It's been a while, but we're back with our Local Shop Features! This week we're featuring The Rockaway Candle Company and Founder, Morgan Mack. First we have to start off by saying, we LOVE her candles. If you've ever been to one of our pop up shops you've most likely smelt these as we've been carrying them for a bit.
The Rockaway Candle Co was founded in 2016 by accident. Morgan wanted to try something new and give unique gifts to friends and family during the 2015 holiday season. She never intended it to become a booming business! When more friends and family and even stores started asking for them, she knew she could turn her hobby into a business.
Morgan says, "The Rockaway Candle Co customer is someone who enjoys being a homebody, who loves to stay home and get cozy with candles and home fragrances that are nostalgic and organic". Isn't that basically all of us?!
Some more about the candles: They are homemade and hand poured by Morgan herself in Rockaway Beach NY. • The wax is 100% organic soy wax grown in the USA. • The Jars are made and assembled in the USA • Their fragrance oils are perfume grade, essential oils, and have zero harmful chemicals. • Finally their wicks are constructed from natural flat cotton threads, and are lead and zinc free.
We don't know about you but this all makes us want to run home, get in our favorite sweatpants, and burn one of their candles.
While The Rockaway Candle Co's journey is just beginning, I think it's safe to say that they'll definitely be growing in the coming years. Morgan hopes to be in over 100 stores across the country and running her own small warehouse with a few employees in the next 5 years. The Rockaway Candle Co story is such an inspiration and shows that you really can do what you love. Don't be afraid to turn your hobby into a business, you never know who will be just as passionate about something as you are!
You can find The Rockaway Candle Co on our "SHOP NOW" page. Use the code "TRCCO" for 20% off your candle order! You can also find out more on: www.therockawaycandleco.com
Trust us, you'll love them just as much as we do.