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Artisan offers unique scented candles at Tottenham Market

August 25, 2022   ·   0 Comments

Candles can set the mood, create some atmosphere, add a decorative piece to your home, and provide a pleasing scent in your home.

Brittany Wilson, of Wild Violets Candle Co., brought her own product line of scented candles to the Tottenham Artisan and Farmers’ Market on Sunday, August 21.

Brittany makes the candles herself, and there is a real science behind not only creating the candles, but making sure they are made correctly so they will burn evenly, give off the scent properly, and have a wick the burns evenly and for the right length of time.

The name of her company reflects her family heritage and is reflected in her logo, which features three flowers.

“Wild Violets is actually named after my two great grandmothers who were both named Violet, and my middle name is Violet,” Brittany explained. “I make soy wax candles in my home. I also make the labels and go to all the markets.”

Brittany makes around eight different scents each season from lilac to biscotti ice cream. She makes her candles to be “mildly scented” so they won’t overpower a room when lit.

“People can get overwhelmed with scents, so I make mine so they are mildly scented so they are enough to be fragrant but it won’t be overwhelming,” Brittany explained. “I try to make them so there’s enough scent to fill a room but not enough to knock you over, and I got really good feedback from it. I did three months of testing – testing the different wicks with the wax and the fragrance. There’s all different types of waxes. I chose the soy wax because it’s a more healthy wax, and I select different fragrances.”

Brittany spent three months doing research and experimenting to get the formula for her candles just right.

Each fragrance is in oil form and must be mixed into the wax. This is where the real science comes into play. As each fragrance will work differently when mixed into the wax, Brittany had to do a lot of experimenting and testing to get her formulas right.

It takes around two weeks before the candles can be used. The oils and the wax take that amount of time to bind and produce the scent in the desired strength.

The result is scented candles that will add a nice addition to your home décor and create a nice fragrance in any room.

Brittany sells her candles at various markets in the region.

By Brian Lockhart

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