Wicked Wicks was the product of
a 'retail epiphany' experienced by Jason just after Christmas, 2013. Our very
sweet daughter-in-law had put together a lovely gift which included several wax
tarts (by a PROMINENT candle manufacturer). Of course we purchased a wax warmer
and when we ran out of the gifted tarts, I mentioned to Jason that he could
pick some more up when he stopped into BB & B. Another PROMINENT however generally
overpriced retailer of house wares). He was rather taken aback by the fact that
less than a full ounce of scented wax was going to set him back $1.99. The next
thing I heard about it was, "It's melting wax! How hard could it be to
We had already been brewing
beer for some time, gardening, canning, and dabbling in cheese. Not to mention
a new found affinity for making our own soap. Like the man said, it's melting
wax, how hard could candles and tarts be? Well, it is a bit more than just
melting wax-especially if you want a product that is free of as many chemicals
as possible and comparable to the really expensive versions on the market. The
rest, as they say, is history!
We read, we practiced, we
filled a lot of closet space with freshly poured candles of amazing scent and
simple containers. When we started giving our candles to friends and family,
and they loved them-Wicked Wicks became an idea that had potential.
Candles have been a part of
human culture since just beyond the stone age in one form or another. They lit
the early darkness for mankind and the way for some of history's most profound
scholars and nearly every home before gas lamps and electricity. They guide our
rituals and provide ambiance for our homes and a multitude of events even
today. The myriad of scents we can pour into wax provide an endless stream of
mood and memory when we burn scented candles in our living space. Scent is the
most profound link to memory....who hasn't entered a home filled with an autumn
scented candle and not been reminded of jumping in the leaves and trick or
treat-or a floral that reminded them of a relative long passed?
is a memory in every candle, released by the warmth and light of the flame.
That is what we love about candles, and Wicked Wicks is committed to bringing
our customer a scent that they love, and perhaps a memory to go with it.