I have a love for vintage, handmade, DIY, art, and home decor. Back in 2013 I had been playing around with making candles for myself and for friends as gifts. Once I perfected my candle making and found a "signature" scent, now called ellion, I opened my online store in March of 2013. One of my favorite candles is diptyque baies so I came up with something very similar, a blend of Fresh cut roses and red currant. I had (and still have) a love for a good quality candle that fills a room or entire house with beautiful smells and burns clean and evenly. I decided to master making them myself instead of splurging on an expensive candle that I didn't want to light because I wanted it to last forever. I started out making all of my candles in vintage cups and tea cups. Two years later in 2015, I expanded to branding and creating my own candle line. Since then I've added multiple new scents and continue to grow along with the business and demand. The signature ellion candle line now consists of candles in tumblers with wooden wicks and travel tins with cotton wicks with 9 different scents and counting.
I make my candles with a blend of paraffin and soy wax and lead free cotton wicks or cherry wood wicks. The blend of wax that I use is specific for container candles and burns evenly and beautifully. The best part about my vintage candles (or jar candles!) is that after your candle is burned completely you can use the containers for multiple other purposes around the house. I have a video on the blog page that shows how I clean out candle containers.
I'm originally born and raised in Louisiana but during the summer of 2014 I moved to Houston, TX to be a newly wed with my husband. I have loved becoming a part of the handmade Houston community and watching my small candle business grow!
We live in the historic district in a bungalow from the 1930s that we renovated! Check out my blog, elliondecor, for some of our renovation posts as well as decor inspiration! I believe that candles are also a vital part of making a space feel welcoming and complete.
Candle Burning Tips:
-Before lighting you candles and before relighting make sure the wick is approx. 1/4" long. This will help your candle to burn evenly and will also allow it to burn more slowly.-Re-center and straighten wick in between uses.
Made in the U.S.A