everything else is as dry as The Sahara Desert in the summer...it doesn't mean your spa or retail profits have to be!  Got any successful summer retail or treatment ideas?  Let's hear about them!

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