Do you like candles with pretty designs and great scents? I sure do, there are candles in just about every room in my home. Today I like to introduce you to a fellow Etsy seller who makes and sells her candles on Etsy. Her name is Melissa and her shop name is sweetcandlemelts .
Scandalicious Candle & Candle Melts specializes in tart melts and 3-D candles. All of the items can be custom made to your needs and occasions.All melts now come in your choice of color and fragrance. I asked Melissa to tell us a bit more about her and her shop.
A bit about Melissa Love who is the owner and creative mind behind Sweet Candle Melts and Bath Treats. In her words:
"I am going to give you a little history as to why I started my own company.
*I love candles, * In fact, in each of my room in my home has a candle *I love the aroma and scent that comes from them.
But the main problems that I had with these wick candles were that they:
*lose their scent within the first few hours
*Too much smoke and soot was overpowering the scent.
*Not enough scent throw.
I wanted to create candles without the hassel of a wick.
I also applied the same unique style to our bath and body products. Women today want to have an affordable bath and body products, and just affordable, but also made with natural ingredients."
Tell us about your workspace? Just my kitchen table. I have a large kitchen area so I work in there.
Where do you find inspiration? I can find inspiration from anywhere. Mainly in on line, Ice cream shop, in my neighborhood and even watching my favorite t.v shows.
What are some of your goals, hopes, and dreams for your shop? That’s easy! To have my own storefront in my hometown(Detroit).
How did you first become interested in making your products? I wanted my candles to be wickless. So when the holidays came around, I decided to make some and give them away as gifts to friends, family and co-workers. From the great response and the many orders I was getting, I knew that my talent went from hobby to business.
Do you work on your shop full time? Part-time when I have to work, full-time on my day off.
Do any of your designs have a special personal meaning for you? Yes, this is something I would love to buy and I make sure that I have the right ingredients to begin with. The same thought goes into picking out the right fragrances.
What are your goals for your business in the coming year? Do a lot of marketing, Adding more products and maybe a new line of products.