Kitchener, Ontario, October 27, 2020 —Best friends Rachel and Amanda, became passionate about creating natural candles. Both of them became mothers late last year and they did not want to expose their babies, and fur babies to unnecessary harmful toxins. This led to the conscious decision of creating non-toxic environment-friendly candles. Together they founded Kitchener based, Idle & Wood Candle Company.
The products are created using natural soy wax, premium cotton wicks, and high-quality essential oils. They are also phthalate-free fragrances which are without dyes, petroleum, lead, animal products and preservatives. Even the supplies are locally sourced.
“Our primary goal is to offer quality candles with premium, natural ingredients. We use only natural soy wax that is biodegradable and clean burning. Combined with our plant-based ingredients and reusable jars, we try our best to be environment friendly.” says Rachel Weatherby, co-founder, Idle & Wood Candle Company.
Rachel Weatherby and Amanda Davis started their business because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to maternity leave and the nationwide lockdown, they had ample time to research and build their brand. They also faced their shares of challenges due to the pandemic.
“As a result of businesses struggling during the lockdown, we had to switch few of our vendors due to low supply. We had to place bulk orders because of high demand, longer lead times and suppliers reduced hours of operations.” adds Amanda Davis, co-founder, Idle & Wood Candle Company.
With the evolution of the pandemic, every business has learnt to adapt. Having overcome the challenges, entrepreneurs now have new strategies for their brands. Many small businesses have closed their doors while new ones have emerged. Support Local is the only way to make sure that our neighbourhood businesses not only survive but also thrive for years to come.
Both Amanda and Rachel encourage entrepreneurs by adding, “Keep going! Through the ups and downs, you will find what works for you. Shout out to all of our fellow boss babes out there. We’re all in this together and need to support local.”
Shop a variety of beautifully handcrafted candles from Idle & Wood’s signature collections inspired by nature and clean living. They are carefully crafted with a unique blend of herbs and flowers handpicked right from the garden.
Idle & Wood products are available online at www.idleandwood.ca or at the following local retailers:
- Rhythm & Brews Brewing Company – 1000 Bishop St N Unit 10, Cambridge, ON N3H 4V7
- Tiny Cakes – 65 Dickson St, Cambridge, ON N1R 7A5
- Crowsfoot Smokehaus – 1872 Sawmill Rd, Conestogo, ON N0B 1N0
- Ambrosia Corner Bakery – 324 Frederick St, Kitchener, ON N2H 2N8
- Play-A-Latte – 1601 River Rd E #22 Kitchener, ON N2A 3Y4
- Sugar Sugar by Laura – 315 Lancaster St W, Kitchener, ON N2H 4V4
- Ladies Retreat Spa – 16 Ochs Dr, Morriston, ON N0B 2C0
- Stilettos & Sawdust – 155 Ontario St, Stratford, ON N5A 3H1
- Dana Shortt Gourmet and Gifts – 5 Erb St E #101, Waterloo, ON N2J 4K8
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Author: Emma Mitro, Lifestyle, Content Writer for The Onside Media, Canada. If you have any stories or comments kindly email: – [email protected]