Bus Tour Visits Candle-ology

Posted on September 24, 2015 by Candle-ology Moynihan Gallery

Yes! We can handle large groups.

September 20, 2015 A tour bus landed in front of our store in downtown, Holland, MI. 43 ladies from Peru, Indana poured through our gallery doors intent on making candles in our Candle-ology Dept. We planned the visit together with tour director Marsha Gapinski and here’s her story:

Marsha's words: “Our ladies absolutely loved your store. They had more fun making their candles and being able to do a little shopping along with it.

I do a Ladies Weekend every year usually in the fall. We go for a Saturday and Sunday so for the ones that are still working can attend. We own our own motorcoaches so we have the transportation guaranteed. We try to involve some shopping, entertainment, unique restaurants and plenty of fun.

We were directed to Moynihan's by the (Holland) Visitors and Convention Bureau. We also combined it with next door Fustini's (Oils and Vinegar) with a cooking demonstration, which also was a big hit with the ladies. We had 43 ladies with us this year and they all want to revisit Holland in a couple of years.

Again, please let your staff know what a great job they did for our ladies. We will be returning in a couple of year to Holland.”

Marsha Gapinski
Green River Lines
3131 May Rd
Peru IL 61354


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Candle-ology Video on Fox 17 News

Posted on July 31, 2014 by Candle-ology Moynihan Gallery

Check us out on Fox 17 News.  Three videos are available for viewing on our candle and soap bar where blending your own makes good scents. Check out this link: http://fox17online.com/2014/07/30/create-your-own-candles-at-moynihan-gallery-candle-ology/

Making your own soap (goats milk) is our latest addition to the Candle-ology Dept. at Moynihan Gallery.  What sets us apart from others offering soap is you get to create your own personal blended scent. With over 100 different fragrance oils in stock the combinations are almost endless. The cost is only $15.50 for two soap bars, where you get to select the scents you want to blend and under the guidance of our staff come up with a fragrance for your goats milk soap you can call your own.  You can also find our single scent soaps we make individually wrapped so you buy one bar and test it or use for a gift.  

A personal favorite of mine is made with one our fragrances called Mug and Brush which is reminiscent of an old barbershop aroma. Dove soap is what we generally buy for our home but when we started making the goats milk soap I thought I better try it.  I guess I didn't have high expectations but there is a noticeable difference between the commercially manufactured soap and our goats milk.  The goats milk has a slightly more pleasant lather but it seems to rinse off better without leaving a feeling you were still wearing some of the soap.  The fragrance makes using the soap enjoyable.

There are a few fragrance oils that are not suitable for soaps because they may pose skin irritation.  I was really thinking black cherry and dark chocolate might perk up the morning shower but alas the black cherry falls into the no soap category.

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