Hi, I'm Lauren. I'm a wife and mother of two who thrives on Jesus and coffee. I began this journey randomly during my first pregnancy in 2018. As a previous essential oil enthusiast, I began experimenting by blending essential oils with clean burning soy wax. The experiment was a success and took off from there. I've learned so much and my processes, products, and branding have all evolved as I continually strive to bring my customers cleaner, wonderfully aromatic home fragrance products.
Over the course of my candle journey, I discovered what essential oils work best in candles and began limiting those with a low flash point due to the aroma burning off too quickly. I was also limited on what types of candle scents I could provide. A little investigating brought me to clean fragrance oils. Healthy candles have always been my goal, so fragrance oils made without phthalates, carcinogens, reproductive toxins, and other harmful chemicals were definitely something in which I was interested. I tested a few and have been quite pleased with the results. These have since become a new line of candles I'm thrilled to be able to offer.
With the glass shortage during the pandemic, my husband and I began researching alternative candle vessel options. After much research and testing, we are proud to take our handcrafted promise a step further by creating our own cement candle vessels. These have become our main candle vessel, but will also offer our popular upcycled wine bottle candles during the fall and winter seasons.
We aren't just candles, however! This journey began with a focus on essential oil blends, so we continue to offer the same essential oil blends that are in our candles, as undiluted diffuser blends for your home. Essential oil room and fabric sprays have also been added to our ever-growing list of product offerings.
Thank you for reading all about my journey and please follow me at @knappessentials on Instagram for the latest updates. You can also follow along with my blog or feel free to contact me using the form below.