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 a beautiful baby boy that we both love more than anything in the world. we live in West Jordan, Utah and I make all of our products in our home.

I originally began experimenting with candle making before our wedding in 2018. I wanted to have a handmade wedding favor for our guests and thought 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 process. too much beeswax = an excessive amount of cracking and tunneling. too little beeswax = uneven tops, an ugly appearance and not a strong enough scent throw.

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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