Every business has a story, and every story has a beginning. Here is a little bit about our story and what inspired the WYO Candle Co.
In August of 2018 we began the journey of international adoption to bring home our two beautiful daughters from the Philippines. As part of this process we put together several local fundraisers. One of these fundraisers was a Pop-up shop where, among other handcrafted items, we decided to pour soy wax candles by hand. We created the Joyful Jasmine candle because jasmine is the national flower of the Philippines. We also developed two other scents and named one candle after each daughter, the Ella Orange and the Rose Bud. This trio of candles would affectionately be called the Ellrose Collection. It was because of this labor from the heart that we fell in love with candle making, developing custom scents, and the depth of artistic creativity available at every stage of the process.
A few short months later the WYO Candle Co. was established. We wanted to incorporate the things we love about Wyoming, the West, the outdoors, and the Ellrose Collection that inspired us at the start, and harness it all into rugged, beautiful, sophisticated, and high-quality candle collections with scents everyone would appreciate. Our aim is not to simply be a candle company, but a lifestyle company producing excellent candles where every aromatic experience is enjoyed for its own sake and may also serve as a wonderful reminder of a good time, favorite place, or meaningful occasion.