We’re excited to introduce you to East Lawrencetown, NS candlemaker Erika McNeice from Lawrencetown Candle Co. She opened her Etsy shop in 2021 and has been making clean burning, sustainable candles ever since. Scents from their fall collection include Vanilla Maple Sugar, Harvest Autumn Pear and Pumpkin Spice Cake. Learn more about Erika and her candle business below. 

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What inspired you to start your business?

Our love of candles and the lack of unique scents at stores. We pride ourselves on creating clean burning, sustainable candles that stand out from the crowd.

How would you describe your business?

Hand poured 100% Soy Wax Candles

What do you love most about owning and running your business?

Working local markets and chatting with our customers in person

What’s your bestselling product? Why do you think it’s so popular?

Our DriftWood + Sage 10 oz Candle. It has a classic clean scent that is a real crowd pleaser.

Did you always know you’d follow this path or how has your journey as a maker/business owner progressed? 

We have always been makers (we just sold our last company) but this is the first time we have been able to pursue something we both truly enjoy.
What would you say is the #1 thing it takes to be successful with owning and running an online business?
 
Focusing on customer service and product quality.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out in business?

Take your time and be careful not to let it get too big to fast. Don’t undercut yourself to get sales. Cheaper is not always better, make sure to include your time when pricing your items.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know East Lawrencetown, NS candle business, Lawrencetown Candle Co. a little more. Happy Shopping!

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