Allen Wick Candles Blog — Meet the Candle Maker

Meet the Candle Maker

Posted by Jennifer Foshay on

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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