If you’re anything like me, then you most likely have candles scattered throughout your home, and there’s a good chance those candles are half used. One year, I left a Christmas Cookie scent sitting on the windowsill well into April. Maybe your baked scent is tucked away in a misfit candle cabinet; filled with dust and won't make a comeback for the next holiday season. That was my relationship with candles from my very first earnest sniff as a child, as it was most of my family's.
So I continued this tradition as many of us candle users do, until I grew sick of throwing out large, soot-filled, half-used candles. What a waste, I thought. It’s not as though these candles broke my bank, but $20 per candle when I had 7 collecting dust adds up. I wish I had a reusable holder that I could just change scents with. Whoah, now that was a powerful thought. Why couldn’t I just create one? So, I did.
And just like that, Anvil and Candle was born. At its core: A reusable candle holder crafted from renewable materials that cradles a recyclable steel cup filled with locally grown natural soy wax and infused with high quality fragrance oils.
I was also inspired by the little things that makes my life easier, like laundry and dishwasher pods to single-serve coffee pods. Each candle cup fits into a reusable handmade holder as perfectly as my favorite coffee pods into my single-cup brewer. I couldn’t believe such a simple concept would completely change my candle outlook forever!
Not only was function important to me but the quality of the candle materials. That’s why I chose American Soy Organics Freedom wax; one of the highest quality soy wax, and paired it with completely toxin free fragrance oils. This to me, is a candle with a purpose and a specific function. Take away the cluttered, half-used, paraffin wax candles and replace them with an eco-friendly, clean burning solution. With over a dozen scents and multiple holder styles and colors to choose from, you now have the ability to pick the perfect candle that enhances any room and every occasion.
This blog is dedicating to helping and informing all candle lovers as well as anyone wanting to take their candle hobby to the next level. My love of candles blossomed into a unique, creative and deliciously smelling business that has been so rewarding! So come along on this journey, learn about the joy of candle making, the confusing but very useful business aspects and the overall love of candles!