The Story Behind Hot Head Candles
Hot Head Candles started off as a weekend art project my daughter and I came up with, to learn about candle making. The goal was to see if we could figure out a way to make a candle in the shape of a head so we could watch it melt – we are big fans of "Raiders of the Lost Ark".
Our prototype was a bit rough, but it was indeed a head, and it was quite satisfying to watch it burn. Over the following weeks we made several more, and gave them to friends and family as gifts. After some encouragement, we setup an Etsy shop to start selling them online, and to our surprise people bought them.
Since our turning this weekend project into a business, Hot Heads have been featured on multiple national television shows, including ABC's "The View" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live", and we have been commissioned to create a number of custom candles.
Our product line has grown to more than 15 unique candles, and new ones are added often. Despite our growth, all Hot Heads are still handmade by me and my daughter, in our home garage in Portland, Oregon using consciously sourced, renewable materials in both our products and our packaging.