Monday, April 26, 2010

Strongest Fragrance Guaranteed!

Every fragrance Gold Canyon creates is the result to extensive research and development for a scent that lasts. Our candles are designed to burn longer and maintain a consistent fragrance from the first moment to the last, with a single 26 oz. candle designed to permeate multiple rooms of a home.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Dear Maven

Put those product questions to bed! Do you have a product question you've been dying to ask? Well look no further for the answer! Maven is your all-knowing Gold Canyon product go-to girl.

Dear Maven,
We are loving all of the new green cleaning products but a couple of questions arise. Is the All Purpose Cleaner anti-bacterial? The kitchen counters are shining, but can I eat off of them?

Homeology products do not claim to be anti-bacterial products. The reason? We love Homeology for what it was intended for—a natural, safe way to clean without harsh chemicals.

To kill germs you can bet there has to be some pretty heavy stuff involved. By law, any product claiming to be an anti-bacterial product must use specific active ingredients. We did not want to use those type of ingredients in Homeology products as they can be much too harsh for everyday use. And harsh is being polite—I’ve used some of these anti-bacterial products and I wish I’d brought a biohazard mask to save me from the fumes.

The only time I would recommend using those harsher chemicals is when cleaning up after you’ve worked with raw meat. (But only in the areas needed and only as needed.) Otherwise, think of Homeology as your main squeeze when it comes to everyday use and for clean-ups from spills.

We have chosen Homeology to be a well-balanced blend of cleaning with minimal chemicals and impact on the environment. Bonus: Homeology smells great, too. And yes, Homeology is non-toxic so you can eat off your counters after you spray them.

Happy Homeology cleaning,

Summer Catalog Part 3

Here's the third sneak peek of the Summer catalog -- out on May 1st! SUMMER 2010 PART 3

Monday, April 19, 2010

Banana Bread

Do you love the Banana Nut Bread Baking Line candle? Check out this banana bread recipe. It's the best one I've ever made.

1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup all pupose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3)
2 eggs OR 1/2 cup liquid egg substitute
1/2 cup applesauce
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

Combine dry ingredients in one bowl. In another bowl, thoroughly mix wet ingredients (including bananas). Add the wet mixture to the dry, stirring until just blended. Pour into a 9x5 loaf pan sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake for about 50 minutes. Allow the loaf to cool slightly and remove from pan. Makes 8 servings.

What's Going Away

Only a few weeks until the Summer 2010 catalog is released. Are some of your favorite scents going away? Check it out and stock up while you can1


Apple Orchard Pear'adise
Strawberry Kiwi

Candles for Kids:
Groovin' Grape

Candy Hearts
Jelly Beans
Marshmallow Confection
Spring Posies

Inspirations and Pillars: They are going away for good. But don't worry -- you'll still be able to find most of your favorite scents when they are repackaged as a part of the Heritage line.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Summer 2010 Part 2

Two sneak peeks in one week, because I'm behind. But you'll have to wait until next week to get the third installment. SUMMER 2010 PART 2

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

It's a Mystery!

I’m having a MYSTERY HOST OPEN HOUSE to celebrate the debut of the Summer 2010 catalog. Stop by to check out the new summer scents, get some “decorating with candles” ideas, and win prizes. Can’t make it? You can still enter!

The best part? Somebody will be the Mystery Host, and win all of the Host Reward dollars for the order. On May 21st, I’ll draw for the host. How are you entered?

5 Entries:
Schedule a home or book party
3 Entries:
Attend the Open House
2 Entries:
Bring a friend to the Open House
Buy a Candle for Kids
1 Entry:
Place an order
Submit an outside order for someone else
Make a donation to Change for Children.

PLUS! Bring a friend to the Open House and you and that friend will each receive a special gift.

Where? My house in Zion (I'll email you directions)
When? May 14th
Time? 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Will you be there??? Click on my email address in the sidebar and let me know! Or tell me if you can't make it there but you need to place an order.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Candid Corner

Check out the corner every month to see the ways the creative workers at the home office are using and displaying Gold Canyon products.
In this month’s corner—spruce up for spring!

The pretty pastels used in our new Spring Holiday candles and other spring décor items aren’t just for Easter decorating. The soft colors and designs of each holder and candle are lovely throughout the spring season. Just like your winter wardrobe, layering products (as shown here) is a great way to create a nice display. Start decorating now and beat the winter blues!

Shown here: Spring Holiday candles, pg. 35; Whimsy Flower Plate and Ruffled Candle Pedestal, pg. 36; Hobnail Easter Basket, pg. 37; Crystal Candle Stands (Set of 3), pg. 42

Summer Catalog Preview

It will be here May 1st. Here's a sneak peek. Enjoy! SUMMER 2010 PART 1

Bonus Scent Blend Recipe #2: Summer Terrace Brunch

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie – 19 oz.
Juicy Pear – 16 oz.
Lemon Dream Pie – 8 oz.
Fruit Fusion tealights – 3

Celebrate summer with this delicious spread of warm pie and juicy fruits. Like summer brunch on the terrace, this fruity blend of strawberries, rhubarb, pears, lemons and more will make you savor summer to the very end!

Dear Maven

Do you have a product question you've been dying to ask? Well look no further for the answer! Maven is your all-knowing Gold Canyon product go-to girl.

Dear Maven,
What is the shelf life of our EMERGE products? I found one under my sink that may have been there for well over a year. It seemed OK but didn’t have much of a fragrance left.

You know my first question is going to be ‘why on earth would you hide a wonderful EMERGE product under your sink?!’ On the other hand, I am glad you are concerned about still using the old EMERGE you found!

Fragrance is the first thing that starts to go when you keep your cosmetics too long. Such a waste too because the EMERGE fragrance is so wonderful. However, once fragrance is gone, that doesn’t mean the product is useless. The shelf life of EMERGE is one year but can be longer if kept in cooler conditions—the warmer environment can reduce the shelf life of cosmetics.

As long as the product smells OK and looks OK, it is generally safe to use. I know you’re probably just trying to not waste a perfectly good product, but since the renewing fragrance of EMERGE is so important to the experience, it’s probably better to just get a fresh product. I wouldn’t want you missing out on “The World’s Finest”® EMERGE experience!

Helping you enjoy “The World’s Finest”,

Bonus Scent Blend Recipe #1: Garden Party

The spring posies are popping up, the gardenias are blooming and the garden fountain is echoing a tranquil trickling sound. Create that perfect garden party ambience with this fragrance blend to calm the senses.

19 oz. Tranquil Mist
9 oz. Spring Posies
8 oz. Water Garden
5 oz. Gardenia

Back in the Swing of Things

So -- in December I told you that I was back. And then life happened. Personal and family issues made life crazy, and my Gold Canyon business had to take a seat on the back burner. But I'm back now -- and I mean it this time. So . . . watch out. I have a lot of catching up to do!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Strike It Gold!

Find a golden coin in a 26 oz. Heritage candle and you could win $5,000!
PLUS Every 26 oz. Heritage candle has an instant bonus offer featuring discounts, free shipping and more.

Sneak Peek

Check out the February Host, Customer and New Demonstrator Promos.


Check Out the January Promo

Extra Host Reward and candle discounts. Check out the link to the right for the details!

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

What's Going Away in January

In addition to all of the holiday decor (including the Jolly Snowman Pod Warmer), the following fragrances and lines disappear with the Spring catalog, and I can’t guarantee that they’ll be back. If you love ‘em, be sure to stock up!

Yuletide Traditions: O’Tannenbaum, Orange Pomander, King’s Myrrh
Rustic Winter Line
Homespun Traditions: Spiced Gumdrops, Candy Corn, Pumpkin Pie

Candles for Kids:
Grammy’s Snickerdoodles

Aroma Gold:
Clarity (Cedarwood & Ylang)
Soothing (Vanilla & Mint)

Baking Line:
Crème Brule
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Strudel & Spice
Vanilla Caramel Custard

Buds and Blossoms:
Casablanca Lily
Cobblestone & Ivy Path

Clean and Fresh:
Pure Linen

Fruits and Citrus:
Christmas Presence
Cozy Christmas
Days of Christmas

Nature and Outdoors:
Boughs & Berries
Cinnamon Garland
Frosted Woodland
Holiday Wreath
Sleigh Ride
Sweet Slice Cucumber

Sugar and Spice:
Caramel Apple
Gingerbread House
Harvest Hearth
Mrs. Claus’s Kitchen
Mulled Harvest
Old-Fashioned Licorice
Peppermint Bark
Pumpkin Pie
Raspberry Cocoa Torte
Spiced Eggnog
Toffee Drizzled Popcorn

Friday, December 4, 2009

Bundle Ideas

Here are a variety of gift ideas, in a variety of prices. There’s something for everyone on this list. Click on the link to my website to the right for easy shopping at home!

Showing My Appreciation
Any 5 oz. Heritage candle $7.98
Wick Dipper $3.48

Love My Candle
Any 16 oz. Heritage candle $15.98
Wick Dipper $3.48
Wick Trimmer $14.48

Autumn Stroll
(meant to be burned together)
16 oz. Spiced Eggnog $15.98
15.5 oz. Spiced Gumdrop $17.98
Pumpkin Pie votives $7.48

Café Mocha
(meant to be burned together)
19 oz. Fabulous Fudge Brownie $17.98
17 oz. Hazelnut Café au Lait $25.98

Spa Getaway
Aroma Gold Serenity Candle $15.48
Emerge Grains of Truth Hand Scrub $18.48
Emerge Raise Your Hand Silk $17.48

Goddess Package
Grains of Truth Hand Scrub $18.48
Raise Your Hand Silk $17.48
Renew Your Soul Bath Soak $15.98
Burning Bright Emerge Candle $12.48

The Snow Bunny
5 oz. Sleigh Ride $7.98
Jolly Snowman Scent Pod Warmer $34.98
Scent Pods $5.98 each

The Naturalist
Frosted Woodland Rustic Winter candle $16.98
Apple Lantern $14.98
5 oz. Apple Spice $7.98

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Last Date to Order

. . . to receive your items in time for Christmas. Pennsylvania is in the 5-day zone (keeping in mind that UPS doesn’t ship on weekends).

Order by 12:00 a.m. midnight on: 12/14
Ship Date: 12/16
Delivery Date: 12/23

Check out my website: and order today!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Spring 2010 Catalog Sneak Preview

It's only December 1st, but Gold Canyon is already thinking Spring! What's new in 2010? How about soy?!?!?! If you'd like to sneak a peek, here's the first part of the catalog:


Some of the new and returning fragrances include:
Cherry Pie
Jasmine Lime Citronella
Jelly Bean
Lemon Bar
Marshmallow Confections
Moroccan Amber Vanilla
Papaya Passion Citronella
Pink Lemonade Spritzer
Toasted Coconut Macaroon

Butterscotch Caramel Candies

Here's another candy recipe from our catalog. If it sounds good to you, you'll love the candle.

¾ c sweetened condensed milk
2 c packed light brown sugar
1 c butter
½ tsp salt
1 c dark corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract

Cook all ingredients except vanilla to 240°. Add vanilla extract and cook
to 246°. Pour into a buttered tin 1 inch deep. Cut when cool and serve.

Bonus Scent Blend: Autumn Stroll

It's not too late!

Heritage Spiced Eggnog – 16 oz.
Spiced Gumdrops – 15.5 oz.
Pumpkin Pie votives – 3

Take a stroll down memory lane with this autumn blend that will make you reminisce about serene autumn days. Snuggling with some eggnog while enjoying holiday candies and pumpkin pie—the perfect way to celebrate fall!

January Host Promotions

$20 in extra Host Rewards is just one of the perks. Check it out: JANUARY PROMO

I'm Back!

Whew! October and November were CRAZY around my house, and my blank GC blog has been proof of that. Major cleaning and painting projects were going on so that I could host my very first Thanksgiving. The funky blue kitchen cabinets are gone, my livingroom is no longer dirty seafoam green, and I am now an expert with the blue painter tape. But now - a well-deserved break so that I can focus on myself, my family, and Gold Canyon. Let the Christmas season begin!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Haunted Mansion

This spooky haunted house is the perfect centerpiece for your Halloween decor. Orange stained glass and glitter make it adorable. Place three tealights in the bottom to light the pumpkins and front door, and two tealights in the upstairs windows. Get in the mood for fall fun with this spooky sealsonal decor!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Scents That Blend From Room to Room

In addition to trying scent recipes, where you light several candles at once, mixing the fragrances together, why not try coordinating your scents from room to room? While one candle can scent more than one room, I like to light complimenting scents in several rooms, so that I have a new scent experience wherever I go. This works particularly well in my house, as my rooms tend to be on the larger side. Here's what I have going right now:

Living Room: Spiced Eggnog
Kitchen: Toffee Drizzled Popcorn
Bedroom: Pumpkin Pie
Bathroom: Caramel Apple

What works best for you???

Friday, October 2, 2009

Coconut Pecan Brittle Recipe

Here's a great recipe to go along with Gold Canyon's new Coconut Pecan Brittle candle.

1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup pecans (chopped or whole)
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
1 cup light corn syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 teaspooons baking soda

Bake coconut at 350* until lightly browned. Mix with pecans in bowl. Turn oven off and place two greased pans inside. In saucepan, mix sugar, salt and water until boiling and sugar is dissolved. Stir in corn syrup and return to a boil. Mix in coconut mixture. Stirring frequently, bring to 300*, and remove from heat. Immediately stir in vanilla and butter. Stir in baking soda. Immediately pour onto warm pans and spread. Cool completely, break and serve.

Focus On: Boutique Chic Fine Fragrance

Gold Canyon's Fine Fragrances are sweet, sophisticated, and sensual. Which one is for you?

TEN Encore Eau de Parfum
{Floral Gourmand}

Top Note: Citrus, Fresh, Floral, Woody, Oriental
Middle Note: Amber, Floral, Fruity
Drydown: Woody

Classic. Sophisticated. Captivate a crowd with the chic sophistication of a scent for the ages. A stylish image is always intact with this iconic scent of woody florals and creamy spices meant for soulful elegance.

Powder & Violet Fleur Eau de Parfum

Top Note: Fresh, Crisp Bergamot, Greens
Middle Note: Blue Iris, Rose Otto, Tuberose, Parma Violet, Ylang, Muguet
Drydown: Sweet, Sensuous Musk, Powdery Amber, Sandalwood

Sweet. Charming. Add the finishing touch before a romantic evening with just a dusting of a softly scented floral powder from a delicate puff. Feel the shimmer of luxury with tuberose, Parma violet and a fleck of fresh, crisp bergamot.

Woods & Vanilla Romantique Eau de Parfum
{Woody Oriental}

Top Note: Blue Aldehydes, Sheer Citrus, Aromatic Herbs
Middle Note: Tobacco Blossom, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cardamom
Drydown: Earthy Vetiver, Patchouli, Soft Musk, Blonde Woods

Irresistible. Alluring. Out the door with a dab of sensual fragrance that’s certain to entice. Keep the enchantment alive with this romantic blend of warm woods, sweet blossoms and unique spices surrounded by delicate musks.

Hosts Earn Up to $40 More in October!

You can earn up to $40 more in Host Rewards! Parties of $550 or more receive a FREE 16 oz. Pumpkin Pie candle, a value of $15.98.

Customers can earn up to 50% off any Heritage candle.

Three ways to join! Get your kit free by achieving $350 or $700 in personal sales and get the respective kit and an exclusive Pod Warmer FREE!

Check out the link at the top right of the page to view all of the specifics. It's a GREAT time to have a Gold Canyon party!!!

YOU Can Make a Difference

Gold Canyon is proud to introduce Change for Children, an easy way for you to donate to the Prayer Child Foundation – Gold Canyon’s charity of choice.

Change for Children is just that – you can change a child’s life for the better by simply giving any dollar amount to add to your Gold Canyon order as a donation to the Prayer Child Foundation! With Change for Children, you name the amount you’d like to contribute. Whether you round up your Gold Canyon order total to the nearest dollar or select a one-time dollar amount to add to your order total, you can give whatever you like to help a child in need.

We are proud to share that to date, Gold Canyon has partnered with the Prayer Child Foundation to give over 1.75 million dollars to provide for the needs of children who are suffering. Every penny you contribute goes directly to support the mission of the Prayer Child Foundation. Thank you for giving and making a difference when you purchase Gold Canyon products and donate through Change for Children!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

It's Here!

The Holiday 2009 catalog is finally here! Here are my favorites:

Boutique Chic Fine Fragrance Collection
Dazzle Wrap Beads
Yuletide Traditions O'Tannenbaum candle
Sweet Traditions Apple Dapple Drops candle
Apple Lantern
Holiday Tidings votive set
Burning Bright Emerge candle
Spiced Eggnog candle

Get 'em while you can!