Meet Ron, Salina, Laurie, & Chris of Candle Chemistry
How many years have you been in business?
What product or service do you offer?
Create your own custom soy candle, home, or organic body product with a scent all your own! Invent your scent at Candle Chemistry!
What makes your business different, competitive, or unique?
Patrons can invent with scent, creating their own custom fragrance combinations from over 100+ individual scents. Candles are clean burning soy candles, and free of colorants, or amplifiers. Our body products are organic and must be used within 6 months. All products are fully customizable for individual customers, wholesale clients, or bulk orders.
Our concept is family friends, and fun for all!
What is the nicest thing a customer has ever said about your business?
Several customers have said they were not affected by the scents in our store, those that are typically extremely allergic to scent. Those customers always reference their surprise and joy at being able to enjoy the experience without any concern about allergic reaction.
How has your business found value in your membership with the Gilbert Chamber?
We are new members, but see value overall in community connection in the place we not only do business but also call home.
What motivates you professionally?
We are personally motivated by opportunities to learn and grow. Being an entrepreneur has stretched us personally and professionally in ways we could have never imagined. Our goal is to truly learn something new either about ourselves or our work everyday.
What do you consider to be your greatest success?
Our greatest success was our children. Our greatest business success was surviving the pandemic as a small business!
Who do you look up to or admire?
Ron: "I really look up to my Dad. My Dad is super smart, has an excellent work ethic, and always took care of us, his family."
Salina: "My Grandfather was my father figure, and was everything I ever wanted to be. He was a real life superhero."
Chris: "I admire my Mom. She worked harder than anyone to raised three boys as a single Mom."
Laurie: " I admire my parents! They worked so hard their entire life to provide for their family and are so proud!"
When you're not working, where in Gilbert do you spend your time?
All of us have children in sports, so when we are not working, we are in Gilbert at various parks cheering on our kids at sporting events!