Wick-edly Sent’s Gift Sets for Mother’s Day

A POEM FOR MOTHER’S DAY The family is like a garden with joy for all to share, With tender, growing blossoms that thrive on love and care, And when the flowers are gathered for a very special day, They make a bright and beautiful happiness bouquet. ~Mary Loberg Taking inspiration from this poem, we’ve created a bouquet of indulgence for your Mother!  This lovely gift set comes with scented Body Lotion, Body Wash, our 4 oz. Soy Scented Candle and a free Body Puff, all carefully tucked into an easy-to-carry clear bag that can be used long after the gifts are gone! These gift sets come in four delicious floral scents: Vanilla Creme (pictured) – a dreamy, creamy version of the scent used in our popular vanilla soy scented candles Lilac – Another all-time favorite that is May’s Scent of the Month. Honeysuckle and Jasmine – Who can resist this lovely and exotic blend of floral? Lavender – Fresh and delightful, known for curing headaches and relieving stress Rather than give a bouquet of real flowers, why not give Mom a bouquet of floral indulgence this year?  Our gift sets are available for $29.99, and during the month of May, the Lilac gift set is available for the special price of $22.49. As with all our products, the items in these gift sets are all natural and made on premises in our store in Canandaigua, N.Y. From all of us at Wick-edly Sent, we wish you and your Mother A Happy Mother’s...

Lilac, Wick-edly Sent’s Scent of the Month

At last, spring is in the air and the lilacs are about to come into bloom!  Every May, a half million people flood to Rochester, NY for the weeklong Annual Lilac Festival, held this year, May 8 – 17, 2009 in beautiful Highland Park.  This festival has been happening since 1898 when about 3000 people gathered one Sunday in May to stroll through the lilacs in their Sunday best.  Since then, it has grown and become an event people in this region await with anticipation each Spring.   Highland Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, the landscape architect who designed Central Park in New York City.  Today, the park boasts over 1200 lilac bushes representing 500 varieties of lilacs.  Because of this, Rochester was named “The Lilac Capital of the World.” If you’ve ever stood in the park when the lilacs are in full bloom, the most delicious scent floats on the breeze.  It is this scent that we’ve captured and chosen for May’s Scent of the Month. During the entire month of May, you can purchase our lovely Lilac-scented olive-oil soap, all natural lotion, body wash, body spray, hand silk and soy scented candles for 25% off normal retail!  If you love lilacs, you’ll be delighted with our lilac products that will make you feel as if you just picked a bouquet of lilacs fresh from the garden! And just in time for Mother’s Day, we’ve created the Lilac Gift Set above that contains a 4 oz. Soy Candle, Lilac Body Wash, Body Lotion, and a free body puff which comes in an easy-to-carry zipper bag, all for the special sale price of $22.49.  Your mother will be thrilled! If you’d like something a little bigger,...

The Scent of Success

For most people, the sense of smell is one of the strongest and most impactful catalysts to emotional memory. We’ve all had the experience of smelling an aroma or scent that transports us back to childhood or a favorite memory…baking cookies…freshly mown grass…a kindergarten room…your first love’s perfume or after shave…. The aroma becomes a trigger, evoking fond memories. You can use the strength of the sense of smell by wearing a “signature scent” that people associate with you and that becomes part of your personal branding.   By wearing a fragrance (or set of fragrances) on a regular basis, you are “packaging” an image of yourself for the people you meet.  Their impression now includes the olfactory sense, as well as the visual and auditory, making the mental image that much stronger. Why is that important? Perfumes and fragrances have long been associated with royalty.  Commoners were not able to afford them.  Today, fragrances and scents are still associated with success.  The subtle perception is that, if you wear fragrance, you must be successful.  By wearing a scent that becomes your signature, you are adding the scent of success to how people perceive you. Although fragrance can contribute to that perception of success, there are several things to avoid: ~ Avoid combining multiple scented products – Don’t use scented deodorant, add scented hair products and then top it off with a  fragrance.  Not only will that contribute to olfactory confusion, it’s likely to drive away some people. ~ Don’t overdo it – Have you ever smelled someone’s fragrance from across the room?  This is not what you want.  You want a subtle hint of fragrance, not the whole field of flowers. ~ Choose a...

Make Bath Time Fun for Kids!

Is bath time for the kiddies a chore or a fun activity at your house? If it’s a chore, read on!  Not only do we have some great kids’ bath wash, but we’ve also got some great ideas to turn up the fun on bathing.  Try some of these activities: Let your child choose plastic cups and bowls from the kitchen and play with them in the bath tub.  Kids that are afraid of getting their hair washed feel reassured when they can control the size of the cup used to rinse and they love pouring water from one cup to another! Read a favorite story while your child bathes.  If you’re reading a favorite story while your child is splashing around, it takes his mind off the task of bathing. Does your child have a favorite doll or plastic toy that can bathe with her?  Playing with her doll in the bath may help her verbalize her fears so you can understand why she dislikes bathing and you can also help her “model” good bathing behavior for her doll.  (e.g. “Do you think it’s okay if your dolly stands up in the bath tub?” “Why not?”) Have a “What Floats?” Contest.  Take different waterproof objects (plastic toys, rubber balls, etc.) and have a contest to see whose objects float better. Sing Songs together.  Let traditional songs like “Rubber Ducky” or “Splish Splash I was Taking a Bath” become bathtime regulars or invent your own songs. Use the shampoo to create animal ears and manes.  As you soap your child’s head, create the ears of donkeys or cats, the mane of a horse or the scales of a dragon and...

Scent of the Month for April – Gardener’s Therapy

“Sweet April showers do spring May flowers” was written by Thomas Tusser, an English poet and farmer who lived between 1524 and 1580.  Today, we shorten it to “April showers bring May flowers.” Anyone who loves flowers and gardening welcomes April’s showers to prepare the ground for planting, which explains why April would be selected as National Gardening Month. At Wickedly Sent, we created Gardener’s Therapy, a special Scent of the Month for April, to celebrate National Gardening Month, as well as all of the gardeners and gardening clubs that add beauty to the landscape. Think of the fragrant scents of early garden blooms – relaxing lavender, fresh white thyme and sweet geranium – and your mind will conjure the scent of Gardener’s Therapy.  We weave the scents of these essential oils together to create a bouquet of products that includes scented soy candles, natural hand wash, silky hand lotion and luxurious olive oil soap. If you’re looking for a lovely gift for Easter or Passover, or you’re searching for a special present for a friend who’s a gardener, treat her to a Wickedly Sent Gardener’s Therapy Basket, which comes with a Scented Soy Candle, Hand Lotion, Hand Wash, and Olive Oil Soap in the Gardner’s Therapy Scent of the Month.  Not only will she be transported to her garden, but you’ll also be giving a gift that will soothe her tired hands and revitalize her senses once she’s done gardening! During the month of April, all of our Gardeners Therapy products may be purchased for the special discounted price of 25% off retail price. As with all our products, Gardeners Therapy Soap and Candles are made from all natural ingredients, tested on friends, not animals, and carefully created in Canandaigua, NY. Here’s to next month’s...

Wickedly Sent Sells Wholesale Candles, Bath and Body Products

Have you been looking for all-natural soap and candle products to sell at your store, shop or spa?  Wickedly Sent can help!  Our handmade all-natural candles, bath and body products, essential oils, soaps, scrubs and sprays are available for purchase at wholesale. We maintain the highest standards, carefully preparing all of our products by hand in our shop in Canandaiagua, NY,  in the heart of New York’s beautiful Finger Lakes region.  We use only the purest ingredients such as olive oil, shea and cocoa butters, soy, fragrance and essential oils and other carefully-selected ingredients.  We custom blend the scents to develop delicious fragrances for our products that will beckon to customers, inspiring them to make additional purchases, not only for themselves, but for gifts! Our wholesale candles as well as the wholesale bath and body products come professionally and attractively packaged, creating a beautiful display that will enhance your shop.  We also pride ourselves in exceptional customer service, and your discerning customers will be happy to know that all of our products are tested on friends, not animals! For wholesale, we accept orders of $150 or higher with a minimum of 4 items per category and we ship throughout the United States.  Sorry, we are not able to ship internationally at this time. To place your wholesale order wholesale candles or bath and body, call us at 585-394-5260 or toll free at toll free 1-888-467-WICK.  We look forward to serving you!...