Giveaways

"The Art Of Soy Container Candle Making" DVD Review and Giveaway

8:10 AM

***Giveaway Closed***

Do I love candles? Ask anyone in my family and they will give you a resounding "YES" to that question! I am very fond of just about any candle, especially the ones that are scented. In fact, I have a candle burning now that has been burning all day. One of my favorite scents is vanilla or anything that smells like food!

When Laureen Falco contacted me about doing a review and giveaway of her DVD, The Art of Soy Candle Making, I jumped at the opportunity. Recently, I have discovered soy candles and am in love with them. They burn clean, evenly and slowly...which makes them last so much longer than paraffin candles. My husband got me my first soy candle for Christmas last year and ever since then, I prefer them above regular candles.
"The Art of Soy Candle Making" is a fun, educational and captivating DVD. Sometimes when you see an instructional DVD you think "Oh, this will probably be boring". Because soy candles are an interest of mine, I didn't think that at all. Especially when I watched this DVD. Laureen is very talented when it comes to keeping her audience's attention by the quick-moving scenes, great graphics and product knowledge. Too bad I live on the other side of the Country or I would take classes from her! I definitely learned quite a bit from this DVD.
She covers multiple subjects including choosing your wick(I didn't know that there were so many wicks from which to choose!), jar (container) selection, soy wax types, melting methods, fragrance oils and UV Inhibitors (I didnt' know there was such a thing available!). Each DVD also comes with a "Candle With Care" pamphlet outlining candle safety...which is extrememly important!!!
It was also very interesting to watch Laureen make the "Green as you can get" candles. I especially like the time-lapse that shows the candles hardening...very cool. Watching Laureen work is very calming and entertaining at the same time...especially when she tries to say "wick stickers"! You will just have to see it to understand what I mean. :)

This DVD comes with some bonus segments that I also enjoyed viewing. My favorite has to be the "Outtakes" bonus segment. It was fun to watch Laureen and her reactions to her little "slip-ups". I think it really personalizes the DVD to include something like this.
Some time in the near future, I would LOVE to make my own candles. What wonderful, homemade gifts and what tremendous options!

So, in my opinion, "The Art Of Soy Container Candle Making" is a wonderful and informative DVD that clearly instructs even the least-creative of us on how to make beautiful candles!

Laureen has offered to giveaway one of her DVD's to one of my readers...a retail value of $39.95!!!! I guarantee you will not be disappointed with her fabulous teaching ability and clarity, and with the fantastic opportunity to learn how to make your very own soy candles!!! :)

Mandatory Entry:
Visit Laureen's Website and watch the trailer of the DVD. Leave a comment telling me what you think of what you saw there. You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must leave a valid email where you can be reached should you win. Leave your email in EACH COMMENT. This giveaway is open to US residents and will end 11/12 at 11:59 pm EST. The winners will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond.

Extra Entries:

1. Become a follower of My Opinion. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/ do. 1 entry

2. Follow me on Twitter. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/do. 1 entry

3. Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link. 1 tweet per day. 1 comment per day.
4. Do a post regarding this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link. 2 entries, so 2 comments.
5. Enter any one of my current giveaways that you have NOT yet entered. 1 entry

Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a "The Art Of Soy Container Candle Making" DVD for review purposes. All quotes are from Laureen Falco's website, email and DVD. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

You Might Also Like

24 comments

  1. After watching the trailer, the video seems like it's the next best thing to having someone experienced teaching you in person! I think that's so awesome - I know I've always gotten confused while reading about candlemaking!

    mommytrenches at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  2. After watching the trailer, the video seems like it's the next best thing to having someone experienced teaching you in person! I think that's so awesome - I know I've always gotten confused while reading about candlemaking!

    mommytrenches at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  3. I follow via GFC

    mommytrenches at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  4. I follow via GFC

    mommytrenches at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  5. I follow you on twitter!

    mommytrenches at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I follow you on twitter!

    mommytrenches at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  7. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/#!/MommyTrenches/status/1702004980195328
    mommytrenches at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  8. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/#!/MommyTrenches/status/1702004980195328
    mommytrenches at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Blogged!
    http://beeluckymama.blogspot.com/2010/11/soy-candlemaking-dvd-giveaway-ends-1112.html
    mommytrenches at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  10. Blogged!
    http://beeluckymama.blogspot.com/2010/11/soy-candlemaking-dvd-giveaway-ends-1112.html
    mommytrenches at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  11. Blogged!
    http://beeluckymama.blogspot.com/2010/11/soy-candlemaking-dvd-giveaway-ends-1112.html
    mommytrenches at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  12. Blogged!
    http://beeluckymama.blogspot.com/2010/11/soy-candlemaking-dvd-giveaway-ends-1112.html
    mommytrenches at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  13. i entered in the xocai giveaway!
    mommytrenches at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  14. i entered in the xocai giveaway!
    mommytrenches at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  15. dt
    http://twitter.com/#!/MommyTrenches/status/2030383604432896
    mommytrenches at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  16. dt
    http://twitter.com/#!/MommyTrenches/status/2030383604432896
    mommytrenches at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  17. dt
    http://twitter.com/#!/MommyTrenches/status/2368400575692800
    mommytrenches at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  18. dt
    http://twitter.com/#!/MommyTrenches/status/2368400575692800
    mommytrenches at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  19. DT
    http://twitter.com/#!/MommyTrenches/status/2714442794012672
    mommytrenches at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  20. DT
    http://twitter.com/#!/MommyTrenches/status/2714442794012672
    mommytrenches at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  21. I watched the trailer and It looks like a great way to learn the art of candle making.
    bonniesbabyboutique at ymail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  22. I watched the trailer and It looks like a great way to learn the art of candle making.
    bonniesbabyboutique at ymail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  23. I am following with GFC
    bonniesbabyboutique at ymail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  24. I am following with GFC
    bonniesbabyboutique at ymail dot com

    ReplyDelete

You can leave a valid email address with each comment so I will know where to contact you if you win a giveaway...or make sure it is listed where I can easily find it! Thanks for visiting!