My business started out as Peace & Quiet Soy Wax Candles, this stemmed from me getting my "peace & quiet" when I was making my products. Over the years it has become abbreviated to PQ.
I started making candles in 2013 after always getting disappointed when candles burnt too quickly or tunnelled. I love the development and testing process, whether it's working out the wick size for a new container or the percentage of aroma needed to get a good scent.
Soy wax is used because it has excellent burning behaviour and fragrance release. Soy wax candles also last longer than paraffin wax. They are more environmentally friendly and produce about 90% less soot when burning.
In February of 2017 I was chosen as one of Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday winners, on twitter. This was such a boost for my business, and also my confidence as a small business owner. It has also led to meeting a lot of other like minded people.
When asked what my favourite aromas are I have to say that of late it would to be Tobacco and Oak. But I also have a soft spot for my Tangerine aroma. Which is one of the very first I developed and still find it extremely uplifting.
All of my products are handmade by me, in York and they are all suitable for vegans.
PQ Soy Wax Candles and Melts are CLP compliant.