23 Sep Iggy Box Reveal | September Maker
Welcome to your September Iggy Box… “Your Future Depends On Your Dreams…”
The Autumn season is the perfect time to catch-up on lost sleep with cooler temperatures and darker evenings. So this month, your candle, little something extra and exclusive offers are curated to help you make the most of hibernation season.
MEET YOUR SEPTEMBER MAKER…
For September, our featured maker, Joelle, lovingly hand-pours her beautiful vegan candles in Stratford Upon Avon.
We introduce to you ‘Nickola Candela’.
Joelle created her beautiful candles off the back of her home decor store ‘Nickolai Jo & Co’, and her entire collection is crafted using natural soy wax and the best sustainable and eco-friendly ingredients.
The bumblebee inspires this gorgeous brand, which you will find sitting proudly on the label of your candle. For every item sold, £1 is donated to ‘The Bumblebee Conservation Trust’, to help save the bees which are so vital to our ecosystem.
WICKS INSIDE MY BOX…
This month we are featuring the scent, ‘French Lavender and Black Amber ’ inside each of your boxes.
We are also bringing back the matte black vessel this month, to help usher in the wonders of the autumnal season! The vessel is paired with a gold lid and beautiful rustic label.
Fusing French Lavender and Egyptian Black Amber with soft notes of Tonka Bean, Vanilla and Clary Sage, these dreamy oils create a peaceful, subtle tranquillity to help us switch off before bed. Run a hot, evening bath and indulge in the ultimate self-care moment…
The wax facts…
The Little One | 20cl | 30+hr Burn Time | RRP £17.99
The Bigger One | 30cl | 45+hr Burn Time | RRP £20.99
Inside of your Iggy Boxes this month, you will also find your ‘little something extra’…
This month we are proud to be partnering up again with ‘Hunters Moon’.
Clear your mind and soothe your soul with the perfect wind-down before bed with the gorgeous ‘Sleepy’ Bath Salts.
We first featured ‘Hunters Moon’ back in January with their beautiful ‘Midnight Moon’ candle, and we are so delighted to partner with again!
Sisters, Lucy and Alice, run their home-fragrance brand from the Oxfordshire countryside, creating collections designed to stimulate senses and stir memories.
These beautiful bath salts are infused with essential oils of Lavender and Bergamot to bring calm and to help relax. Add a generous handful to running water and let ‘Sleepy’ do the rest!
Light your candle, close your eyes, clear your mind and drift off to a quieter place…
LET’S LEARN A LITTLE MORE ABOUT NICKOLA CANDELA…
Earlier this month, we sat down with Joelle from Nickola Candela to talk about all things candles…
How long has your brand been going and is it your full-time job?
Nickola Candela has been going on for over a year. We started off in the background of my home decor store, Nickolai Jo & Co and took over that. It is now fully candles and home scents… Full-time 24/7! I’ve taken over the dining room and now half of the garage… which is now my studio… much to my husband’s delight!
What inspired you to start making candles and your brand?
I love anything that makes my house smell great. I always found it hard to find that one scent that I liked, and finding anything near to the scent I like was impossible… so I started making my own.
What is your passion and inspiration behind the brand?
I love what I do and also I love my bee’s. I’ve always been known as the bumblebee whisperer as I am a constant magnet to sick bee’s. I bring them back to health and off they go, so doing two things I love is my perfect job and it’s my brand all in one.
I’d say my inspiration is my Great Aunt. She’s in her 90s and still going strong and she has always been a hard worker. I think I’ve taken my inspiration and working hard ethics from her.
What has been your biggest achievement so far?
I’d say my biggest achievement is bringing this small business to where it is today. I am a one-man business, and with no help, I have got it to where it is today.
Do you have a fun fact or anecdote about your brand?
My husband always says I have a nose like a Beagle… I can smell anything anywhere and at any distance. It drives everyone mad! I have a sensitive nose and it works great with what I do!
What are your future plans?
I’d love to get my brand out there and to let people know that we need to work harder in saving the bee’s who are very important to this planet. Owning a candle or any item from Nickola Candela means you have helped save the bees. We give £1.00 from every item sold to ‘The Bumblebee Conservation Trust’.
We are vegan, eco-friendly and everything can be recycled down to our jars where you can re-use the packaging. Not only are we saving the bees, but we are also helping to save the environment!
So there you have it, our September reveal and ‘Meet the Maker’… We hope that you enjoyed learning a little bit more about Joelle and her stunning Nickola Candela candles.
We also hope that your September boxes bring lots of smiles to you and if you have gifted a box to someone special, we hope that it brings a smile to their face too!
Happy burning Iggy Boxers!