Effing Candle Co. Blog

  • Thanks For Your Kindness

    Hi, Birdie here.  I did a dumb thing the other day. Exhausted after a weekend of pop-ups, I still had a bunch of work to do on Sunday: take product...
  • Will there be a retail store for Gifts By Birdie anytime soon?

    *nervous laugh* Unprecedented times, amirite?  Earlier this spring, when things were feeling hopeful, we were looking at retail spaces, but we're m...
  • Coming Soon: Effing Candle Co.

    Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes are coming soon! We've been working on a lot behind the scents - our regularly-scheduled programming and pop-ups, holiday plan...
  • FAQ - Why are your candles so expensive?

    I was at a popup recently and a woman walked up to my table to say:  "I can get a perfectly good candle at Target for $12. Why are YOUR candles SO ...
  • Small Business Wins And Losses

    Part of the fun of being a small business owner is the ability to be nimble, reflexive, and fun. When I worked at big corporations that was not the...
  • Earth Day Reflections

    Day has us thinking about some of the choices we made when selecting materials for Gifts By Birdie. We choose coconut apricot creme wax beca...
  • Behind-The-Scenes Of Candlemaking: Can I request a fragrance?

    "You know what would be a great fragrance?" "Can you make a candle that smells like _____?"  "I smelled a candle by ____ brand and loved it. Can yo...
  • Introducing The Spring/Summer Collection and NEW VESSELS!

    Y'all!  We are so excited to launch the Spring/Summer 2021 Collection featuring three new fragrances: Juicy Blood Orange And Lime - this scent is...
  • Kansas City Candles

    I've lived in a lot of places over the last 37 years and nowhere - I mean NOWHERE - has the same hometown pride as Kansas City. If you live in Kans...
  • Why do candles give me a headache?

    Candle FAQ. Why do candles give me a headache? Candles are complex creatures. They're made of only a few ingredients - wax, a wick, and fragrance, ...
  • Candle Care - How to Properly Burn a Candle

    Burning a candle might seem obvious - "Light the wick and call it a day, right?" but it's a little bit more complicated than that, but we're here t...