Meet the Local Beekeepers making Honey-Scented Candles from Scratch
Why was no-one making trendy looking beeswax candles?
That’s the question that pushed local creative Erin Gilbert to begin working on her very own candle brand; Honey & Glow.
What makes this story so special is that Erin and her husband Marty have been keeping bee hives for years. They extract the honey themselves, purify the wax, pour it into the glorious copper coloured vessels you see in this post and hand-stamp the candle boxes.
“Everything is hand made in our home,” Erin tells me. “It’s all us”.
Honey & Glow first hit the market in December 2014 and is gaining quite a following. What makes these beeswax candles so special (and you can take my word for it, because I have two at home), is that they omit the most glorious and subtle honey fragrance.
Using a natural product like beeswax is of huge importance to Erin.
“Every time someone chooses a beeswax candle over another, they are saying no to breathing in toxic, chemically processed nasties and burning petroleum by-products around their loved ones,” she explains.
Not only are there health benefits to using the Honey & Glow range, but the vessels they come in are bang on-trend, with the metallic craze showing no signs of slowing down.
My favourite thing about the range; as the candle burns inside the vessel, the light glows through the transparent Honey & Glow logo. A definitely wow moment that you don’t get from other candle brands.
Erin is also fond of using the vessels for alternative uses once all the wax is melted.
“My personal fave is to use them as mini vases for blooms and to glam up my vanity by using one to hold my make up brushes”.
Having been around for under a year, I can’t sing the praises of this local brand enough. Honey & Glow was one of the first brands I selected to come on board in The Life Creative Shop, because I truly believe it’s an amazing Aussie biz we need to get behind (and who doesn’t love good beeswax candles?).
“There’s never a dull moment when you’re running a start-up and there’s a lot of self doubt involved,” Erin tells me, when I ask her about the important lessons she’s learnt on her journey so far.
“I’ve spent alot of time thinking that we don’t have enough followers on Instagram, or that our Facebook posts aren’t getting enough likes. I’m beginning to realise that it’s ok to be right where we are. We aren’t even 12 months in, so what we’ve done so far is amazing – people tell me that every day, now I just need to believe them when the say it!”.
Eager to show some support for this divine new brand?
Check out their candles in The Life Creative Shop by clicking here.
Or follow Honey & Glow on Instagram here.