Kelly-Anne here from Teacup Ambience Soy Candles to tell you all a little bit about myself and my brand. It has been a great passion of mine for the past two years and it all began when I started to source quality
vintage and contemporary china and glassware in order to upcycle these into silky smooth soy candles. Many of my candle creations are one-off or unique; however, at times I am able to create more than one of the same or similar style. This usually applies to my contemporary candle creations where the vessels are more readily available. I appreciate that most style preferences are at the discretion of the consumer, therefore, I do not discriminate in the vessels I source, as I endeavour to cater for all tastes.
I am a strong believer in embracing the reduce-reuse-recycle mantra wherever possible and have been fortunate to find a loyal customer base that share a similar view. They too understand the importance of protecting the environment – every little bit counts! This is why I offer a refill service, meaning that once your soy candle is complete you can simply wash your vessel in warm soapy water and either repurpose it or have it refilled with another lovely candle. This also means that you get to select the scent of your choice!
You may be wondering why I only use soy wax and not traditional waxes such as paraffin, beeswax, or palm. Soy is 100% vegetable-based, is made from pure soybean oil, and is biodegradable. It is non-toxic, and is free from pesticides and herbicides. This all equates to a more eco-friendly option for burning in the home.
Teacup Ambience operates out of my small home-based studio in the Christchurch South area where I am able to offer candle viewings by appointment. Having a toddler, a shift-working fiancé, and a small coffee business can often be a juggle so I find this way allows my customers to browse at their leisure and select a piece of their own choosing in a relaxed environment free from any sales pressure. With our bubbly, energetic, industrious three-year-old running our home, you can imagine there’s never a dull moment in our world! All candle creations are made on site at our home; each piece is hand poured with oodles of love and gently scented using premium quality fragrance oils. Refills can be scented or non-scented at your request and the scent strength can strong or subtle whatever your senses prefer.
As well as my love for hand crafted soy candles I also have a passion for aromatherapy. For as long as I can remember I have always embraced incorporating essential oils into daily life and I absolutely love all that they stand for. In addition to my soy candles and soy ambience melts I offer two blends of Ambience Mist, a delightful room and linen spray. Relaxing Romance is ideal for your bedroom environment and consists of 3 of my favourite essential oils: Ylang Ylang + Sweet Orange + Lavender. Alternatively, I make a lovely Energize and Refresh blend that is fresh and uplifting, consisting of 3 more beautiful essential oils: Lemongrass + Sweet Orange + Ginger. This blend is ideal in a bathroom or kitchen space; however it can be used in any desired environment. Finally, for those that appreciate the bliss of soaking in a lovely hot bath I have created Ambience Salts. These are a blend of relaxing and therapeutic Epsom and Himalayan Rock salts combined with dried lavender and dried flower petals to add a special touch of nature to your soaking experience. Ambience Salts are available in Relaxing Romance, and your body will certainly thank you for soaking in them. Check out the selection of Teacup Ambience products next time you’re in at Gre3n Ferrymead. I am super excited to be offering a small exclusive selection of our products in store now.
Best wishes, Many thanks