It all started in 1998 when Janice began collecting scented candles. Back then, every candle was the same to her. Fast forward to 2005 when Janice and her husband moved to Australia, only then did she learn of the many different kinds of waxes, fragrances and additives used in making a typical store-bought candle. Janice still loved visiting shops and browsing candle collections but she started to become mindful of what’s in them especially after she found out that some of those ingredients are harmful to people and the environment.
Janice's quest for the perfect candle soon ended after attending workshops and the discovery of soy wax - a sustainable and biodegradable alternative to palm and paraffin wax. From then on, Janice has only purchased natural soy wax candles and started making some of her own, only to discover that she absolutely loves the candle making process.
At Kandila Company, we create artisan soy candles and donate 50% of our profits to organisations that provide education to children in developing nations. Every year, we select an organisation registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission to support. As of May 2018, we've sponsored 21 kids for 3 consecutive years via our partner charity, The Australian Foundation for Fostering Learning in the Philippines.
This year we have chosen to support Classroom of Hope, which will allow us to empower vulnerable girls and women from disadvantaged families to participate in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) studies in a 2-year tertiary vocational degree in educational institutions in Cambodia.
Your purchase will help this organisation send kids from impoverished communities to schools, giving them an opportunity to achieve their full potential. Our candles will not only brighten your day but also give hope to these children and enable them to uplift and change their lives.