In today’s consumer climate where Americans can mix and match any type of food, fashion or fun, Buckhead-based Wax Candle Bar offers one of the first customizable home décor concepts that is healthy and environmentally-friendly. Customers can create a personalized candle ala carte, choosing from a “bar” with more than 15 phthalate-free fragrances, 20 different styles of containers and three kinds of wax.
Wax Candle Bar is the brain child of Teri Xerogeanes, a former Pfizer Pharmaceuticals sales executive. She merged her love of scents and her health expertise to offer consumers everywhere an easy way to pick the fragrance, pick the container and pick the kind of wax that best fits their lifestyle. Xerogeaneas has been a Buckhead resident since 1993, has two young children and is passionate about people, specifically mothers, transitioning from homelessness and substance abuse. Her dream is to create a business model to help people learn viable life skills through Wax Candle Bar. Xerogeaneas currently sits on the Mercy Care Foundation Board and is on that organization’s development committee. She also supports Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School and Open Hand Atlanta, serving on its development committee.
Wax Candle Bar is one of the very few candle companies that offers three different types of wax: bees wax, coconut and soy. Bees wax is hypoallergenic, so it’s recommended for people with allergies and Wax Candle Bar uses pure bees wax sourced from the United States. Coconut wax can hold a higher fragrance concentration which allows the candle to throw its scent when both cold and hot; Wax Candle Bar uses organic, renewable and pesticide-free coconut meat. Soy wax holds fragrance the best of the three and is known to produce less soot so it’s better for the environment. Wax Candle Bar uses 100% soy wax from U.S.-grown soy beans. The 20 container styles at Wax Candle Bar are as varied as the fragrances. All styles can be re-used. Most containers can be filled with flowers or used for other decorative purposes, further extending the environmental mantra of “reduce reuse recycle.”
Wax Candle Bar is available online and in several Atlanta boutiques including EcoHome Atlanta in the Peachtree Battle Shopping Center, 2385 Peachtree Road, and Sugarcoat at 4365 Roswell Road. WaxCandleBar.com