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About Baubles & Beeswax


Candle Lover Turned Candle Creator

I have always enjoyed the soothing sense I receive when I burn candles. I love the aroma, the flame glowing, the calm it brings. All of that came with a price for me. I would enjoy the candles at home but within minutes get a pounding headache.

I did some digging and realized I may be allergic to the thing that should bring me joy. Turns out the wax used in most store-bought manufactured candles contains paraffin (petroleum) and the fragrance oils contain phthalates.

I spoke to a holistic healthcare provider about how those ingredients may be impacting me physically and she explained that the combination of paraffin and phthalates was likely causing my allergic reaction.

So I decided, why not make them on my own? I can control the ingredients and get exactly what I need without the allergic reaction. I mean, duh.

It Runs in the Family

After creating candles for myself I shared my new hobby with friends and family. They loved the them. I enjoyed the creative process and felt at peace in production. When I researched further I found soap making. My grandmother shared with me that she and my great grandmother, Mama Elsie, used to make soap themselves. I felt even more connected to my roots.

From candles, to soaps to body cream and scrubs, I am proud of the products I have created and feel connected to the rich history of a family of creators.

Journey of Self Discovery

When I first started selling candles the scents didn't really share a theme. They all smelled wonderful and were beautifully done but as the events of 2020 unfolded, I felt so connected to creating products that can speak to the soul of the people.  

The intention with each collection is to bring you an awareness of a part of yourself or create a new part of yourself that may be missing.

Peaceful

Confident

Dynamic

Resilient

The collections feature scents that can awaken insights into your personality.

Knowing who you are and why you create comfort in an ever-changing world.

My goal is to create products to help you discover a part of yourself or amplify it.

Each collection speaks to a unique part of my personality (I'm complex) and throughout this journey I will share more of what makes me - me. I am proud of the tapestry of characteristics that make me who I am.

As more collections are revealed hopefully, together we can uncover more of ourselves.

Why?

My desire to create something for myself turned into a full fledged entrepreneurial journey. I just wanted to burn candles at home without getting headaches, but now I have a full on business.

I love the feeling of creating something useful and helpful. In my day job as a journalist, I see and hear some terrible things. There are times when I feel I have nothing tangible to show for my hard work. Creating products, testing scents, writing recipes, brings calm to my sometimes chaotic world.

This is now a family business. My entire family contributes to the production and helps me create a legacy of business owners along the way. A girl can’t do it alone, right?

Our desire is for our products to be a calm, comforting, soothing addition to your households.

~ Bernadette Brown

The BB behind Baubles & Beeswax

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