5. In your opinion, why are Home Candles the perfect gift, especially during the winter holidays?
This is often a difficult task because it takes thought, time and effort to come up with a perfect gift for a friend or family member. In my opinion, scented candles are a gift that suits everyone, especially during the winter holidays. Thus, we created the Christmas collection with seasonal scents. I can't wait to launch the next collections, which will be suitable for other anniversaries.
6. What are the ingredients of candles and what makes them different from the rest of the products on the market?
Home Candles are hand-cast using ingredients such as natural soy wax, high quality scented oils and cotton wicks. Candle holders are colorful and can even be used as decorative objects. The wooden lid is the accessory that helps to extinguish the candle by the lack of oxygen so as to avoid the creation of smoke when extinguishing it.
7. Is it more difficult to procure candle ingredients?
Given that scented candles are not so popular in our country, I have to buy ingredients from abroad. This process is quite difficult because not all suppliers deliver in our country, sometimes I am required to buy a minimum number of pieces, other times the delivery takes a long time.
8. What are the challenges of such a business, but also the joys it brings?
The biggest challenge is the fact that having such a business you have to work with external suppliers, the delivery time of the ingredients being quite long and expensive. From my point of view it is an interesting and beautiful business because it develops your creativity and you are free to combine various flavors and create unique products. I think that's what I like most: the fact that Home Candles sells unique products.
9. Are Home Candles only for Sibiu residents or do you send them anywhere in the country?
The candles can be delivered both in Sibiu - I can teach them personally - and in other cities in Romania. For now, I have remained in the borders of the country, but in the future I definitely want to deliver them abroad.
10. Where can I find your interested customers and where can I see details about your products?
For now, we are only online, but I do not rule out the possibility of a small, smelly boutique soon. Interested people can find us on the website www.home-candles.com or on our facebook or Instagram page: Home Candles.
11. In the future, are you thinking of collaborating with certain store chains?
Yes, I plan this, I am really in discussions with some potential collaborators, because I want my candles to reach as many people as possible and to be as easy to procure as possible. I would be glad to know that every home is warmed by the atmosphere of the Home Candles candle.
12. Thank you, Diana! We wish you much success and as many candles as possible. Finally, please send a good thought to the people of Sibiu who read our column.
And thank you very much. I wish you, but also the people of Sibiu, a Merry Christmas and all the best. We all hope that the new year will come with many joys, with health and more freedom.