CocoBee is a company built on PURPOSE and developed through a vision for change!
I am an AVID candle lover and always have a cupboard full of candles....always!
I loved supporting local chandlers. I was just never quite satisfied with my experiences. I just felt like things should be different. I was tired of being "marketed" to with "everything being natural and healthy" and just wanted the truth....everything isn't natural & healthy!
One day I opened my cupboard, saw all the empty candle jars I could no longer re-purpose and KNEW things had to change. Candle buying isn't supposed to make me feel wasteful, right?
I started doing some research about candle making and the business of candle making. (I had made candles for fun previously) I talked to a lot of companies and started educating myself about all things candles. This was the beginning of my "candle awakening". I wanted to answer these questions:
- WHY is everything soy wax? ....WHY?
- WHY do we have to buy a new candle every time? WHY can't the jars be re-filled
- Is there a different look out there?
- Why can't most jars be re-cycled? (most can't....even if they're glass)
These were my MUST have's:
- Something different than soy wax
- Something truly sustainable (not just words for marketing purposes)
- Something truly healthy
- Something that would bring a greater value to people, yet be affordable
CocoBee was born!
In spring of 2019, I had gathered enough information to know that I could bring something to my community that wasn't here. The first sustainable and refillable candle in Ripon, CA.
I decided on wooden bowls and added luxury quality glass, ceramic and metal vessels.
WHY? They are RE-FILLABLE
This is more sustainable, offers greater value to my customer and is less wasteful than a new candle jar every time you want a candle. To shorten my story-- the whole MISSION & PURPOSE of this company is YOU!
To provide YOU with sustainable, affordable and re-useable products; so that you get the most out of your purchase ....all while reducing waste :)
Simple, not easy!
REFILLS are the future! I hope you join me.....and enjoy some candles too!