“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha
I’m obsessed with candles! So when Desiree Kaplan, the founder and chief chandler from Foxtail Collection, reached out to me to try her line of GMO free candles made in the USA, I was beyond excited. I am a sucker for small businesses that are inspiring and founded on values of conscious living. Desi and I talked about how she was inspired to create a line of hand poured candles that were chic and offered candle lovers fragrances that are Phthalate free and vegan. Drawing inspiration from scents found in nature, Desi has always been fascinated by wild scents and trees that covered the farm she grew up on. Over lattes I had the chance to get to know Desi, I loved hearing about her story and the journey of Foxtail Collection. From a young age she learned a lot about trees from her grandfather who shared a lot of knowledge about nature with her. Her favorite palm tree, “foxtail palm”, inspired the name behind Foxtail Collection. Desi pointed out a foxtail palm from were we were sitting on that sunny Miami afternoon and it just happens to be the type of palms I have been admiring since I moved to south Florida! (Great minds think a like!)
For the past couple weeks I have been enjoying the Moss & Cedarwood candle which is a blend of cedar and clove notes infused in a natural soy wax. It’s a very beautiful woody smell which is what I look for in candles. Especially in the fall and winter months when I long for those cozy and masculine scents!
Foxtail Collection currently offers four different types of candles. Glass Candles that come in a large and small size, GMO free, made from American grown soy, lead & zinc free wicks, and are vegan! There is also the gorgeous Fox Pillar Candles, of “Fedric” the fox behind foxtail, who is also all that previously mentioned good stuff, but made out of a natural honey scent. Foxtail Collection is the first candle company that makes luxury wax melts, made from beeswax that ionize in the air, and are preferable for people with pets or children since there is no open flame with a wax melt!
Disclaimer: I was provided complimentary products in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.