I have been a lover of candles for as far back as I can remember. Up until a few years ago it truly didn't matter to me what the candle was made from, as long as it smelled good I'd use it... all day, everyday. It wasn't until I learned that paraffin (most common type of wax used in candles) is a petroleum derivative and emitting harmful chemicals into my home, potentially compromising the health of my children. I, like many, always assumed that the black soot on my jars was just burnt wax and not for a second considering it harmful until curiosity got the best of me and I did my research. That soot is common in all paraffin and paraffin blend candles and is also what we're breathing as we're burning them. Long story short; these findings got me into making my own soy candles with zero harmful chemical, I played around with different wicks and ultimately decided on hemp wicks as I found them to be the longest and cleanest burning. After making these for myself, family, and friends I decided to start my own candle company and I've enjoyed every moment of it!