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Working From Home: Candlemaker's Perspective

Even when working, mood and ambiance matters.  Generally, it is a normal for all of us to have to juggle multiple responsibilities at the same time that are vastly different and all important. This limits though how much we can really give to those spaces because time and energy is tight. However, it is a special moment when time can block off in a real way, to have all the resources needed to complete your tasks, and to have the autonomy & confidence to get the job done. Ugh, I love these moments.   My work outfit Candle-making Flow Candle making is a lot of science, but it also relies on feeling. This directly aligns with how many people experience burning...

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Concrete Garden Candles - The Origin Story

  Being productive and valued in society is a modern obsession, but an age-old concept. We are often judged by our skill multiplied by our contribution: what we can do by how useful that is! This unnecessary pressure to live up to an inflated standard can cause stress and anxiety and jade people’s perspective of reality.  Bottom line - life is not a to-do list; it’s supposed to be fun, at least sometimes… it’s supposed to be more like a bucket list!   My name is Char, and I am the founder of Concrete Garden Candles; a candle décor company dedicated to creating intentional spaces that satisfy both visual and aromatic senses. I left my corporate career about 4 years ago...

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When I first started this business, the idea of designing my own space was such a foreign concept to me. Go figure, huh? I rented my entire adult life and often shared small spaces. I just couldn't connect investing time into something like decorating when ultimately, the experience was going to be temporary. But as I started building this business, I was forced to explore the elements that make up the candle and how it impacts our senses. Here are some examples I found: The Fragrance - The smell of aromatic scents can transport you to a special memory or place.  The Style - The comfort that stems from visual cues of how a candle looks on its own or in the...

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