MoonGeekCandleCo

Small-batch Scented Soy Candles for Book Lovers & Geeks

Charlotte, North Carolina

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Announcement    ♥Our Myths & Legends Candle Collection is here!♥

Welcome to MoonGeek! If you’re into unique candles for geeks, we’re about to become new best friends. Here at MoonGeek, we’ve had a scent obsession for as long as we can remember. Our little family goes through enough candles in a month to light a small village. Every trip to the store, we bought one of every scented candle we could find. Eventually, we got bored with picking from the same small handful of generic scent selections. None of the smells reminded us of the things we love most. We wanted candles and melts that reminded us of our favorite books and geeky interests while invoking a sense of atmosphere. After hunting through a few dozen stores in town, we noticed even the boutiques with the most expensive and exotic candles didn’t quite have what we wanted.

So, we made our own.

At MoonGeek Candle Co., we hand-pour candles with custom-blended fragrances to remind you of your favorite geeky things. We’re big believers in the psychological connection between scent and memories, and we’ve discovered first-hand how the right smells can trigger warm, positive emotions. Read more about the benefits of burning scented candles on our blog.

Shop our Bookish Candle Collection and Zodiac Candle Collection to stock up on the perfect fragrances to fit your home. Can’t find exactly what you’re looking for? We’re happy to fulfill custom orders! Contact us by phone or email, and we’ll work with you to create the perfect geeky candle.

♥20% off all candles! Join our VIP list for an exclusive coupon code: https://mailchi.mp/9be5886ee25a/moongeek-candle-co

Connect with us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moongeekcandleco/
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moongeekcandleco

Free shipping on orders over $35! Local to the Charlotte, NC area? Contact us for free local delivery or pick-up options. ♥Thank you for supporting our small handmade business.♥

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 12, 2021

♥Our Myths & Legends Candle Collection is here!♥

Welcome to MoonGeek! If you’re into unique candles for geeks, we’re about to become new best friends. Here at MoonGeek, we’ve had a scent obsession for as long as we can remember. Our little family goes through enough candles in a month to light a small village. Every trip to the store, we bought one of every scented candle we could find. Eventually, we got bored with picking from the same small handful of generic scent selections. None of the smells reminded us of the things we love most. We wanted candles and melts that reminded us of our favorite books and geeky interests while invoking a sense of atmosphere. After hunting through a few dozen stores in town, we noticed even the boutiques with the most expensive and exotic candles didn’t quite have what we wanted.

So, we made our own.

At MoonGeek Candle Co., we hand-pour candles with custom-blended fragrances to remind you of your favorite geeky things. We’re big believers in the psychological connection between scent and memories, and we’ve discovered first-hand how the right smells can trigger warm, positive emotions. Read more about the benefits of burning scented candles on our blog.

Shop our Bookish Candle Collection and Zodiac Candle Collection to stock up on the perfect fragrances to fit your home. Can’t find exactly what you’re looking for? We’re happy to fulfill custom orders! Contact us by phone or email, and we’ll work with you to create the perfect geeky candle.

♥20% off all candles! Join our VIP list for an exclusive coupon code: https://mailchi.mp/9be5886ee25a/moongeek-candle-co

Connect with us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moongeekcandleco/
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moongeekcandleco

Free shipping on orders over $35! Local to the Charlotte, NC area? Contact us for free local delivery or pick-up options. ♥Thank you for supporting our small handmade business.♥

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About MoonGeekCandleCo

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Hand-poured Scented Candles for Book Lovers and Geeks

At MoonGeek, we’re passionate about a few things: great stories, geek culture, and candles! Every candle is hand-poured in small batches and scented with fragrances designed to remind you of your favorite geeky things.

MoonGeek is a family-owned business run by a slightly-crazy writer (Kyra), a pair of gamer geeks (Mike and Nat), and two fantastically nerdy little girls. We first started crafting candles in 2017. Most were hoarded to feed our ever-growing addiction to fragrances, but a few managed to survive long enough to become holiday gifts or birthday presents. Most involved books or natural scents. Our home almost always smelled like trees or an old stack of books.

As fate would have it, candle making became a great way to promote a love of reading within the children. It also provided a fun opportunity to work on measuring and math skills, and an important exercise in patience. Soon, we set aside a day every week to pour a new batch.

By 2019, several of the people we gifted candles to reached out to ask if they could purchase another. A few requested custom scents that reminded them of their favorite stories or games. After a few dozen custom-blended geeky orders, the idea for MoonGeek was born.

Every batch of candles we pour at MoonGeek is special to us. We adore sharing our love of literature and geek culture with others, and there’s nothing we enjoy more than creating eco-friendly candles that create an awesome atmosphere.

Our current available lines include our Bookish Candle Collection and our Zodiac Collection. We have several new geeky candle collections planned for 2021, including our mythology-inspired candle line, tarot-inspired candle collection, and video game collection. We release at least one new scent a month, and we're always experimenting with ways to spice up your candle collection!

We're committed to crafting and packaging our candles responsibly. MoonGeek candles are made from vegan coconut wax and soybeans grown in the United States poured into recyclable jars with natural cotton or wooden wicks. We package our orders using biodegradable cornstarch packing peanuts scented with essential oils. Our products are all clean-burning and Phthalate-free to provide the safest and best possible experience. If you have any other questions or concerns about our products, we're happy to help! Feel free to contact us at any time with questions or feedback. We ♥ hearing from you!

Shop members

  • Kyra

    Owner, Maker

    Kyra is a writer, candlemaker, and overall creative crazy-person. When she's not pouring candles or scribbling stories, she's often found experimenting in the kitchen or holed away with a neverending pile of books.

  • Nat

    Assistant

    Nat is a gamer, tech-support specialist, and dancer who helps out around the MoonGeek studio in her spare time with scent testing and marketing. She's a big fan of crystals, candles, smudging sticks, and local music shows.

  • Izzy and Rena

    Assistant

    Our little moon children love helping us make candles on the weekends. Rena hopes to own a bakery one day, while Izzy wants to open her own Etsy shop for her artwork and jewelry someday. They love dancing, art, and stargazing.

  • Mike

    Shipper

    Mike handles all things related to packaging and shipping. He's a huge fan of video games and high fantasy novels in his free time. He also hopes to introduce his own line of "mandles" to the MoonGeek line.

Production partners

  • Printify

    United States

    While we create all designs and graphics in-house, we don't have the space for fancy printing and engraving tools in-house. That's where our production partner comes in! They transcribe our designs onto your item and ship it straight to your door.

Shop policies

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Last updated on Sep 2, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

While we do accept custom orders, they may take longer than 2-5 days to fulfill depending on the request. We ask that you contact us to discuss custom and personalized orders.

Wholesale availability

We're happy to fulfill wholesale orders at a discounted rate! Please contact us with inquiries about wholesale orders.

Care instructions

*Candle wicks should always be trimmed to 1/4" (cotton) or 1/8" (wooden wick) prior to each burn. Improperly trimmed wicks can cause sooting, overly large flames, and unsightly debris falling into the wax.
*Because soy wax has a "memory," burn candles for at least 2-3 hours on the first burn, or until the top layer of wax is fully melted. This will allow the candle to burn evenly on future burns without tunneling.
*Never burn candles while you're asleep or away from the home. Never leave a lit candle unattended or within reach of pets or children.
*Discontinue use when the wax reaches 1/4" from the bottom of the jar.
*Keep candles away from drafts, fans, open windows, papers, flammable objects, etc.
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Gift wrapping and packaging

All orders come gift-wrapped in our galaxy tissue paper to provide a stress-free gifting experience for your favorite bookworm. Simply select the 'gift' option at checkout. If there's a special quote or message you'd like to add, use the comments section to let us know what personal message you'd like included.

Sizing details

We offer a variety of sizes to ensure you find the perfect candle to fit your needs. Choose between our travel tins (4.5 oz), glass jars (7.5 oz), or large matte white jars (10 oz). Our larger candles last longer and provide a stronger scent throw, but our travel tins are great for sampling new scents, smaller spaces such as bathrooms and dorm rooms, or taking your favorite fragrance on your next trip for a little travel aromatherapy.

Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Purchasing a geeky gift for someone special this holiday season? We've got you covered! To ensure your candles arrive on time, we ask that all orders be placed by December 11, 2020 for all U.S. customers, or December 1 for international orders. This should allow enough time for your package to reach its destination in time for the holidays regardless of any shipping delays. We'll still accept orders after these deadlines, but we can't guarantee USPS will deliver them by December 25.

What's the difference between soy and coconut wax candles?

Soy and coconut wax share many wonderful characteristics. They're both considered vegan, clean-burning, nature-based candle waxes with great burn times and fragrance throw. Coconut wax is often considered a "luxury" wax due to its price point, while soy is one of the more common candle waxes on the market. We use coconut wax in our zodiac collection to increase the performance of our already "scentsational" soy candles. This creates a smooth, luxurious wax blend capable of holding a stronger fragrance load. The tops remain smooth after burning, and colors and dyes appear more vibrant.