candle launch

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BUSINESS INFORMATION: Book-themed candles coming this June!

Hello, readers! I have some very exciting news regarding your favourite books; I’m making them into candles. This summer, as of around June 10th 2017, I’ll be launching my candle-making business on Etsy. When the website is fully functional, I’ll drop by with links. Because your feedback is so greatly appreciated, as well as your eagerness to see this project come to life, I’m going to be accepting ideas for candle themes in my inbox. Be sure to begin the message with CANDLE: “_____” to separate the writing requests from the candle requests. Feel free to include the book inspiring the scent, whatever you’d like it to smell like, and possible names. Here’s what you need to know so far:

  • Most of the candles offered will be inspired by books. More details of candle themes and ideas will be listed in the next bullet-point chunk. We will also offer historical candles based on monarchs, palaces, and time periods. Again, more information will be listed below.
  • The company is going to be run by one person, that person being me, until October 2017. That means that candle-making will be as fast as I alone can make it. After October of 2017, my business partners and best friends will be helping me make the candles.
  • The candles, so far, will remain universally white to disguise any scent-changing properties. A good few of the candles we’re thinking of making are going to have surprise scents that match in-book peril or changing events.
  • The money made from this company will be used to help us pay rent. We are all going to be running the company out of our apartment, so buying a candle will not only help you out by means of relaxation, but it will help us keep a roof over our heads!
  • The standard price of these book-themed candles will range somewhere between $10.00 - $12.00 for standard 8 oz. jars. Smaller tins will be available for a much lower price.
  • CUSTOM CANDLES ARE GOING TO BE AN OPTION. The price will be two dollars more for your custom candle, so keep that in mind when ordering! If I like the idea for your custom book-inspired candle, I may make it a regular on the website.
  • Shipping will be added to your final bill. I’m not sure yet of the restrictions I’ll have to enforce as far as shipping overseas, but I’m willing to try anything once.
  • Each candle will be hand-made by yours truly with soy wax, each scent hand-selected and hand-mixed. This is a project entirely of passion and acute detail. Each candle will smell just a little different than others of its kind due to the absence of heavy machinery in this process, but the scents will be as close to parallel as I can make them.

In case anyone is wondering about specific smells they might look forward to, here’s a list of what we’ve brainstormed so far. Enjoy, and let me know what you think of this slice of our selection!


  • Edward’s Meadow (Twilight inspired)
  • La Push (Twilight inspired)
  • Possible collections for Twilight: The Cullens (a collection of 4 oz candles inspired by each Cullen’s book scent) The Wolf Pack (a collection of 4 oz candles inspired by each member of the pack) and The Volturi (a collection of 4 oz candles inspired by prominent members of the guard)
  • Thornfield Hall (Jane Eyre inspired) - this will be a scent-changing candle with a surprise scent as the candle is running out!
  • Moscow (Anna Karenina inspired)
  • Petersburg (Anne Karenina inspired)
  • Longbourn (Pride and Prejudice inspired)
  • Pemberley (Pride and Prejudice inspired)
  • Netherfield Park (Pride and Prejudice inspired)
  • Possible collection for Pride and Prejudice: The Bennet Sisters (a collection of 4 oz candles inspired by each of the five sisters)
  • Baby Suggs’ Pie (Beloved inspired) - this one smells so good, I can’t even explain it to you.
  • SOMA (Brave New World inspired)
  • Birnam Wood (Macbeth inspired)
  • Fair Verona (Romeo and Juliet inspired)
  • House of Montague (Romeo and Juliet inspired) - a more “masculine” scent variation of Fair Verona, sold with House of Capulet as a wedding gift
  • House of Capulet (Romeo and Juliet inspired) - a more “feminine” scent variation of Fair Verona, sold with House of Montague as a wedding gift
  • Elsinore (Hamlet inspired)
  • All Hogwarts Houses as separate candles (Harry Potter inspired)
  • Darlington Orchard (Peaches inspired)
  • Victors Village (The Hunger Games inspired)
  • Green Light (The Great Gatsby inspired)
  • St. Swithin’s Day (One Day inspired)
  • Send The Bees Love (The Secret Life of Bees inspired)


  • The Six Wives of Henry VIII as separate candles or discounted as a collection (Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, Catherine Parr) - each wife of Henry VIII will have a specific scent that matches their personality traits.
  • Victoria and Albert (great candles for wedding gifts!)
  • Marie Antoinette
  • The House of Romanov
  • William Shakespeare
  • Queen Elizabeth I

Please be sure to message me if you’re interested in details! This, along with my normal job (which may end up being two jobs), and commissioned writing is helping me get through school and pay for an apartment once I graduate this time next year. Thank you all for supporting this idea!

To commission writing, see here.

To message me about candles, see here.