Before electricity, important tasks, such as writing constitutions and inventing electricity, had to be done by the flickering glow of candlelight. Brighten up modern life with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of candles from Crafty Candles. This Groupon is valid at Crafty Candles' store in Essex or online.
Crafty Candles' crackerjack candle makers hand pour refined paraffin, soy, and wax gels to craft a variety of scented candle creations. Spend up to 60 hours sniffing scents such as citrus burst and cinnamon as they rise from a 12-ounce jar candle ($8.99), or help calm jittery house plants with a lavender-and-cotton-blossom-scented aromatherapy candle ($12.99). Three scoops of scented wax ice cream rest on bananas in a banana-split candle ($19.99), and a trio of wicks burns brightly atop a 6"x6" rustic candle, available in dozens of colours and scents ($29.99). Meanwhile, wax marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate overflow from a cappuccino cup in a s'mores candle ($16.99), which sparks memories of dipping wax crayons by the campfire.
Christine Dinney, the creative leader behind Crafty Candles, first discovered her love of melted wax and her gift at creating beautiful candles when she received a candle-making kit for Christmas. The gift launched her career, one that’s dedicated to the making and sharing of Canadian-made artisan candles. Crafted from local supplies whenever possible, the richly scented, lead-free flickering forms light up rooms with their unusual shapes, such as cinnamon rolls and fruit tarts. Crafty Candles' candle makers hand pour refined paraffin, soy, and wax gels to craft towering rustic candles that burn for more than 300 hours, as well as colourful votives made from leftover wax designed to burn for 15 hours or the duration of one dance-marathon during a blackout.
Guests can create their own waxy scents with classes held in the cozy store, learning to thread their own wicks to adorn handcrafted brownie candles or image-transferred hurricane candles. In addition to the fragrant, meltable goods, Crafty Candles also offers customizable handcrafted jewellery.