Hi. I am Megan - the new founder of The Candle Box. For as long as I can remember I have always had a love for candles. It was during my maternity leave that I turned candle making into a hobby. I found a new purpose - one in which I enjoyed, I smiled, I laughed, I thoroughly love. Now I want to share my hobby with the world. If I can bring a smile, a laugh, a sense of calm to someone needing it - this will make my job complete. Hope you all enjoy my creations.
My grandfather created The Candle Box Ltd. in 1977. He was an entrepreneur at heart. Although that was not his main business – more of a passion project on the side, he found a lot of joy in making candles.
He hand poured soy wax into different molds with a cotton wick and sold them at many Kiosks around Montreal. This often required the help of both my parents, whom are also both entrepreneurs. I suppose it runs in the family and this is my attempt. After I decided to turn my hobby into a small business, I wanted to use his name and revamp his candle.
After research into waxes, wicks, fragrances, and trends, I decided to change the wick to a wooden wick that is eco-friendly, clean-burning and creates a beautiful crackling sound when lit. Then combining it with the perfect virgin coconut soy wax, and a blend of premium fragrance and essential oils. All of which are gluten, paraben, and phthalate free. This in turn created a vegan, non-toxic and clean burning candle in a reusable vessel.