Why did you decide to go into business? What was your motivation? How long have you been in business? I began making candles about 10 years ago. Originally I started making candles for my own use because I was fed up with the lack of quality candles on the market. What was available from the big box stores either turned my walls black with soot, or had no scent throw after they were lit. I have always been deeply involved in the handcrafted movement and candle making quickly became a passion. After reading everything that I could get my hands and lots of trial and error, I’ve developed my own all natural wax blend and use only the finest fragrances available (especially from Natures Garden!)
What products do you make and sell? In addition to soy candles, wax buttons, and room sprays, I also offer cold processed soap, handspun yarns, and hand woven textiles. Everything handmade by me!
What are your business goals? My dream business goal would be to quit my day job and focus on my business full-time. My husband is a great support and we have a five year plan where (fingers crossed!) that will hopefully come true. I would love to open my own little candle shop and feature works from other artisans as well.
What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden? My number one favorite product from Natures Garden is the fragrance oils of course! I have been purchasing them for years and have never been disappointed. Cold processed soap is also a passion of mine and I love the variety of clays, additives, butters, and oils Natures Garden offers. Soap making allows me to get really creative, and the selection they offer encourages me to be really imaginative!
Your Website: www.suffieldsundries.etsy.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SuffieldSundries