As promised, I am going to be dedicating several posts to finds from small-production companies that I am #dbsobsessed with! It is so great to come across a unique find like this one, and I am thrilled to be sharing with you!
As you may know by now, I am totally obsessed with candles. I do not think any room is complete without one, and I am always looking for new ones! Sadly, it seems that for the most part, you can either spend A TON of money or choose from cheesy options in the grocery store that are overpowering and smell pretty gross. It is not always easy to find high quality candles for under $30. Enter GulfStream Candle Co., and their fairly priced line of incredible quality, natural soy wax candles!
The Story Behind GulfStream Candle Co.:
Made in Florida by native Floridian Carrie, the candles were born out of the familiar plight of not being able to find candles that Carrie liked. She was sick of getting headaches from the many synthetics used in most candles, and decided to create a 'pure' line of candles.
All of her candles are 100% soy, made in small batches in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida. The scents are coastal-inspired, made with natural essential oils and fragrances, made using U.S grown soybeans, have no dyes added, use natural wicks and all recycled packaging! Another fun fact: The octopus on the label is Carrie's own original art, done in watercolor!
Carrie lives with her husband (a fishing captain for 18 years) and her 2 girls (12 and 8). She says she 'wanted to show them that they can start their own business one day, from scratch; it just takes some determination.' As a female business owner myself, I LOVE this, and it makes me like the product that much more!
The candles arrived in these great, natural-looking boxes, complete with a wax stamp. They look beautiful, and are perfect as a gift or as a treat for yourself! I sampled 'Grapefruit + Mangosteen', 'Oakmoss + Amber' and 'Currant'.
Time to open these babies up:
What I Love About GulfStream Candle Co. Candles:
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drew bailey scott
My raison d'etre: Seeking and experiencing that which improves my life in all areas. The purpose of this blog: to share those incredible discoveries with others, hopefully making their lives even better!