July 2009

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Ken is busy at work in our soy candle factory.

Ken is busy at work in our soy candle factory.

Ken Schneider has worked in the candle factory at Isle of Candles for 15 years. He gives hugs, high fives and fist bumps to just about everyone he passes. Strangers quickly become friends and co-workers immediately become family. We love Ken and his amazing attitude and he loves Myrtle Beach Pelicans baseball.

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Top 10 Fragrances this Summer

Gardenia soy lotion candle from Isle of Candles is a room freshener and body lotion.

Gardenia soy lotion candle from Isle of Candles is a room freshener and body lotion.


1. Pomegranate
2. Pawleys Island (smells like suntan lotion)
3. Fresh Crisp Linen
4. Love Struck
5. Citrus Delight
6. Mango Melon
7. Cucumber Melon
8. Very Vanilla
9. Baby Love
10. Gardenia

Isle of Candles makes soy lotion candles in dozens of fragrances. Click here for the full list!

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Poll: Top Fragrance for June

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Road Trip North with a Car Full of Candles

Am leaving the Palmetto State for a road trip. Will travel roads in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee. And I’ll have soy candles with me so I can show gift store owners the cool products we make in Pawleys Island, SC.

Want me to stop at specific stores in your neighborhood? Let me know their name and address and I’ll see if I can work them into my schedule. We are selling wholesale nationwide so you can get these great soy lotion candles locally–wherever you live! Send us your suggestions and if we get a new wholesale customer as a result, you just might be rewarded.

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Mark your calendars! Suz Mole is our featured Lowcountry Artisan Under the Arbor today, July 7, and July 14. She will be out front of our Isle of Candles retail store from 3 to 6 p.m. and you have got to see her in action. Her wearable, fused glass art is brilliant, elegant and affordable. We’re always modeling it here in the store.

Our favorite Long Islander and Isle employee, Janet, modeling one of Suz Mole's glass creations.

Our favorite Long Islander and Isle employee, Janet, modeling one of Suz Mole's glass creations.

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Happy National Blueberry Month

It’s July and we have blueberries on the brain. Only after we learned that July is National Blueberry Month did we ponder the feasibility of a Blueberry soy lotion candle.

Isle of Candles has many fruit-fragranced candles into which you can dip, but not Blueberry. If Blackberry Sage is good and Orange Ginger is a crowd favorite, why not Blueberry? We delight in Mango Melon and Pink Grapefruit, but Blueberry isn’t on our radar.

Should we rethink this? Should we explore dipping into a Blueberry-scented soy candle and using the Blueberry lotion on our skin?

While we ponder, why not whip up a Blue Witch’s Brew for this hot July day.

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