Saturday, October 20, 2012

Announcing... the Simple Sun Candles Etsy shop!

I am so excited to be able to announce the opening of my new Etsy shop, Simple Sun Candles!

I am a huge candle connoisseur, having spent way too much time in shops like Bath and Body Works, sampling their different scents and spending way too much money on buying them too. One of my favorite things is the ambiance a few lit candles in the evening create. I have candles burning almost every evening in my home. Also, the warm and welcoming scent of a candle burning really means 'home' and also 'comfort' to me.  I decided to look into making my own, which at first seemed daunting but after just taking the leap with my first batch, was fun!

After months of experimenting with different types of soy, different formulas, pouring at different temperatures and so on, I found my groove with the 'perfect' formula for an all-natural soy candle with amazing scent.

I chose to go the soy route as I have read numerous articles on the benefits of using soy, in that it is carcinogen and chemical-free, eco-friendly, and so on- the things I want in my home and would certainly feel better about being in your home too.

I am having a lot of fun with figuring out how to set up an online store with Etsy, marketing, selecting the shop design and even learning about the 'accounting' side of things.

The shop name, 'Simple Sun' is very positive and light to me. I always have seen the sun as a symbol of positivity and better things to come. One of my favorite songs is, 'Here Comes the Sun' by the Beatles and on the scientific end, sun promotes the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that makes us feel better and happier in general.

'Simple' refers to my desire to live more simply, making my own candles rather than spending $$ on them is one way, and another is using natural, eco-friendly products in my home.

My goal with this store is really to learn from it, and possibly have my little candle-making hobby pay for itself. An added bonus is how great my home smells all the time now! I truly enjoy the process of making candles, it is very 'zen' to me and I hope to have this hobby continue to pay for itself.

I am so amazed at the support from friends and family for this little venture. I was so nervous to announce my shop opening publicly, but was only met with cheers and support, 'likes' on Facebook, and was blown away by the number of purchases that were made! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to my wonderful friends and family!

I am already researching and experimenting with adding soy tart melts and will be adding new fragrances continuously. I hope you'll check out my shop here, and please check back often for new products.

I have added a tab at the top that links directly to my shop, and will be adding a side bar feature to highlight the candles I have in my shop on this blog. 


  1. Love that it is in a mason jar! We love mason jars down in the south!:)

    1. Thanks Mary Ann! My parents were from the south so I grew up drinking iced tea in mason jars. I love using them for candles! Thanks for stopping by :)