Candles have been an integral part of celebrations for hundreds of years. Think about Christmas candles, candles on birthday cakes, romantic dinners by candle light… So it isn’t surprising that candles often feature at weddings, either during the ceremony or to create atmosphere at the reception.
I love candles, but know next to nothing about them, so I asked an expert, Danielle Tomkins, the owner of Cuppa Scents, a candlemaking business in Alexandra Hills just outside of Brisbane, to explain a little about how she got into making candles and showcase some of her products.
Danielle explains: At first, when I started Cuppa Scents, it was just something for me to do as I’m a stay-at-home mum. I didn’t have anything to put my wax in and I wanted to do a candle that not only smelt good but looked amazing as well, so I started looking for china teacups. I found this amazing blue tea cup with a pink rose with a matching saucer then started to look for a scent that would match. Cuppa Scents just grew from there.
We now do 100% natural soy wax candles scented to perfection and displayed in fine china teacups and coffee cups with matching saucers. Now, we have only just started doing drops and heartlets – the perfect idea for party favours and gifts. We are always checking our prices to make sure that we are affordable for everyone. We do custom orders and bulk orders and we are also happy to hire our teacup candles for weddings and functions.
We have a large range of scents that include dragon’s blood, English rose, honeysuckle, black diamond, rain forest, green apple, jasmine, vanilla, peppermint, watermelon, mango and many more! Prices range from as little as $5 up to $60. Clean up is easy – let the candle burn until it’s finished. If there is any left over, remove it from the cup and throw it in the bin. Wash your cup in detergent like you would any normal cup.
Check out the Cuppa Scents Facebook page at https://facebook.com/cuppa.scents