|Posted by Susan Rouse on October 20, 2013 at 4:20 PM||comments (0)|
From PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary facebook page.
I hope you enjoy this post as written by Simon Donkey:
We certainly don't advertise but I can say from first hand experience that Susan Rouse is one of our dearest friends. The love and dedication that she gives us as a volunteer is remarkable...countless hours and the greatest kindness that a human can share with an animal. All animals, I think she'd even Reiki a snake! lol
In addition to countless hours at the farm, she brings her students out during an Animal Reiki class and donates a very generous portion of the tuition to the farm. In her spare time (!!??) she & Bill make incredible beeswax candles and she donated a percentage of sales in May to the farm. So, so generous!! And a beautiful, kind lady.
So I am pleased to share this for those interested. Check out her website for all her courses. I know folks drive up to Cedar Cove (just north of Cobourg) from Oakville (the lovely Julia!) because they had heard about how special Susan is. If you are sitting on the fence and thinking about learning more, give her a call, you will so enjoy talking to Susan!
|Posted by Susan Rouse on April 11, 2013 at 7:05 PM||comments (0)|
BEESWAX CANDLE BURNING TIPS
All usual precautions that pertain to fire also pertain to burning candles: never leave a candle burning when no one is in the room; do not burn candles near drapes or other combustible materials
Keep the wick of your candles trimmed to 1/4″-1/2″
Allow the melted pool of pillars to reach the edge of the candle each time you burn it, about an hour per inch of diameter. This way you won’t have to try to fold unmelted wax down from the sides and the pillar won’t burn down the middle. You’ll be starting off with the equivalent of a new (but shorter) candle each time.
If your candle will be lit for only a short time, use a taper, votive or tealight
Draughts cause flickering of the flame, which can result in uneven burning or dripping
Put out pillar flames by dipping the wick into the melted pool and then straightening (a paper clip is a handy tool).
Use a snuffer for tapers
If you don’t like the natural bloom that develops on beeswax, simply rub your candles with your hand — the warmth will polish off the bloom
Put a tiny bit of water in the bottom of your glass tealight cups — makes removing the last vestiges of wax easy
Remember to never leave a candle unattended while burning.