Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Featured Exhibitor: 108 Candles



Who are you and what do you do?

108 Candles is a collection of locally made, hand poured soy wax candles free of toxins and harmful chemicals. Our eco-friendly wax and oils are sourced in the US. When possible, 108 recycles and reuses vessels to remain in the sustainable loop. Our candles are hand crafted in small batches.



Where did your business name come from? Is there an interesting story behind it?

The 108 Candles name was inspired by the circumstances in which my business first began. As many of us were forced home by the 2020 pandemic, I was no exception. I was a yoga instructor at 4 studios in and around the Twin Cities area while also operating my home studio. When we were all forced to close our doors, I was forced to shift my energy to something creative that could fill the gap until we could safely return to work. As I was lighting candles and meditating on what was next for me I suddenly realized my answer was right in front of my eyes. The auspicious number 108 in yoga refers to:
1=Spark -The idea.
0=Silence -The quiet of planning and creation.
8=Infinity -The momentum of the launch of the product and its infinite possibilities.


What do you think sets your designs apart from others?

I believe in supporting local artists. I currently support by purchasing a local glass blower, who creates colorful cocktail sized glasses. I also showcase my daughter’s creations of epoxy resin mushrooms with hand-laid dried flowers. Both artists create stunning vessels for our scented candles and their art pieces are easily cleaned and reusable to enjoy long after the candles have burned out.



What do your customers love most about your product(s)?

Taking advantage of 108 Candles’ recycle/reuse program, where I provide refill services for your favorite empty candle containers. Recycle our apothecary jars for a 20% discount

How do you usually prepare for the holiday season?

I get very excited for the Holidays. This is our time to shine! Holiday inspired fragrances and vessels are a joy to create, and I love finding special pieces for gift giving.


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