Hi there! My name is Tasha! I'm the owner, founder, and candle concoction maker of Little Town Soy Candle Co. I'm a born and raised Alaskan girl that settled into the beautiful Peace Garden State (North Dakota). My husband and I started the candle company in July of 2020. We started candle making as a hobby during the covid pandemic, to keep our minds busy. A short time later we turned it into a full time business due to the overwhelming and humbling support of our community! You could say we have the ultimate dream job. Not only are we passionate about making candles, but we have so much fun doing it! We enjoy traveling around the state participating in vendor shows and meeting other local creators and crafters. In our down time you can usually find us outdoors. We love hunting, hiking, camping, and playing with our son. You're probably wondering "why did they choose candles as their hobby, and why call it little town?" We chose candles because candles are universal. They can be used as a sign of hope, remembrance, celebration, or simply bring some light and joy into peoples lives. Plus, It's truly a beautiful thing when the smell of a certain candle can bring us back to a fond memory. When it came to choosing a name to represent the company, we wanted something from the heart that had meaning. Sure, we live in a little town, but it's much more than that. Our name represents the people that make up our communities, we look out for one another, we always come together and help in times of need. Growing up in a little town there's certain values you learn. You learn how to genuinely care for others around you, offer a helping hand, to be respectful, show appreciation and humbleness, but most importantly, just be kind to each other. So being raised and living in a little town means everything to us. It shaped us into who we are today and we are so grateful for our little towns full of people with big hearts.
-Tasha + Josh
Our candles and melts are hand poured in small batches in Gladstone, North Dakota. Why is small batch important to us? By pouring small quantities at a time, this allows us to melt wax to the perfect temperature, blend, and produce the highest quality candles. Just think of it as each and every product getting a little extra tender love and care. It can take longer to produce candles, but it's one of those steps that is well worth it.
Our wax is 100% natural soy wax from the Midwest. We only use the finest and high quality fragrances. Our wicks are a blend of cotton and paper fibers and 100% lead FREE and zinc FREE. You may notice the candles and melts are all white. The reasoning behind this is simple, we don't add any modifiers, harsh chemicals, and dyes to our wax. By keeping our candles au naturel, it can also result in bumpy tops, especially after burning the candle, which is completely normal for soy wax. Let us briefly explain... Since soy wax has a lower melting point than other waxes, it also solidifies at a more rapid and inconsistent rate. By wax cooling too quickly it can cause the wax to harden where it sits instead of evenly cooling to create that smooth surface. Sure there's additives to mix with your wax to help prevent this from occurring. But we like to keep things as simple and natural as we can. Some of our candles might not look as pretty after being burned, but we promise it will not effect the candle for future burning.
Our room + linen spray...There's THREE ingredients in our room + linen sprays. Fragrance, natural wild crafted witch hazel, and alcohol (derived from corn). When searching for a good base we came across many options but very few with ingredients we could pronounce. So again, we chose simple, healthy, non toxic. Those are ingredients we love! It contains ZERO sulfates and ZERO harsh/harmful chemicals.