At the beginning of the year, best friends Bel and Ash casually dabbled in the artistry of candle making. With a shared love of interior design and a desire to stretch their creative juices, they spent their nights experimenting in only a way that good friends can.
Fast forward a few months and the women have themselves a line of sumptuous candles and business ready to break the market.
Enter: Belash Soy Candles.
The line consists of 11 individually flavoured soy candles, all of which take the name of an iconic South Australian region: McLaren Vale Fig and Melon, Adelaide Espresso, Adelaide Hills Butterscotch Pudding, Limestone Coast Aquatic Floral, Hahndorf Cocoa Therapy, Fleurieu Tropical Punch, Yorke Pineapple Mango, Eyre Fresh Linen, Second Valley Coconut Lime, Flinders Caramel Fudge, and Clare Valley Vanilla & Caramel Crème.
The duo say that they feel “truly lucky to be able to call South Australia home” and that giving each candle a region of the state as its namesake reminds people of “the places and faces we hold dear no matter where we may be in the world”.
The hand-poured candles are made of 100% natural soy, meaning that, unlike paraffin wax candles, these babies won’t pollute the air with nasty herbicides, pesticides or toxins. And they’re made from vegetables, so they’re renewable, eco-friendly, and carbon neutral. A vegan friendly product, Belash candles are safe for adults, children and infants.
Belash Soy Candles use wooden wicks in their candles to make sure you get all the benefits – like extended burning time, no toxins and a little special soothing crackling fire sound – and none of the bad things.
After months of research, trials and testing, Ash and Bel are confident that the range has at long last reached perfection. And with other South Australian candle makers as their mentors, there is no doubt that the local products are top quality.
Belash’s first week on the market proved to be a very good one, with a number of flavours selling out on the very first day of business at the Belash Soy Candle Launch. If this isn’t an indicator of the success these women no doubt find, we don’t know what is.
And for the extra excitable candle enthusiasts, Belash also arranges custom candle designs for celebrations like weddings and birthdays. In other words, they’ve got your goodie bags covered.