Purbliss Soy Candles Review
HELLO & HAPPY FRIDAY!!
Are you a HUGE fan of candles? Love them when you’re relaxing? Love them when you cook? Just LOVE them in general?
I’M THAT PERSON..
In recent years I’ve removed all the toxic products from my life. From food, to skincare and haircare, and even candles..
Every Purbliss candle is handmade right here in the USA using only the finest soy wax ingredients and top of the line fragrances. They are all-natural which makes them some of the cleanest burning and best smelling candles available in the marketplace today.
Even though we continue to grow, Purbliss Candle Co remains a family run business and we care about our customers. We stand behind our products 100% and offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
Purbliss was an idea that my oldest son and his wife came up with. They were wedding photographers and noticed that the typical candles being sold and used out there were rather smokey and not only left a trail (black soot) on the container or surface nearby but marred photos. They did a lot of photo shopping per the request of thier clients to clean up great photos that may have some blemish that detracted from the photo. Long story short, they researched alternatives and found that there were natural candles being made out there in the Artisan marketplace. Purbliss the concept of a Blissful Candle made of pure ingredients was born in summer-fall timeframe of 2008.
They invested in materials and tested several natural wax blends but selected a soy wax manufacturer Golden Brands http://www.aak.com/goldenwax/ from the midwest for it’s quality and being a natural renewable product grown and processed in the US. They also vetted several glass styles and ended up with two styles, am Anchor Hocking “Madison” and a generic (Chinese) “Bayside” tumbler. We tried to keep it all “Made in the USA” but these days it almost impossible. They also sourced a couple of different tin styles and settled on a size that brought the best value. Being the creative spirits they are they designed the labels, put together all the marketing materials, display boards and so on. Their intent was to launch in 2009.
In the meantime Dad (me) got laid-off. Mid-fifties manager for a big company downsizing once again. This was the 2nd lay-off in 2 years after a 30 year run. It happened in time for Christmas of 08. Sometime in February-March of 09, my son Chris approached me and asked if I would consider making and selling candles. I had no idea at the time they were doing this, but the kids had actually escalated thier testing and preparation for launch to hand it off to dad, if he was willing. I accepted and we officially became Purbliss candle Co in march of 2009. With the little money I had available we bought materials to start mass producing Soy candles.
We started in our kitchen with a bunch of 48oz melting pot and took kitchen and dining area. We had soy flakes all over the place, and candles stacked everywhere. We were preparing for our first venue. We also designed our own display cases for live venues, bought the tables, a new Easy-up. Everything needed to get this show on the road. We sold our first candle in April at a Green Day event in Corona Ca. We had a lot of support from all of our friends and neighbors, but we also proved that this was a viable business.
That first 9 months we exceeded our expectations, but it was essentially a one-man show spending 3-4 days at various venues during the week and the rest of the time replenishing inventory. We finally upgraded some equipment, revamped the garage and moved the candle shop from the kitchen to its own space. Who uses a garage for their cars in California anyway?
Not in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be doing something like this, and….I enjoyed it.
But it could not generate the kind of income we were used to and needed to sustain us. I still had two boys and a wonderful wife to support. My wife Bernie helped me on weekends and special events. She’s also the creative one who did our baskets and gift packs. She has always been a hard working stay-at-home mom and she did carry the brunt of the financial load while I was trying to build this. 9 months later I was offered a full time job, and the candles, which had gained momentum with a local farmer’s Market customer base, Etsy, Amazon and Purbliss website following, were going to take a back seat and become more of a hobby.
Over the last three years we’ve shipped candles worldwide. We’ve done custom labels, wedding favors and unique glass. The business hasn’t grown but has a following; People keep coming back. I still have consignment and wholesale customers to support and now with a little help from people like you, maybe the word can get out to another audience.
THE BEAUTIFUL CANDLES I GOT TO EXPERIENCE BY PURBLISS
MY #1 FAVORITE
HAND CRAFTED & FAMILY OWNED
NON TOXI AND LAST FOREVER
GREAT PRICE POINT