Who is West Michigan Candle Co.?
My name is Rebecca Stead and I am the face behind West Michigan Candle Co. I offer candles, wax melts, lip balms, air fresheners, and hand sanitizers. I started this business as a means to stay home with my kids but it has become so much more than that to me and my family. It is now a time to teach my oldest about measuring. It is now a time to teach my younger two kids how to be creative. It is now about my children being proud of themselves because they got to help mom. It is now a learning opportunity, quality time, and having fun while we do it as a whole family.
Before launching in 2019 I spent roughly six months testing and perfecting my candle making process to provide quality candles. I test all of my products to ensure they all exceed my expectations (I keep high expectations for myself). If they don't meet or exceed my expectations I start over and improve. I have countless hours and nights under my belt of researching and testing for ALL my products. I have put my heart and soul in this business and am sure it shows through my craftmanship of the products I offer.
My goal with West Michigan Candle Co. is to get to a point where I can start giving back since I have been so lucky to receive so much support. I want to provide other families with non-toxic products. I hope to one day have a storefront to have community activities at and start a program for kids and teens to have something fun and educational to do. Lastly, I hope this business is something that I can pass down to my children as a reminder to them that if you dream big enough you can achieve it.
I am so thankful to say that in just a year I have expanded my line of products from just candles to include wax melts, lip balms, air fresheners, and hand sanitizers.
My candles and wax melts are natural (paraffin and zinc free). The candles are made with a wax blend of soy, coconut, and beeswax. Wax melts are made with the highest recommended fragrance oil to wax ratio and 100% soy wax. Having a big family of my own I am always aware of what I'm bringing into the home, thus, why I wanted to provide clean products for other families to enjoy as well.