Hello, and welcome to my store!
My name is Becky, and I started Into the Realm Candle Company as a small business in my kitchen, in March 2020, aged 19.
I originally launched on March 10th 2020, just days before the first Lockdown.
After years of struggling with severe anxiety and difficulty staying in school, I was then diagnosed with Autism in late 2019. I spent most of my teenage years at home by myself, whilst my Mum was working, so I was always looking for something to do and take my mind of things.
Candles have always been special to me, I loved smelling all the scents when we would go out shopping. It was lovely to be able to buy myself a little treat to cheer me up and bring a little relaxation to the house. So it was a natural progression for me to want to start making candles as a hobby. I started out with a do-it-yourself kit and a little enthusiasm. This led to buying some more professional supplies to make gifts for family. And then I knew, this is what I wanted to do.
Running a business has always held great interest for me. I even remember in the playground at School, setting up a shop under a tree, selling tree bark in return for acorns. As I got older, I enjoyed watching The Apprentice and Dragons Den. So when I began creating a quality product, I knew it was my time to start my own little business and share this with others.
So now I've decided I wanted to create my own candle company, what would make them unique?
That's when my Dungeons and Dragons (DnD) obsessed brother and his girlfriend gave me the inspiration to create a range of candles based around fantasy and DnD. They thought burning a candle to match the location of the gameplay would help immerse players into the game, and bring a whole new dimension to gameplay.
As a fantasy fan myself, I loved this idea, and I brought my first 4 fragrances straight away. Those fragrances were, The Tavern, The Bazaar, Ocean Voyage and Enchanted Forest. Still some of my most popular scents to this day.
Since then, I have been putting all my energy into creating a product that I was happy with and to get this company up and running. I'm so pleased to bring you my final product and share my dream with you. I hope in every product you can see the care and dedication I put in.
Along the way, I have made over 1000 candles for the NHS Junior Doctors during the pandemic, ran stalls at multiple events and even met Chewbacca. I can't wait to see what my business has in store for the future, and it would be great to have you along for the ride!