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If you have read any of my other ‘inspire wellness’ posts you know that I am all about finding and sharing natural products with you, my readers, simply to inspire you to better health. If this is your first time visiting my site and you can check out other post related to wellness HERE. Let me introduce you to my friend Kendra, she is an entrepreneur and a busy stay at home mom. Kendra, along with her friend and business partner Ashely are the amazing women behind Bryar’s Cottage Candles. I am so excited to recommend their company to you today.
Available in many colors and scents, and packaged in adorable mason jars, these all natural soy candles are a healthy way to decorate your home and life.
After you read this informative guest post written by Kendra, make sure to visit these lovely ladies and place your order via Facebook at m.facebook.com/BryarsCottage or on their website at www.bryarscottage.com. You will not be disappointed, I know you are going to fall in love with these gals and their candles too!
Smiles from Lisagirl
I am a stay at home Mom of 3 kids ages 4, 2 and 9 months. I have been married to my best friend for 5 years however we have been friends since we were 6 years old. I live in Kelowna and love everything about my life. Making candles lets me have an artistic and creative side as well as an escape to have some time to myself.
The idea for creating candles as a business came to Ashely while on maternity leave in 2014. She is a person who always needs to be doing something and she wanted to be able to financially contribute to her family, while still being able to stay at home with her daughter, Bryar.
Ashely’s grandmother had suggested in conversation one day that she contact her cousin, who has been making candles for years, and see what it had to offer. She did so and the conversation lit a passionate fire inside Ashely. Right away she started researching the different products and materials available that could be used to make the cleanest burning candles.
After researching the different types of wax for candles Ashely felt that 100% Soy is the right one for our company. Our soy candles are made from 100% biodegradable soy wax that is made from a hydrogenated form of soybean oil. Since soy is a plant based product it is very easy to clean up. All you need is some hot water and a cloth and it will wipe away. Soy also burns at a lower temperature, so you get about 50% more burn time per candle. Our 8oz jars will last over 50 hours.
Ashely and I have been best friends for about 18 years now. When she was telling me about starting her own company, I made a few suggestions to her about the operations side, such as setting up a company email and calendar to track business. Since we both grew up in the Okanagan and Ashely now lives in Northern BC, it didn’t take her long to ask me to make candles back home, as she quickly started getting orders here as well.
I have been truly and pleasantly surprised at how easily we have been able to work together as business partners. We were both worried about how it could potentially affect our friendship, but if anything it has made us even stronger. We have open communication and feel like we can share our questions and concerns and not worry about how we could possibly hurt each other’s feelings. I would say that it is the fact we have taken on this adventure together that has made it so successful.
Do not hold back on something because you think it may not work!
When Ashely first started we each had one daughter. In the three short years of Bryar’s Cottage being a company, we now have a combined total of five kids aged four and under. Everything we do is ultimately to allow us to stay home and be there for our kids.
Bryar’s Cottage has many types of candles to offer. We have our signature line, which consists of over 50 scents; including fruity, floral, summery, baked goods, and deep earth aromas.
*****This July we will feature our Canadian Maple to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday!*****
Our next collection is aromatherapy. These candles are made with 100% pure essential oils and 100% Soy wax. We offer these candles in 8 different scents that can help with many issues or you can simply burn a candle for the peaceful flickering light.
Our latest collection is our Chakra Candles. These candles are beautifully colored by a natural color bath that is composed of a non-toxic organic combination of elements, water, and natural glycerine. Each candle is hand poured and smudged with words of affirmation, while a gemstone appropriate for that Chakra is placed within the candle for balancing and helping you acquire positive energy.
We strive to bring you only the best products for your family and your home.
We are Bryar’s Cottage … Bringing Nature To You