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Random Acts of Green and Allen Wick Candles

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Random Acts of Green and Allen Wick Candles

Allen Wick Candle’s Random Acts of Green are:

We up-cycle vintage glassware and containers to make our dessert soy candles.

All glass candle containers are re-useable. Did you know that soy wax will clean up with soap & water?

We went green in our new candle studio and workshop area.  We have re-usable mugs and compostable plates and utensils for our class participants.

All of our in-store retail displays are antique and vintage furniture that was painted.

We purchase all of our candle making supplies from Ontario suppliers.

We carry local hand-crafted items, soap, quilted items, jewelry and cards, signs and repurposed furniture (repainted).

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Retail Location-Allen Wick Candles

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Retail Location-Allen Wick Candles
Welcome to our retail location!  Allen Wick Candles is located in the beautiful village of Keene, Ontario.  We are just 15 minutes from Peterborough on the north-shore of Rice Lake.  We love our location!  The candle shop is in a century old schoolhouse and we occupy two of the original classrooms.  Our store is filled with a variety of soy candles including jar candles, tea lights, votives and one-of-a-kind dessert candles.  We also carry a selection of home décor, gifts and local hand-crafted items including; painted home accents, quilts, jewelry and all-natural soap.  Our candle making studio is also located on-site and is open to the public for viewing. 

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Meet the Candle Maker

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Meet the Candle Maker

Hello! I’m Jennifer Foshay, the owner and soy candle maker at Allen Wick Candles.  I love making soy candles and the creative process involved in making new designs.  Learn more about my story below.

How did you become a candle maker?

I was born in Peterborough, Ontario, but I spent 10 years in Fort McMurray, Alberta.  I needed something to keep me busy and engaged, as the winters are long in Northern Alberta.  I first started scrap booking and I enjoyed it, but I needed something more.   I searched craft making ideas, and came across an Ontario company selling soy candle making kits.  When the kit arrived, I started making immediately, I loved the process.  I started ordering more supplies and learning the art of soy candle making.  From there I started selling to family, friends, local markets and tradeshows. 

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