21 Jan Who is our January Iggy Box Candle Maker?
Our January scented candle maker, Hunters Moon was founded by two sisters Lucy and Alice, in the beautiful Cotswolds countryside.
After having their second children, Lucy and Alice decided that they wanted to come out of the corporate world and build their own brand and business together instead. That is when Hunters Moon was born. Their joint adoration for candles allows them to create products that give you a hint of luxury for an affordable price.
Their scented candles are made using plant-based wax, with an aim to stimulate your senses and to stir your memories.
We are absolutely delighted to be featuring two candles from Hunters Moon’s beautiful collection in our boxes this month…
Our January floral scent is ‘Midnight Moon’, which is the ultimate after hours candle. Dreamy, elegant and sophisticated, everything that you will need to escape to a haven of calm indulgence.
For our fruity subscribers we present, ‘Happy Moon’, a wonderfully uplifting, yet balancing scent. It is the perfect candle for awakening the senses and transporting you to your happy place.
These candles also tie in perfectly with the recent penumbral lunar eclipse, which happened this January and which happens to be the first of four in 2020!
What Gem & Doug (our Iggy Box co-founders) love about this months candles…
Hunters Moon have been on our radar ever since we first came across Lucy and Alice in the Summer of 2019.
Their beautiful branding caught our eye straight away. We fell for their unique and special candles and love how their collection has been inspired by special childhood memories.
Their scents are all divine and we hope that you will love them as much as we do.
We also couldn’t resist partnering with them for our January box, as their candles are 100% vegan… so if you are taking part in our #veganuary, then these ones are for you!
Earlier this month, we sat down with Lucy and Alice, to talk all things candles and Hunter’s Moon…
How long have you been making candles & Is candle making your full time job?
We launched Hunters Moon in September 2018 and it has been a bit of a whirlwind ever since! Ultimately, the plan is for it to be our full time job and when our children are a little older it will be but right now we both juggle Hunters Moon around the school run and looking after toddlers!
What inspired you to start making them & your brand?
A multitude of things really – when we had children, we found it all encompassing and we both said goodbye to our corporate job but we both missed aspects from the world of work.
We have always been passionate about home décor and we are both obsessive candle lovers. We feel passionately that whilst candles make beautiful decoration for your home, they are for burning, enjoying and escaping the everyday.
This is what lead us to launch our own range of products offering a hint of luxury at an affordable price. Like us all, we have busy lives which leaves us craving “a moment for me” to re-balance and re-set after a long day. It was from a shared love of scented candles and a desire to create that “moment” for others that Hunters Moon was born.
What do you love the most about being an artisan candle maker and why?
Fragrance is such a powerful thing – it has the power to evoke a memory, stimulate an emotion, bring energy or the feeling of calm and we love to be able to offer that magic in a candle.
So far on our journey seeing people smile after smelling our candles is a pretty rewarding feeling… If we can give people their slice of calm in this crazy world then we feel we are winning!
What is your favourite scent note in a candle and why?
Lucy: Right now, for me anything with Amber, it’s a great base scent which has personality, it’s a great scent to support others in a candle adding another dimension. Amber for me adds richness to a candle. Or if I’m in need of a lift my go-to is geranium.
Alice: Tricky question but one of my favourites from our collection right now is Black Oud – it throws pretty unique notes of pink pepper & musk.
What’s been your biggest achievement so far?
We launched a brand and established a business in the last year or so whilst juggling young families and we have a wonderful and loyal customer base which we are so grateful for.
A lovely customer we met at a market had prior issues with burning candles in her home because her & her son suffered from asthma and various allergies. After we talked through the benefits of our Soy Wax candles versus traditional paraffin she brought one of our essential oil candles to test out and has since become a regular customer! She loves being able to light candles without the worries or concern of herself or her son having a reaction. As you can imagine, this made us very happy!
Do you have a fun fact about or anecdote about the brand?
Hunters Moon was the name of our grandfathers house and it’s the inspiration behind our brand & collection – we spent many happy years there and his house always smelt amazing, it’s our first real memory of a fragrance, so Hunters Moon was the perfect name for us!
Do you have any New Year’s resolutions or goals for Hunter’s Moon in 2020?
We plan to introduce some new scents and products this year. We want to continue to grow steadily and sustainably and provide our customers with quality products.
We hope you have enjoyed learning a little more about Lucy, Alice and their beautiful brand.
We are so excited for you guys to receive your first Iggy Box of 2020, and we hope that you enjoy and love the Hunter’s Moon candles as much as we do!
Don’t forget to read our other blogs and also don’t forget to share your pictures of your artisan candles with us on Instagram, for a chance to win your next month of Iggy Box on us. Just make sure you tag us in using @iggyboxcandles and #iggyboxcandles.