Add a tealight to the center of these everlasting candles from the GlassLight Candle Co and enjoy the gorgeous glow! This week we're learning more about the company behind these cool candles from owner Kristen Macks.
What's the story behind your business, and how did you get started?
My mom, sisters, and I began making candles as a hobby in 2003, but it really wasn’t until 2013 that we focused on expanding into more of a full-time business. My mom is a nurse and I was a high school counselor for 6 years, so finding time for the business was challenging. Now that I have two boys it can be even more challenging, but that’s life! Our journey into candle making initially began as a way to save money on table decorations for two upcoming weddings. But we soon realized the infinite design possibilities and our customer base began growing over the years. Today we are in 6 stores throughout Ohio, 1 store in Florida, and have sold our candles all across the United States.
What makes your products unique?
We take a lot of pride in delivering a safe, fun, unique, and totally awesome candle experience! Our candles are each handmade using gel, but unlike traditional gel candles, our gel does not burn. A simple tealight in the center of the candle creates a stunning glow throughout the design, and therefore the candle is reusable for years. Our customers can change the scent of their candle as they wish, allowing for a truly customizable experience. We create candles for every season and occasion, and also take custom orders. We work hard to produce new and fresh designs year after year to keep our customers coming back for more.
How do you like about being part of the Celebrate Local family?
We are incredibly honored to be a part of the Celebrate Local family. There are so many talented business owners in our area and we love being a part of such a special group of people. Owning a small business is an immense amount of work, so having the support and encouragement from CL has been wonderful. I love how it gives us the opportunity to expand our business and pilot new ideas. Our business continues to grow and I’m excited for the future!
You can pick up GlassLight Candle Co products at our Easton and Liberty Center stores!