The Richmond Candle Co. trades on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge their sovereignty and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
SIMON + JOHAN HERE, WHAT DO WE DO?
✨ We create products that look stylish and smell great
🌏 Everything is made locally, by hand
😊 + We can't promise you won't become addicted!
Our mission is simple: to help people love where they live through the power of fragrance. We hope that our products bring a little more beauty, comfort, and joy into your daily life. Thank you for choosing The Richmond Candle Co, we hope you love our products as much as we do.
The journey of The Richmond Candle Co. began in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic after Simon lost his job in the travel industry. With plenty of time on his hands, he started learning the art of candle-making for something fun and creative to do.
Soon we were making more candles than we were comfortable keeping, and we saw a social media post in our local community group as a way to move them on and hopefully cover the cost while doing so.
The candles sold quickly and when we found people loving what we did, it inspired us to seek more ways to grow awareness and perhaps use the income to cover some of the mortgage.
Simon got an ABN, worked out how to start a website and then took out short term leases on pop-up stands in shopping centres and that's when the business really took off.
The communities we visited were incredible and one of the best things about that experience is the wonderful group of repeat customers who now continue to support our business.
While we can no longer do shopping centres full time due to our day jobs, the repeat and referral business we gained from them has helped us grow and now we love knocking on the door of our repeat customers to have a chat when we deliver their orders!
The support from our customers has been incredible and we owe our continued success to them.
Simon + Johan