About the Maker / Contact
Hi! Welcome to the shop! My name is Amanda and I'm the lady behind the wax burners. I love a good plant-based meal, classic rock, and a healthy mix of coffee & tea. My dog Max is my shipping coordinator and my daughter is the Z of A to Z Candles, helping me pack your Thank You envelopes! I love relaxing at home with my family and going to 90's music shows with my best friend.
Timeline for A to Z Candles:
??? - June 2015: Buying big box candles and wax melts were giving me headaches, allergies, and making my asthma worse. After research, I realize it was the paraffin wax and the harsh fragrance oils that were the problem. I also realized these companies may test on animals.
June 2015: Ordered my first batch of soy candle making supplies and used my stove to make them.
September 30th, 2015: A to Z Candles opens on Etsy, making tin candles in many different fragrances.
March 2016: Shop really picks up after learning how to be found on Etsy. I also premiered my personalized candle line.
February 2017: Opened atozcandles.com
December 2017: My BIGGEST Christmas to date! I was so busy that I was working until 2am and waking up again at 6. For FIVE WEEKS. Changes were coming to make A to Z Candles more streamlined and simple for me and YOU!
May 2018: My biggest Mother’s Day season. After having some shipping assistance, I realized it was time to move out of my basement and into a warehouse.
June 2018: New 2,000 sq. ft. warehouse is fully operational. Prepping for Halloween, Autumn, and Christmas! I also have room to make candles in advance, making my production time much quicker.
Welcome to the A to Z Candles family!
I come from a strong Customer Service background. Phone, email, call centers, in-person. You name it. I believe my experience is a key ingredient to the A to Z Candles recipe.
I handle everything here at A to Z Candles. I built this website, take all of the photos, make all of the products, the labels, ship the orders, answer your questions... you name it! If you contact me, you will get me.
Small businesses kind of rock, huh?
A to Z Candles is here because:
I really love candles. I have been a candle fanatic my entire adult life, always having a different scent going every day of the week. After learning about the harmful ingredients in my favorite brand, and realizing they may animal test, I decided it was time to make them myself. The last two years have been dedicated to perfecting my trade. I am always educating myself and making my products better and better for you and me.
I don't like paraffin wax. It irritates my asthma and allergies. Plus it is really bad for you to breathe and for the environment. No bueno. Want to learn more about the differences of paraffin and soy wax? Visit my Why Soy? page.
I wanted to start a business from home doing what I love. So I did.
I wanted to use products that were strictly cruelty-free and vegan. I do not use palm wax, beeswax, or any fragrances with harmful phthalates.
I make my products with the highest quality ingredients. Each and every purchase is made to order with love and care. This shop is my livelihood and I take it very seriously!
Located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Est. 2015
Feel free to contact me for any questions or concerns you may have. I am happy to help!
*Please, no soliciting for free product or donations. I am currently a sponsor for two animal sanctuaries and I am unable to donate further at this time.