CaribouCandleCo

Homemade, rustic, & all-natural mason jar soy candles!

Aldergrove, Canada · 0 Sales

CaribouCandleCo

Homemade, rustic, & all-natural mason jar soy candles!

Aldergrove, Canada 0 Sales On Etsy since 2016

Kayla Jensen

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Kayla Jensen

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How it all started...

Six years ago, in 2010, I was a nineteen year old looking for another craft project, My whole life I had created whatever I saw in my imagination with whatever materials you could possibly think of. Eventually, through my teen years, I grew extremely bored! One can only make so many pieces of jewelry, shape clay into sculptures, paint countless sheets of canvas, mix and mold soaps, bath bombs, and so on, until you need a change of pace! It was time to try something else!

It was 3 weeks to Christmas and I remember there being a mass power outage that lasted 4 days in my area and all of the candles I had didn't last more than a day (at most) each. Like most people, batteries seem to be easy to find when you don't need them, but go missing when you do. Once the power was restored, I was curious about long-lasting candles and if there were any. After some research, I found soy to be the best with an added perk of being all-natural AND least prone to trigger allergies - I have lots of allergies in my family! You could say that the power outage was more of a blessing in disguise because in all reality, its what sparked this whole journey for me!

I got my first 5lb wax bag and started experimenting right away! I had made some for Christmas gifts the following year for family and close friends and got lots of reviews - good and bad. I took that as a challenge and began trying to fix those problems brought to my attention. Such as, an even burn pool all the way to the bottom, adding fragrance, colours, burning the entire diameter across the candle, and trying different wicks.

I got the hang of it and began getting more amazing reviews and eventually, ZERO negative comments! I kept making more and more soy candles, then got asked to make 50 candles with decorated containers for a friend's wedding! Of course I said yes and charged her only for the cost of the materials I used. The wedding guests were so in love with them that I started getting asked to make more and sell them. I had no real vision on what I wanted to do and how far I would take a candle company, let alone start one. I also had no clue on how much my materials cost, and how long it took to make each candle, and where to even start!

But, here we are now, four years later, and I have created the product I am proud to put my name on and to call it my final product!! Doing what I love, and loving what I do is what really drives me to continue to build my name and gain an audience of people who love my candles as much as I do! I hope to find my business take off to the point where I could provide stock to a number of stores, where more people can find and enjoy these natural, vegan friendly, long lasting candles!

Of course there will be more wax products added to my company product line. Early in the new year, there will be three beautiful new creations introduced, but it won't stop there! My ambition is strong and I have grown intrigued and deeply inspired by rustic and vintage pieces! The mason jar candles are only the tip of the block! There will be more!
Stay tuned for a broader product line and a NEW NAME - Caribou Candle Co!

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  • Kayla Jensen

    Owner, Creator

    I am a new mom to a beautiful little girl; born August 2016! Lover of the outdoors & all things rustic! I have a keen eye for detail & love to refinish vintage pieces. I am passionate & devoted to making candles EVERYONE can enjoy in their home!

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