AKARAFR

Candles-jewelry and fragrant, minimal.

Marignane, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Announcement    Welcome to the AKARA eshop!

AKARA is a brand of waxed creations, I handcraft candles-jewelry and scented candles, in a minimalist and responsible approach as possible.

The concept is to offer you a unique olfactory and visual experience, that you create your memories around this beautiful object, refined and simple, like the whole of my approach.

I also propose to extend this experience thanks to the candles-jewels, designed to bring you relaxation and happiness on a daily basis. Jewelry is created to accompany you on a daily basis and relieve your moments of anxiety, especially when you can not light a candle (we all know the stress in traffic jams, at work, in a meeting or an interview ...) You just have to look at your jewel, your mind will do the rest to remind you of this good time spent in the company of an AKARA candle.

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-10% on your 1st order with the code BIENVENUE10!

Announcement

Last updated on May 30, 2020

Welcome to the AKARA eshop!

AKARA is a brand of waxed creations, I handcraft candles-jewelry and scented candles, in a minimalist and responsible approach as possible.

The concept is to offer you a unique olfactory and visual experience, that you create your memories around this beautiful object, refined and simple, like the whole of my approach.

I also propose to extend this experience thanks to the candles-jewels, designed to bring you relaxation and happiness on a daily basis. Jewelry is created to accompany you on a daily basis and relieve your moments of anxiety, especially when you can not light a candle (we all know the stress in traffic jams, at work, in a meeting or an interview ...) You just have to look at your jewel, your mind will do the rest to remind you of this good time spent in the company of an AKARA candle.

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-10% on your 1st order with the code BIENVENUE10!

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AKARA, the project of a lifetime.

AKARA. is a brand of waxed creations (candles & candles-jewelry) minimalist, refined, simple. I wanted to offer you to spend a pleasant moment, and that lasts in time. That you create beautiful olfactory and visual memories thanks to a beautiful object. That you can look at your jewelry at any time of the day to remind yourself that everything is fine. A reassuring landmark. Minimalism in all its splendor, with simple colors and lines, without frills. Getting as close as possible to the aesthetically beautiful. Noble materials but not only.

An eco-responsible approach behind this concept of candles-jewelry that is AKARA. It was indeed unthinkable for me to imagine this brand without thinking about the future of our planet Earth. So much so that all the raw materials as well as the packaging have been designed to perfectly cope with this approach. The eco-responsible attention to detail is very important to me. Hoping he touches you as much as I do.

RAPESEED VEGETABLE WAX
The wax used in AKARA jewelry candles and scents was not chosen at random. Indeed, when we know the disaster caused by mineral waxes, paraffin in particular, which come directly from oil, no one wants to work with this kind of wax. Did you know that to whiten paraffin wax you had to add bleach? You can well imagine what kind of smoke emanates from these candles.

That's why I chose to work only with rapeseed wax. Unlike the majority of candle brands wishing to ride the wave of ecology using soy wax, I made the choice to prefer rapeseed wax. More difficult to work, but ethically more responsible in terms of production than soy wax.

COTTON MECHES
I only use cotton wicks, waxed with vegetable wax. Certified lead-free. These strands have a paper core and have not undergone any chemical treatment. In addition, they are RAL approved, a guarantee of high quality.

HIGH QUALITY PERFUMES
Point of honor of candles-jewelry and perfumed AKARA, perfume. Every memory has a scent. So I have therefore chosen the perfumes that are the most faithful to your memories, this includes a high quality perfume.

All the perfumes used are made in France, in the capital of perfume, I named Grasse! In a family factory, produced without CMR substances (Carcinogenic, Mutagenic, Reprotoxic), Phthalate-free and animal-free.

REUSABLE CONTAINER
I made the choice to turn to a product that I would create with my hands from A to Z, and concrete proved to be obvious to me. My supplier is less than 50km away, so the local is de rigueur! A very high quality concrete, ultra resistant for the uses I have, because pouring a candle inside does not turn out to be so simple! The burning temperature can cause the pot to crack if it is not strong enough. And weeks of testing were needed before I could offer you this product. Each jar is molded, sanded and varnished by hand.

ECO-RESPONSIBLE PACKAGING & SHIPPING
As a guarantee of quality, packaging makes it possible to define a brand. With AKARA., the candles you will receive will not contain a cardboard box, to keep only the essentials. This is waste that is absolutely not necessary for the maintenance of the candle or even its protection during shipping. The fondants sold will be carefully put in a natural cotton pouch, which you can reuse as you wish.

Each candle is carefully labeled by hand with a recyclable label and made of a natural, solvent-free glue. It is then directly put in cardboard, accompanied by its flyer of explanations in recycled paper, with joint on the back, a small illustration made by me, which you can reuse in decoration, or frame it to make it sit proudly on the wall, that this graphic creation can soothe you on a daily basis. It is then wedged with cardboard scraps, all recycled and recyclable. The tape used to hold everything is also recycled, and in kraft with natural glue.

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  • Audrey

    Propriétaire, Maker, Designer

    I am 25 years old and created AKARA because I am an eternal anxious. Anxious about everything, all the time. Candles are for me one of the best ways to escape on a daily basis, as if time were standing still.

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Last updated on Jul 3, 2022

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Last updated on May 20, 2022

Frequently asked questions

How do I care for my candle?

During the first burn, leave your candle lit for about 2-3 hours, the time that is called the "pool" is completely formed. Then, let your candle burn in increments of up to 3 hours. Avoid putting it in a draft. Regularly cut the wick to 5mm for optimal combustion and center it regularly. Find all the tips to maintain your candle under each product sheet but also on the explanation flyer provided in each package.

Why does my candle go out on its own?

Before contacting me because you think your candle is defective, there are several solutions to the fact that it goes out on its own.The candle has not been burned long enough: Between each burn, make sure that the pool forms before extinguishing it. What is called the "pool" is the fact that the wax has melted on the entire surface of the candle. So that it is uniform again when it cools.You cut your wick too short. Between each burn, be sure to cut your wick to about 5mm from the wax, for optimal combustion.Don't panic if your candle has a wick that is too small! You just need to take 3 matches and plant them around the wick in the wax.

I received my broken candle

Despite the care I take in packing your orders, there may be breakage concerns, and I am sincerely sorry. I invite you to contact me by message via Etsy so that we can find the most suitable solution to your problem. I would do everything I could to ensure that you are satisfied.

Can I return my candle?

You have 14 days after receipt of your product to return it to us (maximum legal period). The return costs are at your expense, unless the product has a defect, in which case you must send a message directly to Etsy.

Custom and custom orders

I take tailor-made and personalized orders, in all desired quantities. Do not hesitate to send me a message and I will answer it as soon as possible!

Wholesale opportunities

It is quite possible to have access to professional rates. Feel free to message me on Etsy and I would be happy to send you AKARA's professional catalog.