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Ellé Bell Café

A Coffee & Gift Shop

111 W. Main St., Union SC

Valentine's Day, 2016

Who do you love?

The labor and delivery of Elle Bell Cafe's

first Limited Edition candle, Love Spell

Being my first, I wanted to share the excitement with my friends! Snapshots of the process were shared on Instagram. 

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Limited Edition candle updates! Click the photos above or below to open Instagram

Available for only a limited time, this Limited Edition candle is only available for the 6 weeks

beginning January and ending Valentine's Day. 

I remember the first time I smelled this fragrance. I was amazed at how the scent permeated my senses like a graceful ballet, arousing a feeling of beautiful, pure femininity. I had never experienced anything like it before. Once in a while I was lucky enough to have a bottle of the lotion or body splash, I would make that bottle last forever because it was such a precious commodity to me. Being a single parent, I didn't have a lot extra money floating around. Even if I did, I imagine taking my children through the mall, horrifyingly embarrassed they have to be seen with me - yet alone go into Victoria's Secret with me! Love Spell was a rare treat for me, but one I lovingly cherished any time I had that chance.

I began making this type of candle for myself only recently when I noticed a fragrance oil type available at my favorite candle supply company. It has a very close resemblance to the smell I remember, and I love burning it in my house. 

I noticed some hard-working, single-mom co-worker friends had the lotion on one day at work. The next time I made myself a candle, I made each of them a small candle, too. They were in love! That is the premise of sharing this scent for Valentines Day. It's sharing a gift that means something, for someone you love. It doesn't matter if you are single on Valentine's Day, if you love someone - you can participate! All you have to do is let them know how much you care!

~Getting ready to make candles, I have a very lovely order

for some friends shopping for Valentines Day!

Six and eight ounce jars are removed from their boxes, washed and dried.

I like the jars smiling clean before I begin!

~Weighing a small batch of natural soy wax for #valentines #candles

These candles start out as high quality, natural soy wax flakes. Each small batch is weighed for consistent quality every time. Soy wax is a clean burning, renewable ingredient.

Many of the fragrance oils I use are infused with natural and essential oils.

~I added a small amount natural bees wax to my soy wax. #valentines #candles

If I did the math correctly, there is approximately 1 part beeswax, to more than 30 parts soy in my candles. I like the quality beeswax adds to the candle, helping it to burn smoother and a smidge longer.

~My candle pouring apron is on! I'm ready to pour delectable #valentines #candles #valentine #gifts

I decided to use an apron after so many of my shirts ended up with accidental wax spots on them. On the bright side, I have a pretty great wardrobe of "around the house" clothes now!

~Fresh poured #valentine #candles, LoveSpell 💕

The smell leaves the cafe, and wafts through the

whole neighborhood. This candle smells heavenly!

~Beginning to label, moving right along! #valentinesgift #candles #love #valentines

I sit at my computer for days, tweaking the labels before printing, cutting and pasting to each jar.

I try to line each label up straight, to evenly space and level the wrap around each jar.

Sometimes I am wildly successful, other times,

please note these candles are 100% hand made in small batches :)

I love the dressiness of a black bow. It looks so snazzy!

#feelingthelove tonight!!! check out my store for an awesome #limitededition #valentines day #candle, makes a great #gift! www.etsy.com/shop/ElleBellCafe

A labor of love is completed, all I am making for 2016, have been made. There are still a few left, get them before they are gone!

Click the photo above to check the store shelf

Thanks for stopping into the Cafe today!

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