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Iris nicole
candle co

Hand Poured Soy Candles from San Diego, CA

Iris Nicole Candles are handcrafted homemade soy candles from San Diego, CA. Using 100% pure soybean wax, each candle is hand poured with care in small batches to ensure quality. Our candles are clean burning, environmentally friendly, and free of phthalate and other toxic chemicals found in paraffin products. The simple clean style of our candles is suited for any style of décor and will look perfect in any room. We offer a wide range of fragrances and container styles and are always adding to our collection. We also offer custom and bulk ordering options which make ideal unique gifts for any upcoming event.

  • Made in the USA

  • 100% natural soy bean wax

  • Phthalate-free

  • Eco-friendly fragrance oils

  • Braided cotton wicks

  • Custom & Bulk ordering options

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The owner:

Hello! My name is Kira and I own and operate this little candle biz out of my house in San Diego, CA. So far, it’s been a lot of figuring out, spending money, and making tons of candles but I’m having fun! At least the house always smells nice now. I moved out West with my boyfriend almost 5 years ago from Maryland and have been working as a graphic designer. When I’m not working or making candles, you’ll usually find me outside tending to my plants, going for a hike, walking on the beach, going camping, heading to a concert, advocating for rescue dogs, doing yoga, making yummy meals in the kitchen, and/or traveling. And that about sums me up! 

Who is iris nicole?

If you were wondering about the company name, Iris Nicole is not one person but actually two! Iris and Nicole are my two grandmothers and also my two middle names. My grandmothers live in Portugal and France so I unfortunately do not get to see them often. Luckily, growing up my grandparents would come visit over the summer for months at a time. I never quite realized those were the times I was going to spend the most time with them ever. My heart is still full of their love, no matter the distance or time apart. I haven’t seen either since October 2019 but I’m hoping to get over to Europe sometime soon!

Why Should You Burn Candles?

There are more than a few reasons and benefits to burning candles. Candles create ambiance and can transform an atmosphere through scent, altering the way we feel in a space. Lighting a candle sets an ambiance anywhere perfect for meditation, self-pampering, a relaxing night in, or a romantic evening. Lighting candles can calm the mind and be helpful for psychological and physiological disorders such as depression and anxiety. Scented candles can improve your mood and induce calmness to help alleviate stress. Some candles are scented specifically to effect chemicals in the brain to support a positive mood like serotonin and dopamine. Candles can also help support a restful sleep and can be beneficial for maintaining natural sleep patterns. With the connection between scent, memory, and emotion, candles can stimulate memory. Candles have a positive effect on mental health and can assist in creating consistency within your daily routine and pairs lovely with wellness activities like yoga, reading, journaling, meditating, and many others.

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