Dreamcatcher Candles, based in Melbourne, Australia, has captured our dreams with their 100% soy and vegan candles which are handcrafted to perfection. In her time off, Dreamcatcher Candles founder Joanna Hawley can be found working her full time job at Network Seven, airing AFL TV shows such as Game Day and Talking Footy. This entrepreneur has a busy schedule. “My week is busy, diverse and enormously rewarding,” she says. “I love having a project to work on, so starting my own business seemed like such a natural progression.”
Joanna started her business on the February 2nd, 2014. “Two being my lucky number, I thought it would make for a special day!” she says. With the amazing support of her mother, Noni, her friends and her boyfriend, Anthony, Joanna has been lucky enough to revel in the love of such a supportive group while her business makes huge strides across Australia and the rest of the world.
The entrepreneur tells us of the many rewards that’ve come from running her own business, the chance to collaborate with a variety of other businesses and talents have been the most rewarding. As well, she tells us that just the art of making candles is a reward, as is a craft that brings this entrepreneur much happiness while giving her the ability to share this happiness through beautiful scents and products.“It’s a magical circle,” she says.
The love of Joanna’s work was sparked from candle’s ability to alter the mood and energy of spaces. “Dreamcatchers are magical webs that dispel bad dreams and allow the flow of good dreams and energies,” the website tells its visitors. Each candle is made with soy and is hand-poured with love.
We asked founder Joanna Hawley some of the benefits of her candles, both for the environment and our own homes. These are that they’re made completely from soybeans, renewable, eco-friendly and carbon neutral, free of pesticides and herbicides, burn cleanly and slowly, are osher certified and aren’t tested on animals, are non-toxic, natural and biodegradable and don’t have any GMO material, palm wax, paraffin or unnatural additives.
As well, the wooden wick extends the burn time of the candle, projects a soft scent of an open fire, is an excellent aroma scent throw, quick and easy lighting and creates a soothing sound of a crackling fire.
To those entrepreneurs around the world, Joanna suggests that you find a product you love and are passionate about. “Then you just have to go for it,” she says, adding that by being your own business you can do whatever you like with it. “If you love what you do, you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”
Find Dreamcatcher Candles here.
All of Joanna’s candles are available for international order – but if you’re outside Australia, place your order via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.