once upon a time
Hi! I'm Rachel, the founder and chief creator at Jiminy Wickit.
I started creating candles in early 2019 as a therapeutic hobby after a long bout of illness and some trouble with anxiety. I soon found that it really did help me to feel a sense of calm as well as a good ol' dose of achievement.
I used to love buying scented candles but found myself getting increasingly disappointed when they failed to really fill a room with fragrance. Upon creating my own, I realised I preferred them to high-street offerings and really wanted to share them with as many people as possible.
Once I made candles, I realised I could make soaps, bath-bombs, reed diffusers and more. I also learnt to make cement planters and candle-holders, trying different things again and again until the kitchen was a mess, but the product was perfect.
Using my candles to help people with the Jiminy Wickit Fund is my favourite part of doing all of this. It means my customers and I can do something lovely for others and the memory candles really do help. I have met some of the most wonderful, inspiring people along the way and it's a privilege to hear their stories.
I want to create things that make people happy; cosy candles for Sunday evenings, scents that bring back the most lovely memories and beautiful gifts for beautiful people. I want to create things that at least give a little sense of calm to whoever receives them and I really hope you enjoy my creations.