We Handle Candles specializes in hand-poured candles, wax melts

Lisa Vidaurri-Bowling
 |  Special to The Monroe News”We deal with candles, so that you don’t should” is the enterprise motto of Stelios Stylianou.The 31-year-old owns and operates We Handle Candles, a home-based candle enterprise and vendor at Flashback Antiques and Crafts contained in the Mall of Monroe, 2121 N. Monroe St.In 2017, Stylianou was serving to a pal, Tom Moore, make home made hearth starters for bonfires when he got here up with the concept of creating candles.“We had all this wax and I understand how in style candles are so I believed we should always take among the wax, add some perfume and begin making our personal candles to promote,” Stylianou mentioned.Five years later, Stylianou and his girlfriend, Kayla Kinnell, make and promote hand-poured soy candles and wax melts.Popular decisions with clients vary from fruit-scented candles topped with wax rings that seem like cereal to wash scents that resemble laundry detergent.“We use soy wax as a result of its extra pure and non-toxic,” he mentioned. “It’s a softer, flaky wax and has a cleaner, longer burn.”According to Stylianou, there’s truly a science behind making candles. The high quality, form, measurement, thickness, and materials of the wick play key roles in a scented candle’s efficiency.In scented candles, the warmth releases the perfume from the scented oil. Candle throw is the space a candle can distribute its aroma. Stylianou defined the idea can discuss with each lit and unlit candles and is known as sizzling throw and chilly throw.Research signifies aromatherapy candles containing important oils like lavender have therapeutic makes use of and will relieve stress. Kinnell, a Reiki practitioner, has created a candle infused with lavender topped with crystals and dried herbs from a pal’s backyard. It’s certainly one of a number of she plans to develop that may coincide with the seven chakras or fundamental power facilities of the physique.”Our crown chakra candle is a white wax with clear quartz and amethyst crystals and dried lavender,” Kinnell mentioned. “It’s a holistic candle that’s been highly regarded. I do quite a lot of holistic power therapeutic which impressed me to create this candle.”As the seasons change, so does the stock for the candle-making couple. Seasons will deliver scents of spice and wintry pine, and summer time scents embrace strawberry kiwi, lavender lemonade, and citronella. Year-round scents embrace a Burberry-like masculine odor and love spell, a mix of peach and cherry blossoms.Along with 8- and 12-ounce jar candles, the wax creations come in the shapes of rose petals, hearts, and pine timber. The candles and melts are labeled with QR codes that present product info.In addition to promoting their candles inside Flashback Antiques and Crafts, the duo take particular orders for events like weddings, child showers, and gender reveal events.Stylianou mentioned plans to open an Etsy retailer are on the horizon. The e-commerce firm focuses on handmade or classic objects and craft provides.“We welcome particular orders for any event and we’re trying ahead to increasing our product line,” he mentioned. “One future aim is to work with companies inserting stock in native retailers. Supporting the neighborhood and dealing in the neighborhood is essential to us.”Inside the Mall of Monroe, Stylianou and Kinnell usually host candle events at Flashback Antiques and Crafts the place they introduce new merchandise and featured scents. Information might be discovered on their Facebook web page.We Handle CandlesProprietor: Stelios Stylianou of Flat RockHome-based enterprise began: 2017Location: Vendor at Flashback Antiques and Crafts contained in the Mall of Monroe, 2121 N. Monroe St.Services: Hand-poured soy candles and wax melts; particular orders out there upon requestFacebook: https://www.fb.com/wehandlecandles/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cb7yTppOb3K/?fbclid=IwAR3Dy0k5IuP6n0f8ls96DMSpbsGgMwudHi1szbPOjsnX04acmYJJxITN8Qg


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