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Greetings and welcome to Covington Creek Candle Company located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. My philosopy is to bring you the best and most organic product I can while keeping it affordable for you.
New item - Cold process soap - take a peak at the varieties we offer. They are made with all natural ingredients and organic ingredients. No fragrance oils used in our body care products.
I know my candles are not the most expensive. I do use preminum quality items. I keep cost down for you by driving the 6 total hours to pick up the wax, candle supplies (wicks, wick tabs, fragrance oils, etc(saves hughly on shipping). I make my own wicks by sealing the cotton with wax and putting it in the wick tab rather than buying the more expensive pretabed wicks. I know how tough times are and I do this to help you get the most out of your money.
Also my thanks to my employer (Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne, Indiana) for allowing me to reuse boxes for shipping and taking this extra step to be a green business.
Shipping: If you live in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area email me and we can set up a delivery/pickup. You will be refunded shipping. You can purchase any of my candles at Friedel's Fine Art at 1430 West Main Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46808, phone 260-420-9197. Hours are Monday-Thursday 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm or by appointment on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. If you are interested in a certain scent let me know and I will have it at the Gallery. You can also purchase the essential oil or beeswax votives from Three Rivers Food Coop, 1612 Sherman St, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46808.
I have received many convos asking about coloring the candles. The majority of candle dyes contain phthalate, petroleum and paraffin but I have found one named "Flutter dyes" that is free of these additives. By purchasing this dye the manufacturer will make a donation to the "Butterfly Sancuary" in Wisonsin. This dye meet California Prop 65 for nontoxic. My dye free line of candles will still be a front line product.
My lotions are all natural with the majority of the ingredients USDA Organic. This means the organic are 100% organic. In fact, all of my organic ingredients are USDA organic. I love the earth and I know you do too. I buy only from USA companies whose products are cultivated, harvested and processed in the most responsible fashion. I take living green very serious. I offer four bases to my lotion (Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Sunflower Oil and Sweet Almond Oil). Careful research led me to choose the lotion and lip balm ingredients. See the pages with lotion and lip balm for the details of those benefits. You make the choice for the best base oil for your skin. You will be impressed that something so soft and silky feeling can be so healthy for your skin. See an ingredient that does not agree with you - no problem I will custom make one up. Remember - a little dab goes a long way so my products are worth it. I work as an Intensive Care Nurse and my co-workers love the lotion and lip balm. The lotion does not wash off with the first or even second hand washing. It ickly absorbs into the skin but retains a moisture barrier. This would be ideal for any that requires frequent hand washing or with serious dry skin.
My lip balm made of USDA ingredients (with the exception of the bees wax which is from Blueberry Acres approx 35,minutes from me and is considered wild harvested) is silky smooth with your choice of a combination of essential oil to scent it with. Be prepared for the peppermint - you lips are sure to pleasantly tingle.
You will find Organic Honey, Tea Tree Oil and Grape Seed Oil for their antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal for your skin. I use Optiphen to ensure protection of the cream and lotions against mold, fungus, and bacteria and is a meger 1% of the lotion. It is a non-paraben, non-formaldehyde preservative and widely used in natural products. As much as I would like to rely on a totally natural preservative the lotion would have a very short shelf life. All of my lotions/lip balm are dye free lending a creaming white or off white appearance, that comes from the bees wax and organic essential oils/carrier oils. The soy candles may be a pure white or off white due to the soybeans, (each crop can be different depending on how young they were when harvested, soil type, etc and the scented oils used.
No "blended" or "soy based" candles from me. I use only 100% pure soy wax that was grown right here in the good old USA. Don't you love helping to support local farmers? I have a long list of scents you will love. For the essential oil blends I carefully created my own combinations. This is ideal for those of you that are sensitive to manmade scents. The essential oil scents will have an EO after their name. All of the lotion and lip balm scents can be used for the soy candles. Each body care product and candle is handmade by me at the time of order - just for you.
For a list of candle scents - including limited time offers go to: http://www.covingtoncreekcandles.com/candlescents.aspx
For a list of my lip balm scents and ingredients go to: http://www.covingtoncreekcandles.com/lotioningredientsscents.aspx
My products are available for wholesale and fundraising. Everyone today is concerned with maintaining or improving his or her health. Your target audience will appreciate the fact that you offering a healthy product. All ingredients are natural and/or organic. The exception is some fragrance oil. Most of my fragrance oils do contain essential oils also but pure essential oils have EO after the name. All are renewable resources. The glass containers can be recycled. Better yet - point out they can be refilled with lotion, liquid hand soap, etc. For more information go to: