About Jenn Hanson
Welcome! I’m Jenn Hanson, candle making extraordinaire. I’m a full time lawyer in Phoenix, Arizona who accidentally became a chandler on the side. I’ve loved candles for many years, but I became frustrated with the quality of the mass produced ones. I needed a hobby, so I challenged myself to make something better than what the large retailers were selling. In 2017, I started making soy candles in my kitchen and discovered my hidden talent. My friends, family, and coworkers were impressed with what I had made and encouraged me to keep going.
Once I honed my process, I began selling my candles online and in markets around Phoenix. In 2019, I was a vendor in a whopping 15 pop-up makers’ markets! As a result, local boutiques, including Urban Yoga, 8th St. Market (formerly The Good Life Market), Idol Hands Healing, and The Eddy in Cave Creek started carrying my candles. I was also featured in Voyage Phoenix. As my presence grew, I received more requests for wholesale and custom orders. What had started as a fun hobby evolved into my passion project.
What is it that makes handmade candles so special? Think of it this way. When you want cookies, would you rather have homemade cookies, or the store bought kind? If you’ve eaten cookies that are anything like the ones my grandma used to make from scratch, the quality of store-bought doesn't even compare. The cookies sold in stores are convenient, but personally, I don’t get the same flavor and enjoyment out of them like I do when I eat one that someone baked with love and care.
Candles are like that, too. The store bought kind are okay, but handmade candles are superior. Mine smell stronger, last longer, and have better ingredients than the mass produced candles. I have years of experience making and testing them to confidently say that mine are higher quality. I take pride in my candles and do not accept anything less than the best.