During the winter months and especially during the holidays, we are constantly burning candles at my house. They add a wonderful glow and warmth to any setting. I love all kinds of candles; scented, unscented, various sizes and colors. However, not all candles are created equal. Anyone who has tried different candles would have noticed a huge difference going from paraffin candles to soy candles. The soy candles burn longer and cleaner and are all natural!
When Kevin from Wicker Wicks introduced himself to me, he had me at soy tea lights! However, learning that he and his girlfriend are self taught in the art of candle making and hand pour each set of candles themselves, I was even more interested. As you all know, I love an inspiring story!
Aneta (the candle-obsessed creator) and Kevin (the entrepreneurial Amazon guru), were inspired to begin their journey into the business while noticing there were not many soy tea lights available on Amazon. That’s when Wicker Wicks was born! Aneta and Kevin were committed to providing healthy, non-toxic and environmentally friendly candles to customers.
“We first had to learn how to make candles (we never made candles ourselves before). We ordered some soy wax, a pitcher, a one burner hot plate, a thermometer, some wicks and some tealight cups, and off we went. Our first batch actually came out really good, and we both could feel the excitement as we knew that this idea might actually become a reality.”, Kevin explains.
The duo went from selling that first batch to selling 20 packs every day! I found that their tea lights lasted much longer than I expected…..6 hours! I was impressed that they also stayed true to their eco friendly mantra, all the way through to the packaging which is made of recycled cardboard. Their hard work shows in the great quality and care of the product.
I loved how Kevin enthusiastically explains how amazing it is to watch his girlfriend be “in her element”. In a time where so many things are mass produced and large companies are impersonal, it was such a great feeling using a product that is crafted by hand in the USA and has a little reminder of how supporting our loved ones can lead to awesome things!
Interested? Check out Wicker Wicks on Amazon and help support a small business run by this entrepreneurial couple! You won’t be disappointed!