I’ll be honest, I’ve been stalking Excelsior Candle Company for the last six months (or more). I kept hearing people rave about the fragrances and needed to get my hands on some! I finally got my first sniff of the lavender vanilla candle when I took a yoga class at the Hewing Hotel. The room was lined with the most beautiful aromatic candles I had ever smelled.
My dream came true when I was able to purchase this lovely candle at an event last weekend. Heidi, the founder of Excelsior Candle Company had one lavender vanilla candle left. It wasn’t just an ordinary candle. It was a gorgeous limited edition hand blown glass vase and the candle was just as beautiful with lavender sprinkled across the top of the wax.
The moment I got home I lit the candle and minutes later I was taken back to zen feeling that I had when I first experienced the fragrance at my yoga class. Ahhhhh.
Here’s the thing. I have a little obsession with candles (okay, a large obsession). I used to work for a luxury fragrance company, so good candles are my jam. I can confidently say that this little local candle is one of the best I’ve ever had.
What to know about Excelsior Candle Company (besides the fact that they smell amazing):
- Made locally in Excelsior, MN
- Handcrafted in small batches
- Made with renewable, biodegradable soy wax
- Poured into recyclable and reusable containers (some can even be used as beautiful glasses for drinking)
- Scented with natural essential oils
- Finished with a lead-free cotton wick
- They come in travel sizes and larger
With so many lovely fragrances to choose from, you’ll find something for you and anyone in your life that could use a little candle love. Here are a few you can choose from; Lake Superior Mist, Red Ginger Saffron, Tranquil Forest, Lemon & Rosemary and Just Beachy. The travel size (4oz) is $10 and the standard glass (160z) is $25. Limited edition hand blown jars are currently sold out, but keep an eye on the website.
Supporting local has always been important to me, but what I love so much is to support women chasing their dreams. If you get the chance to meet Heidi, the founder, you will immediately feel her passion and joy for what she does.
Now, back to relaxing with my candle.