Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sweet Aroma Soy Candles

More and more people today
are going back to homemade naturals.

I have a friend who is making 
her own soaps, detergents and body creams.
The scents are made with essential oils.
They smell delicious!

I love the sweet smell of lavender.
Research is finding healing in the natural.
When I worked in the nursing home, 
I used lavender to calm an agitated resident.

My sister makes her own body scrubs 
with sugar, while some use salt.  

The soy candles that she makes 
smell yummy.

She calls her line, Sweet Aroma.
We were trying to think of a name 
and we remembered the verse, 

"For we are to God the aroma of Christ among
those who are being saved and those who are perishing."
2 Corinthians 2:15

The Message Paraphrase says, 
"Everywhere we go, people breathe in the exquisite fragrance.  
Because of Christ, we give off a sweet scent rising to God,
which is recognized by those on the way of salvation."
2 Corinthians 2:15

You can't put the sweet aroma of Christ 
in a jar.

We must smell sweet in a world that is rotting.

I love soy candles. 
Unlike regular candles, they continually
fill the house with lasting fragrance. 

The Message goes on to say, 
"But those on the way to destruction
treat us more like the stench from a rotting corpse."

So we must offer LIFE and not death
that others may desire the sweet aroma of Christ
leading others to salvation.

"This is a terrific responsibility.  Is anyone competent to take it on?
No, but at least we don't take God's Word, water it down, and 
then take it to the streets to sell it cheap. 
We stand in Christ's presence when we speak."
The Message

My sister's candles have not sold well. 
The large candles are $8 and the small ones are $5.
The owner of the shop says she is selling them too cheap.
People want to know that we are selling something 
that is real and that lasts.

I pray that I am
leaving a sweet fragrance to all I pass by-
not a cheap imitation of what is real.

Are you smelling sweet today?



  1. I would buy them if they were near me. I love soy candles and like you, I also love lavender.
    The name is perfect and you've shared a great message here!

  2. The candles and scrubs look wonderful and I know they must smell divine.

    I have a friend up North who makes her scrubs out of sugar.

    Don't know why some things sell good, and others don't.

    Your devotion that goes along with it and the Scriptures are so full of encouragement.

    I want to be that sweet aroma of Christ.

  3. I agree with Wanda. The devotion is lovely. The candles sound wonderful and are presented so well. I imagine "word of mouth" advertising will be the best for candles like these that the fragrance lasts so well.

  4. Bonnie, what a beautiful comparison of the candles and our lives as Christians. Something for me to think on today. :)

    I'm sorry that the candles aren't selling well. Wish I was closer...I'd buy her products in a heartbeat!

    Thanks so much for sharing here, friend.

  5. Lavender--my favorite! You tied your thoughts together nicely---well done!

  6. What a beautiful post! I also love lavender. I think, when one is doing the Lord's work, one should not over charge, the price is perfect. Just my opinion of course. Blessings

  7. Oh my, I am a candle freak. Always buy them and have one or two burning in the house, lovely, Blessings Francine.

  8. I really like soy candles and your great post.

  9. Bonnie, enjoyed this post today! Yes, I love the smell of candles. Have often thought about making my own as well and I have made some body scrubs which I loved. Love how you used God's Word with your post today. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  10. Nice. I'm a big fan of vanilla. Love that smell. ~:)

  11. Bonnie, Once I ordered 24 bars of lavender soap made by Sharon of "sweet repose". When that came in the mail, I know that is the best the mail carrier's car ever smelled, cause she smokes in her car. That lavender smell was heaven. xoxo,Susie


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