NO LONGER IN BUSINESS
Caribou Candle Co.
Naturally Beautiful in Colour
Caribou Candle Co. handmakes and creates all-natural vegan-friendly candles to enjoy indoors and outdoors! With zero additives or artificial ingredients, there's nothing but clean burning! All colouring is achieved by natural ingredients and all scents are either an essential oil blend or homemade naturally derived oils!
Homemade, all-natural, even-burning, and long lasting soy wax products with the pleasant scents that never fade! Inspired by all things vintage, these guilt-free indulgences have a rustic look that give their overall appeal!
How are they scented? Each ingredient is carefully picked by hand, whether it be flowers, fruits, or vegetables homegrown or from local farmers and florists and then goes through a long process of what we call "steeping". Jojoba oil or coconut oil are most commonly used for this step and both bind well with the soy wax and ingredients used!
How are they coloured? With the help of a dehydrator, again, all the ingredients are sourced from local farms and florists and have a long wait while they shrivel up, later, to become fine powders that are mixed into the wax and oils!
From 4 different sized mason jar candles, to wax melts, tarts, tea lights, and votive and pillar candles - With plenty of options and variations to choose from, there is bound to be something everyone can enjoy!
Our mission is to inspire healthy living around the world, and for us, that means starting with something as small and simple as a candle!
Who Am I?
My name is Kayla Jensen - the human that owns + runs Caribou Candle Co.
I am a momma of two young beautiful children: an almost 3 year old daughter named Blayke + a baby boy that we welcomed in December 2018 named Logan.
I have been blessed to be able to be a stay at home mom, which means I wear many hats. I am also a birth + postpartum doula (which I am also passionate about), a maker, a creative thinker, a busy-bee, an entrepreneur, a hunter, a cleaner-upper, a booboo kisser, a gardener, a scientist, a soother-search-and-rescue-finder, a collaborative + a lover of all things outdoors.
I started making candles back in 2010 + fast forward to 2019, I have built a business around my hobby which eventually became an ambitious + inspiring adventure.
My love for candles all stems from people, but on a much deeper level! People are attracted to scents that subconsciously connect them to an experience or memory. And watching someone smell a candle that resides with them, taking them back to the experience every time they smell it, bringing them back to a fond memory - is such a feel-good feeling! I also find my inspiration from simply being outside! The smells, the feels, the sounds, even the taste of food... maybe I sound crazy, but my senses are always “on” to find the next candle scent to make!
I am a collaborative person. This means, I choose to work with people instead of compete or be against others. I truly believe you can learn so much from the positive association of people you surround yourself with! Everyday, I strive to be economically friendly + support sustainable resources wherever + whenever I can! By educating others on the footprint each person makes on the planet, it makes it easier to make the switch from plastic to ocean-friendly alternatives! This way of living, breathing + thinking correlates + goes hand-in-hand with my candle business from the packaging, right down to the ingredients + supplies used to make them. I have achieved a process in making my candles to the point where nothing is synthetic or artificial! ALL candles are made with natural ingredients - right down to the wick! Making them includes: dehydrating, steeping, boiling and mixing.
I want to take a moment to thank my loyal + loving customers + supporters! A lot of you have become my friends + I can’t express my gratitude enough! Thankyou for helping me grow my business, give me feedback as I grow + change, + support me in multiple ways! So grateful for you!
- Kayla Jensen