MiVT: Vermont Countryside Candles
LYNDONVILLE, Vt. (WCAX) – A fruity scent fills the air at a Lyndonville store, as Magon Lindgren begins pouring another batch of candles.
“I love candles, and they’re a bit pricey, so I decided to do some research and try making my own,” she said.
After a career in sales, Lindgren decided to pursue something a little sweeter in 2017. She says she taught herself how to make untinted soy candles as a healthier and less dear to enjoy one of his favorite things.
“It was a learning process because I had to make sure the wicks were correct with the wax, the size of the container and the size of the wick, then heat the wax to the right temperature and put in the right amount of perfume,” she explained.
Lots of trial-and-error and positive reviews for friends gave Lindgren the boost she needed to launch Vermont Country Candles in 2018. Now it’s a side hustle heading into a full-time business.
His next step is to move from his home candle-making process into a new space with his pre-existing business, Clean Sweep Chimney Service.
“I’m moving away from my space, so I need a bigger space. I will be selling candles and hopefully adding soaps and lotions and things like that in the future,” she said.
Vermont Country Candles are up for grabs online, at craft shows, and at select small Vermont stores.
Lindgren tells us they’re a popular choice thanks to their Vermont-centric flavors, like “Autumn in Vermont” or “Maple Butter.”
When we visited it was a summer scent heading to the shelves.
“I create my own perfume because I have exclusive perfumes that you can only get through me,” Lindgren said. “This one’s called Wedding Bells.”
Lindgren also makes candles for Steven van Zandt’s website. Van Zandt is best known as the guitarist for Bruce Springsteen and for his work on “The Sopranos”.
But whether they’re rock ‘n’ roll fans or not, this Vermonter is just happy to make her natural candles for all to enjoy.
“I think I love people’s reactions when they say how much they love my candles and I just love them,” Lindgren said. “I think it’s fun, it’s my retirement plan for sure.”
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