There are a few things that I can’t live without in my home, the first is plants, the second is candles! I have candles in every room and I’m always looking for the perfect combo of fragrance, non-toxic ingredients and long burn time, a trifecta that’s safe for humans and my furry babies, that smells great but doesn’t overdo it. In essence, a healthy candle. Sounds impossible, right?
Enter Locale58. A new candle company based in San Franciso. Co-founder (and super fierce chick) Lexie Tiongson, reached out and asked if I’d like to try out one of her new candles and write about it. Ummm, yes, please! I was so excited to learn about Locale58’s new line of candles inspired by the West Coast that are made right here in California.
According to the site, the candles are hand poured by two friends (Brian + Lexie) whose roots run “California deep”. The candles are made from 100% soy wax and come in scents that they feel truly represent different locations in California. Lexie + Brian’s mission is to share their favorite West Coast spots with people worldwide. Pretty freakin’ awesome IMO!
I was sent a “San Francisco” candle that came in a super sweet cotton drawstring bag and I could smell it before I even took it out. The scent is deep and masculine, which I love, and is described as “clean and defined,” which it truly is!
The scent profile for the California candle is:
High Notes: Cedar
Mid Notes: Tonka Bean (which I’d never heard of, read about it’s awesome smell profile here).
Low Notes: Amber
I’ve burned the candle several times and it just keeps going, filling my large living room with warmth and a super inviting scent, perfect for Fall and cozy nights in.
Since I don’t always get to speak directly to the creators of products that I love I decided to do a little Q+A with Lexie to get the full scoop!
ME: I’m really getting into essential oils and their amazing benefits, are you using any essential oils in your candles? I’d love to hear more about what’s going into them–without giving away all of your secrets!
LEXIE: We are using a blend of fragrance oils, the equation to our candles is wax and a secret fragrance oil.. oh and some love too! 🙂
ME: What is it about the city of San Francisco that evoked these scents (cedar, tonka bean and amber) for you?
LEXIE: When we started working on SF, we picture it would be burning in a San Francisco high-rise in a really industrial penthouse with lots of leather furniture, really cold air, crisp & clean. Primarily in a man’s flat. Hence, the masculine scent.
ME: Why did you choose soy?
LEXIE: Soy Wax is a cleaner burning wax that emits no toxins, carcinogens and pollutants which help reduce risk of allergies. Soy wax also burns at a slower rate than traditional paraffin wax so you get to enjoy your candle 30-50% longer.
I can’t wait to try out the Newport Beach and Los Angeles scents next!
The best news? Locale58 has offered FMF readers 10% off your candle purchase!! Use code freshmeetsfierce at checkout.