During lockdown, I unexpectedly fell pregnant with my twin girls.
At the time, I was a broke uni student living in Wellington and my partner & I decided to relocate to the Wairarapa to be close to my family (it does take a village after all). After wrapping things up in Wellington & moving across, it became apparent that my popping twin belly was a sure way to not find a job! So I decided that if no one would hire me, I'd make a job for myself!
Why we love our products (& so will you)...
Due to being pregnant while perfecting our recipes, we committed to consciously sourcing ingredients that would burn safely and cleanly in peoples homes. We have chosen natural plant based soy wax; free from paraffin, GMO and unnatural additives which is not only a long, clean-burning candle but environmentally friendly choice. We work exclusively with phthalate-free fragrance oils & all of our ingredients are vegan and cruelty-free.
We work tirelessly to create premium products at an affordable price. For us, lighting a candle is a ritualistic way to end a stressful day and create a relaxing safe space. So, we wanted to offer this ambience from a small, local and ethical business - without costing an arm & a leg!
Our ethics & efforts
Beyond our low waste initiatives in our workshop and environmental focus, we go beyond and offset our carbon emissions. We have chosen to do so because regardless of how hard we try to be an eco-friendly business, there are unavoidable costs on Earth that many businesses refuse to acknowledge. Offsetting our carbon emissions as a small business encourages the shift towards businesses taking accountability and acting in more sustainable ways. If every business (big and small) did this, imagine!