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Iggy Box Reveal | February Maker

Iggy Box Reveal | February Maker

Welcome to your February box ‘Your heart deserves a home filled with hope, love and light…’

Meet Your February Maker

With a career and passion for aromatherapy as a foundation, our February maker, Rebecca from The Aroma Candle Co, built her delicately blended, hand-poured collection from a new workshop space in South Shields nearly 2 years ago…

As a proudly eco-conscious brand, The Aroma Candle Co work tirelessly to reduce their emissions footprint.. They also only use paraben and lead free ingredients in every beautifully crafted product… which we love!

 

Wicks Inside My Box

Introducing ‘Lust’. Featuring our first glossy white vessel in nearly 3 years, your luxuriously scented soy wax candle will help you feel the love this February.

The Candle

With sultry notes emanating from the flickering flame. Let the aroma of dark plum soothe you, as it intertwines with a crush of wild berry and a gentle twist of rhubarb. Settle into a romantic novel or film and allow your candle’s ambience to warm the heart and all the corners of your home. A true love story in the making…

The Wax Facts

The Little One | 20cl | 30 hr burn time | RRP £16
The Bigger One | 30cl | 45 hr burn time | RRP £20

Inside Your February box, you will also find your ‘little something extra’…

This month, we have partnered with Lexis to bring you their ‘Strawberry & White Choc Crispy Treat’. These ooey gooey crispy treats are  full of juicy real strawberry pieces, smooth marshmallows, crispy rice and a lush white chocolate drizzle – it’s the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth, for only 99 calories! Not only is this snack gluten, wheat, dairy, nut & soy free… It’s also vegetarian!

A brand on a mission to create healthier snacks that taste amazing and for an affordable cost, Lexi took the leap and launched the brand in 2020, with an aspiration to create lighter treats… made delicious!

 

It’s time to meet the maker! We caught up with Rebecca from The Aroma Candle Co…

How long has your brand been going/ is it full time or do you do other things?

I’ve been running The Aroma Candle Co for around 18 months now. The idea of creating a home fragrance brand was always something that interested me as I had a history of working within Spa and Wellness then last year I was made redundant from my job as Cabin Crew and I thought there’s no time like the present! I’ve recently gone back to flying, but I love having my own creations to get back to when I’m at home and I’m finding a great balance between the two. 

Where in the UK are you based and what space do you use for your ‘workshop’?

We’re based in South Shields. We’ve actually just moved into a new studio space in a new development which is pretty exciting. The space is being developed to support local creatives and I’m loving working alongside others with a similar mindset to me.

What inspired you to start making candles? Do you have a passion that has been embedded in your brand?

My history is in Spa & Wellness and I have a huge passion for all things beauty, so I wanted to channel that into a brand that I would be proud of. I wanted to create products that people would fall in love with and envisage in their own space. 

What do you love about our featured scent?

When Lust burns – wow. It’s such a sexy scent. It reminds me of pure raw attraction. I launched this scent in early 2021 and I just loved how sultry it felt as it filled the room. It’s my favourite scent to light on an evening – it creates such an atmosphere. 

There are so many scents you can choose to make…How do you go about choosing for your collection?

I have to relate to the scent. So many brands have shelves full of scents and sometimes that can be overwhelming. I wanted to be able to guide my clients to the right scent and so many that I’ve tested just haven’t hit home with me, so they never made a selection. From a client’s point of view, describe to us what you want in a scent, tell us where it’s going in your space and what you want to manifest while it’s burning and we can guide you to the perfect selection. Then, from this process, whenever I see a gap in our scent offering and a client’s needs, that’s when the discovery of a new scent comes into play. 

What has been your proudest moment since starting out?

This sounds so cliche, but collabing with Iggy Box has been such a big moment for us. Another small business that believed in me and my brand and decided to take a leap of faith to work with us. Something I’ll never forget!

Do you have a fun fact or anecdote about your brand?

We actually launched in my parents’ kitchen. One cupboard led to two then three until I had equipment or products in every room in the house. My poor Mam was having to have clear outs weekly to make more space as Aroma was growing so fast! I’m still so, so grateful to her for seeing my potential and being my biggest support throughout it all. 

Do you have any specific ambitions or goals for Aroma Candle Co?

The sky’s the limit! I want to continue to grow The Aroma Candle Co and create some new scents in the new year. We’re currently looking for local and National stockists for The Aroma Candle Co, too, which is pretty exciting stuff. 

Do you have any charitable or environmental partnerships we should know about to share?

We are proudly eco-conscious and currently looking into setting up a partnership to offset some of our emissions. Naturally, there’s always work to be done when it comes to helping and supporting the world we live in and it’s something I have wanted to do for a while now. Watch this space! 

Is there anything that you believe makes your brand different or stand out?

Our scent choice is small, but powerful. Each scent is perfectly selected by hand and selected with an intention in mind. We chose not to have a large array of scents to choose from and that’s what makes us special. By doing this we are able to support our clients to make the right choice for them and we’re always on hand to help.  

Are there any plans for new products or news over the next few months?

Yes! We’re currently working on relaunching our double wick candles and with this launch we’re going to bring out some new scents, too. We’re hoping this should be by Spring 2022, so make sure you’re following our socials for more. 

There you have it, our second box reveal of 2022! In this most romantic of months, allow yourself to fall in love with our featured scent and treat that may just prove to be irresistible! Happy Burning, Iggy Boxers!