Who are the women (and sometimes men!) who make this wax addiction a possibility? Whose hands actually created these lovely tarts and candles that scent my home? If you are anything like me, these are probably some of the things you have wondered. So I asked Mrs. Lindsay Coleman, the owner of Sinful Scents if she would like to do an interview with Life, Love and Fragrance. I am so excited that she said yes! So without further ado, the woman behind the wax!
|Owner of Sinful Scents, Lindsay Coleman!|
How did you learn how to make tarts and candles?
I learned to make tarts & shots when the candle season started slowing down. I started doing YouTube videos, believe it or not and just tweaked the formulas to make them my own.
When did Sinful Scents open for business?
January 1, 2011.
What made you decide to start Sinful Scents?
I've always wanted to have my own business. Not mainly for the money part, but I wanted something to call my own, something I could stand back and say, "Wow I did this!" and something I could be proud to show off. My husband's aunt is a huge help since she has her own jewelry and bottlecap accessories business and she introduced me to Etsy, which is where Sinful Scents was born.
|Peppermint Swizzle Stick!|
How did you come up with the name, Sinful Scents?
I actually came up with the slogan first, "Products so fragrant, they should be a sin." Sinful Scents just fell into place after that.
Does Sinful Scents have a store front?
Currently I only sell Sinful Scents products online, but one day I definitely want to have a store front.
What makes Sinful Scents different from other vendors?I would definitely say the scent list! If you're looking for something sexy, sassy and sinful, Sinful Scents is the perfect place.
Do you use soy, paraffin or a blend? What are your opinions about each?
|6oz Candle in Tin|
Soy Shots are my #1 best seller!
Do you have an all time favorite scent, or does it change periodically?
My all time favorite wax scent is Blue Bizzle in the Hizzle, which smells just like a fresh baked blueberry cobbler. My favorite lip candy flavor is Pink Lemonade. My favorite lotion scent is Sweet Nectar, which is a sumptuous blend of nectarine, honey, and delicate white florals.
Is your favorite scent also a best seller with your fans?
Any new scents or products that we can look forward to?
I am ALWAYS testing out new scents, so the list is ever-changing. As far as new product, I just recently added liquid hand soap. They only come in one scent Shake Your Coconuts right now, but they will soon be available in any scent on the list.
I see you have room sprays, soaps, and lip balms as well; do you have current plans to expand on these items?
Eventually I plan on adding Body Spritz in the near future. I am always open to suggestions as well.
How do you come up with the fun names for your scents?
I can't take all the credit for the scent names. They were created with the help of my family and an amazing candle friend of mine.
|Mango Tangerine Shea Butter Soap!|
Do you do custom blends on request?
ABSOLUTELY! If I don't have a particular scent that a customer is looking for, I can definitely find it. A few of the in-house blends that can be found on the scent list are ones that customers have requested.
Have you converted many of your friends and family into wax addicts? YES! My mother-in-law LOVES candles and you will always find one burning in her home and now I'm converting her to tart melting. My mother was the same way growing up, which is probably where my love of candles came from.
What is your favorite type of warmer, Tealight or Electric? Why? I love my electric warmers! I have both electric and tealight, but I no longer use my tealight warmers. Personally, if I want something with a flame, I'll light up a candle. I mainly burn candles in the winter time.
If you could invite anyone to dinner who would it be? What would you serve?
This is a tough one. It would probably be all of the great candle friends that I've met in the last couple of months. I would serve lasagna, it's probably my specialty next to wax slingin'.
We love sales! Would you like to share a special sale with us?
Just for taking the time to get to know the woman behind Sinful Scents, I am offering a Buy One, Get One Free sale on all of my soy shots. Simply add the scents you would like to purchase and I will double your order. Code:SASSYBOGO
Sale will end on Sunday, October 2nd 2011 at 11:59pm EST
Thank you so much Lindsay!
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And her website www.sinfulscent.com