about us

hi, i'm Chanda

(shawn-da)

I am the founder of Vidas Wax Works. I'm married to my soulmate and we have two beautiful children that we love more than anything in the world. We live in West Jordan, Utah and make all of our products in our home.

My mom is a HUGE help with the candle business. She retired last year, or at least she tried to retire! She was a flight attendant and wanted to spend more time with her grandkids. Very soon after retiring, she started helping me with the candle business. Now, I honestly don't know where I would be without her help!

I originally began experimenting with candle making before our wedding in 2018. I wanted to have a handmade wedding favor for our guests and Ithought making candles would be a quick and cute idea. Little did I know, my journey would be anything but quick.

I started experimenting with a candle kit from the craft store. After a few failed attempts, I wasn't getting the results I wanted so I put this idea on the back burner.

After our wedding, I wanted to finish what I started, so I began experimenting and researching the perfect candle recipe.

research

I began my research and realized that not all candle ingredients are good for us to inhale. I started experimenting with soy wax but it just wasn't giving me the results I was looking for. I am a perfectionist, so anything less than perfect just wasn't good enough.

I knew someone that was keeping bees, so I reached out for more information and purchased my first bit of beeswax. This was the beginning of something great. I had no idea what I was doing but I was determined to create a candle that would last longer and smell stronger.

I became very experimental in the kitchen and started blending beeswax with soy wax to see what would happen. Finding the right ratio was a looonnng process.

Vidas was created

After an entire year of experimenting to find the right blend, I found the perfect recipe and created my LLC. I have learned so much throughout the experimentation and research phases of candle making. I am forever grateful for my many failed attempts (literally never thought I would ever, ever say that) because I have so much knowledge of the ingredients and process of candle making.

I am proud to say that my entire line of candles and wax melts are non-toxic and created with an all-natural wax blend and phthalate free fragrance oils.

All of the scents I offer are specific to my line of candles, each scent uniquely crafted by yours truly.

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