Welcome to Allen Wick Candles.
I’m Jennifer Foshay, the owner and soy candle maker at Allen Wick Candles, located in the beautiful village of Keene.
I was born in Peterborough, Ontario, but I spent 10 years in 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 and loved the creative process. I started ordering more supplies and learning the art of soy candle making. From there I started selling to family, friends, at local markets and trade shows.
I have been making soy candles for 12 years! In that time, I have learned a great deal. My products and designs have changed as I learned more techniques. In 2014, I completed an online interactive candle design course through the Candle Academy in French Riviera, France. In the course, I developed and perfected my candle making skills and design possibilities.
I love coming up with new candle designs. My favorite candles to make are dessert candles which feature that extra design element. Sometimes designs just pop into my head and other times I get inspiration from Pinterest and Instagram. I love seeing the reactions of my customers when they see a banana split candle or a tea cup candle. It gives us both great joy!
When my family and I moved back to the Peterborough/Keene area, I was able to a make my dream come true and began making candles full time. I opened my retail/candle making studio in February 2018 and here we are! The last 4 years have been incredible and I look forward to many more years bringing you the yummiest of candles.
I hope you love our products