Wow! It's here already - 2014. Weren't we just enjoying the summer's warm rays or exploring a pumpkin patch for the right pumpkin? With the weather outside STILL frightful, and there's no place to go... there's no excuse now to not try one of our candles or even room sprays and with so many new things coming down the line, it is a perfect time to learn more about By the Bay Botanicals products.
This New Year expect a few new things for this business like new fragrances. With Valentines Day soon here - hard to believe... We'll be offering 4 Valentine's Day inspired candles - perfect for those who don't need any candy after the over indulgence of food around the holiday's or roses that wilt the next day. A candle is a symbol for passion, heat and light and makes a perfect gift alone or complimentary with say a gift certificate to a couples massage. The four fragrances include: Napa Valley Merlot (we already offer), Central Park Pink Roses (NEW!), San Francisco Chocolate Shop (NEW!), and Paris Lover's Lane (NEW!). These new candles are expected to be available for purchase online by January 10th. We're also contemplating making a mini candle collection, for a limited time too simply called The Valentine's Day Candle Collection. Check back January 10th to learn more and purchase these unique LOVELY scents.
Also in 2014 a new thing the company will be trying to do is making wax melts. While still needing to decide on a universal type mold and figuring out how to package them and if we will sell wax melters too, there's a lot to sort out. However, once we do, we'll announce it both in an upcoming monthly newsletter and on our social media sites - Facebook and Twitter.
Lastly, the company's next step/goal is to open a retail location nearby (in the Baltimore area) this 2014. The vision of the store is to have a nice open space where all of our products will be available for purchase while have an area designated as a production area to continuing to make our products too. The production area will have a viewing window to see what the candle process is like as well as possibly have a class or two on candle making crafts such as making scented wax dipped pinecones. While we are taking the necessary steps to make this dream a reality, there are still a few more steps to climb before we can sign any dotted lines and make a Grand Opening announcement. All we can say for now is check back frequently to see our progress.
With all these new possibilities, what new thing interests you the most? New candle scents? New products? The retail location? Do you have a suggestion? Use the comment field below to share your thoughts. We'd love to hear what you have to say and we'll respond to them too!
Until the next blog post... Happy New Year!
Michelle Sholund, owner of By the Bay Botanicals
I am the owner of By the Bay Botanicals. We want to stay connected to you, and through this blog we aim to share with you tips and tricks to buying and burning candles as well as read up on what goes on behind the scenes at By the Bay Botanicals. Feel free to comment, and comment often as well as share with your friends and family.
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