somethingextracandle

Soy wax creations by friends who have Down Syndrome.

Whittier, California
1,399 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    20% OFF ON ALL ORDERS OF $25.00 OR MORE!
ALL CANDLES ARE MADE WITH HEMP WICK FOR A LONGER, CLEANER BURN!!!!
CACTUS, PINEAPPLE, SKULLS, FLAMINGOS AND OWLS ARE MADE WITH ONE WICK HEMP WICK!!!
****NOTE: SOME PHOTOS SHOW TWO WICKS OR WOOD WICKS.

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 2, 2021

20% OFF ON ALL ORDERS OF $25.00 OR MORE!
ALL CANDLES ARE MADE WITH HEMP WICK FOR A LONGER, CLEANER BURN!!!!
CACTUS, PINEAPPLE, SKULLS, FLAMINGOS AND OWLS ARE MADE WITH ONE WICK HEMP WICK!!!
****NOTE: SOME PHOTOS SHOW TWO WICKS OR WOOD WICKS.

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Ryan and Tiej

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Ryan and Tiej

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About somethingextracandle

Sales 1,399
On Etsy since 2018

Facing barriers and overcoming obstacles has given us confidence to start a business.

We are Tiej and Ryan from Whittier, California. We’ve known each other for most of our 32 years. Our families met through a local support group for parents, we played youth sports together, and attended the same high school and community college. We have many differences but one common thread for us is having an extra chromosome, more commonly known as Down syndrome. There’s nothing we can do about the extra genetic material, but it did serve as a good name for our company, Something Extra Candle Productions (SECP). We both had discriminatory experiences in the job market. We started SECP in 2017, after taking some, college and candle making classes. We decided to create soy and beeswax container candles. Our candles are sold mostly through our online Etsy store (somethingextracandle). We want people to view us and the candles we make as positive and productive.

We have faced barriers, but overcoming obstacles has made us stronger and gave us the confidence to have our own business. We would like people to know we are more similar to others than different. We are learning more and more about candles each day, by trying different kinds of wax, wicks, dye, fragrances and melting techniques. Sometimes we use our own photos or art for our container designs. We will keep trying to improve and make new products. THANK YOU for taking the time to learn more about us!

Shop members

  • Tiej

    Owner

    Seeing the finished product, after the wax cools is fun. I take care of labeling and packaging. I appreciate bowling, stomp band, bootcamp, my pets and my friends. The cats make me happy, when I volunteer with Cats In Tow.

  • Ryan Fish

    Owner

    I'm a major fan of country music, Kevin Hart, anything NBC/Universal and creating awareness about social change. I volunteer with Cats In Tow Rescue. I take photos and videos of candles and cats, to post on social media.

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