Inspired by the love of family and the love of food, every candle sold provides meals to children in need. For every bar of soap sold, we donate one to a homeless shelter or mission. Every reed diffuser provides clean water to places in need around the world.
Erica Parham is a self proclaimed candle hoarder who took an unusual route to starting her own candle company.
When Erica found herself suffering from chronic migraines, her doctor encouraged her to keep a daily log to get to the root of what was triggering them. Once it became obvious that her migraines were only happening at home, they guessed it might be the candles that were causing her headaches.
Erica was challenged to go candle-free for a week, and that was coincidentally the first time in a long time she was migraine free. They concluded it was her toxic candles that were causing her headaches.
Giving up candles wasn’t an option, so she took a class to learn how to make her very own non-toxic options.
While working as a nurse in a doctor’s office, she’d bring in her samples. The orders started rolling in right away. It took off right from the start. Erica quickly became the candle lady for all the local doctors’ offices.
Sugar & Grace Co was born right after the birth of her baby when she decided to quit her nursing career and launch her candle company full time.
We started Twilight Candle Shop in 2009 as a husband and wife team, making soy candles in our home in Damascus, Maryland. In the fall of 2011, we relocated to Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.
Every candle is planned and poured with care. With so many people using scented products in their homes these days, we are proud to say that our 100% soy wax candles offer a healthy choice for our customers. We use absolutely no paraffin in our products. Paraffin is a petroleum derivative and can emit toxic substances into the air when burned.
Many “soy candles” you see on retail shelves are actually blends of soy wax and paraffin. We use only soy wax in our candles. That is why all of our candles are “container” candles. Soy wax is a little softer than paraffin and will melt into a wax pool as the candle burns. You will discover that even the melted liquid wax is not all that hot! Many folks are afraid to burn candles in their homes because of fire hazards. Soy candles are safer to burn in your home because of the lower melting temperature of the wax compared to traditional paraffin candles.
Soy candles will not leave sooty residue on your walls and shelves. If you have been a fan of paraffin candles in the past, you know what we mean! The benefits of using candles made from soy wax include longer burning times, cleaner burning, and cooler burning candles. Once you discover eco friendly soy candles, you will not want to burn paraffin candles again in your home.
Now we are also hand pouring coconut wax candles! We only use essential oils to scent these candles. Very long burning and lovely to apply to your hands as well.
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“Our mission is to sustainably hand craft incredible beauty products. We use natural ingredients that would not exist without bees. We promote a socially conscious message focused on the importance of bees. And we draw inspiration from nature’s bounty and the understanding that putting healthful things into and onto your body makes you feel healthy and beautiful.”
Welcome! I’m Kathy Newman Turza (the “K” in K’s Kreations) and I live in Southern Indiana, just outside of Louisville, KY. Doing crafts has always been a source of both relaxation and satisfaction for me. Be it quilting, cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, or one of my greatest loves, candle making, I treasure the feeling of making something beautiful to share with others. There is nothing greater to me than to give homemade gifts from the heart.
I’m very proud of the candles and tarts I produce. Each one is made here, in my home, from raw wax to finished product. Every step of the process is done by me, including all of the labels. I have worked hard to come up with what I believe is a superior product that I sell to you. I’ve been producing and selling my candles and tarts for over 13 years now, and constantly am working to improve my product. My name and reputation depends on it!